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# 730 (Q49, V40) - Final installment

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08 Oct 2007, 04:38
Btw now I am in Europe for 3 weeks for a business cum leisure trip. I have 2 weeks of business trip in Germany. I squeezed in 1 week of holiday in between my business trip to take my family to Paris and Rome.

I wanted to take my wife and kid for holidays once I got a good GMAT score to acknowledge their sacrifices and reward them for their perseverance and for their tolerance of my occasional tantrums during my GMAT preparation. Unfortunately during this time I have to also prepare my application essays to a few schools which I am targetting eg. Harvard, IMD and INSEAD. So I hope to finish Richard Montauk's "How to get into the Top MBA programs", read the relevant GMATclub forums and start working on my applications in the coming days & weeks.

I wish you guys the very best in your preparations. Hope you could benefit from my knowledge sharing.
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08 Oct 2007, 17:35
subhen wrote:
For CR I did not do anything special. After a certain point in time one starts recognizing patterns. Infact I regret that I did not go thru the Powerscore's GMAT CR Bible which some recommend. To ensure that one is 100% prepared for CR, I think it might be good if you could go through this book. Ofcourse for the types for questions and approaches I relied on Manhattan RC/CR book but similar concepts can be found in other books as well. I did peek into Powerscore LSAT Bible which was uploaded by one of the members and the material looked good.

For RC, I was miserable too. But surprisingly towards the end my RC improved significantly to the extent that I was making very few mistakes. I guess what helped most was to review the questions one gets wrong and understand what led one to choose a particular choice. Quiet often we choose an answer based on instinct. That should be avoided at all costs. if it is a detailed questions, pl. ensure that you read the relevant paragraph before answering even if you might think that you know the answer. I managed to avoid a few silly mistakes by doing this. Also for bigger paras, I also tried to paraphrase but trust me it is not easy to paraphrase as well one can possible do in a mock exam in the actual exam owing to time pressure and partly owing to the crappy superfine pen and scratch paper. But it does help a little to paraphrase a few words to get the gist of the paragraph for bigger RCs. For smaller RCs, ensure that you read and understand the RC the first time you read it. This makes it easier for you to reply the questions once you are through with the reading.

Thanks mate for answering my questions so patiently....
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08 Oct 2007, 17:44
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subhen wrote:
For CR I did not do anything special. After a certain point in time one starts recognizing patterns. Infact I regret that I did not go thru the Powerscore's GMAT CR Bible which some recommend. To ensure that one is 100% prepared for CR, I think it might be good if you could go through this book. Ofcourse for the types for questions and approaches I relied on Manhattan RC/CR book but similar concepts can be found in other books as well. I did peek into Powerscore LSAT Bible which was uploaded by one of the members and the material looked good.

For RC, I was miserable too. But surprisingly towards the end my RC improved significantly to the extent that I was making very few mistakes. I guess what helped most was to review the questions one gets wrong and understand what led one to choose a particular choice. Quiet often we choose an answer based on instinct. That should be avoided at all costs. if it is a detailed questions, pl. ensure that you read the relevant paragraph before answering even if you might think that you know the answer. I managed to avoid a few silly mistakes by doing this. Also for bigger paras, I also tried to paraphrase but trust me it is not easy to paraphrase as well one can possible do in a mock exam in the actual exam owing to time pressure and partly owing to the crappy superfine pen and scratch paper. But it does help a little to paraphrase a few words to get the gist of the paragraph for bigger RCs. For smaller RCs, ensure that you read and understand the RC the first time you read it. This makes it easier for you to reply the questions once you are through with the reading.

Thanks mate for answering my questions so patiently....

Very Valid Point....

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08 Oct 2007, 17:47
subhen wrote:
Btw now I am in Europe for 3 weeks for a business cum leisure trip. I have 2 weeks of business trip in Germany. I squeezed in 1 week of holiday in between my business trip to take my family to Paris and Rome.

I wanted to take my wife and kid for holidays once I got a good GMAT score to acknowledge their sacrifices and reward them for their perseverance and for their tolerance of my occasional tantrums during my GMAT preparation. Unfortunately during this time I have to also prepare my application essays to a few schools which I am targetting eg. Harvard, IMD and INSEAD. So I hope to finish Richard Montauk's "How to get into the Top MBA programs", read the relevant GMATclub forums and start working on my applications in the coming days & weeks.

I wish you guys the very best in your preparations. Hope you could benefit from my knowledge sharing.

What could have been better way of celebrarting your success than doing what you have planned.......
You just showed your family that when it comes to study you are the best student and now show them that when it comes to take care a family, you are the best husband and the best father.....

- Brajesh
08 Oct 2007, 17:47

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