i am with paul and this one for the private tutoring sessions. i dont think it's worth it, just for the fact that you can get a 700+ score without going broke. i still havent take the exam yet but i am preparing for it. i dont plan on taking any fancy courses, just stay at home and study my a$$ off using prep materials provided by the good folks at kaplan
, arco, barron, pr, delta, ets, friends and all others previous test takers especially the ones on this forum. it takes great discipline and hard work to reach a goal of 700+ score. i am very thankful that i found this forum, to which i have become addicted. i am already loosing sleep and missing work because i spent almost all my nights reading tru the sea of posts and at the same time work on improving my sc and cr. i dont know if i am taking it too far but it think i can do it in 4-5 months. i know getting to 750+ will not be easy, but so many of the posts on this forum are so inspiring. most of the guys here have achieved their desired score in less than 3 months of prep. i know i am not a good test taker so i want to take my time and drill the cr@p out of the GMAT. its just the kind of guy i am. or have become as of lately. i guess the best story that inspired my was about my best friend who had lost all hope about getting into a good med school after his teacher telling him he will never become a doctor. my friend became obsessed with proving his prof wrong. so he took a summer off - he locked himself into his room with a ton of books. he had half of the city library in there and probably every book on chemistry, bio and anatomy printed in the last decade. i remember not seeing him for weeks outside. he used to spend 10 - 12 hrs a day studying and creating strategies for his admissions test. and what happend in 3 months - the SOB got the highest scores in the country and got into the best program. he received a letter, a medal and a ton of awards from the test creators saying that for the last 10 years they havent seen a perfect score - 0 mistakes. all questions answered flawlessly. and med stuff is hard . stuff like that amazes me, what determination and what will power. i still talk to him occasionally and told him about how he inspired me. we joke a lot that i would probably go insane and score in the lower 300's, which will be hillarious and at the same time impossible. I would ask him - what does it take to score so high??? and he would answer - it takes a chair, a desk and a lot of cigarettes.;]] lol anyhow enough of ranting and daydreaming, i bet scoring in the 99th percentile on the GMAT would feel good. we'll se on D-DAy in April - MAy. until that day comes, i got some 8 or more old editions of kaplan
and about 200 paper tests to go tru.
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