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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 18:39
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Great scrore Rygaar. Congrats
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 20:56
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Thank you kman for taking the time to leave that nice message. I accept congrats wholeheartedly 8-)




+3 Kudos!

Great score and fantastic post.

Hopefully we will see you more often in the Bschool Applications sub-forum and see more contribution from you during your application process.

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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 22:38
Great work Rygaar .... getting a 750 and posting your effort and experience story.
+1 from myside.
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2009, 03:23
+1 kudos

This is coming at the right time. I'm preparing again for GMAT! your inputs and experience will be very valuable.

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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2009, 12:50
Rygaar wrote:
•I divided the GMAT into the topics below:
o 17 QUANT topics: Number Properties, Fractions-Decimals-Percents, Ratios-Proportions, Exponents-Roots, Statistics-Data Interpretation, Sets, Combinatorics-Probability, Linear Equations, Non-Linear Equations, Inequalities-Absolute Values, Rate-Work, Functions-Sequences, Lines-Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, 3-d Geometry and Coordinate Geometry.
o 14 VERBAL topics: Verb tense, Pronouns, Idioms, Modifiers, Parallel Structures, Subject-Verb Agreement, RC-Science, RC-Social Science, RC-Economics, CR-Weaken, CR-Strengthen, CR-Evaluate, CR-Inference, and CR-Resolve-Explain


Can I ask where you got the study materials (lessons, practice questions, solutions/explanations) for these topics? Did they come from GMATFIX's Companion? I plan to structure my study plan similar to yours, with the addition of mixtures, and maybe some other topics I feel I need help with.
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 04:49
I also made the mistake of reading several different vendors. It took up so much of my time. I assumed the more you read, the more different strategies you were exposed to, the more prepared you would be...

I would stay stick to MGMAT and OGs...
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2009, 20:31
Rygaar,

Hi. question for you about OG companion. I am at a point where I am going through OG 11 the second time around and trying to really understand each quant problem. I have taken 3 practice exam from MGMAT and the math score was like a 19. Verbal is not great, but a bit higher, at around 29.

Needless to say, Quant is my weak point.

- I have one month left before the exam. Do you think purchasing this 600 page book for 1 month will be overwhelming (time wise), or do you think it can improve my scores?

-When I get the book, is it an electronic copy, or a hard copy? If it is an electronic copy, can I access it from anywhere? I looked around the site and it says something about logging my IP address. Does this mean that if I move, or if I try to access it from a different computer, it will not work?

I"m so close to getting it, but just want to make sure it will be worthwhile and will be accessible for me.
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2009, 23:39
Hey semidevil,

If quant is your weakness, and you use the Official guide, then the OG Companion is definitely worth getting.

It's a big book, but you could focus on questions at your ability level. The book tells you the difficulty level of each question (200-400, 400-500, 500-600, 600-700, 700+), so if you know you are relatively weak at quant, you can ignore questions at 600+ level and make sure that you really understand the other questions (otherwise, you won't see the high level questions anyway).

Just my thought :-)
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2009, 11:51
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•Too little review: When I did practice exercises and tests, I didn’t spend as much time as I should have going over the content. We all know that the Official Guide is great for practice but a bit skimpy on explanations.


Do you have any suggestions on where to get better explanations? Is there a product that has more thorough explanations of the OG?
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2009, 15:04
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•Too little review: When I did practice exercises and tests, I didn’t spend as much time as I should have going over the content. We all know that the Official Guide is great for practice but a bit skimpy on explanations.


Do you have any suggestions on where to get better explanations? Is there a product that has more thorough explanations of the OG?


I was wondering also to what product was being referenced for OG explanations? Is that the EZ or Manhattan Review Books?
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2009, 13:11
Congrats! Nice write-up.
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2010, 23:15
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2010, 02:02
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Re: 610 to 750 :-) What worked; what didn't + tools [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2010, 03:02
BigObamaFan wrote:
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•Too little review: When I did practice exercises and tests, I didn’t spend as much time as I should have going over the content. We all know that the Official Guide is great for practice but a bit skimpy on explanations.


Do you have any suggestions on where to get better explanations? Is there a product that has more thorough explanations of the OG?


Google: "Official Guide Explanations: Now Free!", top link to gmathacks. Can't post link as need more than 5 posts apparently!
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