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Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670)

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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2011, 08:07
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2011, 19:56
Excellent debrief!
I will say congratulations on your new score - and that I am very impressed with your good attitude. If you try your hardest in preparation, and then feel confident about your performance on exam day, what is there to be disappointed in?

Best wishes with your applications.
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 05:43
Thanks I appreciate it! And good luck on your applications as well!

The only slight dissapointment is my verbal. I feel like I could have and should have done better, especially as a native speaker, but at the same time 76%/74%/84% split is something I can at least live with in context of the schools I am applying to. I'm pretty sure that if I at least get an interview invite I will be able to use my boyish charm to make up for whatever other deficiencies exist on my application :lol: .

The other slight dissapointment is not getting to confirm that last question...still wondering if my score would have been 48 if I would have just hit SUBMIT in time. I guess I will never truly know. Did some research online and have seen conflicting reports. Still happy with my quant though...I used the GMAC analyzer and saw that 47 is 94th percentile among Americans...I can live with that.
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 06:45
94th percentile? That is AWESOME! I wonder what my 48 is - how did you find out?

I think that's really useful context as demographics do matter to ad comms. (I'm a Midwestern white gal - and a humanities major to boot - so I totally believed that 48 was about as good as I could ever expect)

Again I commend you on your positive attitude! There are so many stories of people who beat themselves up for not scoring better than 98% of test takers and they're usually not giving themselves the credit they deserve.

When/where are you looking to apply?

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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 07:38
http://www.gmac.com/NR/rdonlyres/AC32AD ... s.swf//url

That is the link I used to determine those percentages, it was previously posted on this forum at some point, I'm kind of surprised it doesn't get more discussoion. It is a really useful tool to see how you stack up against your peers, whether by gender, nationality, age group etc. For adjustment to US my %ile is Overall 86%, Quant 94%, Verbal 66% (ouch). I guess you can't put too much stock into it since we all must submit overall %ile breakdown, but at the same time, it's hard to imagine that the adcomms don't consider these factors.

I will be applying to Georgetown, UNC, BU, USC, and Washington-Seattle. First 3 apps go out next week...going to be a long weekend again! All those schools' median GMAT hover around 680, so I've at least stayed relevant in terms of GMAT score. It would have been nice to get a little higher to help offset my undergrade GPA...I think I have a solid profile otherwise (MA in International Relations, dual citizen, international work experience, confident in my essay writing abilities blah blah), so who knows. How about you, how are your apps coming? Looks like you have a few apps to work on yourself...
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 08:54
I read your entire post like a mystery novel, and I am so happy to hear that you got what you needed. You do seem like a person who is happy and positive. I wish all the luck to you for your future. Nice to read your post.

In my opinion, you already are a winner and have what it takes to be a great leader.
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 11:48
Thanks I appreciate it! I'm glad others were able to enjoy and perhaps learn a couple things from my story. It has definitely helped me just to get it out there; my friends don't want to hear it and I don't blame them! :lol: I've tried to stay positive throughout despite a couple bumps in the road...it's not an easy one. I would LOVE another crack at the test, but it just doesn't make sense with my time contraints. As long as I get into to one of my 5 choice schools, I will be 100% satisfied with score...my end goal isn't finance or consulting, so my GMAT score will not likely come up during employment interviews.

At this point, while everyone always strives for the best scores, I think that anything short of of 700 or 710 probably wouldn't make an incremental difference to strength of my application. I feel like I would probably need another month and half to get there on the verbal alone, as I've found that section to be much more difficult to make strides in, despite being a native speaker. I think it is in part because I don't read enough. :oops:
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 11:58
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Congratulations. Happy to hear the GMAT saga is over (and we all need closure).
I think your score is right on par with averages (within 20 points) at your target schools, so you are all set with that.



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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 15:28
Thanks BB! So glad it's over, although, I would be lying if there is a part of me that isn't going to miss it. How demented is that? Also, thanks for posting that list...that is a really helpful of way organizing the schools. Hmm...I didn't realize I was -20 at UNC and Georgetown, I thought they were closer 680, wishful thinking I guess, though that doesn't change anything, will still be applying...I guess I will just have to make those essays extra good. And thanks for this amazing site, I seriously doubt business school would even be an option for me if not for this site! Seriously!

Also, I clicked through the quant section of GMAT prep and below is the result. I found conflicting results on various forums, including GMATClub, about whether the test will submit an answer if you fill in the bubble but do not hit "Next", so I tried it out on GMATPrep, and this was the result. It appears it DOES count the answer, assuming the actual GMAT functions exactly the way GMATPrep does. I filled the correct answer for #36 but did not hit next then let the time run down and it accepted it as the corrected answer but just omitted #37 altogether from the review screen. Not sure if that makes me feel better or worse, but it does appear I got all my answers in on time, even if the last one was a blind guess. It's possible that a correct answer, assuming I guessed incorrectly, would not have changed my scaled score anyway. Too bad, I was thinking about adressing this in my optional essays to explain why I didn't get a 48. :o
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2012, 00:25
Although 700+ would have been nice, the 670 should make you very competitive at your target schools. Best of luck in the application process!
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 16:31
670 is a great score! Congrats!
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2012, 09:00
So, how go the applications?

(I've got three in, three to finalize this week, first interview this week...)
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2012, 09:39
I have two submitted and still working through a couple more this week. I ended up missing the UNC deadline unfortunately..I just couldn't a put quality application together in time and I figure I would be better off submitting in last round rather than submitting a rushed application. Studying for the GMAT last month then having 3 deadlines in 3 days killed me. I've been working to complete it by today and will probably submit it tonight or tomorrow. I'll take studying for the GMAT over these essays any day!

Got one invite so far as well and interviewing on Thursday!

Must be nice to have almost all 3 in, being done with and sending an application off is such a great feeling. Good luck on interview!
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2012, 10:30
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I have two submitted and still working through a couple more this week. I ended up missing the UNC deadline unfortunately..I just couldn't a put quality application together in time and I figure I would be better off submitting in last round rather than submitting a rushed application. Studying for the GMAT last month then having 3 deadlines in 3 days killed me. I've been working to complete it by today and will probably submit it tonight or tomorrow. I'll take studying for the GMAT over these essays any day!

Got one invite so far as well and interviewing on Thursday!

Must be nice to have almost all 3 in, being done with and sending an application off is such a great feeling. Good luck on interview!


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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 15:54
Update: I am in the incredibly fortunate position to turn down a generous fellowship offer for my top choice. I thought for sure I would get dinged across the board. I am totally humbled and I could not be happier. Thanks for the all the support everyone. I am certain I would not have had the know-how or motivation to crack 600 without this site.

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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 18:00
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Update: I am in the incredibly fortunate position to turn down a generous fellowship offer for my top choice. I thought for sure I would get dinged across the board. I am totally humbled and I could not be happier. Thanks for the all the support everyone. I am certain I would not have had the know-how or motivation to crack 600 without this site.

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FANTASTIC!!! MANY CONGRATS
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Re: Choke! (Q:44 V:33 - 640) -> OK, I guess! (Q:47 V:35 - 670) [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 19:33
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jmr71483 wrote:
Update: I am in the incredibly fortunate position to turn down a generous fellowship offer for my top choice. I thought for sure I would get dinged across the board. I am totally humbled and I could not be happier. Thanks for the all the support everyone. I am certain I would not have had the know-how or motivation to crack 600 without this site.

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FANTASTIC!!! MANY CONGRATS


And to you! Quite the impressive string of acceptances. Awesome!

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