Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Columbia | Ms. Growth Strategy
GMAT 700, GPA 3.83
Emory Goizueta | Mr. English Teacher
GMAT 680 (plan to re-take), GPA 3.78
Harvard | Mr. Brightside
GMAT 760, GPA 3.93
Harvard | Ms. Social Enterprise/Healthcare
GRE 324, GPA 3.5
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Dyslexic Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 2.9
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. 10 Years In Finance
GMAT Not Required / Waived, GPA 2.65
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Harvard | Mr. Australian Navy
GMAT 770, GPA 3.74
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. FMCG Enthusiast Seeking Second MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
NYU Stern | Ms. Civil Servant To Fortune 50
GRE Writing May 31st, GPA Undergrad: 3.0, Graduate: 3.59
MIT Sloan | Ms. Designer Turned Founder
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
GMAT 750, GPA 73%, top of the class (gold medalist)
Berkeley Haas | Mr. All About Impact
GMAT N/A, GPA 63%
Harvard | Mr. Forbes U30 & Big Pharma
GMAT 640, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Ross | Mr. FP&A
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Ms. Not-For-Profit
GMAT TBD, GPA 4.0
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Harvard | Mr. Captain Mishra
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Ross | Mr. Dragon Age
GRE 327, GPA 2.19/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Type-A CPG PM
GMAT 750, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9

A Frustrating Day & Night on GMAT Prep

After just completing the quant section of a Veritas test exam, I’m frustrated and embarrassed I scored so low—a 39Q, lower than my high which was a 45Q. In practice exams back in March, I’ve seen this quant score before. Really wonder if this is for me.  I know I should keep at it, but at this point it’s just becoming embarrassing.

The only positive note was that the things I got wrong during this practice exam were topics I haven’t covered yet with my tutor.  One would see/hear that and say, “Well it looks like you’re on the right track!”  What I say to that is, “I don’t care. I want to see an improvement every time I take an exam.”

The last topic we went over was number properties.  I’m starting to get the very basics, but if something new is thrown at me, I don’t know how to think around it.  We’ll definitely need to spend at least two more sessions going over that alone. When I look ahead to all of the topics that we still need to cover, I just hear the cash register sound going off in my head.  Cha-Ching. Cha-Ching because I know I have many more weeks before I’m completely ready.  Then on top of that there’s one thing to be ready while it’s another thing to be confident. I do have a deadline in my head and a potential exam date so that’s what I’m aiming towards.

Well, part of my homework is to get proper amounts of sleep.  Since it’s almost midnight, I need to start getting ready for bed.

This report is adapted from Richard Battle-Baxter’s blog posts at “Ellipsing My Way…To Business School.”

Previous posts by Richard at Poets&Quants:

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Am I Really Cut Out For This?

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