...and the Jane Doe's
I was shocked to see this score appear on my screen. I couldn't believe for a long long time that I had actually scored 740! I felt like jumping like the guy in the picture below. I am now done with the GMAT for good (but not with GMATClub
I'm ina hurry now so I'll only post some basic details. I'll be bacl later
Here's my advice on what works:
Join Prep classes (I did) unless you are strong in Quant. If your English is ok, you'll be fine studing for the Verbal yourself.
Prepare yourself before going to the Prep classes. I finished the PR 2007 before my Prep classes started. It certainly made me understand things faster than others in the class.
Listen to the advice of the masters like Praetorian, GMATT73, necromonger.. you get the idea.
Its not the study material you use but how you use it. Praetorian said this and I say it works. Finishing book upon book won't you anywhere unless you use it in the right way.
NOVA is a great book. Get it. I am surprised that people are mostly unaware of it.
The RC approach in PR 2007 worked wonders for me. It's a great approach. Variable speed reading and then eliminate each answer choice until the right one remains. If caught between 2 choices don't try to prove each correct, instead find faults with both.
CR: 2 approaches worked best for me.
The first washttp://www.gmatclub.com/content/courses/verbal/cr.php
The second was Fig's approach. Thank you Fig for your magic
Use Kaplan 800
and any other study material for CR's.
SC: I found out practice works best alongwith Kaplan 800
, MGMAT SC
, OG-11 and OG-V. Knowing the concepts won't do you much good. Understand them - inside out.
PS: the questions posted on GMATClub are great. I only bought Question Collection 2.0 towards the end of my prep, and I recommend the challenges based on it. THey are good for your confidence becasue you knwo the reall stuff won't be as tough.
DS: I think DS tests concepts. the better you understand the concepts the better you get at DS.
Keep revising. Go over the mistakes you made. Thats all I didin the last week of my prep. Obviosly it works very well.
Here are a few links I found useful on my GMAT journey:
ywilfred's Beginners Forum. Great place to start off and to keep coming back to. Thank you ywilfred. I hope to add some quant notes of my own here in a few days. I'll pm ywilfred to check.http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=17460
ywilfred's SC notes. I read these many times in the first half of my prep.http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... c&start=20
Fig's Absolute practice. Learn from the best in the business
. Was a great confidence booster for me.http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=39533
Fig's Sequence & Series practice. I had some twisted variations on this topic on the GMAT. This thread is good practice.http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=42629
Great Resources for Perms & Combs & Probability, although I didn't get any question on these in the GMAT
The Quant notes are great. Go over the first 40 - 45 questions. They will give you useful insight into the world of Quant. I got them from a thread at GMATClub, but can't find it now
EDIT: Here you gohttp://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=35235
Here's something I read many times. It gave me ideas almost everytime I read it. Thank you artshep.http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=40578
And then there is this very special thread. Postive soul is a hero for me, like for many others I'm sure. Read this whenever you feel your target score is impossible to achieve.http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=35919
This thread was a major force in me eventually participating in this forum. Until then I was a lurker.
Dang , I have to rush now. I'll add more details later. But I have to thank riverripper, tennis_ball & kidderek, without their advice all my hard work would have probably come undone hadit not been for their excellent advice. Read here in case you want to know what I'm talking about. http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=44728
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