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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 20:09
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2 extra strength Tylenol??

is this to prevent any stress headaches? or is it supposed to help out my straining neurons?


I almost never get headaches, but on the very rare occasions when I do, a Tylenol helps me perform at my peak. Extra strength Tylenol is innocuous---unlike Gatoraide, I'm not sure if Tylenol helps in any measurable way, but I have never gotten fatigued on test day for any stanadarized test, and for each one I use the same ritual of sleeping a lot the night before, meal in the morning, Tylenol, Gatoraide, water in the face, praying and positive thinking to get me through. I probably have greater endurance on test day due to some degree of adrenaline/positive thinking, but I regulate my nutrients very strictly in hopes that doing so will help me out in some way. Psychologically, I think it is important to have a set ritual/routine planned for test day so that your mind is calm and you feel in contrl when the questions come. That sense of calmness is very important given the unpredictability of what might appear/how you might respond when test time arrives.

FYI, I do not take Tylenol when I study or practice, only if I get a headache or become sick or need to take a test.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 21:09
Thanks for your response. It appears that I have a long way to go on the Reading Comprehension portion. The problem is that on the practice OG reading comp questions, I got only 76% of the questions correctly even though I improved during the second half of the sets in the OG #12. This is probably me gaining more familiarity of the questions. I am scoring a 36 on the MGMAT verbal sections after 3 exams. I'd like to score in 40's, but it will take some work. My sentence correction has improved drastically thanks to Manhattan.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2009, 05:52
Congrats slingfox.. you are a S-T-U-D!

you mentioned that you would share your notes in one of the earlier threads... If they are ready, could you share them please ?
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2009, 09:30
Yes, that would help a lot. Thanks.
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Thanks for your response. It appears that I have a long way to go on the Reading Comprehension portion. The problem is that on the practice OG reading comp questions, I got only 76% of the questions correctly even though I improved during the second half of the sets in the OG #12. This is probably me gaining more familiarity of the questions. I am scoring a 36 on the MGMAT verbal sections after 3 exams. I'd like to score in 40's, but it will take some work. My sentence correction has improved drastically thanks to Manhattan.


For the RC, I have three key tips:

1) Read with structure in mind. i.e., the goal as you're reading is to figure out the logical flow of the passage. You can do this by asking yourself at the end of each paragraph: what was the purpose of paragraph? I basically read each sentance/paragraph trying to build a map of the argument. This forces you to read very carefully and allows you to pinpoint issues more quickly. Reading carefully also allows you to answer the scope/tone/purpose/conclusion type questions better.

2) Most of the RC are "detail" type questions. For those, always go back and check the text.

3) If the question asks you to interpret or conclude something about a particular chunk of text or sentance, read the sentances before and after the text in question as well. i.e., you need to understand the context.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2009, 14:25
FYI, after a month and a half, I finally checked to see my AWA score. Shockingly, I got a 6.0! I knew my first essay was rock solid, but I was very unsure about the second one. In the second on, I spent the first 20 minutes thinking about what to write and writing the first two paragraphs. With 10 minutes left, I just typed out some terrible arguments. Even though my arguments weren't great, I think what saved me was I had a clear template/structure in mind. Modeling the AWA after a good template is key given that your response is mostly graded by a computer (or so I hear). Whatever you do, make sure you type out 5 paragraphs that is accordance with a good template. Apparently, if you can do that, the quality of your ideas doesn't matter so much!
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 13:59
Thank you for the information you had provided.

This would help a lot of people, who really doesn't know how to prepare for the GMAT and they want get good GMAT score.


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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2010, 01:45
Wow. Amazing debrief. A MUST read for all the GMAT people who are expecting to take the test soon. Thank you and Congrats !! :)
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2010, 02:09
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2010, 15:10
insightful debrief...thanks
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2010, 08:56
Awesome debrief! I love your entertaining yet informative writing style. Did you ever post your notes? Thanks so much! +1.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 05:56
Great debrief. very helpful. Hope many people benefit from this to plan their study plan.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2010, 18:25
thanks a lot for the detailed analysis and frequent updates... can you please tell us about the noise level and computer setup at the exam center? I wanted to know if the mouse/keyboard/scribble pad etc are all in good conditions/any distractions?
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 01:27
Thanks a lot for a very comprehensive report and additional answers.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 01 May 2010, 13:39
very inspiring mate, great job!
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 03 May 2010, 13:00
This is one of the best description I have seen on this forum. Thanks a lot! :)
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 02:24
great debrief
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 15:13
Awesome debrief - I should have done research on the forums before signing up for the Veritas "Full" course (live class). I am getting more out of my current self-study sessions.
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2010, 06:13
veritas + manhattan is a good supplement
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Re: GMATClubbing Administered: 770 (50Q, 45V) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2010, 11:09
very detailed and informative write up. Thanks
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