Learn about my GMAT prep strategy that got me a 780 Score and how it can benefit YOU. What does it take to be a GMAT Winner? What does it take to be a GMAT Winner?If you think it is only knowledge that will make you a GMAT Winner, think again. Knowledge can only take you so far! There are scores of Math graduates and even PhDs who have not managed to get a 99 percentile in the GMAT. Taking my own example. I am an Engineer by education and I had taught college level maths before taking my GMAT. However, I still managed to get only a 97 percentile in maths!! The point is that knowledge by itself is not sufficient to ace the GMAT. You need the other ‘intangible’ qualities & smart Studying Strategies to make the thing work. In this Website, I have attempted to share my GMAT experience for your benefit. Go through this 'Free' Website and Products for Sale on this Site Ways of the GMAT Winners. Learn how the Winners do it, first hand. Winners' Guide to GMAT Math: A comprehensive list of ALL GMAT formulae in one place. With complete theory, and over 100 problems on the difficult areas of Probability, Permutations & Combinations. How I went from 690 to 780 I must admit, the first time that I took the full GMAT test, I was very nervous. I had put in about a months preparation but just wasn't sure if I had studied the right way. At that time, I was teaching college level math so was not too worried about the quant section. And I considered myself sufficiently prepared in Verbal as well. At the end of the exam however, I was shocked to see a score of just 690. Mind you, at this stage, I could have easily given up any chances of getting into a Top 10 school. In fact this was one of those 'Turning Point' situations that separate the Winners from the also-rans. Instead of giving up and letting go, I decided to pursue my dreams with renewed vigour. Getting a below 700 score inspite of being well prepared was confidence shattering. Within me, I knew that if I could somehow make some changes in the way I study and the way I think about the GMAT, I could get that winning edge that so many 'average' students had done. I sat down and thought really hard about how the Winners actually do it. I actually spoke to a few people who had done really well in the GMAT and requested them to take me through their study plans in detail, what they did, what they thought, which books they studies from and all the rest of it. One of the most important things I learnt was that at the 700+ level, the GMAT becomes a battle of the mind rather than knowledge. Most students at this level already know most of what they need to know...
Random ThoughtInstead of engaging in the battle of the sexes, which is really about trying to assert that one gender is superior to the other, why don't we just accept that we are different and that we have different strengths and weaknesses? Each gender can learn from the other as neither gender is perfect. We should really learn to appreciate each other for who we are. Serge M Botans
Articles, Arithmetic Secrets and Mental Exercises
- Free Articles (149)
- Members Menu (128)
- Arithmetic Secrets (51)
- Articles (6)
- Numbers Oddities (5)
- Mental Exercises (67)
- Videos (3)
- Products (9)
- How to square any numbers in your head – fast mental math trick
- CMA Philippines Students – Amazing Mental Arithmetic Skill
- Arthur Benjamin – Secrets of Mental Math
- Mental Math Tricks – How to multiply in your head!
- Abacus and Mental Arithmetic
- Mind Quiz Your Brain Coach
- How to be Brilliant at Mental Arithmetic
Looking for fun brain exercises to develop and maintain an active mind, while learning the secrets of mental maths or mental arithmetic? Look no further with our FREE membership area!