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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2007, 22:28
Please, clarify:

What was your persantage of the right answers before GMAT (in RC CR SC PS DS sections)???
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 03:13
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Keep in mind accuracy can be a misleading indicator because apart from your own knowledge, accuracy also depends on the level of difficulty of the questions. It'll be higher on the easier questions (PR 2007) and much lower on the tougher ones (Kaplan800 CR's and SC's almost had me depressed).

With that out of the way, these threads might be of interest to you
http://gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=30989
http://gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=29703

My accuracy on DS was pretty high by my standards. In the OG-11 Diagnostic test I only got 1 DS wrong and that too was because of lack of concentration not lack of knowledge of concepts. I then did the last 20 DS questions in the practice section in OG-11 and got 1 wrong because I didn't think hard enough to get to the solution. I gave up too easily. In the Kaplan800 DS's I think I got 3 wrong. The Kaplan800 DS technique is good.

I never checked accuracy in PS. For PS I believe given sufficient knowledge, if you can understand the question (and identify the subtleties in some cases) you willl almost always end up with the answer. I did this because I found advanced level GMAT PS wasn't as hard as some might imagine but the questions were presented in a twisted way.

I practised a RC a day and once I had found the right RC technique for me I would generally get all of them right except some passsages where I got 1 or 2 wrong and they were mostly due to lack of focus and rarely due to the complexity of the passage.

In CR's, on the few dvtohir ones I tried my accuracy was an enviable 0%! (I can say that and be happy about it now :P ) and less than 50% on Kaplan800 but that was before I had worked on my CR technique. So later my accuracy was higher than before but not extremely high. I did 5 CR's a day towards the end and would get 1 or 2 incorrect, mostly because of their higher difficulty level (they were tougher than the ones I saw on the GMAT). I had got these CR's from my prep classes and they were nearly as tough as dvtohir's. I believe it's a very good idea to practice on the toughest CR's using a good CR strategy. GMAT CR's seem a lot easier this way.

I got very few SC's wrong in OG-V and in OG-11 SC's (which I did using MGMAT SC) my overall accuracy was, I'm guessing, between 85-90%. Kaplan800 SC's would have been around 60 - 65% but I learnt a lot from their SC's.

These accuracy levels are what I was at about within a month of my taking the GMAT. Also you must understand that I was always trying make the most of my mistakes. Always trying to learn from them and I learnt more from the ones I did wrong than from the ones I did right. So after going wrong on about 35-40% of the Kaplan800 SC's I had improved a lot. Thats just to say that if you are at the same accuracy level I was at doesn't mean you'll score the same as I did unless you learn from your mistakes the way I learnt from mine. Yep, that was a warning that accuracy can be misleading.

Lucky for me you asked this question while I'm still fresh from the GMAT and have't forgotten these details :wink:

Good luck and see you around at the forums :) .
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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 04:36
Thanks a lot for the deep coverage of the topic :-D !!! Wish you good luck in your endeavors!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 11:07
Hi,

You said "The second was Fig's approach. Thank you Fig for your magic". Where i can find this Fig magic details on the forum :)
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 13:41
PM Fig. But before you PM Fig make sure to do the following:

1. Convince Fig that you are an Audi lover. If Fig is convinced that your love for Audi's is true then he will provide the details of his CR approach but be careful, if he thinks you are faking he will kill you!
Take a look at this secret video clip we got hold of --> :beat <--Fig teaching a club member to love Audi's :P

2. Vote for Fig!
http://gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=43843
I'm really curious to see how this thing turns out to be - the sum of all our fears? :??? So all of you reading this post go and vote now :run
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 13:50
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PM Fig. But before you PM Fig make sure to do the following:

1. Convince Fig that you are an Audi lover. If Fig is convinced that your love for Audi's is true then he will provide the details of his CR approach but be careful, if he thinks you are faking he will kill you!
Take a look at this secret video clip we got hold of --> :beat <--Fig teaching a club member to love Audi's :P

2. Vote for Fig!
http://gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=43843
I'm really curious to see how this thing turns out to be - the sum of all our fears? :??? So all of you reading this post go and vote now :run


He he he ;)... Very funny :D :)... I didnt resist and I have shown it to my wife ;)

Thanks a lot for it :D :)... Behind your words, I heard really kind and touchy words.... Thanks again ! :D :)....

By the way, all about Audi is true.... and I hope u to love it too ;) :p
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 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2007, 04:33
Here's why I love Audi
http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/articles/audi_ski.asp
Maybe even Spiderman will have trouble making his webbing stick to such a slippery surface but Audi Quattro can climb it easily :shock:

Difficult not to be an Audi fan after seeing this :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2007, 04:56
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 00:26
thanks for the links!
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 09:26
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Thank you Fig :)
My schools of choice are Darden & RSM.
I have great respect for Darden's commitment to its values and their Honor Code.
RSM because I would love to live and work in a place as wonderful as Holland.
Now after getting 740, I might consider other B-Schools that I had previosly ignored. If I decide on HEC Paris Fig I'll come to you again for advice :).


Hi

I actually had an admit to RSM but had to turn it down for personal reasons. However, if you're planning to work in Holland, I trust that you can speak dutch? Although they do hire non-dutch, it's very hard if you don't speak the language. I spoke with Bain, Booz Allen and another consulting company regarding this matter.

Better check to see whether the company you intend to work with is willing to hire non-speakers (if you're a non-speaker). However, if you do speak dutch, then just ignore this post :P
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 09:45
A lot has changed since I took the GMAT. I believe I am more informed now about the decisions I need to take than I was at the time of the Original Post. I am still in love with Holland but I will not go to RSM if I get admitted to a B-School that can offer me a richer grounding in entrepreneurship. So RSM's my back up plan for now if I don't get into the schools I am targeting - IESE, LBS and Ross.

I have promised myself to work on a foreign language during the MBA. If I goto LBS/Ross I plan to build on what little German I know. In IESE it'll have to be Spanish and if I goto RSM I'll keep your tip in mind :wink: Thanks!
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 16:30
Babson for entrepreneurship?

:)

noticed Insead isn't on your list?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 02:54
IMO the positives of Babson's entrepreneurial focus are offset by its not so strong branding. I probably wouldn't have fussed over Babson's branding had I been a US citizen, but there are too many stories going around these days about international students having to return from the US after their MBA due to visa issues.
My reason for deciding not to apply to Insead is the same as Fig's - their MBA's too short. I am generally a slow starter and I think by the time I get started at Insead everybody will have finished with their MBA's! :-D I don't think 10 and a half months is enough time for me to take advantage of the facilities they have to offer. It'll have to be atleast 15 months for me.
I am also very impressed by IESE and LBS' support for entrepreneurship. It leaves nothing to be desired, except for an admit! :P

BTW adc_away, what about you? are you already in a MBA program or will also be applying this fall?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 03:07
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thanks for the links!

I think you like to share anything you find useful with everybody else on the forums :good . I especially like the way you keep bumping up the Maths and Verbal threads. I am certain many find that very useful and those who don't (are there any?) probably don't realise how much they benefited from it.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 05:14
vikramjit_01 wrote:
My reason for deciding not to apply to Insead is the same as Fig's - their MBA's too short. I am generally a slow starter and I think by the time I get started at Insead everybody will have finished with their MBA's! :-D I don't think 10 and a half months is enough time for me to take advantage of the facilities they have to offer. It'll have to be atleast 15 months for me.
I am also very impressed by IESE and LBS' support for entrepreneurship. It leaves nothing to be desired, except for an admit! :P

BTW adc_away, what about you? are you already in a MBA program or will also be applying this fall?


Hmm. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks Insead's program is too short! *phew* I thought there was something wrong with me :P

Me? I was accepted to RSM for Class of '08, but was unable to attend for personal reasons. So I decided to retake the GMAT and apply to a few USA schools this year. Am applying to Wharton, Tuck, HBS, and most probably Kellogg. Looking at consulting as my post-MBA career.

Nothing exceptional about my profile. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 09:50
Congrats vikramjit
Thanks for the tips
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