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UPDATE: Good to be done with you GMAT! 740 (Q48; 42) AWA 6/6

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UPDATE: Good to be done with you GMAT! 740 (Q48; 42) AWA 6/6 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 13:29
Hey all,
Just got back from the test center. Everything went well in the preparation phase and in the actual test. First, I wasn't sure if I should be happy or not after seeing the score, because I had scored 760 on both the GMATprep tests. But then, I am happy to be in the 98th percentile.

I'll elaborate later. Now for some shuteye. :lol:

UPDATE: Got my report - AWA 6/6 - truly I did not expect that. My only preparation - glanced through the introductory pages of Arco Essay Prep, but I did finish the AWA in the 10 or so full length practice tests that I took.
I focused on getting a point or two across rather than rambling on as I usually tend to do. Both my argument and issue were short - around 3-4 paragraphs of 4-5 lines each. For every sentence, I did a basic SC scrutiny - whether the sentence would have "A" as the answer choice as a SC. In the test, I finished within 45 minutes and expected a 4.5-5.0.

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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 13:46
Great performance dude! Many congatulations. Eagerly looking forward to hear more from you on your preparation!
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Re: Good to be done with you GMAT! 740 (Q 48; V 42) [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 13:54
anandsebastin wrote:
Hey all,
Just got back from the test center. Everything went well in the preparation phase and in the actual test. First, I wasn't sure if I should be happy or not after seeing the score, because I had scored 760 on both the GMATprep tests. But then, I am happy to be in the 98th percentile.

I'll elaborate later. Now for some shuteye. :lol:


Judging by your posts in Quant you could aim for 50 easily. I'm sure your verbal is great, but I haven't spent much time there.

Either way it's a great score! Thx for your posts!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 13:54
Hey Anand! Congrats buddy! A very well deserved score :-D Thanks for all your explanations, they were very detailed and helpful. Afterr all HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF :-D

Good luck for the Apps :-D

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By the way I'm sure you are already flying :wink:

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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 14:26
Awesome score!
Congrats!! :-D :-D :-D :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 14:27
CONGRATULATIONS!

That is an awesome score and I am so happy for you. Best of luck with your apps etc.... :P
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 15:00
Great Score .............. Congrats
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 15:06
Bravo!

Perfect score!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 16:55
Anand : Fantastic score....Enjoy :-D

throw some words of enlightenment for us :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 19:16
Congrats Anand.

You make it look so easy :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 20:00
congrats! That is an awesome score!!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 20:29
Congrats anand a great score.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2006, 21:33
Outstanding! I knew you were always strong in verbal, but Q also :shock: Great score balance. You should make the cut anywhere buddy!
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 08:23
Anand , Great Score . ...

Well your score wasn't a surprise to me , you were doing pretty good in the forums . Good luck with your apps !!!
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 08:37
Congratulations :D :)

Very nice score ! :).... Waiting for your debrief ;) :) ... and of course... good luck for your next steps :D :)
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 09:22
Great buddy, great ......Great score. We would really appreciate your debrief about test prep and TEST exp. Congrats
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 11:13
Great score !! Congratulations and do let us all know about your preps. and experiences..I will specially look for your preps in V bcoz I need a major improvement there :)
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 16:55
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2006, 05:57
Thanks guys! You have been my sole source of motivation and competition :lol: . Here's my long-winded commentary about my prep and D-day. I was not comfortable giving advice. So, it's more like a diary entry than a point-by-point debrief.

Background
I recently graduated with my master’s degree. I started toying with the idea of an MBA after graduation, about eighteen months ago. I discovered GMATclub, searching for prep material. I generally pride myself as being strong in the verbal category (740 in GRE, which is still valid), but my first time here was a big revelation. I could not even differentiate between the five options for SCs, let alone find the right one.

I did not begin to prepare till this summer. Even then, I was trying to juggle my thesis submission and prep. It was late September when I started preparing seriously (as you can probably tell by my increased participation in the forums after that).

Quantitative Section
I was confident with the problem solving from the beginning. The challenge was to save time on the easy ones. I went through the practice problems in OG 10th and 11th editions, Kaplan, Barron and Princeton. Needless to say, the OG helped the most.
There were a few gray areas, especially probability, permutations and combinations, in which the club was my sole guide. But, even till the test day, I was not very sure about the tricky ones.
Data sufficiency was my pitfall in the quantitative section. I would constantly assume “numberâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2006, 06:35
congrats!!! nice score!!! and yes... GMATClub and your own explanations :arrow: the way to beat SC!!! (along with MGMAT SC)!!!

great summary of your experience too!!! thank you :!:

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