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I recently took the GMAT and did well with all of the help from this forum.

One thing that surprised me when I got to the testing center, however, was that I was required to use a dry erase marker to work out problems on the test.

Did this throw anyone else off?

I apologize if this has already been posted but I thought it was important information to pass along to anyone that is about to take the test...practice with dry erase markers if you can!

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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 17:09
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I picked up this one from Amazon..MGMAT simulated scrap paper...I have been using it for simulated tests....is this like the one actually used.

BTW..I hope the real marker is more reliable than the one provided with this one..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097901 ... 0979017580
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 17:30
Great link spgny!

That looks exactly like the dry erase booklet provided by the testing center.

FYI, the pen I used at the testing center was not very good...make sure you test it out before you start your test.
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 20:57
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I recently took the GMAT and did well with all of the help from this forum.

One thing that surprised me when I got to the testing center, however, was that I was required to use a dry erase marker to work out problems on the test.

Did this throw anyone else off?

I apologize if this has already been posted but I thought it was important information to pass along to anyone that is about to take the test...practice with dry erase markers if you can!


How did you do on the test? Happy with the score or thinking about another attempt?
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2009, 06:23
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NC2CHI wrote:
I recently took the GMAT and did well with all of the help from this forum.

One thing that surprised me when I got to the testing center, however, was that I was required to use a dry erase marker to work out problems on the test.

Did this throw anyone else off?

I apologize if this has already been posted but I thought it was important information to pass along to anyone that is about to take the test...practice with dry erase markers if you can!


How did you do on the test? Happy with the score or thinking about another attempt?


I got a 700 43Q (68%) 42V (95%)...but I am thinking about taking the test again.

It's a great score but I am worried that it won't be enough to get into the top schools (H/W/Kellogg). I am just out of undergrad and am on track to have the right work experience for those schools but I'm still figuring out if/when I want to retake the exam.
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2009, 13:52
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I recently took the GMAT and did well with all of the help from this forum.

One thing that surprised me when I got to the testing center, however, was that I was required to use a dry erase marker to work out problems on the test.

Did this throw anyone else off?

I apologize if this has already been posted but I thought it was important information to pass along to anyone that is about to take the test...practice with dry erase markers if you can!


How did you do on the test? Happy with the score or thinking about another attempt?


I got a 700 43Q (68%) 42V (95%)...but I am thinking about taking the test again.

It's a great score but I am worried that it won't be enough to get into the top schools (H/W/Kellogg). I am just out of undergrad and am on track to have the right work experience for those schools but I'm still figuring out if/when I want to retake the exam.


Great timing then with gmat - I do think the sooner you can take it after high school graduation the better :wink:
It is ironic that GMAC evaluates one's management abilities based on high school math...
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2009, 15:14
Yep..I regret not taking GMAT after graduation..although I don't think I took apurely math class after freshman year. Probably would have had to refresh anyway...
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2009, 23:38
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Great timing then with gmat - I do think the sooner you can take it after high school graduation the better :wink:
It is ironic that GMAC evaluates one's management abilities based on high school math...


I have heard that there has been a huge surge in applications to top schools from undergrads--thanks in part to Harvard's 2+2 program and Yale's Silver Scholars program. I think that people are realizing that it is much easier to take the test when you are in undergrad as the material is fresh and the time-constraints are much better.
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 04:48
H and Y are accepting students right out of undergrad? Hmmmmm.....does not seem right.
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 17:31
Yea, I was told by several friends to take the GMAT early...I think that it will help me in the long run.

In terms of Undergrads taking the test right after school...I think there probably are more now than there have been in the past. Undergrads are preparing for b-school admissions much more than they were before...at least that is the feeling I have developed after reading some of these boards.
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 19:21
Can someone tell me where can I buy marker alone for practice, the one that comes with MGMAT notebook. I need this for my practice.
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 20:41
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Can someone tell me where can I buy marker alone for practice, the one that comes with MGMAT notebook. I need this for my practice.


Right here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017T ... B0017TMT7A
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 21:05
I bought these.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FD ... B000FDPCPK

They have a different letter on them than the one that game with MGMAT book.. not sure why they seem the same.
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I will buy the set and compare. Seems like a job esp for me :)
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You can also buy the marker for two dollars (US) from the MGMAT store: http://www.manhattangmat.com/storeitems ... 78&catid=8

That's much cheaper than 11 dollars! :wink:
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 06:49
I more or less agree with taking the test right after undergrad as it is when one is most in a study mode and frankly less distracted. However, you start running up against the GMAT test score limits as schools more and more want experienced grads.

Having said all this, I think schools will start to get a bit more 'broad' with their admissions criteria if applicant pools start shrinking.

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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 08:01
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I got a 700 43Q (68%) 42V (95%)...but I am thinking about taking the test again.



Great verbal score NC2CHI. Any particular strategies that you used for SC, CR, RC questions?
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 08:11
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Re: Practice with Dry Erase Markers! [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 13:09
Thanks bb and bmillan, I tried mgmat, but they are charging about 8$ for shipping. Does anyone know whether this will be available in office depot or staples?
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