Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Kellogg | Ms. Clean Tech
GMAT 690, GPA 3.96
Chicago Booth | Mr. Masters To MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
Tuck | Mr. Winning Team
GMAT 760, GPA 7.95 out of 10
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Strategic Sourcing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.90
Tuck | Mr. Recreational Pilot
GRE 326, GPA 3.99
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
INSEAD | Mr. Media Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.65
MIT Sloan | Ms. MD MBA
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Research 2+2
GMAT 740, GPA 3.96
London Business School | Mr. Investment Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 2.2
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Duke Fuqua | Mr. 2020
GMAT 630, GPA 3.92
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Cambridge Judge | Mr. Versatility
GMAT 680, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
Chicago Booth | Mr. M7 Aspirant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.79 / 4.00
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1

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.”

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Am I Really Cut Out For This?

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