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GMAT 710 (38 V, 49 Q)

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06 Jan 2007, 16:45
First time poster, long time reader :)

Just got back from my writing today, after spending the last 2 weeks (Christmas/New Year's holiday at that) studying.

I was scheduled to write Dec. 20, but had to re-schedule due to some work committment.

Anyways, an interesting thing that I experienced was that I did NOT get a single probability (permutation or combination) or standard deviation question on the quant section.

I had read that these topics are only visited if one is doing well on the exam, yet I didn't see one (weird...)

Anyways, here are my practice test results (in the same order as I took them):
PR 1: 610
Kaplan: 620
PR 2: 600
PP: 700
PP: 660

As you can see, I was all the map (no idea why), but I guess I did the best during the ACTUAL thing, which counts the most :)
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06 Jan 2007, 16:47
Oh, I guess I should write what materials I used:

Kaplan 800 (borrowed)
PR (bought - $50) PR Verbal Workbook (borrowed) Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook (borrowed) PP (downloaded free) Manager Joined: 08 Oct 2004 Posts: 125 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 06 Jan 2007, 16:48 How did you study? What's ur background? Manager Joined: 03 Dec 2006 Posts: 77 Location: London Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 06 Jan 2007, 17:10 Quote: I did NOT get a single probability (permutation or combination) or standard deviation question on the quant section. That sure is weird. Congratulations on your fantastic score! Intern Joined: 24 Mar 2005 Posts: 5 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 06 Jan 2007, 17:40 I studied by going through each book one at a time. I started with PR, then the 2 verbal books, and finally Kaplan 800 (pretty much in the order of difficulty). I also did quants first, then verbal since I knew my quants were better. I did the exercised in the books. After which I did the CD/online tests (in the order I stated above) Background = Engineering (so the quants were pretty easy, especially the problem solving stuff. I had a little problem with DS, but it's mostly just needing to think clearly and focusing). Yes, the lack of the probability was definitely weird. I thought I was doing badly due to this fact. I know I could have studied more and could have done better (I started "studying" like a year ago, but was never serious about it until I booked the test - which I subsequently had to move. So for the last year, I would say, I studied a total of 40-50 hours, and then the last 2 weeks, maybe another 70-80 hours), but I figured this score wouldn't keep me out from any school. Drop me a note if you need any help. I'll try my best. However, to be honest, even after getting 85 percentile on verbal, I still feel like I am "guessing" on alot of the questions, especially SC. LOL [#permalink] 06 Jan 2007, 17:40 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: 1 710 (Q49 and V38) 9 21 Jul 2011, 13:18 2 710 (Q49, V38) 13 18 Jan 2011, 15:43 6 my$GMAT = 710 (Q49, V38, AWA 5.5) 5 21 Sep 2009, 11:47
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