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Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log

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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2011, 17:32
Let me see you post that 740 when you take the CAT tomorrow!
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2011, 13:40
Good luck Entwistle..
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 01:30
nice thread, good luck for your gday :)
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MGMAT CAT 5 - 730 (Q49 / V40) [incl AWA / i knew a few questions .. 1 in Quant & 2 in Verbal]
MGMAT CAT 6 - 730 (Q50 / V40) [no repeats .. lucky me :)]
GMAT CAT 1 retake - 650 (Q45 / V35) [if somebody could tell me what went wrong .. i'd be happy -.-]
GMAT CAT 2 retake - 740( Q49 / V41)
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 01:56
This is it people :)

I got a 670 on the 6th and last Manhattan CAT
and
I got a 680 on the GMAT Prep Test 2

GMAT score calculator prediction:
Estimated GMAT Score: 690
95% Range: 670 to 710

I feel better prepared this time and it's good to see that the figures back me up.

Final thoughts:
A score of +750 is unlikely. So no point in being foolishly optimistic!
:P
However, 720 is very much attainable.

I have two more days to go and I plan to review my notes during this time. No more practice tests :)

Thank you for all your love and support!

Thank you GMAT Club!
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 02:02
satisfied with the 680? what about the split? Q/V?
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 05:24
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satisfied with the 680? what about the split? Q/V?

Q:46
V:38

According to percentile ranking table published by mba.com, the above score would correspond to the following percentile rank:

T: 680 [85th Percentile]
V: 38 [ 83rd Percentile]
Q: 46 [ 75th Percentile]

Am I satisfied with 680? Of course I'm not! I would have been satisfied if I scored 48 in Quant and 40 in Verbal!

:D

But after analysis, I realized that I answered 12 questions incorrectly in Quant [9 DS + 3 PS]
and
I answered 11 questions incorrectly in Verbal [6 SC + 3 CR + 2 RC]

I'm happy with my performance in PS, CR and RC. However, I need to improve SC and DS!

For the remaining two days, I'll focus on these areas :)
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 08:38
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I am sure if you cut down your SC errors, you'll be above the 700+ mark

Good luck, I am sure you will be able to do it!!
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 08:48
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@ Entwistle- I don't want to give any advice at this point of time as you might already have internalized all the strategies and no point in trying to squeeze in last minute changes. But, I'd definitely like to wish you very good luck for your exam.
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 08:52
Thank you all :D

Kudos to each one of you!

I'll post about the inner game of GMAT in a while :D
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2011, 10:05
Locked and Loaded.... See you on the other side of GMAT!
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2011, 11:25
Dear Readers,
I started this thread on the 5th of January 2011. I find it hard to believe that a little over 7 weeks have passed since I made the introductory post in this thread!

Thank you all for your encouragement, support, love and guidance.

I am a little tensed about the test. Not too much though. I feel a certain amount of tension is good because it will keep me focused and alert. Tomorrow, I shall review the "How to get 6.9 AWA" guide by chineseburned. I'll write a few essays (do the ones I skipped while taking the Manhattan CATs) in the morning. Go out and have a good time in the noon... Get back home and meditate for a while to calm myself.

At this point, I must talk about "realistic expectations." When I wrote the GMAT last Dec, I was damn sure that I would get a +700! But now I realized that back then, I was just being foolishly optimistic! I'm cheerfully reminded about the Bournville commercial on TV "You don't just buy a Bournville. You have to earn it" A +700 score is something like a Bournville... You can't just get a +700, you have to earn it! Right now, I feel comfortable with a target of 710 or 720!

Target Score: T:700 V: 39 Q: 47 [Minimum]
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2011, 12:25
Entwistle wrote:
At this point, I must talk about "realistic expectations." When I wrote the GMAT last Dec, I was damn sure that I would get a +700! But now I realized that back then, I was just being foolishly optimistic! Target Score: T:700 V: 39 Q: 47 [Minimum]
I used to think the same and I was foolishly realistic too, when I last attempted the GMAT. I was tooooooo optimistic! Now, I
m retaking the GMAT :P

All the best Enwistle.
I just read through this whole thread. Loved your writing and your strategies. I wonder how I missed this thread earlier. From what you have written, you seem to have been meticulously and systematically working toward the GMAT. so, the result will definitely be in your favor...keep a positive mind and beat the monster..we will wait for your debrief :-)
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 09:00
last day .. once again, good luck! keep cool, eat a banana! ;)
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 09:20
Best of luck mate!

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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 09:39
All the very best Entwistle.
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2011, 19:44
Just believe in yourself -- that's what matters towards the end. Also, have an exit strategy:keep track of time after every 8--10 questions and adjust ur speed if u think you are slowing down.

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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2011, 00:53
Mission Accomplished :)↲Total 710↲Verbal 40↲Quant 48↲Will post debrief in a while!

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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2011, 05:35
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Mission Accomplished :)↲Total 710↲Verbal 40↲Quant 48↲Will post debrief in a while!

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Great Entwistle! :-)


Fantastic and Congragulations! Will look forward to your debrief
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Re: Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2011, 11:41
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Mission Accomplished :)↲Total 710↲Verbal 40↲Quant 48↲Will post debrief in a while!

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Good job !
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