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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Good, glad you did.

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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

In 10 hours I will be on a plane bound for Miami Beach.

enjoy the time off, D.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

had a killer track workout this morning, in the rain, in an empty and unlit stadium.
Half-marathon in just over two weeks.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Don't even know what day of the week it is.
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yeah, they say that happens when you get up in age.
post #27242 of 46592
Don't know if it is making me happy, but my NEw Year's resolution is to get with the program and start more seriously studying for the GMAT's. I am going to start tonight at the coffee shop. I plan to get some studying done tomorrow during the snowy day as well.
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good luck, pB.
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Thanks, I hate standardized tests. So annoying.
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Here's my takeaway from writing the GMAT: if it takes longer and longer for you to do each question, don't worry. It means the adaptive testing software has closed in on your ability. I was freaked out the last several questions took me quite a while and it was my first time writing it. You get a chance to erase the entire test without knowing what you got. Don't do that! I decided I had fucked up but would use that as a baseline for my next attempt. Can't remember what I got exactly but nearly hit the floor when it spit out a 700+ number.

I've heard things have changed though. I can remember my score (think it was 710 or 720) was impressive at that time. Seems like 700 is considered "meh" these days. Not sure if that's correct or not.
post #27246 of 46592
Yeah, I have heard similar strategy, and the books I have say this as well. I just can't wait to be done with all of this formal bullshit and just start taking classes and learning something. I have been putting off my MBA not because of classes, but just this hurdle. I am also weighing either using money to buy a bigger condo in a few years, or delaying that for school payments.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Seems like 700 is considered "meh" these days. Not sure if that's correct or not.

the median score at the very top schools is only between 710 and 720, so I wouldn't label 700 as meh.

the quant section is getting much harder with 20-25% of GMAT exams now being taken in China. Them Azn's are good at numbers. It also means that a strong verbal score can really raise your overall score. You could score like 50th percentile in quant but 97th percentile in verbal and still end up with a 710.

Also, I think that 70% of doing well is having the knowledge and the other 30% is understanding how to maximize your time on the test with the adaptive part. My GMAT instructor advised learning a few basics of geometry, and then just forget the rest. Same with combinatorics and probability.
post #27248 of 46592
I thought I was petty good at grammar until I started looking at these sentence structure questions. Holy fuck.
post #27249 of 46592
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I was always a little disappointed that iroh didn't make an ironing video for us. I imagine it would have featured a microwave oven, cloth tape, and a kitchen table.

Hmm, I wonder what a Rube Goldberg-type ironing setup would look like.

I ended up re-attaching a button on one of my OCBDs that was coming loose, and felt pretty good about my effort. Actually, it's not that I've never re-attached a button, it's more that it didn't take very long at all. yay me
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Harvey is a master button sewer.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Here's my takeaway from writing the GMAT: if it takes longer and longer for you to do each question, don't worry. It means the adaptive testing software has closed in on your ability. I was freaked out the last several questions took me quite a while and it was my first time writing it. You get a chance to erase the entire test without knowing what you got. Don't do that! I decided I had fucked up but would use that as a baseline for my next attempt. Can't remember what I got exactly but nearly hit the floor when it spit out a 700+ number.
I've heard things have changed though. I can remember my score (think it was 710 or 720) was impressive at that time. Seems like 700 is considered "meh" these days. Not sure if that's correct or not.

I remember when I took it - I took a couple of practice tests, went in for the real one, almost wavered on cancelling the scores, and was thrilled about the score I got. But I tend to do pretty well on standardized tests.
post #27252 of 46592
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I thought I was petty good at grammar until I started looking at these sentence structure questions. Holy fuck.

read the prompt sentence, and then scan the answers. You'll see splits, or changes from sentence correction to sentence correction. Focus on one that you belive is correct, and then eliminate the others. From here, focus on a second split and hone in on an answer. You can't do those by thinking about what's correct and just reading one after the other until "ok, this one is probably best, it sounds right". No.
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I've got my work cut out for me.
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I've got my cut worked out for me.
post #27255 of 46592
the hardest ones are the shortest sentences since the large ones can have a ton of things incorrect to focus on.
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