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Taking the GMAT tomorrow. **770, 50Q,45V** [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2008, 08:31
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I'm pretty nervous.

I just hope I won't be disappointed... I scored really well on the few practice tests I took and I'd be really disappointed if my score wasn't somewhere up there.

Took 5 tests...
770, 49Q, 46V
770, 49Q, 50V
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780, 51Q, 47V(This morning!)

I'm taking it tomorrow at 11AM. Do you guys have any advice in terms of food I should eat for breakfast as well as during the breaks? Should I bring an energy drink or something like that?

For the record... been studying 2-3 hours a day for a month. Used the GMAT official guide 11th edition as well as the two smaller books by the same editor for the verbal and quantitative section.

How important is the essay part? The truth is I pretty much haven't done anything for that part... I looked at the subjects in the GMAT official guide for 2-3 hours and I tried to think of what I could write about but that was it...I haven't done any actual writing.

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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2008, 08:35
Oh... also.

What do I need to bring for the test tomorrow? Do I need my passport or anything like that?
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2008, 08:55
Yes, take it (not a photocopy).
Good luck! I see a 750+ in the making!
Eat whatever you normally eat, bring a banana in case you get hungry. Dress in layers in case the temperature is not to your liking.
Take breaks of only 5 minutes.
Hold up whatever you need replenishing during the exam.
Don't get discouraged if some questions look easy.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2008, 09:19
Great advice on taking only 5 minute breaks. You do not want to lose any time on the test. Be back in your chair ready to start the next section with 2 -3 minutes left on your break.

Also, don't drink a bunch of water. If you have to go to the bathroom, you either lose time on the test (not an option) or you're going to be uncomfortable until the break and that can hinder your ability to cocentrate.

As for AWA - read this by ChineseBurned:

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You'll do fine.
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do a set of pushups before the exam and at least 10 pushups after the Q break...

I kid you not but that gets your blood flowing and makes you more relax..i have personally seen a 20% improvement in my V score after a 20 pushup set
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 07:29
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howd it go?
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 07:34
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howd it go?


He is probably taking it right now? :-D
I think the score will be stellar from all the practice test results, though.
Nothing to worry about.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:42
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bobinabob2 wrote:
howd it go?


He is probably taking it right now? :-D
I think the score will be stellar from all the practice test results, though.
Nothing to worry about.


Just got back from the test center.

Results: 770(Q50,V45)

I am pretty satisfied :D.

Will be happy to answer any question you guys may have.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:45
WOO HOOO - "pretty satisfied?" Were you scoring 810's on your GMATPrep stuff and this disappoints?? Just kidding That score rocks!

It's interesting that the 800Score.com calculator is off by a bit. It says that Q50, V45 is a 780.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:46
Well done!
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:47
Im so sorry to hear that you bombed the test. My condolences.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:54
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WOO HOOO - "pretty satisfied?" Were you scoring 810's on your GMATPrep stuff and this disappoints?? Just kidding That score rocks!

It's interesting that the 800Score.com calculator is off by a bit. It says that Q50, V45 is a 780.


Damn. 780 would have been really nice. :o Any chance they'll change my 770 to 780?

My pratice tests averaged 770 so I guess my target was 770... Was still hoping for 800 though. At 770, I guess anything is possible. I would have been a bit disappointed had I scored less than 770 to be honest.

The GMAT guide says 760-800 are better than 99%... but do we have more specific figures for 760, 770, 780, 790 and 800? After all there is a big difference between 760 and 800 yet both are "better than 99%"
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:55
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Im so sorry to hear that you bombed the test. My condolences.


Heh ;)

I was pretty happy when I saw that score on the screen though. I thought the math section hadn't gone that well as I had to rush through the last 6-7 questions or so. I wasn't really sure what to expect.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 11:59
Are there any chances that a score like this can let me in a top10 school or so if I have no relevant work experience and a GPA of 3.2-3.3? I don't think so but I'd love to hear your experience/thoughts on the subject.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 12:08
On the work experience front, its all relative. Do you mean you have NO work experience or you have work experience that isnt business related? If you mean the latter, adcoms often love when people come from odd-off-the-wall work backgrounds (i.e. professional treasure hunter, peace corp, pygmy elephant trainer).....

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Are there any chances that a score like this can let me in a top10 school or so if I have no relevant work experience and a GPA of 3.2-3.3? I don't think so but I'd love to hear your experience/thoughts on the subject.

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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 12:10
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On the work experience front, its all relative. Do you mean you have NO work experience or you have work experience that isnt business related? If you mean the latter, adcoms often love when people come from odd-off-the-wall work backgrounds (i.e. professional treasure hunter, peace corp, pygmy elephant trainer).....


I have work experience but it's not business related... no management or anything like that. Stupid stuff like cashier, doing maintenance, etc. Nothing too crazy.
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 12:12
Great job! Anything above 750 is stratospheric
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On the work experience front, its all relative. Do you mean you have NO work experience or you have work experience that isnt business related? If you mean the latter, adcoms often love when people come from odd-off-the-wall work backgrounds (i.e. professional treasure hunter, peace corp, pygmy elephant trainer).....

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Are there any chances that a score like this can let me in a top10 school or so if I have no relevant work experience and a GPA of 3.2-3.3? I don't think so but I'd love to hear your experience/thoughts on the subject.


Ya I agree. It totally depends on the rest of the package that you present. Depending on the details of your background and how you execute your application, your chances at a top-10 could range from extremely good to you-haven't-got-a-prayer.
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On the work experience front, its all relative. Do you mean you have NO work experience or you have work experience that isnt business related? If you mean the latter, adcoms often love when people come from odd-off-the-wall work backgrounds (i.e. professional treasure hunter, peace corp, pygmy elephant trainer).....

Kotu wrote:
Are there any chances that a score like this can let me in a top10 school or so if I have no relevant work experience and a GPA of 3.2-3.3? I don't think so but I'd love to hear your experience/thoughts on the subject.


Ya I agree. It totally depends on the rest of the package that you present. Depending on the details of your background and how you execute your application, your chances at a top-10 could range from extremely good to you-haven't-got-a-prayer.


Probably "haven't-got-a-prayer"... eh

No matter. Harvard would have been pretty cool though ;)

Is it worth it to do it again to try and get 780? I'm sure I can do it but I don't think it's worth it... Already spent one month studying for this one and I don't really feel like studying another month :P
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Re: Taking the GMAT tomorrow. [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 12:31
Congrats Kotu :!: :!: :!:

So your only "review" materials were the OG, OG Quant and OG Verbal? That's it?

Just wondering. Best of luck on the apps.
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