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# From 420 to 700....... It is good to be part of the 700 Club

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30 Sep 2006, 12:21
Amazing! That's the only word I can use - and this post will be inspirational for a lot of others. I hope you won't mind me linking this post as an example, from my blog. I'm sure a lot of people can take heart from this result.

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30 Sep 2006, 14:30
Man.........u r not just a positive soul.............u r a wholy one

this is owsome and excuse me if i tell u that u ve to tell ur story from a to z in dertais to everyone to inspire and push forward.

and let me tell u that each time i will feel that there is no way ........

I will say to myself no positive sole did it

party and be proud man

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30 Sep 2006, 21:38
Amazing turn-around.
Great score buddy. All the best.

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01 Oct 2006, 00:33
Congratulations :D... Amazing spirit U have done it ! :D

Best of luck for your applications

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03 Oct 2006, 09:02
You have made such a breakthrough, buddy!! ..and it's definitely due to your optimism, the great lesson we should learn from you. Thank you for contributing another paradigm of persistence and volition power to us. Wish you all the best to whatever you aim for

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03 Oct 2006, 11:55
If we say that is AWESOME - think is not enough.

You know- i am wondering in life (facing a 'real life' problem) - how many people will have perseverence and TRUST in what they can do, what they can achieve, what they can deliver- as positive soul with GMAT.

This has to be a person with strong soul and vision.

you offered a life lesson (although this test is not on that topic)- think can be taken as mentioned above.

good luck - you are strong person

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03 Oct 2006, 17:34
Thank you once again.

Last edited by positive soul on 23 Mar 2007, 04:08, edited 2 times in total.

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04 Oct 2006, 12:47
Congratulations first of all on getting rid of the GMAT!

Dude i have one question for you and all the members here. I have put this in quote to highlight a fact and know your opinion about this strange thing.
I took my test last thursday. I got a 470. ( My post is still on the main page " Took it twice.. 300 in Jan and now 470 in Sep)

My score breakup is Quant 37 and Verbal 20.

A difference of 40 dam points!!!???!!!!

How is it possible that i got a 470 with those scaled scores and he got a 510????

positive soul wrote:

I got a 510 (36Q 20V?) this time. Believe it or not, I was happy that I improved my Quantitative score.

Any exact thoughts on this puzzle?

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04 Oct 2006, 14:40
Well, I believe the ? in his score indicates that he doesn't remember exactly the breakdown.

The other answer is that it is getting more difficult to achieve high scores on the GMAT. I took the exam twice in about 5 weeks and the average score reported on the official score report went up from 526.0 to 526.6.

Another example is that I believe not too long ago, 50Q/50V would have resulted in an 800 score, but currently yields less.

The GMAT score is scaled against other test takes for the past 3 years, and it's clear that the competition is getting tougher.

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04 Oct 2006, 15:16
Fantastic post, positive soul

It will inspire more than one guy :D.... Your story is amazing: this endless motivation to go ahead, overcoming your "virtual" own limits All things seemed to be against and u achieved to turn all of them to a concrete 700 score :D

I stop to watch a movie to read u and, of course, I regret nothing Thanks for it

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breaking the odds once again Mr. Gump [#permalink]

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06 Oct 2006, 21:44
WAY to go Positive!
Keep the same attitude while you do your applications and don't forget to run, just Run Forrest!

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07 Oct 2006, 06:12
What an inspiring story! Good Job!

I get motivated even more when I read posts like this.

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07 Oct 2006, 11:18
Hi Positive soul,

I am a lil late in the day, but a big CONGRATULATIONS!
Your never-give-up attitude is inspiring, to say the least.
Kudos, man!...You really fought your way to a grand score!
Enjoy your every- bit- deserving success!

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09 Oct 2006, 09:06
Please accept a belated congratulation from me as well. Great job, well done!
_________________

Keep on asking, and it will be given you;
keep on seeking, and you will find;
keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you.

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Re: From 420 to 700....... It is good to be part of the 700 [#permalink]

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12 Oct 2006, 00:21
Hi Positive Soul,

I thought its almost impossible for me to do well in gmat...afterall I'm not even doing well in prepsoftware...(low 300)..this is so embarassing but now that you've shared your success story, it really inspire me to practice harder.

Cld you kindly advise me on which revision books I can use? I am currently using The Gmat Review. Is this book a good revision book?

Tks & regards,
Westie

positive soul wrote:
Hi guys,

I just came back from the test center with a big smile on my face.

Got a 700 (Q47, V39). As many of you guys remember, I joined this site after getting a 420 back in October. I was feeling so down that I chose "positive soul" as my username. I have to say that the road was not easy, but I found very helpful all the support I got from you guys.

I am exhausted, so I will write in more details in the next few days.

Now, I am going to sleep.

Remember to never give up.

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12 Oct 2006, 01:36
Thank you all again for your kind words.

The split for my 510 score was 36Q, 23V.

Westie: when you mention the GMAT Review,I believe you are talking about the Official Guide. I am sure everyone in this forum will agree that this MUST be your most important source for practice materials. I also recommend working on the GMAT Club Challenges since these problems provide an excellent opportunity to practice "challenging" quantitative problems under time constraints.

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12 Oct 2006, 20:54
positive soul wrote:
Thank you all again for your kind words.

The split for my 510 score was 36Q, 23V.

Westie: when you mention the GMAT Review,I believe you are talking about the Official Guide. I am sure everyone in this forum will agree that this MUST be your most important source for practice materials. I also recommend working on the GMAT Club Challenges since these problems provide an excellent opportunity to practice "challenging" quantitative problems under time constraints.

Yes exactly, I am referring to the offical guide. Is this book as good as kaplan because most of you seem to mention about kaplan revision materials...look fwd to hear from you again. Thks!!

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13 Oct 2006, 01:35
In my opinion the Official Guide is better because it has real questions.

I found Kaplan questions to be easier than the real thing. But that is just me. I know others that experienced the opposite. I guess it depends on the person. Having said that, some of the Kaplan materials go over Kaplan's strategy and review the mathematical concepts tested. In addition, the CD with practice tests is very useful.

I don't see a reason why you couldn't use Kaplan to complement the Official Guide.

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25 Oct 2006, 19:35
Wow!! How did you do this?

I posted 470 in my first attempt and know I am capable of doing better - want to be in the 700's on my second attempt. How did you achieve this = please share your strategies.

Dancer

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28 Oct 2006, 02:51
positive soul wrote:
In October 2006,

However, I have to say I felt frustrated when members posted their 700+ score on their very first post. Why?, because they made look easy to get a 700, while I was killing myself to get reach that level.)

You know I really agree with you on that. I took my first test yesterday and got a 370. It's not easy to get a 700.

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