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Re: 775 GMAT Focus Debrief [#permalink]
LamboWalker wrote:
Are you planning to apply to B-schools this year?


Yep! I applied to six schools in R2

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Re: 775 GMAT Focus Debrief [#permalink]
Hi, congratulations on that great score. How close were the practice tests questions to the actual exam?
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Re: 775 GMAT Focus Debrief [#permalink]
sahitiyalavarthi wrote:
Hi, congratulations on that great score. How close were the practice tests questions to the actual exam?


Very close. For every question I got, I had seen a similarly worded question covering the same concept on one of the practice exams and/or the practice questions.

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Wow! Awesome score - 90, 90, and 85. This is an absolutely mind-blowing score. Congrats!
Just a theoretical question - do you feel the DI 85 was due to fatigue/slow start or do you feel it was too challenging or just too tricky or perhaps scoring was too harsh?

Looks like you missed 2 DI's - did you go back to these?
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Just a theoretical question - do you feel the DI 85 was due to fatigue/slow start or do you feel it was too challenging or just too tricky or perhaps scoring was too harsh?

Looks like you missed 2 DI's - did you go back to these?

­I think I had a slow start to the section because I rushed from Quant into DI. I believe #5, which I missed, was a pretty easy question so that led to some harsh scoring. The last third of the section I was really focused and making up some time, so I'm glad I was able to get all of those right - I think that was my biggest accomplishment during the test. I finished the section with about 40 seconds left and rushed to find #5 but couldn't remember which it was.
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Hello, I apologize for the inconvenience, but I have one last question. You mentioned that you practiced all the questions from official practice exams. Could you please tell me where we can find answer explanations for practice exams, especially exams 3 through 6? Since we can only take these tests twice, having access to answer explanations would be greatly helpful. Thank you.
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Could you please tell me where we can find answer explanations for practice exams, especially exams 3 through 6? Since we can only take these tests twice, having access to answer explanations would be greatly helpful. Thank you.

­After taking a practice exam, you can view the score report - which includes every problem and the correct answer. They don't provide answer explanations, but pasting the text of the question into a google search bar and adding "gmatclub" led me to a thread on this website with a good explanation 99% of the time.
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­Join us on YouTube to Watch Han's Interview Live, Saturday, Feb 10, 10am NY / 3pm London / 8:30pm Mumbai

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Hank_McElroyTutor

Is there any reason you use McElroyTutor as part of your username? I know there is someone named Brian R. McElroy who is a GMAT Tutor.­­
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Re: 775 GMAT Focus Debrief [#permalink]
houston1980 wrote:
Hank_McElroyTutor

Is there any reason you use McElroyTutor as part of your username? I know there is someone named Brian R. McElroy who is a GMAT Tutor.­­


Yes, it’s because I’m a now a tutor that works for Brian at McElroy Tutoring

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Re: 775 GMAT Focus Debrief [#permalink]
Hank, 

Amazing journey!!! Congratulations on your efforts, your hard work more than paid off!

Thank you for sharing this inspiring debrief with us!­­
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Re: 775 GMAT Focus Debrief [#permalink]
Congratulations on such a great score!!
775 is no easy feat. Your self study journey is inspiring.
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­I never thought that self-prep could also lead to such mammoth GMAT scores escpecially on the Focus edition. Super inspired. Hearties Congratulations on such a wonderful journey. Best wishes
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Hi Hank, you mentioned in the YouTube video about "GMAT club quant forum that has all the chapter breakdowns." at 21:30 Can you please share that? Also, can you please share detailed post the way you were able to leverage GMAT club for your prep. I think there's now a lot of content on the club and we need a way to filter out of a clear signal from all the noise.
Thanks Hank_McElroyTutor
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