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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]

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30 Oct 2006, 14:29
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.

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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30 Oct 2006, 14:46
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]

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30 Oct 2006, 14:54
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.

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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30 Oct 2006, 14:54
Hey Anand! Congrats buddy! A very well deserved score Thanks for all your explanations, they were very detailed and helpful. Afterr all HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF

Good luck for the Apps

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By the way I'm sure you are already flying

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30 Oct 2006, 15:26
Awesome score!
Congrats!!
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30 Oct 2006, 15:27
CONGRATULATIONS!

That is an awesome score and I am so happy for you. Best of luck with your apps etc....
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30 Oct 2006, 16:00
Great Score .............. Congrats
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30 Oct 2006, 16:06
Bravo!

Perfect score!
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30 Oct 2006, 17:55
Anand : Fantastic score....Enjoy

throw some words of enlightenment for us
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30 Oct 2006, 20:16
Congrats Anand.

You make it look so easy
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30 Oct 2006, 21:00
congrats! That is an awesome score!!
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30 Oct 2006, 21:29
Congrats anand a great score.
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30 Oct 2006, 22:33
Outstanding! I knew you were always strong in verbal, but Q also Great score balance. You should make the cut anywhere buddy!
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31 Oct 2006, 09:23
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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31 Oct 2006, 09:37
Congratulations :D

Very nice score ! .... Waiting for your debrief ... and of course... good luck for your next steps :D
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31 Oct 2006, 10:22
Great buddy, great ......Great score. We would really appreciate your debrief about test prep and TEST exp. Congrats
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31 Oct 2006, 12:13
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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31 Oct 2006, 17:55

Here you go!
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01 Nov 2006, 06:57
Thanks guys! You have been my sole source of motivation and competition . 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 masterâ€™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 â€œnumberâ€
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01 Nov 2006, 07:35
congrats!!! nice score!!! and yes... GMATClub and your own explanations the way to beat SC!!! (along with MGMAT SC)!!!

great summary of your experience too!!! thank you

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