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My exp Q49V35 690 - 1st attempt

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My exp Q49V35 690 - 1st attempt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 00:39
I promised and I'm doing. This Monday I took my first gmat test. Test center is located in my city so I didn't need to go far. I slept good and was quite fresh. On Sunday I bought 4 redbulls and the same day my daughter and niece drank one of them :). Last week was very busy for me because we had to prepare an event, participated in beer parties etc so far as I couldn'd spend enough time for gmat. Actually last weekend I continued my preparation dispite common opinion to avoid that.
OK, on Monday I passed all stupid procedures of VUE (fingerprint, bla,bla,bla...) then I was ready and in a moment I started with AWA. I didn't pay much attention to AWA just typed something suitable following the templates, took a break and went to Q-part. I was very good with math in school. Maybe excellent but it was many years ago. But I refreshed my math skills so that Q49 became my average scope for simulators...On the test I met none of comb/perm, just some algebra, geometry, numbers even/odd etc. Nothing strange. Q I finished in time. 10 minutes brake, 1 cigarette, 1 bedbull, 1 restroom to pee ;). Then V started.
[I should explain some. A week ago I tried to check my readiness by taking gmatprep#2 1st time. I got Q49V24 560 or someting like that. If I say that I was depressed I'd say nothing. I was killed. I was erased. I bought 2 liter of red wine and used half of that with no good result. I even decided to postponed but it was late without losing $250. So I decided just to get some experience of gmat. I expected around 560-600]
So V just started. I also started to feel a bit tired but I kicked myself to rush. Nevertheless I spent around 50-55 minutes for first 20 questions. I was very evil and told myself to kick this test offfff (no... f*** off). 1 minute per question left. I was running. When 30 seconds left I picked 3-4 last questions using "C" answer and finished. Mouse was clicked, clicked... and I saw the result after a short pause - 690. Better than expected but not enough to quit.

Yesterday I arranged my second gmat - 30th June. All spare time for verbal. Good luck to each of us!!!
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Re: My exp Q49V35 690 - 1st attempt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 01:03
Couple of words about my preparation. I started 2.5 months ago after searching through internet by ordering PR, OG11, Kaplan 800 from amazon. Only 2 weeks ago I discovered M SC guide and, in fact, in the beginning I chosen a wrong way of my verbal preparation. I didn't analize my weak points and just jumped through list of questions counting my hit rates (very bad accually). Now I become smarter (I hope :)) and next 2 months will be completely different.
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Re: My exp Q49V35 690 - 1st attempt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 09:34
Good luck with your preparation. A good score by the way. Contratulations!!
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Re: My exp Q49V35 690 - 1st attempt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 09:52
barfer wrote:
Couple of words about my preparation. I started 2.5 months ago after searching through internet by ordering PR, OG11, Kaplan 800 from amazon. Only 2 weeks ago I discovered M SC guide and, in fact, in the beginning I chosen a wrong way of my verbal preparation. I didn't analize my weak points and just jumped through list of questions counting my hit rates (very bad accually). Now I become smarter (I hope :)) and next 2 months will be completely different.


I've always been a proponent of spending the first 2 weeks learning the ins and outs of the test (timing, format, question types, reading other's experiences), collecting all necessary material and outlining a 10+week plan. Only then can you maximize your efforts. Also, tweaking a little of the study plan along the way helps. But, people seem to waste much energy just jumping into preparing.

Your splits are pretty good. No reason why shouldn't shoot for the moon such as 51/39 or 50/41. That will yield a kickass score.

good luck
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Re: My exp Q49V35 690 - 1st attempt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 18:46
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I've always been a proponent of spending the first 2 weeks learning the ins and outs of the test (timing, format, question types, reading other's experiences), collecting all necessary material and outlining a 10+week plan. Only then can you maximize your efforts. Also, tweaking a little of the study plan along the way helps. But, people seem to waste much energy just jumping into preparing.

Your splits are pretty good. No reason why shouldn't shoot for the moon such as 51/39 or 50/41. That will yield a kickass score.

good luck


kidderek, I thought about your words. I realized that gmat is sort of competition and my second try is devoted only to my satisfaction. Another my reason (and the main one) is to show people around the possibility to do so. To be frank I started this MBA trip to show my people that it's possible for any human from the smallest country with poor and seak economy without lots of bucks, protections from men in power etc to take an expensive and honored MBA diploma. Cause many of my fellows consider that absolutely impossible. But I have the different opinion and want to prove it.
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