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# HOW LONG DID YOU STUDY?

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25 Aug 2006, 08:58
I thought I would start a new post to find out how long people on average studied for. I gave myself a month but realize that it was just to short of a time.

so tell me how long you studied for and has it payed off?
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25 Aug 2006, 10:23
Started June 2nd... going till 25th Sept. Approx. 3 months... with all the breaks inbetween. Work fulltime.. so not sure if thats enough.

Will let you know if that is good on the 25th of Sept.

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25 Aug 2006, 12:47
250 - 300 hours.

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25 Aug 2006, 17:02
For my first try, about 2 weeks ago I studied for about 5 weeks. The result was somewhat lower than what I had been getting in practice. I rescheduled to retake 5 weeks after the initial exam. I have some other stuff going on so I'll get in about 3 weeks of studying this time around. Just hoping to improve on my consistency I guess.

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25 Aug 2006, 17:02
pelihu wrote:
For my first try, about 2 weeks ago I studied for about 5 weeks. The result was somewhat lower than what I had been getting in practice. I rescheduled to retake 5 weeks after the initial exam. I have some other stuff going on so I'll get in about 3 weeks of studying this time around. Just hoping to improve on my consistency I guess.

Didnt you get a 700 something?

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25 Aug 2006, 18:37
Yes, that's right. I got a 730.

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25 Aug 2006, 18:42
Pelihu,

I can't believe you are re-taking after a 730 ? You are driven!!! Good luck and welcome back to the grind...
pelihu wrote:
Yes, that's right. I got a 730.

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25 Aug 2006, 18:46
WoW If you don't use that 730 .May I borrow some of your score

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25 Aug 2006, 20:04
Hi,

Yes I'm back for one more try. I guess it's partly because I'm disappointed I didn't do as well as I could have, and partly because I feel guilty because I could have worked a little harder. Will it actually make a difference come application time if I have a 730 or something 30-50 points higher? Well, I can only give it a shot and then find out when acceptances are doled out in the spring. But the bottom line is that I feel like I should put forth my best effort and I don't think I did that the first time around.

Chen, I'd be happy to share if I could, but I don't think they allow for that I do hope, if I'm able to get into a great school, that I will see some of the people from this board on campus next year.

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18 Sep 2006, 11:51
I guess all total about 20-30 hours...which is 20-30 hrs more than I studied for the SAT, but the \$250 fee got me to study.

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19 Sep 2006, 18:44
Studying 20hrs per week and I am doing a full time job

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19 Sep 2006, 21:24
Hundreds of hours... paid off with a 710 though.

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20 Sep 2006, 07:52
I think pelihu ended up with a 900.

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20 Sep 2006, 10:29
Actually 780. I was hitting 750-780 on GMATprep within the first 2 weeks of studying, but I didn't do quite that well on my first attempt with a 730 so I put in another 3 weeks of work between my first and second tries. But my background is quite different than most people taking the GMAT, I believe so my preparation was necessarily different as well.

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28 Sep 2006, 12:09
Hello All,
I am plan to study atleast 20 hours per week. Has full time job and a child at home to play with!! Hope I can spend more time!! Planning to give GMAT by Dec-2006. Just started my prep a week ago..

Good luck everyone, who plan to take it!! Thanks for those who shared thier stories of taking GMAT!!

Have a great time,
MRD.

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark"

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01 Oct 2006, 06:54
I'm on track for about 160-180 hours...we'll see how my score is though!

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03 Oct 2006, 10:17
I studied a total of about 25-30 hours including the time to take the two GMATPrep tests. I work long hours in my profession and couldn't study more.

I spent considerably more time studying for the LSAT when I took that a number of years ago. Maybe that's why I didn't concentrate on reading comprehension or critical reasoning.

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07 Oct 2006, 07:07
2.5 months....

Practice is the key......You would know the concepts but how and when to apply them comes by practice practice and practice.

All the best guys....

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07 Oct 2006, 07:07
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