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OMG....760 Q(50) V(42) [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 14:37
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I took the test this past weekend and achieved my dream score...I would have been happy with a 700+ so imagine my surprise and elation when I actually got a 760!!!!! I have to thank the forum for my score and for the great advice that I've read on here the past 2 months. Finding this forum was seriously the turning point in my preparation.

So a little bit about my experience:

The first time I took the Gmat, I took a Kaplan course. On top of that, I studied for another 3 months on my own. I did very well on the Kaplan tests (from 650-720) and thought that I wouldn't have a problem on the real Gmat since I've heard that Kaplan tests are harder. I also did a few questions here and there from the OG as well as the 800score.com practice exams. Overall I must have done about 10-15 practice tests. Powerprep scores were 740 and 750. I thought I was ready for the real thing.

Turns out the real test was harder than I expected...I felt very unprepared and NOT GOOD during the exam. Kaplan just didn’t prepare me well for the types of problems I saw on the exam. Lots of number theory problems in the quant section, and lots of very difficult sentence correction. I got a 690 that time and although it's a great score, I decided to study again to break the 700 barrier.

I decided that if I was going to start studying again, I would give it my all...Here was my preparation strategy for the next 2 months (during which, I had no life):

- Found the Gmatclub and began reading through the forum to gain tips on books, study strategies, etc. Was given great advice by people who had already taken the exam.
- Did as many gmatclub questions as I could each week. People on this forum post great questions and offer very smart solutions….you can learn from these people
-Bought the challenge package and took 13 of them. Challenge questions are harder than the real thing and are a great way to train your mind to think in a certain way. Also helped me build my confidence.
-Did OG 10 and 11 cover to cover, doing sets of 15 -20 problems timed. Kept an error log and went back to review my mistakes afterwards
-Made flashcards of the math problems I got wrong.
-Bought the MGMAT Sentence Correction book, worked through it (BEST SC book). Kaplan did not do justice or give enough depth into SC....
-Worked through the CR sets in a Lsat book ...those are harder than the ones you'll see on the exam.
-Worked through Arco Reading comprehension for GMAT, LSAT, MCATS.

My exam was Sat morning at 9:00. I figured that I'd need to wake up at 6:30 to get ready, warm up with some problems, and travel to the test site by 8:30. To get my body use to functioning at such an early time in the morning, I woke up at 6:30 in the morning every day for the 5 days before the exam. I used this time in the morning to study, review notes, take a challenge…waking up so early was difficult at first, but regulating my sleep schedule so I was comfortable waking up so early was important.

The test day was uneventful. My exam was at the testing center I went to the first time around so I was very familiar with the environment. I tested my marker and pad before I went into the testing center to make sure they worked (impt!) and started my exam.

AWA wasn’t too difficult and I went through that rather quickly. Next was the quant. I was very comfortable with the math questions and was able to see through some of the trickier problems on there. Problems were not as difficult as I expected…easier than the GMAT Club Challenge problems and the ones ppl post on this site. Problems were harder than the OG though so definitely go beyond the OG if you want to do well in Quant. I saw a lot of overlapping set problems (was surprised about that), algebra, lots of number theory, one remainder problem, geometry, probability, and some combination problems (ie. How many ways to get from pt. A to B… Giddi posted a great explanation on this…definitely review it to make sure you understand how to do this problem!) I didn’t see any work, rate or SD questions. The math wasn't too bad though and I felt good about it afterwards. Also, I did see some very simple calculation problems in the middle of my exam..but I didn’t stress about it b/c many people did mention that the test wouldn’t always be adaptive.

Verbal was very straightforward. Started with some simple SC’s and then came a RC. In total, I had 4 RC passages…two of them were harder science ones that were very uninteresting so I had to plow through them. I think that’s where some of my mistakes came in. Otherwise, the CR wasn’t so bad. I definitely think that all the studying I did with the MGMAT SC book and the OG really paid off.

I’m so glad to finally have the Gmat behind me. I’ve been studying for this monster for 10 months now and it’s been quite a long journey. I can honestly say though that I’ve learned a tremendous amount through this process. And I definitely agree with what other people have said about the Gmats…it’s doesn’t necessarily test your ‘knowledge,’ or ability to memorize but your thought process. When you’re studying, imagine yourself training as you would for a sport…you’re building up the muscle, strength, and acumen.

I have a couple more thoughts on what I’ve learned throughout this process in terms of studying strategy but I’ll leave that for another post…going to grab some grub now.

Good luck to all who are still working through this and thanks to all who have been so supportive!!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 15:03
:cool :2gunfire: :P :P :P :beer

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 15:05
Awesome score tl!!!!
Way to go.... totally blew the GMAT away!!!

Congratulations and take a well deserved break!!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 15:08
thats a legend of a score...congrats
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 15:57
An exciting score ..

Congrats for the awesome achievement ..
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 16:23
Great Score!!!!...Congrats!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 16:28
Awesome score!

:band Congrats!

Thanks for pointers. Good luck with your apps!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 16:35
Now come hang out in the B-School Applications area:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=103

Just launched today!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 17:23
Congrats! That is incredible! Way to go!

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 17:53
*** Party Time ****

You nailed it !
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 17:55
OMG is the right subject for this post!!! Excellent achievement! Did you manage not to scream in the testing room??? :lol:

now is the time to catch up on "life"! and good luck in the future!!!

Please stick around to help the other GMAT hopefuls!!!

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 20:01
Exceeeeeeeelent !!!!!!!

Now its time for these :drunk :beer :sleep
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 20:21
OMG....lets party...

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 20:47
Wonderful score........Congratulations!!!!!! :wave
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 21:00
great score. congrats buddy...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 22:52
congratulations ! fantastic score
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 23:08
Great Score dude!! Congrats!
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 00:55
Awesome Score :shock: and Congrats Man.....
Keep contributing to the forum and best of luck with your Apps....
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 03:14
congraaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttssssssssssss

you scored a goooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllll

soccer bug :)

awesome!

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 04:56
Great score. Congrats!
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