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400 (mock) to 690 (actual)(88%)-49Q & 35V w/ Debrief

Just gave my exam and got 690. I gave it earlier but got 640. Not sure if I should be happy, but I feel relieved since other elements of my application are decent. I owe a debrief to this wonderful community. Will post it soon! Updated with debrief Background - Non-native English speaker. Don’t li...

by crackgmat007

Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 400 (mock) to 690 (actual)(88%)-49Q & 35V w/ Debrief
Replies: 19
Views: 6627

Congrats.

What was your verbal score in the first attempt & how did you improve - if you did? Tx.

by crackgmat007

Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 660 to 710 [92% (Q44, V42)] mixed feelings...mostly happy!
Replies: 12
Views: 3900

I guess the issue is comma and BUT in C. If there was a subject after BUT, I guess it will correct - provided there is AND earlier. C. those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping AND do not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but THEY leave with onl...

by crackgmat007

Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: set 3 Q34
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

secretaries

Three secretaries working together can type 36 pages of text in half an hour. If the typing speeds of the secretaries are in a 4:3:2 ratio, how long will it take the slowest-typing secretary working alone to type 52 pages of text? 1 hour and 34 minutes 1 hour and 45 minutes 2 hours and 24 minutes 3 ...

by crackgmat007

Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: secretaries
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Pool

A pool can be filled in 4 hours and drained in 5 hours. The valve that fills the pool was opened at 1:00 pm and some time later the drain that empties the pool was also opened. If the pool was filled by 11:00 pm and not earlier, when was the drain opened? at 2:00 pm at 2:30 pm at 3:00 pm at 3:30 pm ...

by crackgmat007

Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pool
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

duongthang wrote:C do not create a run on sentence.

why C is wrong. pls help explain
Any thoughts on the above?

by crackgmat007

Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: set 3 Q34
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

IMO E.

Why A is wrong?

A is a trap answer. Argument (cleverly) states that 'IF these countries enforce, then...'.

by crackgmat007

Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Tiger Hunting
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

Someone said in the earlier post that 'they' is ambigious in A. Why is it so? Doesnt it refer to 'children' clearly?

by crackgmat007

Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: chores
Replies: 26
Views: 6699

I agree with B for 3. Questions rephrase is is x > 0 & y > 0.

by crackgmat007

Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: 3 Data Sufficiency Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Awesome explanation. Thanks TestLuv.

by crackgmat007

Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Environmental organizations
Replies: 4
Views: 8563

Environmental organizations

Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development . They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest b...

by crackgmat007

Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Environmental organizations
Replies: 4
Views: 8563

vivek.kapoor83 wrote: Six cards numbered from 1 to 6 are placed in an empty bowl. First one card is drawn and then put back into the bowl; then a second card is drawn. If the cards are drawn at random and if the sum of the numbers on the cards is 8, what is the probability that one of the two cards...

by crackgmat007

Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: ds ques
Replies: 9
Views: 4113

Guys OA is 2. We are missing something. This is a GMAT clubs problem.

by crackgmat007

Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Curve
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Here is the explanation I found in another forum The mid point between (6,2) and (0,6) is (3,4) You know that the vertexes of the diagonal mentioned has distance of 3 in the x coordinate and distance of 2 in the y coordinate. Since both diagonals must be perpendicular, using the perpendicular proper...

by crackgmat007

Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Square
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Meaning of decimitate is 'To destroy or kill a large part of (a group).' How can progress destroy someone? It sounds absurd. THAT must be referring to devastation and enslavement.

Thoughts guys?

by crackgmat007

Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Columbus
Replies: 12
Views: 3761