Beware: parents is here….

My only piece of advice on studying for GMAT at home over Christmas. DON’T!!

The week of annual leave was mainly used to keep the natives from being restless rather than study.

After the first day at home, I very quickly realised the natives would not give me the peace to do a 4 hour practice exam. So I haven’t tried to do one.

There is always the question do you want a cuppa right in middle of a question, meaning you lose your train of thought. Or the more helpful, you going to study today? Or going up a level, one of my parent’s tries to have a conversation with me when my head is stuck in a study book.

Even worse, as my parents or sister haven’t seen me in a year, I am are banned from going into my GMAT cave. I must socialise, chat and spend time with them. Great for the relaxing, bad for the study.

Upside I got my meals got cooked and there was always food in the cupboard for study munchies. Not once did I have to go on a forging hunt to the local supermarket.

Loved being home, but GMAT studying and parents don’t go together. Anyone who’s studied for GMAT with a family, I take my hat off to you, I have no idea how you managed to do it.

P.S My GMAT is on the 31st December.

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6 responses to “Beware: parents is here….”

  1. expectingmbamilf says :

    Best of luck with your GMAT !!
    Relaxing before an exam is also important 🙂

  2. Lucas says :

    Well, depends on the parents, actually. 🙂 Back in late 2012, mine were all… “Oh, you’re studying for the GMAT now. Okay, we’ll go out, or read the newspapers and magazines in the living room.” (I was using the study.) But then, they’re used to it by now. They’ve had to deal with that when I was taking the SAT exams way back in the day for college, then the NY Bar Exam, so they know the drill. When I’m in study mode, I’m in study mode. When I finish a 3 hour practice exam, then we’ll relax and chat and I’m with them 100%, but after that, when I go back to studying, it’s 100% study.

    Best of luck with the GMAT, and try to relax a bit before the exam.

    • sarahrs81 says :

      Hey. Hope you enjoyed the holidays. How did you with admission season.

      Off to work today to keep mind off exam and planning a relaxing evening and a early night.

      • Lucas says :

        I got into one of my top two business schools, Wharton, and have decided to join Wharton’s MBA class of 2016. A bit disappointed that I didn’t get the big crimson in Boston after being invited to interview, but I’m still pretty happy to be in at Wharton and looking forward to 2 amazing years there.

      • sarahrs81 says :

        Wharton will be amazing. Well done.

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