Thanks, it does. Full disclosure: I've been out of school for quite a few years. Was in musical conservatory for much of high school, and managed to get away w/never taking any math above Algebra 1 level - and didn't do that well in that class! Just wasn't motivated. Took no math in college; somehow landed in and got through a corporate banking training program, including advanced courses in accounting, corporate finance, etc. upon graduation - no, I'm not really sure how that happened, either! Left after a few years to pursue music and writing; had a great deal of success doing both; want very badly to open my own production company; lack the skills that I believe an excellent b-school will render to me. Fast-forward to this year; signed up for private tutoring through Kaplan
, and frankly have nothing but great things to say about it, despite the alarming numbers of negative posts re: Kaplan
I've seen on this website! Have basically taught myself high school algebra and geometry this year, so am not utterly discouraged by my low score, considering. I got rattled early on in the test, which didn't help - I guess I need to learn to chill out a bit, as well as improve my skills. Toward the end of my studying, I purchased the MGMAT books
, which were amazing. Went through them once or twice - wish I'd had more time with them.
This is probably a Mickey Mouse question, but if I don't ask how to do this, I will never learn: what in heaven's name is the cube root of the square root of x to the 48th power?! And please be kind enough to tell me how you arrived at the solution. Hate to be dim, but I must ask.
Also, the "SC 1000" and "RC 1000" that people keep referring to - where can I find them? They sound incredibly helpful for practice purposes. And I am not taking the test again until November 18th. I figure that gives me a good solid block of time to hunker down and study, and I will still be in the second round of b-school apps, which is where I think I should be anyway, since I am a card-carrying "non-traditional" applicant.
Thanks for your help!
...there ain't no such thing as a free lunch...