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# As a non-quant major, do I have any chance to beat the GMAT

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22 Apr 2012, 11:16
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Hi all,

I have been reading this site for like two months and there are very good storys of succes. But I'm an poli-sci major and english is not my native language. I have read the stories in gmat.club and even some engineers get a hard time studying for the GMAT. This is making me have a bad time. Is there any inspiring story out there of non quant graduates and no english native speaker and how they get into big bussines schools?? If you know someone or some link, it would really help me

Or maybe I got no real chance...
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22 Apr 2012, 16:09
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My take is that you need to define what "beating" the GMAT means to you and come up with a plan to achieve the same. I wanted a 700+ score, and I studied hard and spent my nights and weekends buried in prep for a few months and was able to surpass my goal. Given your personal circumstances, you need to assess the best way to achieve what you are looking for. I would recommend starting by going through the MGMAT prep guides and then perhaps do one of the guided classes.
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Yes, I believe that anyone who is determined to study very hard for the test and ace it stands a very good chance of acing the test. I have a friend, who studied Social Sciences at the University of Ghana for an undergraduate degree, but he prepared for the GMAT meticulously and aced the test scoring a 740 on it (I think his verbal score was off the charts, close to 47 or 49). He has had a place at MIT since last year (has a few issues with getting some extra scholarship money), and a few other schools in the US and I think LSE (London School of Economics) in the UK. I believe that it is really doable if you have time, focus, and most important of all commitment.
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22 Apr 2012, 17:38
Please check the link below to see if it is of any help to you.

debrief-760-q49-v45-debrief-for-non-quant-geniuses-127161.html#p1040466
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23 Apr 2012, 13:07
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cuervotaylor wrote:
Hi all,

I have been reading this site for like two months and there are very good storys of succes. But I'm an poli-sci major and english is not my native language. I have read the stories in gmat.club and even some engineers get a hard time studying for the GMAT. This is making me have a bad time. Is there any inspiring story out there of non quant graduates and no english native speaker and how they get into big bussines schools?? If you know someone or some link, it would really help me

Or maybe I got no real chance...

Don't be scared off! Recognize the GMAT as a challenge that can be beat. Not all sections are created equal, of course. For example, between SC and RC - SC is much easier to improve. Reading comprehension is more a long term thing. Improving both SC and RC are beneficial to ou for the rest of your life.

Look at these stories as inspiration. None of them achieved results without a good effort on their part. And none of them walked into the exam room fearful of what was to come.

Maybe some of them were initially scared - but they all went through a preparation process that helped them turn fear into confidence.
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23 Apr 2012, 13:24
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cuervotaylor wrote:
Hi all,

I have been reading this site for like two months and there are very good storys of succes. But I'm an poli-sci major and english is not my native language. I have read the stories in gmat.club and even some engineers get a hard time studying for the GMAT. This is making me have a bad time. Is there any inspiring story out there of non quant graduates and no english native speaker and how they get into big bussines schools?? If you know someone or some link, it would really help me

Or maybe I got no real chance...

Don't be scared off! Recognize the GMAT as a challenge that can be beat. Not all sections are created equal, of course. For example, between SC and RC - SC is much easier to improve. Reading comprehension is more a long term thing. Improving both SC and RC are beneficial to ou for the rest of your life.

Look at these stories as inspiration. None of them achieved results without a good effort on their part. And none of them walked into the exam room fearful of what was to come.

Maybe some of them were initially scared - but they all went through a preparation process that helped them turn fear into confidence.

Thanks for these words of motivation Gmatpill. Me myself I have to remember that and always believe that I can score very high on the exam.
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