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The most important question is always this: Why? Why am I coming up short? Why is it I can't get to a 700, why am I still missing questions. Usually, if you can figure out the answer to why, you will figure it out. The GMAT has nothing to do with proper mindset or "how you feel" on test day. Taking ...

by bpolley00

Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Time to quit?
Replies: 19
Views: 3338

Your story is an inspiration congratulations on the 720. However, I have one question. Without the tutoring do you believe you could have pulled it off? :)

by bpolley00

Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Raised my official score from a 590 to 720
Replies: 6
Views: 6313

Thanks Rebecca, I thought that was very insightful! On to the next step!

-BP

by bpolley00

Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Ask the Test Maker
Topic: Will the test Maker release Questions from the actual Test
Replies: 2
Views: 1986

Will the test Maker release Questions from the actual Test

Hi Rebecca, I wanted to inquiry about my most recent test experience. Going into the test I scored a 770 on the GMATPREP test and I also scored a perfect score from the tests from 1999 and 2001 that GMAT releases. On the actual test, I scored a 620 which is a drop of 40 percentile points on the Quan...

by bpolley00

Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Ask the Test Maker
Topic: Will the test Maker release Questions from the actual Test
Replies: 2
Views: 1986

Rebecca,

The e-mail has been sent. I have my test tomorrow so it doesn't really matter much for me; however, I thought it may be helpful to other students! Thanks so much for your time.

Sincerely,

BP

by bpolley00

Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Test Maker
Topic: Advanced PS Question Pack1 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

If I were you, at this point, I would take a week or two away from the GMAT and reflect. Reflect on perhaps why it went that way. I would also think about expectations: Do you know yourself? Has standardized testing always been difficult for you? Is English your native language? Perhaps spending tim...

by bpolley00

Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Completely Lost and Dejected after 4 GMAT attempts
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Advanced PS Question Pack1 Question

For a certain set of numbers, If x is in the set, then x-3 is also in the set. If the number 1 is in the set, which of the following must also be in the set? I. 4 II. -1 III. -5 I only II only III only I and II II and III GMAT Question Pack Explanation: It is given that 1 is in the set. Therefore 1-...

by bpolley00

Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Ask the Test Maker
Topic: Advanced PS Question Pack1 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

I am not an expert but here is what I have gathered from my months of slaving away studying and looking up information: I think a 710 puts you right near the average. Anything above a 700 I think is a great performance and I can tell you right now that I have had a lot of the advanced business math ...

by bpolley00

Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 710 aiming top 5 schools.. retake?
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Rich, I understand what you are saying, I really do. However, you could also set x=4 and then the set would be simply {4,1} and so on. Technically, the set doesn't need to have ANY of the numbers listed below as it could just be {1,-2} and that is IT. There is nothing in the problem that the set mus...

by bpolley00

Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Anyone want to Address this problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

How does that tell you the set is infinite? It doesn't, it doesn't say it anywhere in the problem. If X and X-3 are in the set and X=1? Then the set, for all you know, could be comprised of 1 and -2. Therefore, the only numbers that MUST also be in the set are 1 and -2. This question is wrong . You ...

by bpolley00

Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Anyone want to Address this problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Anyone want to Address this problem?

For a certain set of numbers, If x is in the set, then x-3 is also in the set. If the number 1 is in the set, which of the following must also be in the set? I. 4 II. -1 III. -5 I only II only III only I and II II and III Now I am sorry, but the answer explained by GMAC is sad, at best. Here is the ...

by bpolley00

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Anyone want to Address this problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

What if the work experience you can get with an undergraduate degree isn't applicable to what you want to do when you graduate? Wouldn't, from an opportunity cost standpoint, it make more sense to merely skip work experience that isn't applicable and go strait into an MBA? Lets take my example: I am...

by bpolley00

Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: MBA with no work experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

I'll give it a go. 1) x=5 This is not sufficient. If you know x you can't find the base of the triangle because you do not know if it is a 90 degree triangle as it is not indicated in the diagram. 2) A=B it is sufficient but I still don't get why OA is B Guys, I honestly wouldn't worry too much abou...

by bpolley00

Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

I get what you are saying. Thanks for the help

-BP

by bpolley00

Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can someone please address this question
Replies: 8
Views: 2887