Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.2
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Senior Research Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.58
Stanford GSB | Mr. Doctor Who
GRE 322, GPA 4.0
Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Data Savvy Engineer
GRE 316, GPA 2.92
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6

Brain Racing At 4 A.M. Thinking About Business School

So because my sleep schedule is all screwed up right now, I am awake at 4 a.m. again.  The thing is, I am getting the proper amounts of sleep. I’m just getting the sleep at not-so-common times.  But this has been my MO since high school. I feel that I should go to sleep when I am tired and not when it’s “time to go to sleep.” If I’m lying in bed trying to go to sleep, my brain starts racing thinking about the things that I could be getting done. I see no reason to stay in bed for an hour and a half with my eyes closed trying to go to sleep. Not right now when I could be getting so much done.

So needless to say over the past two days I have gotten about 14 hours of sleep. So that’s great: seven hours a day! I’m used to my sleep craziness and I’ve learned to work with it.  That being said, I’ve been awake for a couple of hours now and I did the last 20 or so reading comprehension passages in the Blue Book Verbal Guide.  I only had four incorrect answers. Woop! Woop!

Then I did 42 quant problems.  The last problem solving questions in the Official Guide!  Those are hard. I definitely need to go through those again because my hit rate was not as high as I would like it. What’s good is that when I show my tutor my error sheet, he’s able to scan the numbers of the problems I got wrong and know which topics I need more work on.

I’m starting to get nervous about this test, but it’s a good nervous.  In the past, it was a nervous like “Oh well, this isn’t going to go so well. Wonder how bad it’s going to be?”  This time its a nervous like, “Oh, you’re sooo close. Make sure you remember to always check your work and answer the question being asked.”

Now I’m going to work on an essay.  Gotta get it done…

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:

Should You Hire an MBA Consultant?

Study for the GMAT or Polish Off an Essay?

Am I Really Cut Out For This?

My First Round Applications Are Looking Elusive

A Frustrating Day and Night on GMAT Prep

Having Trouble Hitting the Submit Button

It’s Nearly Midnight. Where Are All My Friends?

“Why An Admissions Consultant Objected To My Essay on Coming Out”