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Joined: 16 Dec 2010
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Schools: MIT (Sloan) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
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from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 10:25
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Hey guys, you might remember me from this post
from-740-in-gmat-prep-to-650-in-real-life-help-121191.html

(sorry for the bad grammar, typing really fast, got tons of work)

so, I waited the 31 days they require between exams and did the GMAT again today, and got a 750 (q 50, v 41)

Frankly, during the exam today i was really nervious. I felt I did better in my first gmat and the last questions were getting easier instead of harder, so I panicked and thought I was doing really bad. Then to my surprise, I hit the button and there it was , 750! I was so happy (but i think i did poorly on the AWA this time. Last time was easier and just got a 4.5)

Frankly, I dont know what changed between both exams, I dont think I was better prepared for this exam. But anyways, here is a debrief of what I did during those 31 days

1. Was depressed for 3 days
2. Bought MGMAT exams
3. Started doing the exams really quickly. After one week wanted to register for the exam but found out that I had to wait a month between consecutive exams. I was really angry AND had used most of the study material I had saved for this exam. So I decided to take a break and practice with the 3 exams I had left before the exam
4. I went to Rome for a business trip for a week (no study). I wanted to do the exam before the trip so that I would have a clean mind and enjoy the trip.
5. Went to the coast for the long weekend (no study). Came back home on sunday afternoon.
6. Two days before the exam (monday and tuesday) studied for the exam. To be specific, did one MGMAT, and half an MGMAT exam.

My scores
MGMAT 2 710 q47 .. forgot verbal
MGMAT 3 720 q49
MGMAT 4 730 q50
GMAT prep 1 (third time) 750

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20 days break
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MGMAT 5 740 q50 (two days before exam)
MGMAT 6 : just quant 51 (one day before exam)

The MGAMTs really helped me to regain confidence. I didn't learn any new techniques and the verbal sections quality in my opinion lacks refinement.

Frankly I think that the reason I did better this time was the adrenaline. During the first attempt I was very confident (maybe too confident). This time I was more careful about my answers and re-checked everything.
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Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 620 Q39 V35
GMAT 2: 620 Q43 V33
GMAT 3: 730 Q50 V40
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 11:37
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 15:11
Wow dude... a 100 point increase...great achievement !!!
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 15:39
Regardless of how you feel, congratulations!
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 16:45
thats amazing
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 10:33
That's gr8 toiysam ... good job! :)

All the very best for the next level - applications!

Cheers!
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 14:03
thank you all guys,
This thread just made it to the Gmat Newsletter hahaha feel kinda "special"

frankly i wouldnt have achieved this score if it werent because of Gmat Club. I read a thread in here about a guy (from germany i believe) who had the same misfortune. And when he retook the exam got a 710. That thread really helped me to regain confidence and believe that I could beat this exams.
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GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 16:04
that is quite an improvement!!!!! congrats!
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 21:51
Congratulation!
I would not say this is a increase rather you've got what you trully deserve.
I think you deserved this score in your first attemp itself. Just the bad luck.

Good luck for rest of your addmission process.
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 00:33
Congratulations on your fine score.
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2011, 23:08
congratulation for such a nice score
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 11:38
good job buddy ..
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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 15:24
Congrats! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the apps!
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 09:55
Toiysam congrats for the brilliant score...you seem to be very good at maths.

How was the actual maths on the GMAT as compared to your practice tests??
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 17:39
Congrats on your awesome score!
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Re: from 650 to 750 in one month [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 01:54
great. very impressive.
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