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# Shoot for the stars, reach a treetop

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03 Sep 2010, 11:12
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Hi Whiplash,

Your strategy looks very thorough and I think you should see great results. For practice, I would also recommend GMAT Club tests. I hear they are great for reaching 51Q. I think you have the potential to reach the coveted 51. To speed up your RC, I would recommend non-fiction books like Harry Potter.

Also, I am very interested in the Veritas book set. When you get a chance, I would appreciate it if you gave your insight on how useful these books are.

Thanks and best wishes,
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03 Sep 2010, 11:13
Dawgie wrote:
Hi Whiplash,

Your strategy looks very thorough and I think you should see great results. For practice, I would also recommend GMAT Club tests. I hear they are great for reaching 51Q. I think you have the potential to reach the coveted 51. To speed up your RC, I would recommend non-fiction books like Harry Potter.

Also, I am very interested in the Veritas book set. When you get a chance, I would appreciate it if you gave your insight on how useful these books are.

Thanks and best wishes,
Dawg

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03 Sep 2010, 12:12
great plan Whiplash. All the best
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03 Sep 2010, 14:05
This weekend I plan to finish CR strategy and start SC. Maybe finish a good portion of it. By the end of next week, I hope to be done with Verbal strategies. Then I am going to brush up Math, MGMAT style.
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03 Sep 2010, 18:55
woahh good luck!!! :D
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04 Sep 2010, 02:03
Wow !! I am surprised to find that you are ONLY 19.
All i could think of when i was your age : "Damn !! I have to have those awesome pair of shoes"

(...Something which i secretely still do )

You sound anything but your age...

Way to go GIRL !!!

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04 Sep 2010, 08:46
(Shoes be awesome, but I hate heels. I can't wear more than like 3 inches because of a toe-condition and it makes me look taller than like 90% of the guys I know if I wore heels > that)

But yay Thanks!
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04 Sep 2010, 08:58
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hmmm....at 19 my strategy was to run away from books....classes.....and a few years later when i thought i had bid adieu to them for good....they are back
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04 Sep 2010, 09:48
Intellijat, nice signature
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05 Sep 2010, 21:17
I am done with studying the CR strategy and have uploaded the link to the document I prepared in my signature. I am going to start working on CR problems now but without a timer and I am going to use an error log to see what my main areas of weakness within CR are. Meanwhile, I will also start going through SC strategy. Yay!
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05 Sep 2010, 23:57
Oops!! How did I skip this thread?? yeahh got it!! This thread should be in "Share your GMAT Experience" forum.

Seems to be the beginning of a great story & one of the few "before test" stories here. And yeah I concur she is the venn girl (she made too many venn diagrams)

Do consider paper tests (for reliable verbal stuff), if you get some time.

Best of luck!!!
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06 Sep 2010, 00:07
Maybe you can move the thread to the other forum? And check out the CR strategy document I put together. It might be useful (Signature)
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06 Sep 2010, 00:17
Good luck....
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06 Sep 2010, 00:32
Whiplash...your plan sounds great...good luck!! Thanks for the CR doc...that was great as well!!
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06 Sep 2010, 01:39
whiplash2411 wrote:
(Shoes be awesome, but I hate heels. I can't wear more than like 3 inches because of a toe-condition and it makes me look taller than like 90% of the guys I know if I wore heels > that)

But yay Thanks!

Gee, You are most welcome. I can completely understand how awkward it feels to Literally 'Stand Out' of the 'crowd'(i hope u know what i mean)

Now let me not fidget with the sanctity of this thread. (May be we can have another thread for discussing shoes n stuff !!)

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06 Sep 2010, 01:47
And i couldnt agree more with Mr.Dawgie..
@ intellijat - Love your signature ! And sad but true, u will have to deal with books and classes a couple of more years unless of course you drop your MBA plans (which has the least probability as u are a part of the holy GMATclub)
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06 Sep 2010, 08:35
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whip, it looks like you're on the right track. Just a few suggestions from a third-party observer to help you out...

1) If you have not done so already, schedule the actual test now. I scheduled mine 2 months ahead of time, which was good since I spent the first month procrastinating. You could fall into lull periods where you don't do any studying for a week or two. But scheduling the test way ahead of time turns up the mental heat and ensures that the goal weighs heavily on your mind 24/7

2) The error log is useful, so make sure you are using it to its maximum benefit. Spend just as much time analyzing it as you do making it. Really figure out where your weakest areas are, and then go back and do a few extra problems from those sections.

3) I cannot stress this one enough: Do not underestimate the value of GMATPrep, and realistic CAT's. The test is going to look and feel exactly like the GMATPrep. You want to have as much experience in an actual test environment (3-4 hours long) as possible. The test is on the computer so your practice should be weighted towards computer-based tests. Take CAT's regularly. Include the breaks. Do the essays each and every time.

4) Finally, don't just be a robot who sticks only to practice at home and on the computer. Be flexible with your routine and if you stumble upon new methods or exercises, do them. You want your prep to be as well rounded as possible. Try to use GMAT concepts in everyday life during your prep. This will cement them into your head. It's nerdy, but it works.

Good luck
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06 Sep 2010, 12:02
good luck.....all the best ahead......you are an active member of gmatclub...continue so....
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06 Sep 2010, 23:05
shorteverything wrote:
whip, it looks like you're on the right track. Just a few suggestions from a third-party observer to help you out...

1) If you have not done so already, schedule the actual test now. I scheduled mine 2 months ahead of time, which was good since I spent the first month procrastinating. You could fall into lull periods where you don't do any studying for a week or two. But scheduling the test way ahead of time turns up the mental heat and ensures that the goal weighs heavily on your mind 24/7

2) The error log is useful, so make sure you are using it to its maximum benefit. Spend just as much time analyzing it as you do making it. Really figure out where your weakest areas are, and then go back and do a few extra problems from those sections.

3) I cannot stress this one enough: Do not underestimate the value of GMATPrep, and realistic CAT's. The test is going to look and feel exactly like the GMATPrep. You want to have as much experience in an actual test environment (3-4 hours long) as possible. The test is on the computer so your practice should be weighted towards computer-based tests. Take CAT's regularly. Include the breaks. Do the essays each and every time.

4) Finally, don't just be a robot who sticks only to practice at home and on the computer. Be flexible with your routine and if you stumble upon new methods or exercises, do them. You want your prep to be as well rounded as possible. Try to use GMAT concepts in everyday life during your prep. This will cement them into your head. It's nerdy, but it works.

Good luck

Thanks short. I have already incorporated all of what you said into my schedule.

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Gee, You are most welcome. I can completely understand how awkward it feels to Literally 'Stand Out' of the 'crowd'(i hope u know what i mean)

Now let me not fidget with the sanctity of this thread. (May be we can have another thread for discussing shoes n stuff !!)

Haha, thanks. And yes, we can have a detailed discussion sometime
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07 Sep 2010, 18:41
I have started using an Error Log for my preparation. I am presently using the one developed by Spoilt, because it is readily customizable. I plan to use one Error Log per book I use. So far this is how my error log looks like:

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Error Log.JPG [ 72.05 KiB | Viewed 1711 times ]

Hopefully, the 93% will go back up to a 98%
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