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Hey gmat_prep, To answer your questions: 1) I think it varied quite a bit depending on each phase of my prep. If I had to average things out, I would say it was around 20 hours of prep a week. Obviously near the end this time was mainly spent doing practice tests and working on weak points. 2) Yes, ...

by canada_sms

Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Waging War on the GMAT (760 - 99th percentile)
Replies: 55
Views: 122211

Just thought I'd put the capstone on this thread. I got admitted to MIT Sloan in R1. I'll be joining the Class of 2012! As an aside, I'm looking for a partner for the 2010 Global Scavenger Hunt ( http://www.globalscavengerhunt.com/home.htm ). 10 countries in 21 days. PM me if interested. If you're l...

by canada_sms

Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Waging War on the GMAT (760 - 99th percentile)
Replies: 55
Views: 122211

Looking forward to your post in "I just beat the GMAT".

by canada_sms

Thu May 21, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: G-Day TOMORROW!
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

I think you're solid. Work on your apps at this point.

by canada_sms

Thu May 21, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Unofficial score - 720 -- 95 percentile retake?
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

No harm giving it another go. It sounds like you can focus on your quant and get your score into the same ballpark as your GMAT Prep scores.

by canada_sms

Wed May 20, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Gmat Round One - A Draw 690 Q42/V41
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

HBS to accept GRE

Breaking news... http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html#post-2009-05-18 I wonder how things will evolve over time. HBS is the trend setter so I bet a bunch of schools will follow in the next few years. This move certainly encourages engineers and scientists to just take the GRE during/after und...

by canada_sms

Mon May 18, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HBS to accept GRE
Replies: 2
Views: 2555

Wow. 730 with only 40 hours of prep must be some kind of record. You're a natural. Good luck with the rest of the process.

by canada_sms

Fri May 15, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 730 Q48 V42 AWA 5.0
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

You have time which is a luxury in this arena. If you do some of the little things now you're going to destroy the test. Start reading regularly from high quality sources like the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Scientific American. If you do this, then you'll ace reading comprehension.

by canada_sms

Fri May 15, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Study Strategy...Please offer advice!
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Serious help needed- Q48-51 & V11-13

I have given 2 Veritas tests and in both tests my math score were Q51 & Q48 respectively (I should have scored more then that but then I still do lot of silly mistakes. Except one question I could have solved every thing in both the tests. Generally I finish my math by 20 min earlier) Not to burst ...

by canada_sms

Fri May 15, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Serious help needed- Q48-51 & V11-13
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Thanks

DantheMan wrote:I ended up purchasing the books.

Thanks for advise, i checked and they are current as you said.

I managed to get him down to 100 as i told him i had to purchase a book to get online access

-Dan
You robbed him blind. Good job.

by canada_sms

Thu May 14, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 2nd Hand Books - Worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Interesting theory... In my opinion the GMAT algorithm more about momentum than anything else. In my experience, your score accelerates upwards when you get multiple questions right in a row. Conversely, getting multiple questions wrong in a row causes you to drop steeply. Doing well is all about pu...

by canada_sms

Thu May 14, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The GMAT Algorithm and initial estimate
Replies: 27
Views: 6168

When I sold my Manhattan books on craigslist, I signed over my account to the person who bought the materials. Basically just changed the email address and login details. If it's been a year since the person signed up then access is probably expired. Each book comes with a online problem set but in ...

by canada_sms

Thu May 14, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 2nd Hand Books - Worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

You might want to spend some time reading some of the debriefs from high scorers in the "I just beat the GMAT" section.

By reading the strategies of other test takers you should be able to formulate a study and test strategy that will work for you.

Good Luck.

by canada_sms

Thu May 14, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: New to GMAT... Need Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Definitely take it easy and chill. Try to get caffeine flushed out of your system so you can get a good night's sleep. If you feel the need to keep your mind occupied, perhaps read through the topics list for AWA but I wouldn't do anything more strenuous than that. In the morning before your test, i...

by canada_sms

Thu May 14, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: advice... exam is tomorrow
Replies: 3
Views: 873

I really don't know what's up with the AWA. I got a 6.0 but I left the exam thinking I was going to get maybe a 4.5. I think the sample essays in the back of the official guide aren't totally representative of what it takes to get certain scores. As long as you have ultra specific examples I think y...

by canada_sms

Thu May 14, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How much should I bother with AWA?
Replies: 2
Views: 830