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From 470 to 680: My Story

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New post 07 Nov 2010, 20:41
Great score! Congratz..
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New post 16 Nov 2010, 14:08
good story...congrats :)
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New post 24 Jan 2011, 11:12
Hi Hussain15,

Thanks very much for the account and congratulations on the score! Interestingly, I stand at 470 after yesterday's first CAT!

My question relates to the SC section of your account:

What exactly do you mean by "recognize the pattern of every question?" Does it mean you need to be able to recognize what compartment it lies in? For ex: Parallelism or Idiom, etc.

Your response will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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New post 24 Jan 2011, 20:50
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What exactly do you mean by "recognize the pattern of every question?" Does it mean you need to be able to recognize what compartment it lies in? For ex: Parallelism or Idiom, etc.
Thanks.


Yes, that's exactly what I meant. Actually, with a lot of practice and after going through the basic concepts of SC, there comes a point when one starts to see the big picture and starts to think from the examiner perspective. If you easily find that the question is testing parrallelism or idioms or both combined, and you have eliminated 3 choices and are left with 2, then there comes the principle of pattern recognition, in which you have to think smartly. You have to think that what mistake GMAT wants you to make, and should avoid that. Its simple, isn't it?? :)
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New post 25 Jan 2011, 12:44
haha.. Thanks for your response.
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New post 05 Mar 2011, 08:27
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[ From 470 to 680-My Story ]
is inspirational.... I am knocked-down, but I am gonna rise. Thanks for putting this up.
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New post 07 Mar 2011, 20:38
Hussain15 wrote:
I went through the free diagnostic CAT of MGMAT & got a lovely 470

First, congratulations on your score, hard work really pays off.
this sentence gives me an inspiration. for the first time, i went through this free CAT and got 580. I hope I can raise my score significantly as you did.
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New post 09 May 2011, 02:04
I feel inspired going through your debrief.

I have got a question in this regard. If you have time to answer, I appreciate!

Do you think prolonging the prep time actually deteriorate the GMAT Score? I am planning to take GMAT in October/November, 2011. I have started my prep already. That means, I will be prepping for more than6 months. Please note, I work full0time outside my home-country.

Thanks in advance.
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New post 09 May 2011, 03:40
Hi, thanks for the comments.

Yes, you are right, prolonging the Gmat date normally results in delay in real test date as one never satisfies with his preparation. I do believe that one should take 3-4 months at maximum for Gmat preparation. a time period above 3-4 months would not help you much. Regardless that you are a full time working professional, you should be able to be ready for ur DDay in 3-4 months.

These are my suggestions, rest u know better about your study habits. Best of luck & keep us posted.

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New post 03 Oct 2011, 04:46
Thanks Mr. Hussain for sharing your story. I find myself in similar situation as you were initially. So, your approach seems quite helpful to me.
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New post 19 Oct 2011, 22:29
thanx for the debrief and congrats.
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New post 20 Oct 2011, 17:54
Great debrief - that is truly an epic story
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New post 30 Oct 2011, 11:24
gr8 improvement think this score is enough for any school.
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New post 30 Oct 2011, 21:46
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New post 08 Dec 2011, 12:15
Congrats. Very inpiring bcoz even at 30 u managed to give best in GMAT.
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congratulations!
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New post 15 Dec 2011, 18:55
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SO I DID THE GMAT TODAY AND SCORED 320. I am very disappointed now because i studied so hard. i practiced, practiced and practiced but well.....it didn't work ....any suggestions on how to improve my score...really need some help.
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New post 13 Mar 2016, 16:51
SQUINGEL wrote:
SO I DID THE GMAT TODAY AND SCORED 320. I am very disappointed now because i studied so hard. i practiced, practiced and practiced but well.....it didn't work ....any suggestions on how to improve my score...really need some help.


You should make a new thread instead of posting in a 5 year old thread. That's my advice.
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