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you should not be studying more than 5 hours in any one single day -- according to much research, this is the effective limit of the amount that normal adult human brains can learn in one day. I have to admit that this is something that I did not know before Ron. Though I put lots of hours and perh...

by tnaim

Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: I concede defeat..600(38Q,34V) after 9 months of preparation
Replies: 18
Views: 5960

Amazing Job. I particularly admire three things
1) how you knew that you had to pay your dues and go for the long haul
2) how you did NOT give up
3) how you realized that your GMAT experience has been beneficial to you in the way you think and in other life aspects.
All the best

by tnaim

Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740:The story of my metamorphosis
Replies: 172
Views: 87989

Ron, I know that I sound repetitive but I want to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your replies. everyone should take the test a second time, excepting only those people who achieve their stated goal score/range on the first try. remember that you're in competition with similar students, and that the schools w...

by tnaim

Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: I concede defeat..600(38Q,34V) after 9 months of preparation
Replies: 18
Views: 5960

just received my official score report: 6.0 on the AWA! i put modest effort here since Ron said save the energy for Q and V. also, I called 1-800-717-GMAT to speak with a 'Program Coordinator', a sensible lady who created an incident in which a request for re-evaluation of scores has been made. my ...

by tnaim

Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 700 practice to 550 GMAT casts serious doubt on my V ability
Replies: 13
Views: 4244

Thanks all for the advice and the insight. I still have not decided whether I should take the GMAT for a second time, especially that I feel that I have now become immune to GMAT OG questions -- went through them twice in great details, MGMAT CAT -- took 11 exams, and the GMAT Prep test questions --...

by tnaim

Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: I concede defeat..600(38Q,34V) after 9 months of preparation
Replies: 18
Views: 5960

I concede defeat..600(38Q,34V) after 9 months of preparation

I don't know where to start from. I certainly haven't envisioned myself putting up a post on this forum about such pathetic score; The truth of the matter, however, is that the 600 up there is my score. I'll explain why it is hard for me to "digest" what happened today. Background: Honours graduate ...

by tnaim

Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: I concede defeat..600(38Q,34V) after 9 months of preparation
Replies: 18
Views: 5960

Experts! The issue of whether order matters is confusing me again. Ron, from what I understood in your previous posts, you said that it's impossible to solve consecutive probability questions without considering that order matters. I just wanted to clarify whether consecutive probability means "choo...

by tnaim

Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: The confusion over order in probability...
Replies: 18
Views: 43919

Super explanation!!thank you rkanthilal!

by tnaim

Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Microwave
Replies: 25
Views: 12255

I don't really like the way the second statement is worded. The second statement reads "received half OF the two million dollars RECEIVED BY the partner who received the largest amount". This made it sound to me as though the partner who has received the largest sum has given 1/2 of what he received...

by tnaim

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Three business partners owned 100% of a certain company
Replies: 4
Views: 3075

Correct placement of prepositional phrases

I would like to know what the appropriate rules are on placing prepositional phrases. This question has triggered my quest to find out where I should be putting prepositional phrases. The nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote the only eyewitness account of the great eruption of Vesuvius in two letters to ...

by tnaim

Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Correct placement of prepositional phrases
Replies: 26
Views: 10386

Ron, Ian, and Stuart Thank you all for contributing; how noble it is of each one of you to spend your own valuable time sharing with us what you know. You have reminded me of how powerful sharing can be. Ron and Ian, Spot-on answers. I now know that I can choose whether order matters only in probabi...

by tnaim

Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: The confusion over order in probability...
Replies: 18
Views: 43919

Why do we not use If instead of whether? aren't we trying to say IF we cut their horns, THEN they may not come mmm I don't think we're saying that IF we cut their horns, then they may not come. We are saying we need to evaluate whether cutting their horns will affect the tourists decision or NOT? w...

by tnaim

Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Rhinoceroses and tourists, logical predication, diction
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Ron, Ian The above two posts are much appreciated. I am glad to have found this thread and I would really appreciate your help in understanding a few more things as I have spent quite a bit of time trying to figure them out but with no luck. 1) If I understand you correctly, did you say in the posts...

by tnaim

Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: The confusion over order in probability...
Replies: 18
Views: 43919

Ron, your explanations are always so clear and precisely address the source of my confusion, relieving me of the question marks I had aobve my head prior to reading your answer; we are lucky to have you as a member of this online forum Ron

by tnaim

Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG 11 SC 59
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Hello, here's the sentence with the correct choice B: Affording strategic proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco was also of interest to the French throughout the first half of the twentieth century because they assumed that without it their grip on Algeria would never be secure my question i...

by tnaim

Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Affording strategic proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar
Replies: 46
Views: 19736