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20 Feb 2010, 13:50
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31 Mar 2010, 12:06
Any news? I'm considering getting one of these (expensive) booklets, people say it's preferable to get used to it before The Day.

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31 Mar 2010, 12:58
i went to kinko's and got 15 pages of legal-size paper laminated. i told myself i'd use them for cats (since i have 15, i dont have to erase) but i have yet to use any of them :D lol. i am using regular old loose-leaf paper and a pen like a caveman :D

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01 Apr 2010, 02:39
I have read that you get trash your sleeves with the ink if you don't pay attention, so it's advisable to take the test using a black tshirt or at least clothes you're not affraid to damage

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01 Apr 2010, 11:34
I had one and used it actively for my exam prep - when studying at home. Whenever I took a CAT at work, I just used plain pencil and paper. I don't think it's necessary at all for your prep. Sure it simulates the actual test environment, but I do not think that boosted my prep or my final score at all
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01 Apr 2010, 11:44
nah, I really don't think it did anything for me! It did not feel weird or strange to use or anything. The pen worked just fine at home and at the test center (they gave me 3 there just in case). Just make sure that during any one section you do not need to write more then the 12 pages per booklet (I believe it was 12 correct me if I am wrong). Otherwise you need to exchange the booklet while your timed session is running. Make sure you exchange it between each of the other session so that you never run out of free space.
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01 Apr 2010, 17:56
jhenry42 wrote:
I am completely unfamiliar with this topic... Do they not provide standard paper to use? Can I bring my own pens?

You should look up info in this forum. There are fair amount of discussions going around for noteboard used in GMAT.

The question is no by the way, you cannot use your own pens. Everything will be provided by the test center

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02 Apr 2010, 00:21
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nah, I really don't think it did anything for me! It did not feel weird or strange to use or anything. The pen worked just fine at home and at the test center (they gave me 3 there just in case). Just make sure that during any one section you do not need to write more then the 12 pages per booklet (I believe it was 12 correct me if I am wrong). Otherwise you need to exchange the booklet while your timed session is running. Make sure you exchange it between each of the other session so that you never run out of free space.

Isn't the board erasable? 12 pages for doing all the math is not enough!

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02 Apr 2010, 03:21
The test booklet is erasable, but you are not given an eraser. The administrator will give you a new booklet.
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02 Apr 2010, 03:22
jhenry42 wrote:
I am completely unfamiliar with this topic... Do they not provide standard paper to use? Can I bring my own pens?

No, you are given a test booklet with a marker.
It looks like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-GMAT-Si ... 0979017580

You can only enter the test area with your ID used for admittance, nothing else. No pens, no paper, pockets empty, etc.
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02 Apr 2010, 07:01
So we can't even bring a hankie to blow our nose if needed? Do they provide some kind of tissue to erase the board?

What about drinking, peeing and an apple for nibbling during breaks? Are there banned? I don't see myself spending 3h30 without drinking a single drop of water

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02 Apr 2010, 08:17
hanky - if needed, the test center provides you with tissues.

eraser for the writing pads - nope. when u need more space, raise your hand and the proctor/person overseeing the exam gives you more.

as for breaks, you get a break in between sections. go to the gmac website for the specifics.

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21 Apr 2010, 15:58
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11 May 2010, 16:15
Just as FYI - I posted a photo review of the test simulation booklet with marker here
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11 May 2010, 19:34
so we can't use the tissues to erase?

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11 May 2010, 19:51
gmatftw wrote:
so we can't use the tissues to erase?

not really - a dry tissue will not erase and I believe you are not supposed to either....
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12 May 2010, 14:45
oh, didn't think about it being dry. silly me - thanks! i'll go and pick up one of those manhattan booklets/marker then!

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12 May 2010, 14:48
gmatftw wrote:
oh, didn't think about it being dry. silly me - thanks! i'll go and pick up one of those manhattan booklets/marker then!

Well, you don't know until you try, but actually the whole experience is not that bad - the marker is really good - it's my favorite pen now and I have some good pens from all the vendor meetings I attend.
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