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12 Jan 2012, 05:44
to boooored with calcs, bored with hard math problems, bored with verbal Answers that barely differ, bored with not digestible RC texts!!!!! I'm too bored!
While my friends are having good parties I'm siting in front of notebook and becoming schiso!
My level now is about 700 but I need AT LEAST 760!
I'm gonna learn all nights long BUT HOW NOT TO BE SOOOOOO BORED????
What is your way to fight boredom?
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consider sex, drugs and rock-n-roll

700-750 is ok for top schools. GMAT it is a tick box.
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12 Jan 2012, 06:05
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Usually helps me to plan activities and take breaks with fresh air.

Sounds pretty lame, but vary on how you study - read - write - summarize - talk.

Always keep yout goal in mind!

Keep it up - worth it!
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12 Jan 2012, 09:16
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Thought I think PTK's suggestions may be worth a try, the final goal and prospect of a TOP MBA should be your biggest motivator.
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12 Jan 2012, 09:39
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Runner2 wrote:
to boooored with calcs, bored with hard math problems, bored with verbal Answers that barely differ, bored with not digestible RC texts!!!!! I'm too bored!
While my friends are having good parties I'm siting in front of notebook and becoming schiso!
My level now is about 700 but I need AT LEAST 760!
I'm gonna learn all nights long BUT HOW NOT TO BE SOOOOOO BORED????
What is your way to fight boredom?

Hi my friend,

1. Remember that a score of 800 will NOT guarantee you a place at a top program and 700 is enough for most schools, even if you are in Indian/IT/Male pool. 700 + excellent essays is much better than 760 + mediocre essays.

2. My mom once told me that if I feel tired and bored, just stop working. Go out, meet friends, talk with them, go to cinema etc.; only back to work when you feel ready. This is one of the best advices I have ever heard.

Hope this helps.
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12 Jan 2012, 09:47
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Sounds to me like a classic case of burn out. You are overstudying, and you are getting diminishing returns on these late hours of studying to the point that you might actually be taking away from your studying as a whole. You need take breaks, have time off, enjoy family, friends, music, etc... Take the test very seriously, but don't let it take over ever aspect of your life, or all your spare hours b/c eventually you will burn out, and your score will suffer.
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Personally, I find that I do my best when I balance my studies with other activities. Studying 24-7 would just burn me out in the lead-up to test day. Do something fun!
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12 Jan 2012, 12:11
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Yes i was joking.
You are burning out. Your brain is stressed and it works less efficiently. You are running a marathon. Take a break.
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TrueLie wrote:

1. Remember that a score of 800 will NOT guarantee you a place at a top program and 700 is enough for most schools, even if you are in Indian/IT/Male pool. 700 + excellent essays is much better than 760 + mediocre essays.

Firstly its not either or scenario.You can get a very high GMAT score and prepare stellar essays or you can do the converse.

Secondly essays basically reflect your work experience and other aspects all of which are set by the time you are applying.

Thirdly the average GMAT score of Indian applicants at Top 10 school (not Indian IT) is 740.

What you are saying is purely anecdotal evidence and generalisation spread by test prep and admission consulting companies. All test prep companies without exception design the course to get students in the 600 - 700 range. The best prep companies try to get you in 690-710 range. This gives them best ROI. If you get a high GMAT score you will feel more confident to go without spending 4000$on essays. _________________ The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ? Manager Joined: 15 Mar 2011 Posts: 92 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 3 Re: I'm bored!! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Jan 2012, 22:07 AbhiJ wrote: TrueLie wrote: 1. Remember that a score of 800 will NOT guarantee you a place at a top program and 700 is enough for most schools, even if you are in Indian/IT/Male pool. 700 + excellent essays is much better than 760 + mediocre essays. Firstly its not either or scenario.You can get a very high GMAT score and prepare stellar essays or you can do the converse. Secondly essays basically reflect your work experience and other aspects all of which are set by the time you are applying. Thirdly the average GMAT score of Indian applicants at Top 10 school (not Indian IT) is 740. What you are saying is purely anecdotal evidence and generalisation spread by test prep and admission consulting companies. All test prep companies without exception design the course to get students in the 600 - 700 range. The best prep companies try to get you in 690-710 range. This gives them best ROI. If you get a high GMAT score you will feel more confident to go without spending 4000$ on essays.

What I want to say is that: GMAT is not everything. If you could score 760 + excellent essays, that's fine. Otherwise, focus on other parts to get over this "weakness" (I prefer not to call a GMAT 700 a weakness, even for Stanford).
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