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# Improved GMAT by 100 points - supplemental essay needed?

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Senior Manager
Status: Decision Week!
Joined: 12 Oct 2011
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Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Dartmouth (Tuck) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.66
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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05 Dec 2011, 18:30
Hi all,
I've taken the GMAT twice - first time was in October and second time today. First go around I was really upset about my 640 (31Q 44V 6 AWA) as I'd been practice-testing in the 690-710 range consistently.
I refocused my efforts, realized I'd been prepping the quant in the wrong ways, and retested today at 740 (48Q, 44V AWA TBD). As you can imagine I am THRILLED with my new score. I believe that my first quant score was somewhat of an anomaly due to preparing incorrectly and getting a question set that played to my weaknesses.

Question: How, if at all, do I need to address a 100 point GMAT improvement (all in quant) on my applications?
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Concentration: Finance, Finance
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05 Dec 2011, 23:31

If you do choose to write an essay, make sure to give yourself credit. Don't blame the first test on bad circumstances. It was a challange that you overcame with hard work and effort, and thats how it should be portrayed. Congrats on your killer score.
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Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: Strategy
Schools: MIT Sloan - Class of 2015
WE: Consulting (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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06 Dec 2011, 08:04
I'm by no means an expert either, but I completely agree with GMATLA. I think a 100-point GMAT improvement (congrats, btw) completely stands on its own and shows that you're not one to let adversity stop you.

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Senior Manager
Status: Decision Week!
Joined: 12 Oct 2011
Posts: 262

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 58

Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Dartmouth (Tuck) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.66
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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06 Dec 2011, 17:21
Thanks, guys. This is where my gut was as well. If someone asks I will be prepared to discuss the improvement. If not, I will leave well enough alone.
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