I must say, this forum is the best guide post, a light house for fresh aspirants. It has been over 8 months now, sadly I started preparing with the OGs, and came across this forum only a couple of weeks ago and totally realized how I had wasted all of my time. Everything you need is right in front of your eyes and is served fresh and cool as a cucumber, every time. It is just fun to be around here and getting to know better stuff. I truly believe, what I have learned in the past few weeks was way more than the six months I had wasted on the OGs. All this while, I had absolutely no clue that GMAT was primarily a template based exam, that there were styles of SC and CR or PS and DS(as described in the Kaplan
and often discussed on several question or problem threads) questions that once mastered, they can be cracked easily. I have learned from this forum that commitment and time value the most for the exam, that it is a test of focus, of speed, of the ability to distinguish exactly what is being asked in the questions and to pin-point towards the optimum solution, and of the ability to decide firmly on reasonable grounds. Personally, I am an engineering graduate from a reputed Institute of Technical Sciences that is ranked among the top ten in India and never in my life have I ever been so excited with any test, that were all just lame and crappy. Truly GMAT is enticing, which I believe is the only one to be perfectly called a true test, and with this forum around, the preparation gets way enthusiastic!!!!
With this forum around, I really believe I'll make it to the B-school I aspire for!!!
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Thank you for your kind words. I think this is the first time this forum has been compared to a cucumber, but I like it!