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# 1st Attempt - 710...

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05 Mar 2007, 19:27
I've been lurking for the past several months. Just wanted to thank all who have contributed. I will add to a more detailed post tomorrow, but wanted to stop in and thank everyone for their time and contributions.

When I finished the exam, I honestly didn't feel like I scored 700+. I felt as though I scored in the low to mid 600's, but when the score was generated, I was pleasantly surprised. Has anyone else experienced this?Is it safe to assume that the unofficial score is correct? Has anyone ever has a discrepancy between the unofficial and offical score reports? I hope the score sticks.

Again, thanks to all who have actively made the board what it is today.

My raw scores were:

Math - 49 - 90th percentile
Verbal - 38 - 83rd percentile

Overall - 710 - 94th percentile

***UPDATED**** 5.0 AWA - Advice: Don't stress about this too much. Put together two quick templates for each the Issue and Argument essays. Read it over a day or two before the exam. Keep in mind to save 3-5 minutes to proofread. I ran out of time and misspelled a word or two in the last paragraph of the issue essay. That probably knocked .5 off my score.

Good luck to all!

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05 Mar 2007, 20:10
UFcoop03 wrote:
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My raw scores were:

Math - 49 - 90th percentile
Verbal - 38 - 83rd percentile

Overall - 710 - 94th percentile

Congratulations UF !!

Me a newbie too. I was just wondering if there exists a mapping between percentiles and raw scores, both sectionwise and aggregate... and if it does, then how to get it?

~thanx
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06 Mar 2007, 06:26
UFcoop03 wrote:
I've been lurking for the past several months. Just wanted to thank all who have contributed. I will add to a more detailed post tomorrow, but wanted to stop in and thank everyone for their time and contributions.

When I finished the exam, I honestly didn't feel like I scored 700+. I felt as though I scored in the low to mid 600's, but when the score was generated, I was pleasantly surprised. Has anyone else experienced this?Is it safe to assume that the unofficial score is correct? Has anyone ever has a discrepancy between the unofficial and offical score reports? I hope the score sticks.

Again, thanks to all who have actively made the board what it is today.

My raw scores were:

Math - 49 - 90th percentile
Verbal - 38 - 83rd percentile

Overall - 710 - 94th percentile

Congrats
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06 Mar 2007, 07:19
UFcoop03 wrote:

My raw scores were:

Math - 49 - 90th percentile
Verbal - 38 - 83rd percentile

Overall - 710 - 94th percentile

Great score, you're unofficial will almost always be identical to your official score.
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06 Mar 2007, 10:16
i've never heard of the unofficial being different from the official. what a great feeling to do better than expected. big congrats.
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06 Mar 2007, 14:43
Thank you all for your congratulations. I'll try to keep this brief, but feel free to follow up with any questions you may have.

I studied for a total of three months (taking a two week break in mid-January for a vacation). Unless you are squeezing all your preparation into a month or two, I would suggest taking a week or so off to refuel the tank. Three to four months of constant studying can drain you. During the first two months of preparation (December - January), I studied one to two hours each weekday and approximately four to five hours each Saturday and Sunday. During the last month of preparation (February), I studied an average of two hours each weekday and six hours each Saturday and Sunday.

I utilized the following materials:

- OG 11
- OG 11 Verbal
- PR Cracking the GMAT
- Kaplan 2007 Premier
- Manhattan GMAT SC

I swept through each book twice and completed all questions. I tracked all errors with an error log and went back through each of the books to work specifically on any issues I encountered the first time around.

I only did the four PR exams that were included with the purchase of the 'Cracking the GMAT'.

CAT 1 - 680
CAT 2 - 650
CAT 3 - 660
CAT 4 - 720

I took the GMATPrep CAT 1 two nights before the exam, but was so wiped that I didn't generate a score.

Keys to taking the exam:

- Try to remain calm. I almost let a minor panic attack set in 10 questions into the quant, but closed my eyes, took a deep breath and tried to remain calm. I found that once I got on a roll, my mind didn't wander...

- Seeing easy questions towards the middle/end of the quant section does NOT mean you will score poorly. I came across some difficult questions towards the middle section of quant (#15-#25), but some of the easiest questions fell in the set of the last 10 questions (experimental?).

- Use your break time wisely. I left the room, walked the lobby of the building, drank some water and thought about anything but the GMAT.

I'm sure I left out a lot of details. Feel free to ask any questions you may have...I'll be happy to answer them.

Thanks again to all who have contributed to the board. You made the GMAT experience far easier than it would have been otherwise.
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06 Mar 2007, 14:52
Congrats!
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07 Mar 2007, 06:32
Congratsssssssssss!! Amazing Score
07 Mar 2007, 06:32
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