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# Writing with a marker and white board

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08 Feb 2011, 16:33
Can anyone give me more details on writing on a white board with a marker for the actual test? I read you cannot use paper, is this correct?

Is it hard doing the more difficult math questions with less room?

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08 Feb 2011, 16:37
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You get a few books with laminated paper and semi-permanent markers. The pages are about 5"x7", maybe a little larger.

I hadn't practiced with anything similar prior to the test and didn't have any issues with it on test day. If you fill a book you can ask for another one so there shouldn't be any issues with lack of room to work the problems.
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08 Feb 2011, 16:57
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There won't be any problem for 'less room'. Ask for more books, if you run out of paper.
I did not find any difference because of the laminated booklet.

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08 Feb 2011, 17:59
heygirl wrote:
There won't be any problem for 'less room'. Ask for more books, if you run out of paper.
I did not find any difference because of the laminated booklet.

Good Luck

emont wrote:
You get a few books with laminated paper and semi-permanent markers. The pages are about 5"x7", maybe a little larger.

I hadn't practiced with anything similar prior to the test and didn't have any issues with it on test day. If you fill a book you can ask for another one so there shouldn't be any issues with lack of room to work the problems.

Thanks guys, that sounds much better than how I had envisioned it. Just trying to get all possible stress out of my head for test day.

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08 Feb 2011, 20:13
OP you can buy the same whiteboard that you use on test day on amazon, I think it is 15 bucks? I don't really think it would be worth it though (although I have yet to take the GMAT).

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08 Feb 2011, 20:21
I'm planning to buy the simulated test notepad and use it when I do my practice exams. It will take away one less variables on the real exam.

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08 Feb 2011, 20:37
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I'm planning to buy the simulated test notepad and use it when I do my practice exams. It will take away one less variables on the real exam.

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I kind of want to do the same thing but 15 bucks....that could be 30 nattys that I could crush after getting my 710. Decisions, decisions.

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08 Feb 2011, 22:59
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I kind of want to do the same thing but 15 bucks....that could be 30 nattys that I could crush after getting my 710. Decisions, decisions.

I'm sure once you get that 710 you'll have girls lining up at the bar to buy you beers, so it's pretty much a wash.

Right?
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08 Feb 2011, 23:14
You can get an exact copy/sample of it here: Test Simulation Booklet
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08 Feb 2011, 23:25

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09 Feb 2011, 08:20
emont wrote:
southernstunna wrote:
I kind of want to do the same thing but 15 bucks....that could be 30 nattys that I could crush after getting my 710. Decisions, decisions.

I'm sure once you get that 710 you'll have girls lining up at the bar to buy you beers, so it's pretty much a wash.

Right?

This is an interesting point. Looks like I'm getting the 15 dollar whiteboard then. Good call.

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09 Feb 2011, 08:59
I purchased the Manhattan test simulation booklet. It was definitely worth it! It erased any adjustment period during the exam. Trust me, time is precious on the GMAT. It also allowed me to to feel more comfortable during the actual test. And if I feel better, I am better.

It may also help indirectly with one's discipline for the CAT practice. If you spend 15 dollars on something only used for practice tests, then you will probably also make sure to fully mimic test conditions overall. And this attitude will improve your performance.

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09 Feb 2011, 10:09
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I purchased the Manhattan test simulation booklet. It was definitely worth it! It erased any adjustment period during the exam. Trust me, time is precious on the GMAT. It also allowed me to to feel more comfortable during the actual test. And if I feel better, I am better.

It may also help indirectly with one's discipline for the CAT practice. If you spend 15 dollars on something only used for practice tests, then you will probably also make sure to fully mimic test conditions overall. And this attitude will improve your performance.

So the adjustment to the whiteboard is significant? Damn I guess I will have to buy it. But like you said, time is precious, every little second is extremely important.

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09 Feb 2011, 12:23
On the real exam, do they give you an eraser to wipe the notepad? Also, how many pages are in the notepad? Can you write on both sides of each page?

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09 Feb 2011, 12:26
You don't need an eraser--you can just finger-wipe the ink out. From what I remember each book had about 5-6 pages with grids and writing space on both sides.
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09 Feb 2011, 15:56
you finger wipe the ink? How dirty are your fingers after taking the exam? Dude I write a LOT of stuff down. I will go through like 15 pages of notebook paper when taking a practice quant exam.

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09 Feb 2011, 16:28
southernstunna wrote:
So the adjustment to the whiteboard is significant? Damn I guess I will have to buy it. But like you said, time is precious, every little second is extremely important

The time spent getting used to it may not be significant, but there will be a bunch of things that can distract you during the test. Removing one of them helps.
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13 Feb 2011, 07:12
The idea of buying it appeals to me;afterall its not priced more than 1 good lunch

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13 Feb 2011, 08:04
I would recommend buying it but it's not the end of the world if you don't. I bought one and the first time I wrote on it felt a little weird but got used to it in the first 5-10 mins.

If you don't buy it, scribble on it during the test instructions. Use it to brainstorm during the AWA and you should be comfortable with it by the time you hit the Quant section. I suppose you could even try simulating it by sticking a bunch of clear tape on a piece of paper and writing on it.

Some other comments - you shouldn't be able to erase it (it's permanent marker) but I didn't actually try erasing anything. Get a new booklet during each break. Another reason why I wouldn't waste time erasing anything - you'll have plenty of space if you get a new booklet for each section.

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