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I never thought there would be a day that I would claim that a noteboard and an erasable marker would somehow become a factor in the path of my life.
I took the GMAT this morning and walked out during the Quant Section. The reason? I might as well have been during algebra in the sand and only using my finger. These erasable noteboards (careful, donâ€™t try to erase) are completely insane!
Go find something laminated and try to write with a marker on it. Youâ€™ll end up with a half comprehensible blob of ink. And donâ€™t even think about moving up and down the paper writing, because youâ€™ll smear it everywhere.
Iâ€™m certainly not the mass populous. Iâ€™m someone that writes absurdly small. I use a 0.5mm mechanical pencil and I still bunch numbers up. Hey, Iâ€™m just one of those guys. Itâ€™s ok. Or at least I thought.
Want to prepare for the GMAT? I suggest you go buy some yellow graph paper (which I actually like) and laminate the sucker. Then go find a marker that only prints for 50% of the time you make an attempt to write.
Oh, and forget about assigning variables to numbers â€“ theyâ€™ll just end up being a ridiculous pattern of black blobs anyways.
This doesnâ€™t apply to everyone. I think chicks will be fairly okay with it since they tend to write larger in the first place, but for those guys out there that are like me and write small, youâ€™re screwed.
Thereâ€™s so much more I could say right now, but just can't. Maybe later. Too pissed right now. Iâ€™m just trying to get over the hundreds of dollars and 3 days vacation from work that I just spent to only get crapped on by a mind-blowing retarded decision by GMAC to abandon simple paper and pencil.
Can you please forward your complaint to GMAC? Everybody hates these ridiculous whiteboard markers, yet ironically few people actually take the time to put forward a formal complaint. I believe that if enough of us band together we can convince "the system" to change back to the way it was. I do know of some other people who are doing the same thing, so please understand that this movement is gaining momentum. "Strength in numbers always prevails."
By the way, did you demand a refund (or resceduled test date)??
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...