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# From 610 to 750 and why I still hate the Gmat

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02 Sep 2011, 05:50
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OK guys, this is it. 750. Should I take it again? Kiddddding. I am super relieved and happy that the last standardized test I’ll ever take (fingers crossed) is over. I heard of some people who grow to like the GMAT (why-do-you-hate-the-gmat-118874.html). Not me, the longer I prepped, the more I hated this damn test. As an international I felt disadvantaged and I question everything the GMAT tries to show. Especially these trick question, that screw you because you assumed an integer or you forgot that 0!=1 were more than annoying and not reflective of logical or mathematical aptitude. Furthermore, the SC part gave me serious headaches. I over-studied it, knew hundreds of rules and the worst thing is that neither the prep companies nor the OGs are very consistent with correct answers (try Ellipsis etc.). Yet, despite my profound hate for the test, I forced myself through it, the goal always in my mind. You will never see me in this board again, but this is not because it doesn’t have great members (which it does and I thank everybody who helped me), but because it reminds me of weeks of pain, agony and self-doubt. If you are like me and hate this test and you know you have to do it, I wish you all the best and don’t let others tell you that the GMAT reflects something that it does not (e.g. intelligence). It is a broken test in a broken system of admissions. In case you want to read about my full journey, here it goes….

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02 Sep 2011, 07:19
Sounds like you worked your tail off for the amazing score. Congrats and enjoy it! It's over, but you definitely earned it.
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02 Sep 2011, 10:08
heyholetsgo wrote:
OK guys, this is it. 750. Should I take it again? Kiddddding. I am super relieved and happy that the last standardized test I’ll ever take (fingers crossed) is over. I heard of some people who grow to like the GMAT (why-do-you-hate-the-gmat-118874.html). Not me, the longer I prepped, the more I hated this damn test. As an international I felt disadvantaged and I question everything the GMAT tries to show. Especially these trick question, that screw you because you assumed an integer or you forgot that 0!=1 were more than annoying and not reflective of logical or mathematical aptitude. Furthermore, the SC part gave me serious headaches. I over-studied it, knew hundreds of rules and the worst thing is that neither the prep companies nor the OGs are very consistent with correct answers (try Ellipsis etc.). Yet, despite my profound hate for the test, I forced myself through it, the goal always in my mind. You will never see me in this board again, but this is not because it doesn’t have great members (which it does and I thank everybody who helped me), but because it reminds me of weeks of pain, agony and self-doubt. If you are like me and hate this test and you know you have to do it, I wish you all the best and don’t let others tell you that the GMAT reflects something that it does not (e.g. intelligence). It is a broken test in a broken system of admissions. In case you want to read about my full journey, here it goes….

Congrats for such a great score
and Kudos to your patience...I am also up for the third time ...

Please mention the break ups of all scores
i mean for 610,650 and 750
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02 Sep 2011, 10:58
how much were you confident on the topics of P&C and probability.How many qstns, on these topics, did you get in the main exam
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02 Sep 2011, 14:21
OMG... It came straight from your heart and soul . It feels like you meant every single word wholeheartedly, if not more, in the above write up. I must congratulate you on your patience and determination. You earned it and deserved it. Good luck for your future endeavor! All the very best!
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03 Sep 2011, 09:27
Thanks guys. My scores were 610 Q48 V27, 650 Q49 V30 and 750 Q50 V42. Like I said, the brunt of my improvements came from the verbal section. Stupid RC takes forever to master...
I felt very confident in P&C and probability and got only one probability question as far as I remember. The question was also really strange, nothing you could prep or use one formula for.
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05 Sep 2011, 01:31
heyholetsgo wrote:
Thanks guys. My scores were 610 Q48 V27, 650 Q49 V30 and 750 Q50 V42. Like I said, the brunt of my improvements came from the verbal section. Stupid RC takes forever to master...
I felt very confident in P&C and probability and got only one probability question as far as I remember. The question was also really strange, nothing you could prep or use one formula for.

Congrats, great score. Did u retake the 3rd time exactly in 30 days or took some time off ?
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06 Sep 2011, 08:40
31 days. Signed up hours after my 2nd try...

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08 Sep 2011, 20:56
congrats heyholetsgo...
750 big score.. now u ll b counted among 99 percentiles.

All the best for your future application.
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08 Sep 2011, 21:35
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09 Sep 2011, 08:44
Inspirational... Stories like this push me to work harder. We can all do it
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09 Sep 2011, 09:56
congrats. Nice way to stick with it!
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09 Sep 2011, 19:35
Congrats!!! I have never looked into Aristotle Prep.. is that just for SC or they offer all the subjects? Its better then the MGMAT SC you think, eh? Everyone seems to praise that book. I just finished reading it, I say it is alright, but certainly open to other strategies.
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10 Sep 2011, 02:03
Hey just went through your story...i just gave my first attempt...and got 590(Q48 V24) ......i really didnt know wt went wrong because the paper seemed fine to me and i felt i was doing well....bt the moment it popped...it was one hard of life. I guess its just about verbal...please if you precise tell me wt verbal books are actually going to help in the verbal...because everywhere the people give u a lot of options and i feel it makes you more confused..coz every book seems to have its own answer for evry verbal question.
Please do guide..i am blank at this moment abt wt to pursue and yeah have somewt started hating it
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10 Sep 2011, 05:28
heyholetsgo wrote:
31 days. Signed up hours after my 2nd try...

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If I could just copy paste this debrief for myself I would do that. I had the same sickening experience. I retook the test yesterday in about a month with little studying. I had gotta shocker 680 about a month back after 3 months of hard work.

Retook the test yesterday and almost freaked out by the 2nd half of the verbal section as it was in the back of my mind how badly I had scored last month. But still I ended up with a better score this time.
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10 Sep 2011, 13:19
Nice!
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11 Sep 2011, 18:02
Aristotle Prep is not better than MGMAT but simply more exercises. Their RC is not very representative because it is too long and there are too many paragraphs (mostly +5) whereas most GMAT exercises have about three paragraphs. It is very hard to find good RC and SC passages I have to admit. Get OG 12 and 11, get the MGMAT online exercises and Aristotle Prep. Kaplan is not that bad but not as reliable. Once you worked through all that you should be ok. But I have to admit, after you exploited those resources it is hard to find new, good stuff.
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11 Sep 2011, 22:34
A good display of hard work and perseverance. Congrats !
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