Part of my preparation of returning back for masters involves taking a graduate admissions test called GMAT, mind you only if you’re planning on studying in North America, this admission test is required, and frankly, right now I’m in the midst of preparing for it, and truth to be told, it’s not going well. I’ve just started my MATH review in Algebra (yes you read that correctly, ALGEBRAAAA!), one of the many math topics that the GMAT exam covers. It’s just going bad, bad, bad, I guess it’s been a long long time since I’ve really done math questions. No no these are not even undergraduate level algebra questions, they’re pretty straightforward, the main isuse here is when it comes to Data Sufficiency, that’s when it becomes a real pain. I attempted 10 DS questions today and I got a shock of my life when I got all of them wrong, arrrrgh, I guess the reason being simply because I’m just not use to DS type of questions, it’s really greek to me, and to answer it is quite a challenge!
The GMAT exam is definitely pissing me off, it’s like every question I get wrong, I feel stupider, I know I shouldn’t let the negative thoughts infiltrate my mind, but I can’t help but sometimes think “You idiot! You can’t even do MATH, how the heck are you suppose to do Masters?” That’s the part that pisses me off, I mean I often find myself arguing back “What the freak does algebra and correcting a bunch of sentences gotta do with my research interests and my pursuit of higher knowledge?”
But I guess everyone’s gotta go through it, as much as I think the GMAT is really a waste of my time, I have really no other options, I just want to get it over with I guess and move on.
Oh and my target GMAT score ? : 720 (97th percentile)
Yeah good luck yourself mate…