June 23, 2006

GMAT Statistics quick sheet

Some important points for statistics.

June 19, 2006

GMAT Geometry quicksheet

This 'Quick Sheet' should help you in Geometry preparations. Click on the image for the full size, and then print it if you think it's useful.

June 17, 2006

Silly mistakes are your enemy no. 1

Here's my ugly list of "silly mistakes", those miserable "I-knew-it-but-I-marked-something-else" bastards. I've committed all of them and that's why they're here.

"My hand itches" syndrome

Not reading the question completely. Your hands are so itchy to scribble down that equation even before reading the friggin' question! READ the damn question first, and then write your equations. "Jim travelled 90 miles less than Sally did in her first leg of journey" is NOT J = S-90. There's probably something more than that!

"I know more than the test creators" syndrome

Making your own assumptions based on your knowledge. Yes, maybe the beauty queen from your country won the bikini contest in 2001, but if the paragraph says "The potbellied 3 ft midget from Angorra won the contest in 2001", then that is what you should consider.

"I do everything really fast" syndrome

No one is giving you marks for "doing your questions fast." Just like it doesn't help to do a sprint in bed (if you're a virgin that's a tip for you), stop being an idiot trying to do 15 DS questions in 4 minutes. Pace yourself well. Read the choices really carefully.

"I will conveniently ignore the signs" syndrome

Even If ab <> , it does not mean b <>

June 09, 2006

Biting the GMAT bullet

So I've finally decided to do GMAT. I suck at it right now, got a 620 in the first GMATPrep. My brain has degenerated over the years - I plan to take the exam in late August, so I have less than 3 months to prepare, and it's to be seen if I'll hit that magic 700. Looks tough.