dasboot wrote:
Hi Mike!
Thank you for a fantastically thorough response! I'm glad to hear that you believe it will be possible to achieve a result of 740+ with something like two months of 3-4 hours of daily practicing and I will definitely look into your schedule!
Regarding the second question, I do actually have some problem with some of the basics in the Q section. Prime numbers and prime factorization are concepts that are completely new to me as are questions like:
“Is the integer x divisible by 6 ?
(1) x + 3 is divisible by 3
(2) x + 3 is an odd number “
So I believe practicing on concepts like these could boost my Q-score quite a lot.
Regarding the V-section, 4 of my 7 incorrect answers were on sentence-correction questions. So if you have any good guidance regarding SC please share ☺ I already have the MGMAT which I believe will be useful for the Q-part, but I’ve heard that it isn’t as strong on the V-part.
Thanks again!
Dear
Das Boot,
First, here's a general blog on number properties, with links to other specific blogs.
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-number-properties/Two blogs you may find helpful are:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-math-factors/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-quant ... emainders/Also, I would say --- math is not a spectator sport. You learn math best by doing math. For example, once you have solved that DS question above, it probably would help to take a list of numbers --- say, all the numbers from 21 to 40. Of the numbers on that list, if that number were equal to x --- would statement #1 be true? would statement #2 be true? look for patterns. Much of mathematical understanding in general, and number properties in particular, is understanding the patterns at play.
Here's a free DS question on this topic:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/314After you answer the question, the next page will have a video explanation.
For SC, here's a free idiom ebook you may find helpful:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom-ebook/Also, you will find several articles on that blog about GMAT SC, and many of those articles have practice questions in them.
Here's a free SC question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3218Again, after you answer the question, the next page will have a video explanation. Each one of our practice GMAT questions has its own video explanation, for accelerated learning.
BTW, my sense is that the
MGMAT books are dynamite both for Q and for V --- they contain a ton of information and handle very sophisticated points, so they are perfect for someone such as you.
I hope all this helps.
Mike
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Mike McGarry
Magoosh Test Prep