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# 550 to 750 - How YOU can be just as successful (long post)

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28 Apr 2011, 11:25
A post that I printed as soon as I read it. Most helpful. Thank you!
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28 Apr 2011, 12:31
Congrats on a good score. I am experiencing a similar situation where I got a low score in diag test and then in practice started getting 650 but i haven't met my goal of 700+ in my practice yet. This is the reason why i am delaying to give my final GMAT exam. I have tried MGMAT and OG all this time. Any more hints to help me get better? I am at the limit for Q 47 but my verbal is weak and stays around 35.

Thanks for a nice story.
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09 Jun 2011, 04:33
fantastic story, hats off, regards
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12 Jun 2011, 22:22
Wow! such a great story that you shared here. After I read it, it totally cheers me up. Thank you so much
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14 Jun 2011, 08:29
Congrats! Seems like you were really thorough!
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14 Jun 2011, 19:12
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Just want to send you a quick note and give you a major congrats on this accomplishment. This is huge and something majority of us strive for. I can't wait until the day I get to share a story like that with the rest of the GC family

So, what did you do when you found yourself in a slump? I am stuck on Number Properties which is one of my weakest areas: divisibilities, primes, etc...The DS questions on divis and primes stump me the most. Sometimes, I try using prime boxes. Other times I try using example numbers. Do you have any advice for me? I've been going at it for 2 weeks now, going on the 3rd and not getting this material down is driving me crazy!

Thanks,
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Hi Top5Gun,

I'll be honest with you that it has been almost a year and a half since I took the GMAT, and I don't really remember strategies about specific areas (e.g. number properties) anymore. Believe me, the moment I saw my 750 score, I started purging all the GMAT information from my brain and started moving onto the application process However, I'll tell you that number properties is an area that I too was really struggling with initially. I am glad that you have taken note of your weakness in this area, and are eager to work on it though, since I believe that this is a really important part of the quantitative portion of the exam.

I remember that for myself I just kept reading and reviewing the MGMAT number properties book, which does a great job explaining the number properties that will come in handy on the exam. Definitely do the MGMAT practice problems at the end of each section and do them again and again if you have to. The MGMAT book will also direct you towards some official GMAT problems from the OG that test those concepts, so I highly recommend drilling those at well. If you keep reviewing these concepts, they will eventually become second nature to you. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but eventually. I remember I sucked at number properties and kept reviewing these, and one day everything just clicked (well maybe not at once, but one concept at a time).

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22 Jun 2011, 22:25
great post man! awesome progress
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22 Jun 2011, 22:48
+1 awesome post. It helped me a lot to get motivation.
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26 Jun 2011, 15:47
inspiring and honest!
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27 Jun 2011, 07:48
Thank you for sharing your GMAT experience and I have found your post to be profoundly useful and encouraging. I have adopted it as part of my strategy.
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27 Jun 2011, 08:58
Congratualtions! You Deserve It!+1
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31 Jul 2011, 20:52
Congratulations...you have really inspired me...thank you soooo much for your post....thank you
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15 Aug 2011, 16:41
+1

A good post for someone like me, who is just about to buy books. I can see now it will be a long road..
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16 Aug 2011, 01:28
Thanks for such an amazing post! This is so helpful. I feel so much more confident now; I feel like it is possible. Thanks again
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23 Aug 2011, 15:56
great score .. usefull debrief
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23 Aug 2011, 19:02
this post never seize to inspire me. whenever I try to forget GMAT this post motivates me to give a one more shot!
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27 Aug 2011, 05:13
I have two months in hand to take my GMAT. Is this sufficient time? until when we can take GMAT before admission form filling?
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27 Aug 2011, 14:04
Thanks risys82, your tips helped in the last stretch...
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28 Aug 2011, 10:13
Congrats
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