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Hi. I wanted to reply to address one specific topic - getting from 40 to 45-49 on quant. I strongly believe that you cannot break past the low 40s into the high 40s without figuring out your weaknesses and taking serious steps to attack them. Why? Because if you doing well on quant on a cat, say 40i...

by mayonnai5e

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Getting Past 40 in Verbal, 44 in Quant - pls help!
Replies: 17
Views: 9504

Hey doclkk, thanks for your support. I heard back from UCLA prior to the actual deadline. If I remember correctly I heard from UCLA on Thanksgiving day which was a few weeks prior to the other notifications, and I think this was because I was a merit fellowship recipient. The other people that I rea...

by mayonnai5e

Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Mayo's Admission Blog - UCLA, LBS, Columbia, Haas
Replies: 69
Views: 38240

It's probably true that you get one verbal right you get that point and if you get one math right you get that point; however, your final score is weighted against the entire testing population - that's where the %ile comes into play. Since a large population of test takers are non-english speakers ...

by mayonnai5e

Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 14 days left... Where do I go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

If you want to avoid the appearance of expediency, you should avoid volunteering with cliched programs like Habitat for Humanity. Get involved in things that actually matter to you and that you feel passionate about. Leadership can be big and small and it is distinct from management. You should have...


With a verbal score in the high 20s, I suggest you go back and study the fundamentals - the question types, the error types, the strategies for answering the questions - and redoing easy questions. If you can't get almost near 100% on the easy questions, you'll probably have a hard time on mediums a...

by mayonnai5e

Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: First MGMAT!
Replies: 1
Views: 942

So your date is coming up soon...too soon to make any big changes in your study or test taking strategies. My suggestion, if you cannot postpone, is to simply relax and study your notes, past exams, and error logs. With just days left, you shouldn't expect to learn a great deal of new stuff so my st...

by mayonnai5e

Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 14 days left... Where do I go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

If I remember correctly (it's been well over 18 months now), it tells you your score just once and after that the actual questions messed etc. I think after that point, I was never able to go back to find out my score again. Maybe you accidently pressed the next button too early and flipped right by...

by mayonnai5e

Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Prep Software total scores
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Please take a look at my blog in my signature for some tips on timing. Timing is really about understanding your personal quirks and habits when approaching specific problems, but my own quirks may match yours. You stated this: "Sometimes, I get to a question that I have no idea how to solve, look a...

by mayonnai5e

Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 14 days left... Where do I go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

One thing I did, and I thought it was very useful, was to do some light exercise during the break. I took a sip of water (don't take more or you may have to pee mid exam!) and then did pushups and jumping jacks. That got the blood flowing, lowered the stress and pressure out of my head and let me re...

by mayonnai5e

Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: gmat timing structure
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Final application round..

Interesting article regarding application rounds and specifically the final round:

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/co ... 798608.htm

by mayonnai5e

Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Final application round..
Replies: 0
Views: 1085

I had a fairly simple way of knowing when I was ready. When I was able to look at just about any question (>90%), analyze it in my head within 1 minute, parse/handle the data all in my head without taking any notes, and come up with a quick "strategy" to attack the problem, I knew I was good. Why? B...

by mayonnai5e

Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: how do you know you're done?
Replies: 2
Views: 952

My philosophy is if you're gonna do something do it right. If those are your dream schools, you should shoot for them. Don't give up (but you have to be realistic at the same time). My dream school was Haas, but I got into UCLA and that's fine with me. I don't know anything about this school though ...


Hey congrats! I don't know anything about the business school, but did you get into any other schools? I mean, are you trying to compare that school to another to determine which is the best fit?


I scored EXACTLY 770, so I'm not sure I meet your standard, but here goes: I found that the very first 10 questions of quant were pretty decent, solvable by all means. Bu then it really hits! And I'm not saying the GMAT goes into calculus or rocket science, it's just that it starts testing the real...

by mayonnai5e

Fri May 29, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Anybody on this forum scored over 770 in Actual Exam!
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

reachac wrote:Congrats Mayo!!...So when does you session start?
Sept 8 is the beginning of orientation.

by mayonnai5e

Sat May 23, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Mayo's Admission Blog - UCLA, LBS, Columbia, Haas
Replies: 69
Views: 38240