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Saturday, July 24, 2004

GMAT Done

We'll I'm back.  Oh I'm tired.  I'll write more later, but just wanted to say thanks again for everyone's encouragement.  I thought about it and I'm ok sharing my GMAT score.  Here's how I did

Quant 39 57% percentile (Ran out of time... with 5 minutes to go, Completely paniced because I had 6 questions to do.  I knew my pacing cuz I memorized a schedule of where I should be, but I just couldn't go faster.  Flat out guessed on the last 4)

Verbal 33 70% percentile (Had 4 RC's geez)

Total 600 70% percentile.

So, I'm taking it again.  I predicted 550-650.  It may sound like a self fulfilling prophecy to predict my score and get the score I thought I might get.  But, I did visuallation exercises the entire week where I envisioned myself seeing 720 on the screen.  Ah well.

I wasn't tired through the test.  I think my full day of taking it easy the day before the test.. was REALLY helpful.

I bombed the verbal .  I need to get that puppy up. Missing 17 verbal out of 41 is not great.  It's hard to believe that missing 17 is still 70% percentile.

I needed to get about 6 more questions out of the 11 I missed it appears to be happier with my Quant score.  That's entirely doable.

With Verb... oh man... I need help.

The guy who checked me out is a state college professor and he told me compared to all the people he'd seen take the test that I did pretty good.  Yeah, whatever. 

6 Comments:

Blogger Dirty_Martini said...

you'll kick butt next time around!!

6:10 PM  
Blogger britchick said...

I'll second what dirty Martini said. And remember, it's better to guess than to not answer the questions (which is what I managed to do with my last quant one.)

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dave

This is aejaz.

No worries, just a bad day. yes, a 650+ score would do a lot of good. you will now know what your weak areas are. i understand you are having problems in quant. would you prefer posting quant and verbal questions on the club just to see different responses and to study how different people approach a particular problem? it might help you to learn some new things that you can use on test day.

You are most welcome to discuss your prep experience in the "share your gmat experience" forum. i am sure you will find good advice.

I think it might be a typo, but 33 V does not mean you missed 17 questions. Your scores are scaled scores, not your actual score. We might never know how many we got wrong and how many we got right.

take care, hope to see you on the club soon

good luck dave
aejaz

2:52 AM  
Blogger iwhoElse said...

Dave, take a break for a couple of days.. prior to embarking back on this GMAT trail...

10:06 AM  
Blogger Geethu said...

Don't take a long break. Because that will reduce your tempo. Prepare well for the next attempt. Contact me if you need prep questions for verbal.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really weird, because the Kaplan book shows that a Verbal 33 scaled score is equivalent to having missed 17 and
Quant 39 scaled is equiv to having missed 11.

I know it's not totally accurate, but I think it's a pretty close guestimate.

Thanks everyone.. I do plan on getting back in the GMAT study saddle in about a day or two. As I let my class studies go for the entire week, I need to put some time into that for a couple of days.

12:22 PM  

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