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# The results are in! And the score is 720(Q47,V42), 6.0AWA

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29 Jul 2008, 05:55
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here is a list of books with links to Amazon. I'm not plugging Amazon, but its the easiest to read up on the books.

Paul Bodine: Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance.
http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Phrases-B ... 479&sr=1-1
The link says that the book is in pre-order phase. I'm not sure when it will be released, but if it's in time for my essays, I'll probably buy it.

Paul Bodine: Great Application Essays for Business School
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Application ... 596&sr=1-1
I own this one and have not gotten all the way through it, but it seems to be a great book.

Richard Montauk: How to get into the Top MBA Programs
http://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Into-Top- ... 675&sr=1-3
I also own this one and it has been good. It offers more of a general overview and insight into the minds of the adcoms. At least that's my impression of it so far.

65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of Harbus, the HBS School Newspaper
http://www.amazon.com/Successful-Harvar ... 822&sr=1-1
This book gets mixed reviews. Some read the essays and see how amazing these people are and say "No wonder they got into HBS! I wish I could see an essay of a normal person like me that got into HBS." I think we need to realize that we're only seeing one essay of this person, and that's not even all of the essays used for admission! Each of us have some stellar story to tell, we just have to find it and write it.

Your MBA Game Plan: Proven Strategies for Getting into the Top Business Schools
http://www.amazon.com/Your-MBA-Game-Pla ... pd_sim_b_3
I don't have this one, but I thought you might want to check it out.

There are many other books about getting into an MBA. These I listed seem to be the most popular. If you go to any one of the amazon links I pasted above, you'll see near the bottom a list of suggested books about this same subject. You can look through some of those books and get a feel for them.

Hope this helps.
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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Senior Manager Joined: 19 Mar 2008 Posts: 352 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 0 Re: The results are in! And the score is.....720 (Q47,V42) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Jul 2008, 07:05 jallenmorris wrote: here is a list of books with links to Amazon. I'm not plugging Amazon, but its the easiest to read up on the books. Paul Bodine: Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance. http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Phrases-B ... 479&sr=1-1 The link says that the book is in pre-order phase. I'm not sure when it will be released, but if it's in time for my essays, I'll probably buy it. Paul Bodine: Great Application Essays for Business School http://www.amazon.com/Great-Application ... 596&sr=1-1 I own this one and have not gotten all the way through it, but it seems to be a great book. Richard Montauk: How to get into the Top MBA Programs http://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Into-Top- ... 675&sr=1-3 I also own this one and it has been good. It offers more of a general overview and insight into the minds of the adcoms. At least that's my impression of it so far. 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of Harbus, the HBS School Newspaper http://www.amazon.com/Successful-Harvar ... 822&sr=1-1 This book gets mixed reviews. Some read the essays and see how amazing these people are and say "No wonder they got into HBS! I wish I could see an essay of a normal person like me that got into HBS." I think we need to realize that we're only seeing one essay of this person, and that's not even all of the essays used for admission! Each of us have some stellar story to tell, we just have to find it and write it. Your MBA Game Plan: Proven Strategies for Getting into the Top Business Schools http://www.amazon.com/Your-MBA-Game-Pla ... pd_sim_b_3 I don't have this one, but I thought you might want to check it out. There are many other books about getting into an MBA. These I listed seem to be the most popular. If you go to any one of the amazon links I pasted above, you'll see near the bottom a list of suggested books about this same subject. You can look through some of those books and get a feel for them. Hope this helps. +1 for you again. Thanks! Senior Manager Joined: 19 Mar 2008 Posts: 352 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 0 Re: The results are in! And the score is.....720 (Q47,V42) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Jul 2008, 08:47 Hi jallenmorris , I think one of the useful help from an admission consultant is that he can tell you which schools are within your ability. Without them, because admission process is very subjective, I have not idea about my chance in certain schools. Maybe I have good chance in Stanford, maybe I cannot enter enter the Rank 50. So, they can advise meon the school list. Saved our time, effort and money (application fee) SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1874 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 42 Kudos [?]: 590 [1] , given: 32 Re: The results are in! And the score is.....720 (Q47,V42) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Jul 2008, 09:07 1 This post received KUDOS I don't put much weight on which schools and admissions consultant thinks is within my reach. Kryzak was told that he was unlikely to get accepted at Haas. Guess where Kryzak is attending this fall? Haas! The consultants do the best job they can and most of them are certainly trying to help their clients, but I do not view the return as worth the investment. Should I listen to them say that my profile means I have no shot at Harvard? Maybe, but I don't care. I'm applying because on of my recommenders is alumni of Harvard and I believe I can market my leadership qualities to Harvard sufficiently to actually have a shot. Am I dilusional? Maybe. _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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29 Jul 2008, 09:29
Thanks, but I still got no idea for which schools I can apply. I am sure I need to start researching school after GMAT.

jallenmorris, are you participating in any online forum regarding application to BS? I want to find a place like GMATClub where I can find tonnes of info.

BTW, just found out that we are in the same industry.
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29 Jul 2008, 09:33
One more thing want to share, it seems that the admission consultant always try to convince that BS are willing to accept a small range of age only.

My friend who graudated from NYU and Yale SOM said they see classmates old than me very often, BTW I am 29
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29 Jul 2008, 11:17
oh there you are . Amazing stuff. Very impressive. Good luck with you application and all future endeavors.

Best wishes.
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29 Jul 2008, 12:24
Congratulations...Great split of verbal and quant.

Can you pls give me your input on what i should look into with 9 days left for my exam...verbal and quant references...exams i should take ...

I was planning on taking 1 exam everyday for the next 1 week and do any many questions as possible from the CR1000 and SC1000 RC220 sets
I am also taking my GMATClub tests starting today...and read thru the Manhattan SC book once again..

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31 Jul 2008, 05:49
Just got my official score report available. I wanted to update the AWA score since I now have it. 6.0 (87%)! Woo Hoo - thanks Chineseburned!
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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Manager Joined: 02 Aug 2007 Posts: 230 Schools: Life Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 0 Re: The results are in! And the score is.....720 (Q47,V42) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Jul 2008, 07:34 jallenmorris wrote: Just got my official score report available. I wanted to update the AWA score since I now have it. 6.0 (87%)! Woo Hoo - thanks Chineseburned! Congratulations! I second this, Chineseburned's AWA guide is the AWA bible. We can thank him for driving down the 6.0 percentage-wise. Senior Manager Joined: 19 Mar 2008 Posts: 352 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 0 Re: The results are in! And the score is 720(Q47,V42), 6.0AWA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Jul 2008, 08:41 Congrat for the AWA score, jallenmorris ! Senior Manager Joined: 18 Feb 2008 Posts: 497 Location: Kolkata Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 66 Re: The results are in! And the score is 720(Q47,V42), 6.0AWA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Jul 2008, 09:24 great.....congrats dude...all the ebst for applications...... Senior Manager Joined: 24 Feb 2008 Posts: 348 Schools: UCSD () , UCLA, USC (), Stanford Followers: 191 Kudos [?]: 3148 [0], given: 2 Re: The results are in! And the score is.....720 (Q47,V42) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Sep 2008, 12:21 x-ALI-x wrote: jallenmorris wrote: Just got my official score report available. I wanted to update the AWA score since I now have it. 6.0 (87%)! Woo Hoo - thanks Chineseburned! Congratulations! I second this, Chineseburned's AWA guide is the AWA bible. We can thank him for driving down the 6.0 percentage-wise. Haha, you'r welcome guys.....But I warned you...the benefits of that guide will be short-term as the percentile falls down as time goes by. It used to be still 89% for a 6.0 the last time I took it in May. But now is apparently down to 87% already.....sorry Congrats on a great score! _________________ Chinese Democracy is misunderstood...at your nearest BestBuy. Best AWA guide here: http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html Manager Joined: 21 Dec 2008 Posts: 77 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 0 Re: The results are in! And the score is 720(Q47,V42), 6.0AWA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jan 2009, 06:17 Congrats.. thanks for sharing your ideas SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1874 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 42 Kudos [?]: 590 [0], given: 32 Re: The results are in! And the score is 720(Q47,V42), 6.0AWA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Jan 2013, 00:22 If anyone is still monitoring this thread, please give me an update on what you're doing now, post-MBA. Thanks. _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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