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Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 09:49
Hello

Did anyone notice that the writing pad on the GMAT is smaller than the Kaplan and/or MGMAT simulation pad they provide you?

I bought the entire book series from MGMAT and they gave me a pad which I thought would simulate the real one. Also, on the real one, the grid lines seem much darker than the simulation pad. Not sure if I like that a whole lot either. In any event, just wanted to shoot it out there to see if anyone else had a similar experience. Thanks.

Finished all my MGMAT & GMATprep & Kaplan CAT (which was really only 4 because the rest weren't really CAT's because they were linear. Felt I kinda got gyped for my money a little) so now I'm working on the 800score GMAT's. Anyone have any experience with them? Good? Bad? Thanks. Lemme know. Appreciate it.

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 10:23
Based on my experience (I had the MGMAT pad), both pads are the same size.

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 10:30
mohater wrote:
Based on my experience (I had the MGMAT pad), both pads are the same size.


really? I must be blind haha. Because the first time I took it kept feeling like I was running out writing room compared to what I had at home. I must have been losing it that day....

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 10:41
vwjetty wrote:
really? I must be blind haha. Because the first time I took it kept feeling like I was running out writing room compared to what I had at home. I must have been losing it that day....


Compare apples to apples:

Practice test at home:
No test center
known/comfortable environment
ability to "pause"
etc

GMAT day:
Stressed out
Little things can set you off
You notice shortcomings like whoa
etc

They are close in size.

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:05
mohater wrote:
vwjetty wrote:
really? I must be blind haha. Because the first time I took it kept feeling like I was running out writing room compared to what I had at home. I must have been losing it that day....


Compare apples to apples:

Practice test at home:
No test center
known/comfortable environment
ability to "pause"
etc

GMAT day:
Stressed out
Little things can set you off
You notice shortcomings like whoa
etc

They are close in size.


true. i'll have to hold off on the coffee the day of my test coming up....

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:15
Come on guys, we are discussing the size and shade of writing pads here ! That in itself is over doing it ... sure shot sign of stress :d

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Come on guys, we are discussing the size and shade of writing pads here ! That in itself is over doing it ... sure shot sign of stress :d


Sorry bud, not all of us are high fliers like you :)

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:30
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shrouded1 wrote:
Come on guys, we are discussing the size and shade of writing pads here ! That in itself is over doing it ... sure shot sign of stress :d


Sorry bud, not all of us are high fliers like you :)


now you make me feel bad :(

After the sh1t day at work as well ....

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:31
yeah idk i was probably a little stressed. this is a big test for me, im just trying to narrow the list of things that could pose as potential distractions.

granted that most of the time the actual GMAT more than likely won't be 100% exactly as planned but I do try :-)

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:33
shrouded1 wrote:
mohater wrote:
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Come on guys, we are discussing the size and shade of writing pads here ! That in itself is over doing it ... sure shot sign of stress :d


Sorry bud, not all of us are high fliers like you :)


now you make me feel bad :(

After the sh1t day at work as well ....


Awww shrouded1. :)
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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:38
shrouded1 wrote:

now you make me feel bad :(

After the sh1t day at work as well ....


Bah no worries man, all in good jest.

This should cheer you up (autotune of a news segment):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 11:42
mohater wrote:
shrouded1 wrote:

now you make me feel bad :(

After the sh1t day at work as well ....


Bah no worries man, all in good jest.

This should cheer you up (autotune of a news segment):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw


I am speechless
30million hits
Who are these 30million people ?!!
and are they asking the same question I am ?

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 12:18
shrouded1 wrote:
I am speechless
30million hits
Who are these 30million people ?!!
and are they asking the same question I am ?


It's the internet virus.

Original news clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QL-hQiE9xo

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Re: Writing Pad on the GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 19:08
dude that video is so epic yo! I might just convert it to mp3 and put it on my ipod hahaha EPIC EPIC!

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