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How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44)

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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 01:36
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 06:24
Awesome!
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 23:27
Congrats! I was laughing on seeing that you actually made that image! :-D But hats off to your single minded focus!
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2010, 01:42
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I took my Knewton diagnostic test and got a dismal 640 (Q46, V32). I was pretty pissed off because I only missed 2 questions on the quantitative portion. I couldn’t help but wonder if this program was just a marketing scam. Did they sandbag my performance on the first test just to make their 50 point guarantee easier to back? I called Knewton support and they said they’d look into my results and send me an email. I never got an email.


I DEFINITELY think that Knewton does this. Does anybody have evidence to the contrary?
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 14:43
Congrats to Op! Huge score and great debrief. Thanks +1

I'm kind of shocked that little more than a year ago, Knewton released a commercial CAT that allowed you to receive a Q46 with TWO incorrect answers. What use is an algorithm that can't give you a score that could be guesstimated almost perfectly by any soul who has been on this forum for a week? By the powers vested in me, by the internet and the ability to type... I hereby upgrade that Q result to Q50!

Seriously though, congrats again. I hope all went well with the applications or any other personal endeavours you undertook.
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 16:15
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Congrats to Op! Huge score and great debrief. Thanks +1

I'm kind of shocked that little more than a year ago, Knewton released a commercial CAT that allowed you to receive a Q46 with TWO incorrect answers. What use is an algorithm that can't give you a score that could be guesstimated almost perfectly by any soul who has been on this forum for a week? By the powers vested in me, by the internet and the ability to type... I hereby upgrade that Q result to Q50!

Seriously though, congrats again. I hope all went well with the applications or any other personal endeavours you undertook.

I was admitted to Michigan (Ross) with a scholarship in Round 1, so I'll be heading to Ann Arbor this summer.

For those of you still prepping for the GMAT, here's my experience. As most people will tell you, you check the box of "good enough" somewhere around the average GMAT score for a school's incoming class. Once a school has decided to accept you, many people believe that the GMAT score becomes a key factor in scholarship awards, because the GMAT is directly linked to a school's ranking. Of course, other parts of your profile play a large part in scholarship decisions, but those details are likely outside of your control.

While I certainly could have been admitted with my 700, I believe that my 770 gave me marginally better odds of admission, and significantly better odds of scholarship award.
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2011, 01:42
That's great news, thanks for the update. I see what you meam with regards to the GMAT/Scholarship correlation. If anything, aiming as high as possible (like you did) can mean making sizeable short term savings. Definitely something to keep in mind.

Best of luck at Ann Arbor!
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2011, 09:41
Congrats AV !! Your story is very inspiring and the material reviews would definitely help me as I start preparing in a few days.
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2011, 16:38
I really enjoyed reading this post!

And a really good problem this..

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"How many ways can you select 4 people from 5 married couples if no two people from the same couple can be selected?"

You know that order doesn’t matter, but you can’t really solve this question with the combinations approach either. What’s the solution? You use the permutation approach and divide out the number of ways they can be ordered.

(10x8x6x4)/(4x3x2x1) = 80

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It's absolutely true that just using formulas is not going to help on the GMAT. It's all about the concepts. I really think the "slot" method is the best approach to solve these types of problems.
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 06:40
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 14:08
Hello Aver
I'm exactly in the position where you were when you took your first test.
I took my GMAT today and got 700(q:48 + v:36). I'm planning to retake the test in 5 weeks.
How long was your prep course in knewton ?
Do you think it can be completed in 5 weeks ?

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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 11:26
Just like the OP i got a 700 in my first attempt
Just like him I signed up for knewton
Just like him i am going to get a gmat score of ..... :-D
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 11:51
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Just like the OP i got a 700 in my first attempt
Just like him I signed up for knewton
Just like him i am going to get a gmat score of ..... :-D


Love your thinking! Congratulations!!!!
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 08:34
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Avernusaur wrote:
I took my Knewton diagnostic test and got a dismal 640 (Q46, V32). I was pretty pissed off because I only missed 2 questions on the quantitative portion. I couldn’t help but wonder if this program was just a marketing scam. Did they sandbag my performance on the first test just to make their 50 point guarantee easier to back? I called Knewton support and they said they’d look into my results and send me an email. I never got an email.


I DEFINITELY think that Knewton does this. Does anybody have evidence to the contrary?


I know a guy who has scored 760 on knewton diagnostic cat.. So unless he scores an 810, his course is free :wink:
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 18:43
I ordered the TOTAL GMAT MATH from amazon and will get his extreme math set. Hopefully this will help me get into the 50s for quant
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 08:01
Thanks for the tips.
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2012, 14:06
this is a great post! thanks for the insight
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Re: How I upgraded my 700 to a 770 (Q50, V44) [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 07:18
Congrats on your gr8 score!!
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