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My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) AWA 6.0

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My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) AWA 6.0 [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 21:57
I took the test at the 44th st center in Manhattan today and scored a 710.I am somewhat relieved but I felt I could have gotten a better quant score since I scored 49 consistently in my practice tests.

Warning:
Please do not take more than 3 to 4 min of your break time. You must be wondering why I am saying this.
The proctor told me that I had 10 minutes between sections. I was under the impression that the break duration is 5 minutes because this is what I noticed in gmatprep. So after my quant I took a break to eat a granola bar,drink some water and use the restroom. When I got back I noticed an alert that mentioned that I had I lost 30 seconds because i supposedly took a longer break ! :evil: For the life of me I cant understand how this happened.

Proper debrief:
The 44th street center staff are quite professional. Nice flat screens with enough writing space beside the monitors.

Essays -
Argument essay was quite easy. But the issue essay was vague. I just managed to finish typing something in 30 min.

Quant -
I started off well and hit some tough DS's at the 5th question and about the 15th. I maintained some momentum until about 26th at which point i think i solved 2 questions in a row incorrectly. I came across no DS's until 31 when I hit 3 more. And then no more DS's. Only some PS questions.
In my gmatprep's whenever I hit 49 I came across a large number of DS questions towards the end ( usually about 6 between 30 and 37 ). Since this did not happen, I realised I had screwed up a bit in quant.

Verbal -
Even with losing 30 seconds , I started off well. I took more time than usual in RC's and jotted down some points while reading. I came across an SC from gmatprep too. I got the distinct impression that I hit more SC questions than CR questions in the test. I got hit by 4 RC's totally and the 4th one was when I was on question 33 with barely 6 minutes to go. Because I had spent a little too much time on RC, I was left with no time for the last 3 questions- 2 CR and one SC. Took wild guesses here.

Preparation
I had been preparing on and off for 6months now. But I started serious preparation only in the last 3 months.
I used all the usual books and software - OG 11, gmatprep, gmatter, MGMAT CAT.
Of course , the gmatclub forums have been extremely useful. I believe that consistently solving verbal questions on this forum has contributed to my 40 on the verbal section.
Many smart and resourceful people participate in these forums - saravalli, bsd_lover,sodenso,fresinha,jallenmorris to name a few - whose comments , suggestions and questions were very useful.
Thank you all !

I am wondering though if 710 can hold its own in what will be a high volume application year ( 2009).

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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 23:06
good job druid!!!

thats a really good score!
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 23:17
great stuff buddy .. another one hits 700 !!!!
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 23:32
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 00:03
Congratunation Getafi..., Really excited to hear 710 from you :lol:

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getafixdruid wrote:
I took the test at the 44th st center in Manhattan today and scored a 710.I am somewhat relieved but I felt I could have gotten a better quant score since I scored 49 consistently in my practice tests.

Warning:
Please do not take more than 3 to 4 min of your break time. You must be wondering why I am saying this.
The proctor told me that I had 10 minutes between sections. I was under the impression that the break duration is 5 minutes because this is what I noticed in gmatprep. So after my quant I took a break to eat a granola bar,drink some water and use the restroom. When I got back I noticed an alert that mentioned that I had I lost 30 seconds because i supposedly took a longer break ! :evil: For the life of me I cant understand how this happened.

Proper debrief:
The 44th street center staff are quite professional. Nice flat screens with enough writing space beside the monitors.

Essays -
Argument essay was quite easy. But the issue essay was vague. I just managed to finish typing something in 30 min.

Quant -
I started off well and hit some tough DS's at the 5th question and about the 15th. I maintained some momentum until about 26th at which point i think i solved 2 questions in a row incorrectly. I came across no DS's until 31 when I hit 3 more. And then no more DS's. Only some PS questions.
In my gmatprep's whenever I hit 49 I came across a large number of DS questions towards the end ( usually about 6 between 30 and 37 ). Since this did not happen, I realised I had screwed up a bit in quant.

Verbal -
Even with losing 30 seconds , I started off well. I took more time than usual in RC's and jotted down some points while reading. I came across an SC from gmatprep too. I got the distinct impression that I hit more SC questions than CR questions in the test. I got hit by 4 RC's totally and the 4th one was when I was on question 33 with barely 6 minutes to go. Because I had spent a little too much time on RC, I was left with no time for the last 3 questions- 2 CR and one SC. Took wild guesses here.

Preparation
I had been preparing on and off for 6months now. But I started serious preparation only in the last 3 months.
I used all the usual books and software - OG 11, gmatprep, gmatter, MGMAT CAT.
Of course , the gmatclub forums have been extremely useful. I believe that consistently solving verbal questions on this forum has contributed to my 40 on the verbal section.
Many smart and resourceful people participate in these forums - saravalli, bsd_lover,soNdenso,fresinha,jallenmorris to name a few - whose comments , suggestions and questions were very useful.
Thank you all !

I am wondering though if 710 can hold its own in what will be a high volume application year ( 2009).

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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 05:00
congrats buddy...hope i can be in the same company as you :) the 700+ club
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 08:08
congrats, great stuff!
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 08:09
Nice score and debrief, good luck with your application.
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 08:20
Great score! I'm hoping to get something similar.
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 19:53
Well done!
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 00:53
Congrats and now you must get some Beer :beer
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 01:18
Congrats on a great score, Druid! Is it just me or has a lot of people been losing time due to mistimed breaks lately?
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 15:17
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Congrats on a great score, Druid! Is it just me or has a lot of people been losing time due to mistimed breaks lately?



Thanks all.

YihWei,
So you overshot the break time too? :)
Nice to know that I was not alone.
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 20:00
Great score! Congrats and good luck on your application process.
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 21:33
Good job dude. Congratulations.
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 13:26
getafixdruid wrote:
YihWei wrote:
Congrats on a great score, Druid! Is it just me or has a lot of people been losing time due to mistimed breaks lately?



Thanks all.

YihWei,
So you overshot the break time too? :)
Nice to know that I was not alone.

I was fortunate enough to not run into this problem, but I'd say I've read about 3-4 different debriefs or horror stories in this forum in the past few weeks that specifically mentioned that they had overshot their break time (most of the time due to proctor negligence).
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Re: My debrief - 710 ( Q 47, V 40 ) [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 10:56
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