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Sunday, July 25, 2004

700+ GMAT Stories

I just posted on my side bar my document of all the stories I've found all across the net of people that scored 700+ on their GMAT. (Under GMAT Resources) I excluded people that looked like a heavy math head where they had high math and pretty averag verbal.  (i.e. Quant 49, Verbal 30).

Hope this helps anyone.  I've been reeding this document to re-evaluate my progress on the GMAT.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the info. It was very useful.

6:54 PM  
Blogger aregon23 said...

Dave,

Hard luck on the score. It happens. Usually nerves play a role in these standardised tests, and I am sure that, having experienced the exam first hand your next attempt, even without further studies will take you 50 points higher.

I am not so sure a prep course really helps. All you need is dedicated effort and strategy. You seem to have the first part down right, so just concentrate on strategy.

A word of advice, I wouldn't use Kaplan for English. Personally I think my Verbal skills are lacking that special something, and I used PR strategies, and it made a 5-10 scaled score difference in my tests. I used KAPLAN while giving most of my practice tests and would score only 32-33, but in the last practice test and GMAT I switched for PR and I upped it to 38. If only I had used PR for verbal earlier. Kaplan strategies I find are a little loopy.

And as far as Math is concerned, go through every problem in Kaplan and OG. more than enough to crack a 700. Good luck, let me know if you want to chat offline on strategies.

7:13 PM  
Blogger aamaadmi said...

chin up dave. you still have plenty of time to boost up the score. nice blog, btw. - aamaadmi.

www.mbaoutsider.blogspot.com.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Durba said...

Cheer up Dave! There's always a next time and you have loads of time to take another shot at the test.

As for which study technique to follow - i think it's very individualised. Having said that I also feel it's a good idea to take the classes if you want to build a routine of regular study (which you already seem to have in place). So am not sure how much the classes will help at this point.

For quant, I would suggest going through Kaplan Math and Kaplan 800. Both books have an excellent range of problems sorted difficulty wise. Once you determine what % of problems you can crack in each difficulty level, then you can do a more focussed study. For english, the grammar rules in PR are exhaustive and very well explained. For RC, there's a separate book available with 50 odd practice RCs. Also i would recommend going through all the practice questions in Kaplan 800. Hope this helps!

4:46 AM  
Blogger Metal said...

Dave,
All I can say is it was just not your day..I empathise with you cos even I ended up with a 630 after months of solid preparation.But you seem to have recovered well..thats the spirit..and I think we both can get inspired from this quote...
" It doesnt matter how hard you fall...what matters is how fast you get up.."

Hang on there buddy...and ya the 700+ GMAT stories was quite resourceful...

Wish you the best..!

Vivek.

7:30 AM  

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