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7 reasons why the GMAT Enhanced Score Report doesn't work!

Hello All, You perhaps have heard about the GMAT Enhanced Score Report feature and are wondering what it means for you. I have had a lot of my students at CrackVerbal ask me this question so I did some research and wanted to share it with you. Before we get into the details please read this excellen...

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Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 7 reasons why the GMAT Enhanced Score Report doesn't work!
Replies: 5
Views: 13909

I wrote about this sometime ago: http://gmat.crackverbal.com/score-51-in-gmat-quant/ In a nutshell: A GMAT Q47 scorer will focus on how to solve the question while a GMAT Q51 scorer will focus on how to get the answer. If you understand this, you will realise that many of the tougher questions on Qu...

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Desperately need help with GMAT Quant
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

Off topic Alert! :D A final special note for all of the French speakers out there: the GRE vocabulary will be a little bit easier for you because many of the difficult words in on the GRE come from French. I am a bit surprised because English borrows much more from Latin and I can't imagine too many...

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT to GRE
Replies: 7
Views: 3002

Hello, I think a lot of great advice has been given by the above posters. We have also written about it here: http://gmat.crackverbal.com/effective-gmat-prep/ Speaking from a physiological perspective, the "reptilian" part of your brain has to be controlled. The part that tells us that studying for ...

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Advice on studying while working too much
Replies: 8
Views: 5412

One more thing:

Guessing at the end of 3minutes isn't guessing. It is called Giving up! :)

There is a huge difference.

Arun

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Skipping Strategy on Verbal
Replies: 5
Views: 3627

At the outset, excellent analysis. You have a great Verbal score (40) but are looking at super optimizing so great! Guessing strategies are my favourite so love to chip in here :) Ask yourself WHEN do you want to guess. My take is BLINDLY guessing on any question is a bad strategy. Instead you shoul...

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Skipping Strategy on Verbal
Replies: 5
Views: 3627

Hi Utkal, 1. You have taken only 2 tests so far. You should take atleast a few more - maybe one this long Republic Day weekend and another one next weekend. Don't stuff your schedule with too many tests. They will help you fine-tune but only if you are able to get the questions right in the first pl...

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How many practice tests should I consider
Replies: 10
Views: 11858

One thing caught my eye so wanted to mention it here. Remember that on a Q 50 or 51 the GMAT will play the "deception" trick on you. The questions will look very easy but you would have ignored some minor thing. It could be not considering a particular value, say 0, or not considering some extreme r...

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Analysis of my GMATprep Test 1 (need help for improvement)
Replies: 14
Views: 4909

Hi Himanshu, I see many experts have answered your queries but still wanted to give you my $0.02 :) On D-day, I made a good start of verbal section and i know that i was doing good because i was getting hard questions. It is impossible for you to know how well you were doing on the test. Even after ...


Also of note—— If you peruse the OG explanations, it will become clear that they aren't written by the same people who write the questions. Specifically, it's clear that ... ... gmac's best writers write and/or edit the questions (and don't spend their time writing explanations); ... their less...

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Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier
Replies: 30
Views: 10548

Hi Tanuj,

That is a great score! Glad I was able to help.

What is more important is the hardwork you put in. Being diligent with your prep is an underrated quality. Your consistency in prep really paid off! :)

Arun

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Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 750 , Q50 V41 Bangalore India
Replies: 12
Views: 8843

The only way you can better your score is if you take a step back and try to analyze your performance on the GMAT.

Here is some advice that might help you: http://www.beatthegmat.com/stuck-at-28- ... 72946.html

All the best! :)

Arun

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Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 670...falling short.
Replies: 6
Views: 4357

<snip> I am confused with this score. I don't know if I should re-attempt again. I am aiming for schools which have had an avg. intake score of 710. I am in no mood to start over again soon. Since my scores always ended in the 670-700 range, I don't know if I can really propel it above 700 in the n...

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Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 670...falling short.
Replies: 6
Views: 4357

One doubt that I have, and most confused with is, should I study the concepts for verbal again? Or practice questions and analyze them? If i should study the concepts for verbal again , than which book should I do it from? If you do the analysis mentioned above, you will be surprised to see/know ho...

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Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Scored 530 on my first GMAT, need advice and way forward!
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Thanks! My response inline: 1) Following colleges + courses I plan to apply- Mannheim (Masters in management)-- deadline --March 15 - may 31 (no toefel) RSM (Msc. Strategic Management) -- deadline --May 15 (require toefel/ielts) WHU (MIM) -- deadline --May 5th, 2014 (require toefl/ielts) I have not ...

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Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How to proceed ahead!!?
Replies: 5
Views: 2361