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# 690 ( 48 / 36 / AWA 5.0 ) -MUST READ STORY-

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18 Sep 2010, 08:06
That was really a very good debrief and does make it clear that don't take stress along with you to the exam..
Thanks...best of luck for next try.
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18 Sep 2010, 22:30
Financier wrote:
Btw, my AWA result has arrived with 5.0 score. Not bat indeed, because I felt that I did poorly:)

Hey buddy ur collection of kudos has reached 50 hope u know have access to GMAT club Tests...enjoy
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19 Sep 2010, 04:00
santu71182 wrote:
I would say you still scored better under such circumstances. I too appeared for the test on sept15th with a situation worst than urs. I had to travel consecutively for 2 nights before the test day and I arrived at my base station at 11AM and headed for the test at 1PM. Imagine all the strain I faced due to the two 12 hr train journeys. And at the end GMAT bombed me. All my preparation of last 4 months ended up at a meager 600 verbal was doomed V26. Scared to book the next date untill I start scoring 40+ in verbal.
Any tips for improving verbal for non native English speakers?

Sure!

Do LSAT_1000_RC with timer and you will be fine with RC :)
Do all SC questions from this forum and you will be OK with SC :)
Read Critical Reasoning Bible and you will be well equipped to face CR :)

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19 Sep 2010, 10:21
Dear All,

Just wanted to tell you that on Russian friend of mine, whom I deservedly respect, gave The GMAT today and scored 770(Q51,V43).
Actually, this is a girl, very smart girl
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19 Sep 2010, 20:20
Excellento would be better next time
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21 Sep 2010, 16:04
Nice debrief. Question on the math section, did you finish on time and about how many questions did you skip?
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21 Sep 2010, 17:05
Useful summary...good score. Good luck for the next challenge.
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22 Sep 2010, 09:17
is 690 a miserable score? :s

There are people in Stanford who have been admited with that!

Can someone explain?
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22 Sep 2010, 10:25
Thanks for the debrief.

Tough break though. It seems like all you need are some better testing conditions and more sleep/stamina, and you'll break 700 without a doubt. Good luck next month!!!
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22 Sep 2010, 22:32
great score.. congratulations
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23 Sep 2010, 01:05
metallicafan wrote:
is 690 a miserable score? :s

There are people in Stanford who have been admited with that!

Can someone explain?

GMAT is only one variable in the big admission equations.
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25 Sep 2010, 07:59
This is an awsome debrief. I ahve my exams in couple of days....I will definitely take your advice.
Gud luck for the next attempt.
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27 Sep 2010, 11:05
Financier, why would you need a retake? Luckily, you're not Indian IT/Engineer, do you think your background is not competitive?

It's funny, surfing through this forum, I have a strong impression that everyone around aims for and gets a 730-770 score.

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27 Sep 2010, 11:22
Thanks and Good luck for your retake.
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27 Sep 2010, 11:30
hey 'another 690 friend'! - good luck with your next attempt as well. Just realized that we have the same score and identical splits. I would love to discuss how you are planning on tackling verbal this time around.
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27 Sep 2010, 19:08
Nice debrief! adding to my collection of debriefs. Great advice for future test-takers. Hope you get 700+ in retake rather 780 and become a smart guy & beat your friend . 690 isn't a bad score but knowing that you can do better it does hurt and satisfaction does matter.
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28 Sep 2010, 22:14
Great debrief, I am sure you will cross 750 in your 2nd attempt. Good luck.
+1 for you.
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28 Sep 2010, 22:33
Grt Score. Thanks for sharing.
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02 Oct 2010, 07:32
gettinit wrote:
Nice debrief. Question on the math section, did you finish on time and about how many questions did you skip?

I skipped more than 4 questions and guessed waaay more questions. So, I could have received 47 or less for such a bad game.
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02 Oct 2010, 07:41
merryweather wrote:
Financier, why would you need a retake? Luckily, you're not Indian IT/Engineer, do you think your background is not competitive?

It's funny, surfing through this forum, I have a strong impression that everyone around aims for and gets a 730-770 score.

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Merry Weather,

This is a good question indeed. You know... It's hard to stop when you devote this beast SO much time
The GMAT is like a gambling in some respects, the more you engage in it, the best outcome you want, even if 690 seems not bad at the first glance. After some point you cannot stop. If you do gamble, you should understand me .
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