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# Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days!

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Joined: 18 May 2016
Posts: 51
Own Kudos [?]: 106 [55]
Given Kudos: 105
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
GPA: 3.7
WE:Analyst (Investment Banking)
Intern
Joined: 09 May 2016
Posts: 15
Own Kudos [?]: 9 [2]
Given Kudos: 66
GMAT 1: 730 Q47 V44
GPA: 3.59
WE:Programming (Computer Software)
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Joined: 27 Mar 2016
Posts: 316
Own Kudos [?]: 215 [2]
Given Kudos: 27
Location: United States (CO)
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V44
GPA: 3.69
WE:Analyst (Consulting)
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Joined: 22 Apr 2016
Posts: 38
Own Kudos [?]: 23 [0]
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Location: France
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GPA: 3.73
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
Hi fantaisie,

I've more or less your same profile!! Actually I took the gmat yesterday and scored 710 q50 v37..

Can you expand more n your background??? Where are you from? And where are you applying??

I also feel the same way with that alma matter issue that you've got! It's like death weight i've got to drag everywhere i go!

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Manager
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GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
GPA: 3.7
WE:Analyst (Investment Banking)
Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
Hi ngbpy! Congrats on an impressive GMAT score! I am eyeing schools in France (HEC Paris), UK (LSE, Cass), and maybe the Netherlands (Rotterdam School of Management). How about you?

I wonder if the non-target ghost will follow us into the graduate careers...

Originally posted by fantaisie on 23 Jun 2016, 09:44.
Last edited by fantaisie on 28 Sep 2016, 13:23, edited 1 time in total.
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Given Kudos: 16
Location: France
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GPA: 3.73
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
fantaisie that's great! I'm also applying to HEC. Are you applying to their MBA or to their specialized Masters?? I'm having a hard time deciding what should I do. The average age for the MBA is 30, and for the Msc is 23/24. I'll be 26 when starting the program, so I'm right in the middle.

I'm also applying to other schools in the USA but age averages for programs there is around 27/28.

Nut, what's definitely bothering me the most is that I don't know how are they going to evaluate me! I have pretty good gpa from the best university in my country (Paraguay) but the university is nowhere near close to any of the top 100 universities in Europe and North America. I think I will have to retake the gmat to give my application a couple extra points.
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Concentration: Strategy
GPA: 3.71
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
Fantastic Score. Congratulations fantaisie
Manager
Joined: 02 Feb 2016
Posts: 169
Own Kudos [?]: 18 [0]
Given Kudos: 51
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V27
GMAT 2: 640 Q48 V31
GPA: 2.7
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
congratulations..great debrief
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Jun 2015
Posts: 258
Own Kudos [?]: 83 [0]
Given Kudos: 147
Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q48 V29
GMAT 2: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.33
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
Congrats and best wishes
Manager
Joined: 30 Jul 2013
Posts: 60
Own Kudos [?]: 48 [0]
Given Kudos: 33
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT Date: 07-03-2015
GPA: 3.8
WE:Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
That's a great debrief! How did you manage increase in Verbal area?

My weak areas are CR and RC in Verbal.
Intern
Joined: 09 Aug 2015
Posts: 8
Own Kudos [?]: 5 [0]
Given Kudos: 38
GMAT 1: 690 Q45 V39
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
Hi there!

this is AMAZING, thanks for the debrief!

I just posted a similar question, and seem to have hit exactly the same score you did (620 with your Q/V split).

For me, Quant is definitely a weakness, but one where I'm sure I can get a few more "low hanging fruit" correct by studying basics.

With Verbal, I'm struggling a lot, as it is a strength for me (AMAZING, again, to you for tackling this as a non-native speaker) - what specific strategies did you use to improve Verbal? Did you try any Manhattan prep tests? Or, if there were specific Verbal higher level question sets that helped you, I'd love to be pointed in the right direction.

Thanks!!
Re: Self-study: How to improve - 620(Q39,V36) to 720(Q49,V39) in 25 days! [#permalink]
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