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So little time and so much to do [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 00:38
Hello. I want to start my MBA at Fall 2007, and need to get the 700 standard very soon in order to achieve that. Considering that I'm working for a Big 4 company, I won't be having much time to study for it.

I spoke with NYU and they said the application deadline is February 15th. This gives me like a month to study and take the GMAT. One year ago I was scoring 600-620 on the practice tests, and put the GMAT on hold after that.

How should I prepare? Which books shall I use? Thanks in advance for your help.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 07:28
No offense, but you should probably go for '08. Do it right the first time.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 07:41
Probably you're right. Thing is, I need to leave for MBA this year, otherwise I won't be getting anywhere for the next 2 years. Military obligation is a pain in Turkey.

Counting on my luck, a little. A GMAT score of 670 or more, I think I would be able to join First Tier MBA programs. So, luck AND hardwork, which I'm eager to provide (the latter one!).
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 08:32
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Thing is, I need to leave for MBA this year, otherwise I won't be getting anywhere for the next 2 years. Military obligation is a pain in Turkey.


I see. That changes things. I would suggest doing the entire OG and the supplements. Start doing the first third of each section (if you're aiming for a 670+, you should breeze through these problems). Then, do the second third and finally the last third. Learn the concepts. For every minute you spend on a question, spend two on the explanation.

If you have vacation time available at work, now is the time to take it.

If I told you that you could take the actual gmat, but you can't keep nor cancel your score would you want to take it? Good, because that's what the GMATPrep is. It is the actual gmat, but the score doesn't count.

Take it around week 2/3 and then for the last 3-4 days, take the test every day. Get used to it, it is nearly identical to the real thing.

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 11:41
Those are helpful tips. I bought the TPR Cracking the GMAT 2007 and all OG's. I also ordered Manhattan SC, which I couldn't find in Turkey.

Your way seems reasonable, and doable. I talked to some of my superiors, and will get the vacation before GMAT.

Thank you for the tips, hopefully my next post in this thread will be "OMG Thanks!!! It worked!!!" :-D

Nonetheless, I know it is a long shot.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 22:30
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Those are helpful tips. I bought the TPR Cracking the GMAT 2007 and all OG's. I also ordered Manhattan SC, which I couldn't find in Turkey.

Your way seems reasonable, and doable. I talked to some of my superiors, and will get the vacation before GMAT.

Thank you for the tips, hopefully my next post in this thread will be "OMG Thanks!!! It worked!!!" :-D

Nonetheless, I know it is a long shot.


All the best. Always remember the key is practice but since you dont have that much time. I would suggest taking a GMAT PRep before you start. That way you would know where you are and have a idea about which topics to focus (ones you are weak).

OG11 and GMATPrep are absolute mandatory.

Again all the best. We all will be waiting for your success.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2006, 01:21
I was amazed that the PR 2007 cracking the GMAT book was very helpful indeed. After I read the entire book and solved every question, my verbal score increased substantially. My math was already in good shape thanks to the extremely difficult math courses in Turkish schools, but I always managed to answer medium questions for Verbal, that is, if I could.

After solving the questions in the PR Cracking the GMAT 2007, I saw that I could answer the Hard questions without too much problems. However, I am having problems with the Easy questions! I always score very dismal results in Easy questions, but do better in much harder questions.

Does anyone has an idea why this is happening? Also what is the cure?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2006, 05:12
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I was amazed that the PR 2007 cracking the GMAT book was very helpful indeed. After I read the entire book and solved every question, my verbal score increased substantially. My math was already in good shape thanks to the extremely difficult math courses in Turkish schools, but I always managed to answer medium questions for Verbal, that is, if I could.

After solving the questions in the PR Cracking the GMAT 2007, I saw that I could answer the Hard questions without too much problems. However, I am having problems with the Easy questions! I always score very dismal results in Easy questions, but do better in much harder questions.

Does anyone has an idea why this is happening? Also what is the cure?


This means that those easy questions are not so easy as you think :)
If you consider the shorter SC for example an easier sentence than a longer one than it is not the case... You must learn the tricks Gmat throws at you... I think, once you recieve Mgmat SC book, you will learn those....
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2006, 05:50
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I was amazed that the PR 2007 cracking the GMAT book was very helpful indeed. After I read the entire book and solved every question, my verbal score increased substantially. My math was already in good shape thanks to the extremely difficult math courses in Turkish schools, but I always managed to answer medium questions for Verbal, that is, if I could.

After solving the questions in the PR Cracking the GMAT 2007, I saw that I could answer the Hard questions without too much problems. However, I am having problems with the Easy questions! I always score very dismal results in Easy questions, but do better in much harder questions.

Does anyone has an idea why this is happening? Also what is the cure?


This means that those easy questions are not so easy as you think :)
If you consider the shorter SC for example an easier sentence than a longer one than it is not the case... You must learn the tricks Gmat throws at you... I think, once you recieve Mgmat SC book, you will learn those....


It is confusing. The PR gives three bins of questions: easy, medium and hard.

While I score better in hard questions from the hard bin, I score relatively low on the questions from the easy bin.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2006, 07:17
Don't spend too much time on the PR, it is helpful, but rudimentary at best. If you're done with it, move on to the OG and GMATPrep.

Remember, nothing and I mean absolutely nothing replicates the gmat questions, so GMATPrep and OG are invaluable in your studies.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2007, 09:27
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Those are helpful tips. I bought the TPR Cracking the GMAT 2007 and all OG's. I also ordered Manhattan SC, which I couldn't find in Turkey.

Your way seems reasonable, and doable. I talked to some of my superiors, and will get the vacation before GMAT.

Thank you for the tips, hopefully my next post in this thread will be "OMG Thanks!!! It worked!!!" :-D

Nonetheless, I know it is a long shot.


Thanks!!! It worked!!!

I got 710!
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2007, 12:31
congrats thats great news! good luck with the applications
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2007, 13:22
Yeah congratulations
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