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# Which area seems to be the most terrible one for u? ;) :)

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Which area seems to be the most terrible one for u? ;) :) [#permalink]

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29 Mar 2007, 02:19
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Hi all,

I think It could be very interesting to know what are your black beasts in the Q section

That could help to determine some kind of trends.... Ideally, I would prefer to combine the area of troubles with our countries :D .... It should reflect a kind of map that new people from each country could follow to see faster progresses

So... If u do reply, please give us where u come from

Thanks to all.... It could help ! :D

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First result (v1 - updated 2007/06/15)

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29 Mar 2007, 02:33

Country : France
Weak area : The probability/Counting

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29 Mar 2007, 10:26
Ratio and Proportions
Equations
Word Problems
Fractions
Probablity

Country : India

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29 Mar 2007, 11:12
Functions are

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29 Mar 2007, 15:18
Country: USA

Problem Area: Probability/Counting

Well...and the rest, but this is the most problematic

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29 Mar 2007, 17:52
Hi, I'm from the US...

My biggest black beast is probability & combinatorics...I'm hoping to get familiar with the basics so if I run into an "easy" one I can answer it...if I encounter an especially hairy beast on the exam, so far my plan is to cut my losses, take my best guess and move on...

It's slightly smaller brother would be number properties...especially the "if x is divisible by 3 and y is divisible by a prime number > 100, and z is second cousin of all primes < 72.234856384783478734 is z a multiple of x and y?" You get the picture...lol

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29 Mar 2007, 18:03
Country: Korea (North?!?!?! )

Problem Area: number properties (divisibiliy & remainder probs pretty much the same as mavery's slightly smaller bothering)

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29 Mar 2007, 21:11
My weakness is in probability/counting as well. If I do get a 700-800 problem on it on the exam I'm just going to guess and move on.....no point in wasting 3+ mins and still get it wrong!

I'm also pretty weak on the whole mean, medium, SD questions in numbers property

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Re: Which area seem to be the most terrible one for u? ;) :) [#permalink]

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30 Mar 2007, 07:07
Country : India
Weak area :The absolute value, sqrt() and such functions

Fig wrote:
That could help to determine some kind of trends.... Ideally, I would prefer to combine the area of troubles with our countries :D .... It should reflect a kind of map that new people from each country could follow to see faster progresses

So the plan is to turn this into something like an intuitive diagnostic test?...
Something that tells you what you need to work on without asking you to take a diagnostic test?
If it is, then it might be interesting to compare these results against what members are getting in diagnostic tests - Nationality-wise diagnostic test results of course ... but this is easier said than done unless members were to post results of diagnostic tests too.

And maybe there could be some kind of a statistic that tells what is the probability of the problem area of a specific country being the problem area for an individual from that country. (eg) if 90 out of 100 Indian members find probability/Counting to be a problem area then the chance that probability/Counting is a weak area for me is 90%. - High enough for me to get concerned.
A high percentage like 90% might be indicative of something lacking in the preparation methods used.....

Hmm.... very interesting possibilities for what you have started Fig.
Please keep us updated on the progrees.

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Re: Which area seem to be the most terrible one for u? ;) :) [#permalink]

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30 Mar 2007, 07:20
vikramjit_01 wrote:
Country : India
Weak area :The absolute value, sqrt() and such functions

Fig wrote:
That could help to determine some kind of trends.... Ideally, I would prefer to combine the area of troubles with our countries :D .... It should reflect a kind of map that new people from each country could follow to see faster progresses

So the plan is to turn this into something like an intuitive diagnostic test?...
Something that tells you what you need to work on without asking you to take a diagnostic test?
If it is, then it might be interesting to compare these results against what members are getting in diagnostic tests - Nationality-wise diagnostic test results of course ... but this is easier said than done unless members were to post results of diagnostic tests too.

And maybe there could be some kind of a statistic that tells what is the probability of the problem area of a specific country being the problem area for an individual from that country. (eg) if 90 out of 100 Indian members find probability/Counting to be a problem area then the chance that probability/Counting is a weak area for me is 90%. - High enough for me to get concerned.
A high percentage like 90% might be indicative of something lacking in the preparation methods used.....

Hmm.... very interesting possibilities for what you have started Fig.
Keep us updated on the progrees here.

Yes ... My idea is an attempt to define generic profils by coutries ... People could be of course near or far from their generic profil yet aware of it ... They could so focus on Q question when they face them since the start and place a specific care on them

Also, I would like to create a wolrd map with colours on coutries ... To give a more visual and instaneous idea of the whole thing

All depend of u, guys ! ... Thanks already for the one who replied (andrehaui & Witchiegrlie, would u please edit your post to give us your country? thanks).

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30 Mar 2007, 07:32
Country: Kuwait (went to colllege in the US)

Problem: number properties [including but not limited to:]

- divisibiliy & remainder
- prime numbers and factors
- integers vs numbers vs fractions vs decimals ..
- Hard-Ass DS questions on number properties

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30 Mar 2007, 14:12
Fig, it sounds like you have a lot of free time on your hands...shouldn't you be studying for the gmat instead? lol

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30 Mar 2007, 15:03
mavery wrote:
Fig, it sounds like you have a lot of free time on your hands...shouldn't you be studying for the gmat instead? lol

Actually, I have finished all the process, including the GMAT, so no... I have the luck to be free now and to have time to spare on other things

By the way, what is your weakness area & country pls?

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31 Mar 2007, 09:00
Country: Indonesia
Weak area: probability/Counting and word problems.

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05 Apr 2007, 13:05
Country: France

Weak Area: Number properties. That's my bigest fear. I pretty much got only number properties questions on my first attempt to take the GMAT. I am still pretty bad and I will take my second attempt on next week .

I am also weak in the set questions and combinations.

Seems that you go to HEC Paris next year Fig?

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05 Apr 2007, 14:40
Irena A. wrote:
Country: France

Weak Area: Number properties. That's my bigest fear. I pretty much got only number properties questions on my first attempt to take the GMAT. I am still pretty bad and I will take my second attempt on next week .

I am also weak in the set questions and combinations.

Seems that you go to HEC Paris next year Fig?

Welcome to the GMATClub !

Yes... I will .... Where do u plan to apply?

Good Luck to u !

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05 Apr 2007, 16:32
Thank you !

Well.. actually, I spent my last year at the University of Oklahoma and I liked so much the business school that I want to apply there. The MBA program is very exciting. I also also apply to UCLA. The last step in my application process is the GMAT. I know that it is not the best strategy to follow and I should have started to study for that a long time ago. I took it on march 12th for the first time and I did bad (460, AWA 5.5, I didn't have a good strategy and studied only one month so I kind of knew it, however I was really surprised by my verbal score, which was the same as the quant, because I usually do very good on the verbal). Anyway, I am going to give it another try on next week since it would be my last chance to get a 600 and be accepted in fall 07. If not, I will just adopt a better strategy, take more time to get a good score and apply again for next year, maybe in France.
How did you come to choose HEC ?
How long and how did you study for the GMAT?
And thank you for your involvement in the GMAT club your posts are very helpful!

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06 Apr 2007, 01:47
Well... We are a bit out of the topic, but I will respond ... For further information, feel free to PM me

Reading u, I must admit that I have a question for u. Do u have a work experience? I think that an MBA returns us a lot if we have some... So maybe, if u do not have a work experience, u should consider to postpone your application... Just my though, everyone knows what is the best for himself

Why HEC? U could have a look here : http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=41091 ... To sum up, excellent school & collaborative MBA + personal convictions

How long for GMAT? From may to mid september, so a couple of months .... My trouble was the V section.... I had to improve it from a very low level to a decent one

Thanks also for your kind words ... If it does help, I'm glad

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06 Apr 2007, 19:50
Country: India

Problem Areas: Probability
Certain Venn Diagram questions.

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23 Apr 2007, 05:34
Country: Russia

Problem Area: Probability/Counting

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