Thursday, July 30, 2009

Charted plan for prep

I'm in week 2 of my 5 week pep now.
With careful observations and useful lessons and experiences from others in my path,I've charted for myself a plan of 5 weeks for my GMAT.
This is how it looks =======>>

Meanwhile I tooka GMAT Prep test after week 1 , just to see how my performace was and the result was more than satisfactory :). Unfortunately my good performance on the GMAT Prep has made me a little lethargic for the last 2 days. Am starting afresh today and hope to achieve my self-driven deadlines.

Until next time - chow!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What have I decided on?

Well...this is it!5 more weeks to go for me.......My decision to finish up my re-take of the Big G bye end of August,I hope, is sound. This will definitely give me a decent amount of time to spend on my apps.Meanwhile I have started narrowing down on the colleges..yeah I know, few of you have come up with the list looong back :)...One thing,for sure, is decided...I wanna apply to colleges that have a good reputation in teaching Marketing and Business Strategy.I've decided to specialise in these for various fact I have not decided looking at my options, but have come to the conclusion based on asking myself this one simple question "What would I love doing?",coz I strongly believe that one only excels at doing something one loves...

Also,reading the latest blogs of students starting their MBA journey this year has been a source of inspiration.
I hope to be at this place next year :)

It's strange that I found myself to be the only conspicuous female on this journey this year.....hmmm wonder why no other females make much noise! :P

Monday, July 20, 2009

PPI - The standardised reco!

The latest into the list of standradised tests / application procedures for admission into graduate schools is the personal potential index(PPI) from ETS , the body managing the GRE. Read article here

ETS has come out with this standardised management tool for recommendations a student needs to file in his grad schools application. Apparently this tool helps measure the qualities that a grad school seeks from a potential student by asking the reccomendors various questions.

As of now I don't know how long a PPI taken at a given time is valid.ETS hopes that PPI will become as standardised and prevalant as the GRE and GMAT by 2010 spring at the earliest.

One doubt I have about the effectiveness of PPI is how a reco taken 3 years ago is reflective of the students current abilities, I personally feel that the recos should be customised accroding to the various grad school applications.We'll have to wait and see if PPI really helps the process of recomendations.

Meanwhile the acceptance of GRE scores for GMAT admissions is killing me whenever I think about my killer GRE score of college days....which currently has expired :)!!!


With a 42 in Q and 38 in V, my GMAT re-take prep starts today.
What agenda do I have? I have with me, the GMAT Offical review - Verbal and Quant.
A ton of practice questions , thanks to internet resources.
I want to re-take the GMAt Prep exam , may be next Monday.
Meanwhile my schools short list is getting into shape.
More updates on that , keep watching.