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07 Dec 2009, 18:14
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I want to take a moment of people's time to talk about my experience with GMAT. Having gotten that out of the way, I completely agree with everyone on this forum, who has mentioned that GMAT is conquerable.

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08 Dec 2009, 09:46
Congrats!! Great debrief, very thorough!
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08 Dec 2009, 11:53
wow - what a long, long road you were on! i commend you on your perseverance and persistence which finally did pay off.

congrats and best of luck on your apps! you deserve to get into the school of your dreams.
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08 Dec 2009, 12:08
Wow, as you said, you put in the work and it paid off!

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Needless to say that getting a correct answer is what really matters, but preparation is best served when you divorce yourself from the feeling of achievement or any other emotional underpinning. Emotions typically activate our brain’s destructive powers, in that it begins to either think about the past or fantasizes about the future. I struggle with this on a daily basis and the challenge is to bring yourself to a point of indifference (almost like a mental equilibrium) where you show no emotion to a correct or an incorrect answer.

Wise words man. Sometimes studying is "easy" (straightforward, at least) compared to getting the mental part in order. Congrats.
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09 Dec 2009, 23:12
Great show buddy!

I am on a similar track..
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14 Dec 2009, 22:21
Wow! this is by far one of the best debriefs I have read. !

COngratulations on the great score. You inspire us to go ahead and crack this test!

Good luck in everything.

best,
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14 Dec 2009, 23:52
Congratz. This is truly inspiring and I am glad all your hard work paid off.
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15 Dec 2009, 00:26
GOSH! I am not alone in this world. I am neither genius nor a persistent person(before). I took GMAT 2 times already. I become allegic to the GMAT nowadays but i plan to retake it within 2 weeks. I am facing the same problem(cannot get the score as much as the simulated test) as you did but i am not yet past the conquering point. Your story is inspiring though.

I hope i have a chance to debrief as graciously as you do.
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15 Dec 2009, 01:16
Many Congratulations!!
Strategy, Persistence, Hard work (and staring at the bulb ) paid off. Very motivating read, and way to go buddy!
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15 Dec 2009, 12:59
great score . Seeing your GMAT challenge scores I am little nervous now.
I have taken 7 maths test so far and have not been able to cross 17 correct ones.
I have my exam scheduled for the 1st week of Jan.

Any suggestions to improve my qants scores in this type of tests.
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17 Dec 2009, 22:35
Tania -

Keep practicing and believe me you will see improvement. And Do not worry about right or wrong....just make sure that you understand why you got them right or why you got them wrong.

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17 Dec 2009, 22:37
To vibhaj -

thank you for your kind words..I am sure everyone who is working on it will come through...it is about focused practice more than anything else.
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23 Dec 2009, 11:58
mxb908,

You deserve it! Congratulations!

Also you have my nomination vote for Most Valuable Improvement of the Year (MVI); very well rounded improvement.

Suggest GMATClub to think about starting such award(s) to encourage the persistence and resilience.

Personally I feel here are some wonderful take aways

The important difference this time was that I was focusing on the approach more than the correct answer. Needless to say that getting a correct answer is what really matters, but preparation is best served when you divorce yourself from the feeling of achievement or any other emotional underpinning. Emotions typically activate our brain’s destructive powers, in that it begins to either think about the past or fantasizes about the future. I struggle with this on a daily basis and the challenge is to bring yourself to a point of indifference (almost like a mental equilibrium) where you show no emotion to a correct or an incorrect answer. Instead the focus should be on trying to delve deep into the basics and understanding the underlying theory.

Anyways, I had recently read in a Science & Technology article on Economist (BTW, a great way to practice for RC, I would read all weekly S&T articles every week and I eventually started enjoying reading them) that doctors in the Scandinavian countries treat patients suffering from winter depression (since there is no sun then, some people are psychologically affected by it) by effectively asking them to stare at yellow light bulbs...so in the state of desperation I was in I put my face right next to the study lamps next to me and kept staring for close to 5 minutes and I think it helped me wake my brain up....
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31 Oct 2010, 07:27
Brilliant!
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