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New post 08 Mar 2007, 23:23
Not sure if this has been covered but take a look....

http://www.jbhe.com/news_views/51_gradu ... _test.html
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 00:08
Sad that they dint give the average for Indian Americans/Indians taking GMAT. :)
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 06:37
By the way, when the GMAT has those mandatory passages on feminism or on racial equality, who are they appeasing? Does that make people feel better? Seems like it's very patronising.
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 06:46
I've read this article myself... the fact that the income effect doesn't alone explain differences is very interesting. I think there are many reasons one could ponder why these results are the way they are... but at the end of the day it is just kinda unfortunate.
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 07:29
rhyme, did you delete your post again? I was replying to it...
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 07:32
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By the way, when the GMAT has those mandatory passages on feminism or on racial equality, who are they appeasing? Does that make people feel better? Seems like it's very patronising.


come on, dont you love reading those wonderful passages on womens involvement in labor unions during the 1900's and their effect on feminist issues?

personally I think trying to appease any group by singling them out on a standardized test is a little strange - but then again Neon (Shaq) in Blue Chips thought the SAT's were culturally biased.
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rhyme, did you delete your post again? I was replying to it...


LOL yes. Go ahead and reply to it. I just figured it'd piss people off.

In short I was saying the article is a crap propoganda piece.
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 07:41
FYI - I found this while trying to find info on what the white male average GMAT score is to see how I stack up - although it would be better to find what scored white males in the top 15 schools average...anyone know?
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 07:47
Oasis - Exactly, I love the passage about women and labor unions.

It's all so contrived.

At my last interview, toward the end the interviewer asked if there was anything else about my candidacy I would like him to know. I should have said, "Yes. I have a black friend. And I think women are very intelligent."
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LOL yes. Go ahead and reply to it. I just figured it'd piss people off.

In short I was saying the article is a crap propoganda piece.


In short, I was agreeing :-D
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Oasis - Exactly, I love the passage about women and labor unions.

It's all so contrived.

At my last interview, toward the end the interviewer asked if there was anything else about my candidacy I would like him to know. I should have said, "Yes. I have a black friend. And I think women are very intelligent."


Hahaha thats a good one. I agree - it is totally rediculous.
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LOL yes. Go ahead and reply to it. I just figured it'd piss people off.

In short I was saying the article is a crap propoganda piece.


In short, I was agreeing :-D


Now I need to see this mythical post
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 08:01
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Sad that they dint give the average for Indian Americans/Indians taking GMAT. :)


Probably because if they did their whole argument would fall apart.
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 09:14
My problem with this is what about the companies that think they are hiring some brilliant student from a top business school. In reality, sometimes that person might have a below average test score. I don't think that's right- especially when there were hundreds of similar applicants with higher scores that got dinged.
Then again, the same affirmative action policies are in place at just about every company too.
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 10:29
I'll post my scathing review when I get back from watching 300 :)
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 10:30
rhyme, did you quit your job already?
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 10:34
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I'll post my scathing review when I get back from watching 300 :)


WORD!!!!

I'm watching it tonight. Damn IMAX tix are sold out so I will be watching it at a regular stadium style seating.
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 10:43
c00624, you raise a good point. That's probably why some employers ask for GMAT scores. I have no doubt that a lot of candidates get into top schools not based on their credentials but instead based on a quota or because they (or someone in their family) know someone influential.
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I'm watching it tonight. **** IMAX tix are sold out so I will be watching it at a regular stadium style seating.


I can't say "d a m n?"
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New post 09 Mar 2007, 13:25
rhyme wrote:
I'll post my scathing review when I get back from watching 300 :)


I am more interested in your review of 300 - post one on that too since I finally have time to go see ovies and play videogames lol.
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