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Improved GMAT by 100 points - supplemental essay needed?

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Improved GMAT by 100 points - supplemental essay needed? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 17:29
Hi Paul Lanzillotti & Co.,
I've taken the GMAT twice - first time was in October and second time today. First go around I was really upset about my 640 (31Q 44V 6 AWA) as I'd been practice-testing in the 690-710 range consistently.
I refocused my efforts, realized I'd been prepping the quant in the wrong ways, and retested today at 740 (48Q, 44V AWA TBD). As you can imagine I am THRILLED with my new score. I believe that my first quant score was somewhat of an anomaly due to preparing incorrectly and getting a question set that played to my weaknesses.

Question: How, if at all, do I need to address a 100 point GMAT improvement (all in quant) on my applications?
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Re: Improved GMAT by 100 points - supplemental essay needed? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 02:53
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Hey LadyRoadWarrior:

thanks for reaching out to me. While this may seem like a fairly straightforward question, I actually believe that it is a fairly insightful question. To answer your question quickly, the admissions committee does not need to know about your 100 point increase. Of course, they will see both GMAT scores on the official report, but I suppose this is really beside the point.

What I want to expand upon here is a couple of things. First, it is always important to view things from the admissions committee point of view. While this is easier for me to say then for you to do, I want you to pretend that you are a member of the committee. Now, imagine you are reviewing hundreds, if not thousands of applications. As a member of the admissions committee, you really want to know the bare minimum of information that will paint a picture. Basically, this is why it is really not notable to mention this information. Second, a significant percentage of applicants take the test more than once and score higher the second time through. Adding this information will also serve to add baggage to your application and frankly, might even make it more annoying to read through your application. So don't do it. Just leave it be and give yourself a high-five. Seriously -- 100 points -- nice work!

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Paul Lanzillotti

LadyRoadWarrior wrote:
Hi Paul Lanzillotti & Co.,
I've taken the GMAT twice - first time was in October and second time today. First go around I was really upset about my 640 (31Q 44V 6 AWA) as I'd been practice-testing in the 690-710 range consistently.
I refocused my efforts, realized I'd been prepping the quant in the wrong ways, and retested today at 740 (48Q, 44V AWA TBD). As you can imagine I am THRILLED with my new score. I believe that my first quant score was somewhat of an anomaly due to preparing incorrectly and getting a question set that played to my weaknesses.

Question: How, if at all, do I need to address a 100 point GMAT improvement (all in quant) on my applications?

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Status: Decision Week!
Joined: 12 Oct 2011
Posts: 262
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Dartmouth (Tuck) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V44
GMAT 2: Q V0
GPA: 3.66
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 58

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Re: Improved GMAT by 100 points - supplemental essay needed? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2011, 07:02
Thank you!
I suspected this may be the case but it is great to have someone of your experience confirm this.
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