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Journey is truly over: 740 (Q50, V40) AWA 5.0

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 10:17
I just came back from the testing centre and so relieved that it is finally over - after a long and hard fight.

I would like to thank everyone on this board - you guys make this place such an encouraging place to come.

I would also like to thank Knewton staff for creating such a great platform. My Knewton diagnostic score was 680 (Q48, V34). Knewton covers all the basic-to-medium material well. You won't feel short of practice material. All in all, I loved my experience with Knewton.*

Finally, I would like to thank my study partner whom I found through Beat The GMAT. His support and encouragement were immense. It helps that we have a similar weakness: verbal. He is taking his test in September. We stayed in touch through yahoo messenger and email. For anyone who has, like me, some struggles with the test, I strongly advice to look for a study partner. I feel a good study partner is better than an average course.

Materials I used:
OG12 - a must
MGMAT books and CATs
GMATClub math tests
GMAT Sets
GMAT Paper tests
Knewton course

Any questions are absolutely welcome.

Now, if you allow me, I will go partying :)

* I am detailing it because I know that a lot of people are looking feedback on them as they are still a relatively new test provider.

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EDIT#1:

Here is some additional info on my experience with Knewton:

CAT#1 680 (Q48, V34) ---Diagnostic
CAT#2 710 (Q48, V38)
CAT#3 690 (Q48, V35)
CAT#4 730 (Q46, V45)

Official GMAT 740 (Q50, V40). I got my score report today. AWA 5.0 :)

Pros of the course:
- Great instructors - David and Brad are distinctly good for verbal.
- High quality questions - Knewton has plenty of practice questions
- Convenience - I am a big sceptic of online courses, but I found Knewton refreshing all the way.
- Completeness - you get great tuition, high quality practices, CATs, twice a week "Office Hours" to supplement the course, a very helpful & responsive staff. Also, the course is probably one of the most thorough courses you can find.

Cons:
- Not enough hard questions - you will see a lot of easy-to-medium questions (both in practice tests and CATs), but a small number of harder questions. Nevertheless, the questions are good to learn the concept. I used MGMAT for harder questions.
-Everything is on the screen - I know some people like the comfort of a book. I still think the course could be improved by producing guides similar to the ones at MGMAT. In fact, I supplemented Knewton with various guides such as those of MGMAT to consolidate my knowledge.


If anyone interested in some of my materials, please PM me with your email address; I will send you a link to my uploads.

Last edited by seofah on 08 Aug 2009, 17:55, edited 5 times in total.

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 10:25
Awesome score! congratulations

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 11:41
Superb score, congrats, a 700+ is always time for a week long partying :)

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 11:49
seofah, congrats on great score. goodluck with the app process.

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 12:11
Agree with others: great score, have some well earned fun. After the GMAT, you don't need all those extra brain cells anyway... :)

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 17:06
congratulations!

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New post 04 Aug 2009, 17:28
Congratulations! thanks for sharing your experience! All the best for your Apps!
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New post 04 Aug 2009, 23:53
congrats! yes, pls share some insights on knewton.

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New post 05 Aug 2009, 05:23
Congratulations Mate..!!! Please enlighten with your expert opinion about the way you did it ... :)

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New post 05 Aug 2009, 05:50
Great score!

After you're done partying, it'd be great if you could add a review to the Knewton review thread in the GMAT forum.
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New post 07 Aug 2009, 14:45
thank you all for wishes! :)

Now it is time for b-school apps.

@ Aver & boeinz: I will post my experience on the Knewton thread.

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