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GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 07:23
******* No Sympathy Required*******Only for Motivation Please********

Currently equation of life is as follows:

My Life = Victim of Marriage fraud + added depression + lost job + future divorce + seeking revenge + one failure (GMAT 590) + "0" guidance + Strong will

Yes it is tough time for me...but please don't consider me as a weak person...I am fighting against all the odds in my life

My plan is to get admission in a Masters or Doctoral program but only in Canada so that I can restart my career with education and fight my case against some criminals.

I gave my first try at GMAT on 23rd December 2013 and scored 590 (Q-45/ v-26, IR-5).

I was nervous and stressed out and thus ruined my exam.

When I started my exam with AWA..I lost my confidence and it took me 10 mins to calm myself and read the argument but then I did well.
I stumbled on last 2 questions of IR since the time was running out.
I clicked on wrong choice (clicking on c instead of b) for couple of questions in quat section.
Most dangerous part was verbal for me, by the time I reached verbal section I got so scared that I was unable to read on the screen, my eyes got watery, got stomachache and i realized that the deed was done, I had already ruined it.

I have prepared for gmat for 30 days and I have followed only og and kaplan till now and my mock cat test scores were (kaplan: 630 and 690)

Now I have bought Manhattan books as per my weak areas (verbal foundation and SC).

I have registered for gmat again on 24 Jan 2014 and I hope that this time I will stay confident and stay focused.

All I need is Motivation, Confidence and Guidance.

I hope that I can be inspiration for many girls (victims like me ).
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Re: GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 08:31
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Dear amarpreet1983,
My friend, I see your strength and I admire it. I wish you the best. :-) I have a few recommendations for you.

First of all, to help you on the verbal side, here's a free GMAT Idiom ebook:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom-ebook/
Here's a blog on GMAT CR, with links to other blogs discussing individual strategies:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/save-time- ... questions/
Here's a blog on GMAT SC, with links to other blogs discussing content:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-grammar/
My biggest recommendation for folks who are not native English speakers is: READ. Read every day. Make a habit of reading, at least an hour a day, over and above any GMAT preparation. Since you are headed for an MBA, reading the Wall Street Journal every day would be a good idea. Law journals would also be good. Here are some more recommendations:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-reading-list/

Here is a three-month study plan designed for folks who struggle on the verbal side:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-gm ... l-focused/
I also think Magoosh could really help you. You would qualify for the score guarantee:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/score-guarantee
although in all likelihood, Magoosh would help you achieve an increase of much more than 50 points. Here, for free, is a sample Grammar Lesson:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/lessons/942-clauses
Here is a sample SC question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3225
Here's a sample CR question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3746
When you submit your answer to each one of those, the following page will have a complete video explanation. Each one of our 700+ practice questions has its own explanation, for accelerated learning.

Finally, understandably you are under a great deal of stress, and you seemed to indicate that stress was an impediment for you on your first GMAT. I would like to recommend this series of articles:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/overcome-g ... y-breathe/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/beating-gmat-stress/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/the-gmat-b ... g-picture/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/zen-boot-c ... -the-gmat/
If you can follow these recommendations to develop your attention, mindfulness, and focus, it would make you a very powerful person, effective not only on the GMAT but in pursing the cause of justice in general.

I hope Magoosh can help you with the GMAT, but even if you decide not to use Magoosh, I hope you get everything you can from that free blog. There's a lot there that can help you.

Best of luck, my friend. Please let me know if I can answer any further questions for you.
Mike :-)
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Re: GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 12:05
Do not know your situation still suggest please take care of your health. Once you are well GMAT will be much easier.
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Re: GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 20:01
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Good luck! You can do it if you can focus on the GMAT.
30 days is a bit light, so you probably just scratched the surface. You should be able to get up there with another 2-3 months of prep.

Mike has some good points there. Also look at the SELF PREP in the navigation. Many good place to review.

Good Luck!
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Re: GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2013, 17:55
Hey go through the egmat articles on GMat club and do view all the videos of Thursdays with Ron.

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Re: GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2013, 23:40
Thank you all for your support and guidance.

@Mike...Thanks a lot...those articles were great help.

I cant afford to have 2-3 months since I need to take admission in this year or else I will loose my battle.

My weak area is sentence correction...I do fairly well in RC, CR and rest of the gmat content.

All I need is motivation, confidence and guidance......I have always been good in academics

I am an engineer with double masters and have 5+ years of work experience.

When I took admission in +1 I was completely unaware that the combo of physics chemistry and maths is called non medical....I took those subjects because I liked them...I have never attended any coaching classes and have no guidance at all.....yet I am a first engineer in my whole family....

If I can do all that..I can work with gmat too, all I need is my confidence....yes there are lot of weak moments but I am fighter and I will never stop fighting.
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Re: GMAT Vs My Life [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2013, 06:34
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amarpreet1983 wrote:
Thank you all for your support and guidance.

@Mike...Thanks a lot...those articles were great help.

I cant afford to have 2-3 months since I need to take admission in this year or else I will loose my battle.

My weak area is sentence correction...I do fairly well in RC, CR and rest of the gmat content.

All I need is motivation, confidence and guidance......I have always been good in academics

I am an engineer with double masters and have 5+ years of work experience.

When I took admission in +1 I was completely unaware that the combo of physics chemistry and maths is called non medical....I took those subjects because I liked them...I have never attended any coaching classes and have no guidance at all.....yet I am a first engineer in my whole family....

If I can do all that..I can work with gmat too, all I need is my confidence....yes there are lot of weak moments but I am fighter and I will never stop fighting.

Dear amarpreet1983,
I'm glad you found the articles helpful. Since your time is limited, here's a one-month study plan that may suit your schedule better:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/1-month-gm ... -schedule/
If you join Magoosh, make sure to watch all the SC video lessons twice --- the whole series once, then the whole series again. That, and the practice questions, can really help you.
Finally, I am going to follow my intuition here. I don't know if you are familiar with Joseph Campbell, the expert on mythology. When he was old, he was interviewed by Bill Moyers, and the series was published as "The Power of Myth." It's available as in book form:
http://www.amazon.com/POWER-MYTH-With-B ... er+of+myth
and in video form:
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Myth-Joseph ... er+of+myth
If you don't want to buy it, it may be that an academic library would have these or be able to obtain them. Campbell talks about the the myth of the hero and nature of the hero's journey. It seems to me that the struggle in which you are engages is heroic, so I thought Campbell's words would provide some inspiration.
Best of luck to you, my friend.
Mike :-)
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