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700 (Q48V37): Story of an underdog. [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2005, 16:38
Months ago when I started GMAT prep, I was absolutely a defeatist overwhelmed at the daunting task of going thru the vast material, grasping the concept with solid understanding, and on the top of it mastering skills and techniques to nail the right answer in a very short time frame over long hours of grueling boring test.

So one lousy day, when I totally had it, and almost about to give up: in a eureka moment almost in a strike of lightening I came up with this three-prong-strategy:

1. Understand the core concept: List areas of concepts you need to cover ( example: for Geometry, list may include coordinates, slope, Rhombus…..). If necessary go back to high school books to understand the basics. I mostly did google search and found a tons of high school level materials that helped clarify the concepts.

2. Practice questions by concept area at a time. Use error log. Make flash cards for concept area (example: area of a rhombus is half the product of its diagonals). Go back and review error logs to expand your functional understanding of the concept area.

3. Use OG as the bible. Take at least five practice tests including new OG diagnostic. Two weeks before the exam, only focus on the error logs (the most of your mistakes are often results of your carelessness or lack of attention to the details. Reviewing error log will only reveal how your habit of overlooking things get you wrong answer and will help you carefully amend those habits). Don’t try to learn too many new stuff right before the exam. You will get your bank for the buck by reviewing and polishing things that you already know but may mess up on the test.

Hope this is helpful. Thank you all for your contribution. Good Luck:-)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2005, 22:48
let me be the first to say salute for a great score. congratz and good luck with the apps. :band :wave :beer cheerz
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Re: 700 (Q48V37): Story of an underdog. [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2005, 01:27
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Months ago when I started GMAT prep, I was absolutely a defeatist overwhelmed at the daunting task of going thru the vast material, grasping the concept with solid understanding, and on the top of it mastering skills and techniques to nail the right answer in a very short time frame over long hours of grueling boring test.

So one lousy day, when I totally had it, and almost about to give up: in a eureka moment almost in a strike of lightening I came up with this three-prong-strategy:

1. Understand the core concept: List areas of concepts you need to cover ( example: for Geometry, list may include coordinates, slope, Rhombus…..). If necessary go back to high school books to understand the basics. I mostly did google search and found a tons of high school level materials that helped clarify the concepts.

2. Practice questions by concept area at a time. Use error log. Make flash cards for concept area (example: area of a rhombus is half the product of its diagonals). Go back and review error logs to expand your functional understanding of the concept area.

3. Use OG as the bible. Take at least five practice tests including new OG diagnostic. Two weeks before the exam, only focus on the error logs (the most of your mistakes are often results of your carelessness or lack of attention to the details. Reviewing error log will only reveal how your habit of overlooking things get you wrong answer and will help you carefully amend those habits). Don’t try to learn too many new stuff right before the exam. You will get your bank for the buck by reviewing and polishing things that you already know but may mess up on the test.

Hope this is helpful. Thank you all for your contribution. Good Luck:-)


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Mubarik and Congatulations
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2005, 09:19
wow congrgualtions...good luck on your apps....

stick around this board...we need u!
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2005, 06:42
fresinha12 wrote:
wow congrgualtions...good luck on your apps....

stick around this board...we need u!


I couldn't have done it without your help! Thanks to all of you:) Good luck!!! :P
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2005, 18:59
Congrats, you deserved it :) no doubts on this...

Good luck for your application.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2005, 20:12
Congrats man!
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2005, 06:57
congratulation mirhaque. It's been a long way but you made it! All the best.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2005, 17:22
U did it ! Congrats !
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2005, 19:31
Congrats Mir......You have done it....
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 04:03
Hey Guys...I just wanted share with you that I got accepted to Wharton! Thanks to all of you for your support...specially to all of you who really took your time to reach out to others.

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 04:25
Great news and best wishes :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 05:02
congrats!
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 06:26
Congratulations! Victory at last! Great job!
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Salam [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 07:09
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Grt score congrats... would it be possible to share your exam experience?
Was the Quant difficulty the same as GMATPrep? I have the exam in two weeks kind of nervous.

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 07:25
congrats, good score enjoy...
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 07:31
Great news! Congraats! :band

Could you breifly share your profile with us?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 07:35
I want to say that the three points you listed are absolutely important. Thanks for sharing!

And congratulation on a fantastic score!
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 10:01
Congratulations on both getting into Wharton and getting the 700! It's nice to see such turnaround considering some of us who are preparing are also going through ups and downs!
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 17:13
Mir...awsome..congrats...
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