I received the following article from Abhinav Kumar Sharma. I certainly know the response from some of the readers are not gonna be friendly. I’m sharing this article because
of the message at the end and how Abhinav, overcame obstacles. But, I’m sharing this article “as-is” with minor changes in spelling.
Hello everyone. My name is Abhinav Sharma. Only few people know that few months before I shared my GRE experience and got low score because of lack of motivation. I scored 290 in my first attempt and then I shared my all experience on this blog.
It was obvious to think how everyone here in India treat you if you got low score. I saw my same post on Happy school blog fb page too.
I got really awful replies like, “Such a loser”. Got tonnes of messages which were saying that I am not a true man and blah blah.
But friends let me tell you one thing. This girl lives in North state of America and messaged me to give free tutorial classes on GRE. No Indian sent me single message to motivate me. Yes I got many messages from Indian people to who were nice with their words.
But when I replied them back, I got curt replies. This girl taught me for just 15 days and I scored 310. Now got admit in Virginiatech and Georgia tech too. I am also applying to other countries too.
My experience with people was awful especially my own country people. I am happy that before going to US or any other state, I got to know how people think exactly. I am happy that this girl helped me with no means gave me continues tutorials on RC passages which was my weak point. I can’t thank her enough.
- My GRE score 310
- Quants =
- Verbal = 150
- Tofel =
- IELTS = 7.0 overall
Waiting for other universities replies. Got 80% scholarship in Virginia tech and 60% from Georgia tech.
Abhinav – I appreciate you for sharing this article and speaking out openly. I seldom see anyone who would use the real name while writing an article like this. This shows your courage and your words proves your determination. But, at the same time I don’t agree with your views that all Indians are demotivating and awful.
What do you think? Do you have a story to share about how you overcame challenges in your life?