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# From 610 (Diagnostic) to 650 (real GMAT) to 710 (real GMAT)

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Joined: 24 Apr 2011
Posts: 46
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GMAT 2: 710 Q45 V41
GPA: 4
WE: Education (Education)
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

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28 Sep 2011, 04:45
When I started this whole process, I set 700 as my goal. I thought it might be a little too high, given that my diagnostic was 610 and my math was crazy bad. After reading this site, I realized I could improve my math. My verbal was already solid. So, I practiced and practiced, question after question. At the end of my practice, I was scoring around 710-730 M 45-49 V 40-45 consistently across all tests. Then came D-Day Aug 26. I got 650 M 47 V 32, which baffled the hell out of me, because I have a 4.0 GPA in humanities. I was convinced something was wrong with the test. However, I realized I might be deluded and rebooked it. Today I got 710 M 45 V 41, right in line with my practice. Needless to say, it was a long journey that included the birth of my firstborn child and the death of my father during my practice time. But I made it. One thing my father taught me was to take responsibility for my own actions. So, instead of blaming the test, I blamed myself. I think that is what motivated me in the end to get my target score.
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28 Sep 2011, 06:06
Congrats man...Best of luck for your apps now
By the way, are you a native-speaker??

BR
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28 Sep 2011, 06:09
Just checked your other post and came to know that you are from Germany.
Anyways, congrats

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Mandeep
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Joined: 24 Apr 2011
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Location: United States
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GMAT 2: 710 Q45 V41
GPA: 4
WE: Education (Education)
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

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28 Sep 2011, 11:33
Actually, I am a native speaker. I'm living in Germany till my wife finishes her education.
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28 Sep 2011, 11:55
Oh that's great...are you from states?
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28 Sep 2011, 11:57
Yeah, from the US, Oklahoma to be specific.
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28 Sep 2011, 11:59
Oh that's great...so are you planning for round 1??
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GMAT 2: 710 Q45 V41
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28 Sep 2011, 12:01
Definitely planning for round 1. Not really shooting for super elite schools. I have a family, so I'm fishing for scholarship money. What about you?
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28 Sep 2011, 12:04
I took it once in mid September and got a dismal 610, so I am planning to take it again in October end.
What all schools are you planning to apply to?
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28 Sep 2011, 12:06
UT McCombs, Texas A&M Mays, Oklahoma, UF Warrington. Obviously, I want to stay in the South, preferably Texas of Florida. Location and the energy industry are my goals. We'll see what happens.
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28 Sep 2011, 12:10
Yeah, all the best for your apps
I hope you get the school of your choice
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