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03 Aug 2006, 16:09
So I setup my test at 8:00am initially. After studying for a month in the morning and solving some problems in the afternoon, I found that I have a better chance of being able to solve tougher problems in the afternoon than morning.
So I changed the test time to 12:15pm in the afternoon a week earlier.

Anyone relate to that? Was this a good idea or bad idea?
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03 Aug 2006, 16:18
I knew all along that I perform better in the afternoon than the morning, so I selected a 2:00PM start time. I know this time probably doesn't suit a lot of people, because many people lag in the afternoons. But I generally have a slower start in the mornings, so I went with an afternoon time.

Actually, my preferred time would be late evening. That's when I've always done my studying, during college and law school. Unfortunately, they didn't offer a 10PM start time.

I did great on the SAT & LSAT with their standard morning start times. Here's hoping that I do well on the GMAT with an afternoon start time. Less than a week to go for me.

I'll let you know after I take it whether it was a good idea. How long before your exam Haas?
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03 Aug 2006, 18:07
It depends at what time you are at your best. For myself I am a morning person, so here I'll do it at 9AM.
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03 Aug 2006, 19:11
Same with me. I am not a morning guy. Mine is scheduled at 1:15 PM. One other thing with me is I generally sleep late at night and if I go for the morning slot I may not be able to get enough sleep. So I will wake up at 9 or 10 and then go for the kill.

I wish if we could schedule at 10:00 PM.
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05 Aug 2006, 06:45
I don't know if this helps, but I'm in NYC and I scheduled a 5:00 pm test time. On a Friday!

My reasoning is this...I think better at this time, this is when I do all of my practicing anyway so I'm used to it, and hopefully at 5:00 in the afternoon in August on a Friday, I'll have the center to myself so I don't have to worry about the guy next to me coughing, shaking, moaning, etc....

Less than a week for me, too. Good luck all.
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05 Aug 2006, 08:32
I usually start feeling sleepy in the afternoon. I scheduled my test in morning (which is usually the time I am getting started at work - so it matches my most productive time).
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05 Aug 2006, 10:06
I register for 1.15PM but I would prefer to start at 11PM
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05 Aug 2006, 11:37
microjohn wrote:
I don't know if this helps, but I'm in NYC and I scheduled a 5:00 pm test time. On a Friday!

My reasoning is this...I think better at this time, this is when I do all of my practicing anyway so I'm used to it, and hopefully at 5:00 in the afternoon in August on a Friday, I'll have the center to myself so I don't have to worry about the guy next to me coughing, shaking, moaning, etc....

Less than a week for me, too. Good luck all.

Wow! Didnt know they have tests in the evening!
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05 Aug 2006, 12:05
I definately feel that mornings I am slower than afternoons. I hope by the time I am done with my AWA on the actual test, my brain has warmed up...

Maybe I'll use some sugar to induce it to work faster...

Pelihu, my GMAT is on Sep 25th, Monday @ 12:15pm. Was on Oct 2nd, @ 8:00am, but moved it a week earlier.
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05 Aug 2006, 12:47
Haas,

"Sep 25th, Monday @ 12:15pm" is the great day .. I am sure you will crack it buddy ..

All the luck and goodwill be with you ..

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05 Aug 2006, 14:49
Good luck Haas. You still have a bit of time to work on some things before your test date.

I'm scheduled for Wed. 8/9 @ 2PM. I'm going to wrap up whatever I need to study in the next 2 days. After that I'll just try to get relaxed and hopefully not stress out too much.

Who knows, if we can both do well we might see eachother at Berkeley next year.
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05 Aug 2006, 16:34
It depends on what you are used to. Personally, morning has always been good for me with the math questions.
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05 Aug 2006, 18:07
Selene, Pelihu,
Thanks for your wishes... As Pelihu said, I do have sometime to work out the holes in my prep.

Pelihu, good luck with the G-Day... as many have said just relax for the last couple of days... brush up a little but not too much. Come back and give us the good news...
Good luck buddy!!
05 Aug 2006, 18:07
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