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28 Nov 2005, 14:09
First ETS encounter. 640 (Q49, V28)

Nothing much to tell. Agree verbal is my weak link but still believe am not as bad as my score says.

I am clueless especially as my prep test score were all good (7xx). I was able to get into mid-30s in verbal.

Nonetheless, thanks everyone for being such a great community. I leart alot. I will try to stick around. Lets see if I get enough motivation to try second time.
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28 Nov 2005, 14:13

get yourself the MGMAT verbal workout book...and give your gmat again in a few weeks...you will score over 700...I gurantee it
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28 Nov 2005, 14:14
640 is like a magic number - seen quite a few on the forum lately...
Yup.. verbal killed me as well.

Quant was your baby ... a tad surprised to see a 49 as opposed to a 51.

Anyways... good luck with your apps (or second try)!
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28 Nov 2005, 15:02
Don't worry duttist, you can do it. I scored 670 (V34 Q48) today. I think we can both reach 700. Work is the key. Verbal seems to be the weak point of everyone, but I am sure there is a method to rock verbal. You just have to look for it and establish your own strategies.

Don't give it up!!!
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28 Nov 2005, 15:12
I was actually not going to post too much here anymore but DUDE... another 640 who deserves a lot better... It's been really a bad month for quite a few of us!

I'm sure you are 7xx!!! If you are not in some sort of time pressure, I'd surley give it a second try. Everyone here knows you deserve better!

The next day, you just wake up and go on...
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28 Nov 2005, 15:41

This is a shocker. You must realize that this is not you and gear up for the next one. Even Q49 I cannot believe. I haven't seen anyone answer the Math questions as well as you do.

Agree with Vikram. 640 is like a kind of Magic number here. I got a 640 in my first attempt too! very low verbal score - V31 (disaster). I was totally sure that I won't repeat this even in the worst of cases if I take the test again. I got V42 the next time (though Q47 in both cases).

In your case, if you truly believe V28 is a big NO and you would do much better even if you take the test again tomorrow, you must go for the kill again. You can do well in Verbal and you have 2 more points to bag in Q.

Good Luck with the next attempt. You will do it.
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28 Nov 2005, 16:05
Hey duttsit, sorry to hear about your experience. The first time I wrote the GMAT, I got 620. I even got 650 on my second try. I finally crossed the 700 barrier after my 3rd attempt only.

After all that effort, I am now in b-school(LBS) and it does feel great after the effort I put in during my GMAT days. Although b-school is a long and arduous journey, so is the GMAT which took away more than 1 year of my life . In the end, we can all get there but it is just that some will take longer to achieve their objective and I am part of those. What matters is that you got there and the longer journey might actually teach you how to be perseverant and hardworking. I strongly suggest you to take the test again and believe me, I am following active members' posts and I am confident that you can make it.
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28 Nov 2005, 16:54
please don't give up, we're all sure that you'll score higher than 7XX if you take few weeks more to review!!! I've seen so many of your posts, verbal is not really your weak point, maybe you should spend time working more in SCs ..yes,grab the best books of it. Please stick around and let's help e/other,okie?!!!
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28 Nov 2005, 18:06
your math score doesnot reflect you too. less than 51 is not you. yes, verbal is understandable.

focus more on verbal less on math since you are very good in math. give your more than 80% time to verbal. there is no doubt for you to cross 700.

as freshina suggested, probably mamhattan books best meet your requirements.

all the best for your next round...
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28 Nov 2005, 19:22
duttsit you are the man in the forum. Don't let that score get to you.
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28 Nov 2005, 21:24
Hey duttsit,

Don't worry at all dude, it happens to the best of us but let's not give up. 640 is definitely not for you, you deserve much more than this & we are all sure that you will score much more than this.

Just don't let yourself down, treat this attempt as not more than a practice test & a good learning test. Go for the kill again! You have it in you! We have seen all your posts.

All the very best
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28 Nov 2005, 21:38
good thing for you is that you took the test in november because you can give one more ETS GMAT test in december, 05.
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28 Nov 2005, 22:37
duttsit, you know what....this is absurd...You deserve a 51 in Quant...50 on your worst day...I have seen so many of your DS explanations and they are not just good...they are brilliant.

As for your verbal, you say it is your weak area...I disagree...it is just not as strong (as your quant), but definitely not weak. For weeks, I have followed your answers on verbal man!!

This is really crazy...and don't just waste time preparing from scratch or anything...your preparation is fabulous...this was just a bad day...go and schedule the exam soon..you definitely deserve a lot lot lot better..
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28 Nov 2005, 22:39
Best of Luck.... don't loose heart.!!... 640 is not so bad...
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29 Nov 2005, 00:33

duttsit, dont be too sad. motivate and prepare ur self for the 2nd attempt. i would recommend exactly 4 weeks from now. concentrate on verbal. dont let too much time pass away for the 2nd attempt. chris
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29 Nov 2005, 00:45
Duttsit is going to get back on his saddle with his rifle and his MGMAT books! Right?
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29 Nov 2005, 01:45
Titleist wrote:
Duttsit is going to get back on his saddle with his rifle and his MGMAT books! Right?

Right!
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29 Nov 2005, 02:14
fresin.. what is this mgmat verbal book you are talking about? are you talking about the verbal review from mba.com?
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29 Nov 2005, 04:34
I can alreday picture you writing a success story.
Just probably 4-5 extra questions right in Verbal can get you there!!
Good luck !!
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29 Nov 2005, 04:36
joemama142000 wrote:
fresin.. what is this mgmat verbal book you are talking about? are you talking about the verbal review from mba.com?

It is Manhatten's Book for Sentence Correction. Really good one.
29 Nov 2005, 04:36

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