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Hey guys

Just wanted to give a big shout out to everyone here because they have been absolutely phenomenal.

I wrote my first ever GMAT attempt today and scored a 730 (Q47 V42 IR 7)

I am working full time and started studying about two months ago, with vigorous study sessions of 6-8 hours on the weekends and 10-20 questions a day in the weekdays. I did do an intensive study session right before as I took a week off from work before my test.

Due to time constraints, I was able to only do the last 50 questions of every type from the official guide. However, Magoosh Premium was my primary source as I did all the practice questions and watched a few videos here and there.

My core practice was from the GmatPrep practice tests as I bought both test packs and did each one twice over. That's where GmatClub was instrumental as I checked the explanations and discussions for every question I got wrong.

Test day was fine. My session was at 8 am on Saturday and I wore light layers and carried water and light snacks such as almonds, pistachios and power bars.

Best of luck to everyone and thank you so much once again!

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Congratulations
can you share some tips on SC and CR
how you prepared for it which materials you used also some info on your background and on your profile

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Great job 730 is a great score though the split is slightly skewed. Best of luckk for your future. also you did an amazing job giving only gmat prep tests. A lot of people give tests from 10 different sources and get slightly varied outcomes

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New post 03 Sep 2017, 05:37
Thanks a lot guys.

haardiksharma, I'm a Canadian finance grad with a political science minor from University of Toronto and have been working for a little over 1.5 years as an accountant at a hedge fund. CGPA of 3.6/4.0 and I have a lot of extra cocurriculars as I have held two executive level positions in student run clubs, have had three internships along with active participation in debate clubs and Model United Nations, for which I've won numerous awards in both national and international level competitions.

For CR, it was never a weak spot for me so I didn't do any specific prep for it though I did watch the strategy video from Magoosh.

For SC, I watched the Magoosh videos, especially concerning splits, which helped me greatly. I must mention though that being a voracious reader helped me a lot in terms of developing a strong understanding of sentence structure and vocabulary. The Model United Nations docs can be pretty dense as well and since I have a strong essay writing background, I was able to pick up the grammar bits quicker. That being said, a nice trick I picked up was to mentally erase unnecessary information from the SC sentences. Specifically, I would try and get rid of adjectives and any flowery language I came across as I felt that it was much easier to deal with shorter and simpler sentences.

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