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# Damager's Journal - Quest to turbo charge my Career

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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Damager's Journal - Quest to turbo charge my Career [#permalink]

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10 Nov 2007, 22:02
Age:37
Nationality:Indian
Undergraduate: Bachelor Of Engineering (Electronic and Telecom)
Experience:14 years
Field: Software Engineer
Employer:Intel Corp since last 7 years
Location:U.S.A.

Planning to start my full time MBA in 2009.

I plan to take GMAT early next year.

I am planning to post my daily progress here and document my trial and trepiditions.

By the way I am married with two kids, this will be fun.

I started yesterday with DS1:19/25 in 20 mins. 76%.
First step to success is to start the damn thing.

I took the GMAT on Dec 20th
710 93 percentile
Q 48 85 percentile
V 39 88 Percentile

I AM DONE WITH GMAT

Last edited by Damager on 21 Dec 2007, 10:52, edited 2 times in total.

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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

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12 Nov 2007, 14:17
Took the following tests

CR from CR1000 section2 20 11C 9W 55%
PS from PS1000 section1 20 14C 6W 70%
DS from DS1000 section 2 25 21C 4W 84%

Total study time roughly 2 hours

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13 Nov 2007, 04:50
Good luck! Since you have a lot of time to go, if you keep it up, you will definitely get a great score!

-J

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13 Nov 2007, 13:40
CR from CR1000 section 3 20 16C 4W 80%
PS from PS1000 section 2 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 3 25 23C 2W 92%

Need to start working on RC and SC

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Joined: 21 Oct 2007
Posts: 198

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GRE 1: 1250 Q780 V540

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13 Nov 2007, 21:28
Good improvement Mr. Damager

Is this your first practice set? Did you do any before like princeton, OG, or Kaplan..??

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14 Nov 2007, 08:04
Good improvement Mr. Damager

Is this your first practice set? Did you do any before like princeton, OG, or Kaplan..??

I joined this site last year to get aquainted with question types. Have answered numerous questions on various forums.
So I guess I am pretty comfortable with GMAt questions.
I have solved Princeton, OG and KAplan questions eariler. I did not take GMAT, as I was not sure when I could start my MBA

I am picking up the preparation with intention of taking test early next year.

I can solve questions b/w 70-80% accuracy. I need to bring it up to constent 80% accuracy to get into 700 or above.

If i donot make any silly mistakes I am sure I will get close to 80%

Well I have decided to solve questions in RS/PS/DS ect 1000. Kaplan, Princetoon and OG.

Then I will keep taking full length test as well. But full length test I will strat in Dec.

Once I get the feeling that more study can not improve my score further, I will take GMAT.

I think with my background I need b/w 700-740 to have a shot at good B school.

My goal is to get atleast 700 anything more is bonus and i donot think that would improve my chances.

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Senior Manager
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14 Nov 2007, 13:24
CR from CR1000 section 4 20 18C 2W 90%
PS from PS1000 section 3 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 4 24 20C 4W 83%

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15 Nov 2007, 15:34
CR from CR1000 section 5 20 19C 1W 95%
PS from PS1000 section 4 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 5 25 23C 2W 92%

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Senior Manager
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

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16 Nov 2007, 14:30
CR from CR1000 section 6 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 5 20 19C 1W 95%
DS from DS1000 section 6 25 24C 1W 96%

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Senior Manager
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Posts: 301

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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

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19 Nov 2007, 15:00
CR from CR1000 section 7 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 6 20 19C 1W 95%
DS from DS1000 section 7 25 20C 5W 80%
SC from SC1000 section 1 25 16C 9W 64%

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Senior Manager
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20 Nov 2007, 14:33
CR from CR1000 section 8 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 7 20 17C 3W 85%
DS from DS1000 section 8 24 19C 5W 80%
SC from SC1000 section 2 25 18C 7W 72%

Last edited by Damager on 21 Nov 2007, 14:32, edited 1 time in total.

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Senior Manager
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21 Nov 2007, 14:32
CR from CR1000 section 9 20 16C 4W 80%
PS from PS1000 section 8 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 9 25 23C 2W 92%
SC from SC1000 section 3 25 15C 10W 60%

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Joined: 21 Oct 2007
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GRE 1: 1250 Q780 V540

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25 Nov 2007, 21:24
I think u gotta improve SC..

did u complete manhattan SC? doesn't it do necessary help to solve 1000 SCs?

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26 Nov 2007, 15:08
I am going through Manhatten SC. It does help improve SC. I think its the best book for SC.

CR from CR1000 section 10 20 18C 2W 90%
PS from PS1000 section 21 19 17C 2W 89%
DS from DS1000 section 10 25 21C 4W 84%
SC from SC1000 section 5 25 18C 7W 72%

Last edited by Damager on 27 Nov 2007, 13:43, edited 1 time in total.

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Senior Manager
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

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27 Nov 2007, 13:42
CR from CR1000 section 11 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 22 18 17C 1W 94%
DS from DS1000 section 11 25 21C 4W 84%
SC from SC1000 section 4 25 22C 3W 88%
RC from RC1000 Para 1 8 7C 1W 87%

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Senior Manager
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

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28 Nov 2007, 15:20
CR from CR1000 section 12 19 18C 1W 95%
PS from PS1000 section 23 19 19C 0W 100%
DS from DS1000 section 12 25 23C 2W 92%
SC from SC1000 section 6 25 19C 6W 76%
RC from RC1000 Para 2,3 17 11C 6W 64%

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Senior Manager
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29 Nov 2007, 12:33
CR OG11 1-11 11 11C 100%
SC OG11 1-16 16 14C 87%
RC OG11 1-3 15 14C 93%
PS OG11 1-22 22 21C 95%
DS OG11 1-15 15 15C 100%

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Senior Manager
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30 Nov 2007, 15:02
CR OG11 12-23 12 11C 91%
SC OG11 17-32 16 10C 62%
RC OG11 16-34 19 17C 89%
PS OG11 23-44 22 20C 90%
DS OG11 16-30 15 14C 93%

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Senior Manager
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Posts: 301

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
710 48Q 39V I am done with GMAT [#permalink]

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21 Dec 2007, 08:28
I took the GMAT on Dec 20th
710 93 percentile
Q 48 85 percentile
V 39 88 Percentile

I AM DONE WITH GMAT

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710 48Q 39V I am done with GMAT   [#permalink] 21 Dec 2007, 08:28
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