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Submitted HBS and Stanford.....now time for the anxious wait! Working on Sloan app. I thought my whole application was pretty strong but as time passes, a bit of self doubt is creeping in. Was it really any good? Will I stand out? I have a sinking feeling that there are some really stand out apps ou...

by benissleeping

Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: 2010 - Where are you applying?
Replies: 133
Views: 41808

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Current City: London
Nationality: Asian
GMAT: 730
GPA: 2.1 (UK degree) - Oxbridge Alum
Full Time Work Experience: 4 years
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: Submitted/applying

Schools interested in:
Stanford
Harvard
MIT Sloan

by benissleeping

Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: 2010 - Where are you applying?
Replies: 133
Views: 41808

I guess it depends on how much more time are u going to spend on the first 10 questions? If it means, you rush through guessing the last 10 questions, or even worse dont manage to finish the test - then I would say its a bad strategy. If it means spending 23 mins, rather than 20 mins on the first 10...

by benissleeping

Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 808

absolutely - from my own experience, if you start to hit the 2 minute mark, and u have managed to narrow down the answer choices it is always wise to make an educated guess and move on. I know in a practice environment it can be difficult to give up and guess (I know I loathed to do this) - but in t...

by benissleeping

Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Recommended Pacing & Notetaking Strategy???
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Hey, it also helps to write out a "timing grid" on your paper to keep track of things.

Its on this website (somewhere!) and also on my blog.

by benissleeping

Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Recommended Pacing & Notetaking Strategy???
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

This website, is also a fantastic resource for learning how to solve problematic questions. I used to search the specific questions I got wrong, and then learn how others solved them.

by benissleeping

Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Thanks a lot Erin, v useful!

by benissleeping

Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Career Goal
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Career Goal

Hi I have a career goal question. Most people's long term career aspirations in the essays are quite extravagant and interesting such as setting up their own company, working for the world bank etc. How about if my real career aspiration is to work in equity research focusing on the tech sector. (I ...

by benissleeping

Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Career Goal
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

hey brian i think its also worth redoing the gmat preps again as they have different sets of questions (there may be some repeats). it really is as close to the real thing as u can get. also try and analyse the questions u get wrong on the prep software, most answers can be found on this website her...

by benissleeping

Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: I bombed* the GMAT (relatively speaking) (very long)
Replies: 17
Views: 8831

Congrats on the score!

I agree time management is very important! Don't sacrifice the rest of your test with over-obsession with the first 10 questions.

by benissleeping

Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 700: Q 46 V 40
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

I'd also add that the maths forum here is a great resource for picking up tips - especially for the more problematic questions. Its what I used!

by benissleeping

Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need Suggestions For Maths Section
Replies: 4
Views: 850
by benissleeping

Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Are we allowed to take our own Watch
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

No answers im afraid. You can google the answers u got wrong. A lot of the maths questions have answers in this doc here

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7117821/GMAT-Quant-Useful

by benissleeping

Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMATPrep Test
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Hi there. I took GMAT prep one twice and GMAT prep two twice. It really depends on how many questions you recognised, as from my experience there are a decent amount of questions available in the GMAT prep question bank. One thing though is if you do recognise questions you will normally solve them ...

by benissleeping

Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMATPrep CAT Take 2
Replies: 1
Views: 834

You should definitely run through the 2 GMAT prep CAT tests which can be downloaded from www.mba.com. Same format as the real thing and same standard of questions too.

Should be indicative of what u will get in the real thing!

I ran through each prep test twice as different questions come up.

by benissleeping

Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need Advice on PRACTICE CATS...Heres my progress thus far...
Replies: 1
Views: 800