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You appear to be a god father to the students in gmatclub community by the service you do here, Inspiring everyone and raising bar every-time you do something.
Your debrief is inspiring to the core. I almost felt i lost the game but you re-initiated my spirit to never give up.
Thank you for that. :cool

Last but not the least A VERY BiG CONGRATULATIONS and ALL THE BEST FOR APPLICATIONS. :woohoo
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Many congratulations, Souvik! And excellent debrief! It is so good that I have already read it twice and bookmarked it to come to it later. The strategies you have shared appear to be really helpful, and I believe that I can use them with my students.

Also, your journey, your attitude of helping others, and your expression of gratitude toward others all make this debrief one of the best I have read.

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Hi Souvik,

That is OUTSTANDING news! You were already performing at a really high level, but scoring 760 on the Official GMAT is a truly exceptional performance! For whatever role we played during your training, YOU earned that score. That 760, combined with the 'down year' in the number of applications that Business Schools received during the last cycle - should put you in a strong position to apply this Fall. You'll still be dealing with a really competitive pool of applicants, so working with an Admissions Expert would be a smart move (especially when applying to Top10 Schools). If you're interested, then we can set you up with a free consultation with our 'go to' Admissions Expert.

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It takes a lot of courage to do what you have done. Congratulations.

Is it safe to entirely blindside Official gmat questions and focus only on gmatclub questions in quiz/test format?
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That is one "GREAT" debrief. Hard work really pays off.
I always read on this forum that souvnik is a GMAT verbal hero and (I assumed) that you have already got your dream score. But your continuous efforts and determination are commendable.

And Good luck for your applications. Hope you get your "DREAM" school. :)
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It takes a lot of courage to do what you have done. Congratulations.

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For quant - Absolutely
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New post 24 May 2017, 12:33
Congrats Souvik. I wish you get your dream school. I am one of the persons who is pretty silent in this group but your post helped me break the ice and I hope it melts from here on now.

Thanks man and best of luck for your future.

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If I had to bookmark one Prep post, it would be this. I loved it simply because I can identify with it. I am not an exceptionally talented person and my attention span is sporadic, to say the least. But this gives me hope.

Nothing is impossible if you work hard and just remain aware of your mistakes and work on them continuously. I might be appearing for my GMAT in August and I have recently started my preparation. I aspire to receive a score in higher 700s and I think using the keys and methods that you have enumerated might really help me get close to my goal.

Thank you for the post - waiting for you to convert one of the best B-schools and get some more motivation from it.

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Congrats on the great score, souvik101990! Four years is a long time, but you persevered.

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[*]If you want me to post my ESR, I am happy to do that. (I do have to check if there is any confidentiality code in the PDF but probably not. Although many people have shared their ESRs, but rules and rules I guess. I will post it if you guys want.

Yes, as an avid ESR collector I would love to see yours, and I'm sure others would as well. You should verify your score on GMAT Club, too: https://gmatclub.com/forum/new-feature-verified-gmat-score-236030.html

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great going souvik101990.
the score was always there for U, it was just a matter of time. Hope you get that dream college, which again has always been there for U and the time too has come now.. :wink:
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Hi souvik101990,

Would you please elaborate on this "finally check if pronouns have an antecedent". Would be of great help!
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New post 04 Jun 2017, 14:35
Hello Souvik

Many congrats for the high score!! And best wishes for the apps.

I must thank you for the immense help you have been providing through this forum, i am going to take the test for the second time and this debrief is surely God sent! Hope to streamline my efforts with all the templates and tips you have given.
Congrats once again!


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Now I might be late in congratulating you, but believe me, when I type "G" in chrome's address bar, not gmatclub.com but this debrief is what it suggests. This debrief link is highest visited link in my chrome, I've read it close to 20 times now!

Congratulations!!

I took gmat yesterday (scored terrible 650 though), and i can relate to what you said-test throws some really simple questions anywhere in the test. I believe it might be for two reasons-
1. Waste your time in thinking what might be possible trap here, or commit silly mistake in easy question.
or
2. Get you into easy mode so that the next hard question you encounter, you'll still be in easy mode and couldn't think of possible solution!

Great debrief I must say. Hopefully I will write one similar some time soon!

Congratulations once again!

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Dear souvik101990,
Thank you for your post! Congratulations! I wish you success with your career whatever it may be.
Don't know if you are still visiting the forum but I am going to post my question anyway.
As you say for an "average dude" what you think is a better strategy and value for money if the goal is "just" 700 points (I am not talking about making a goal of such exceptionally high score as you did): either enroll to some preparation course of the companies you mentioned (cost around 300$) OR buy well respected books (like OG and several the most recognisable in each section like CRbible etc. for total around 150$ and study on my own by these books.
Do you think books should be enough? Or course Instead of books is a well worth investment?
My goal is 700 points and the constraint is to spend fewer money for preparation.
Thank you in advance.
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New post 04 Aug 2017, 06:59
Congrats souvik ! Hopefully I will share my success story on this forum too and inspire others :) Thanks again for the insightful post , it matters a lot to me !!
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New post 04 Aug 2017, 07:26
Very nicely crafted piece.. loved it.
Very useful for a person like me who is striving to just get a decent score.

Congratulations again and all the way for your applications.

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New post 11 Aug 2017, 12:01
Congratulations Souvik!
You worked hard for it and your hard work definitely paid off! Well done! Best of luck with the applications and final decisions!
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New post 13 Sep 2017, 05:54
Loved your post. Amazing !
I have referred quite a number of your posts in past. Thank you so much for sharing your journey.May the forces be with us !!
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This is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your story souvik101990 .
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New post 17 Sep 2017, 15:58
Hey Souvik, Congratulations on an incredible score,

I was hoping if you could shed a bit more light on your DS strategy, it looks quite intriguing.

Thanks!
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