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28 Apr 2008, 13:15
I posted this in the other forum, but this is a more appropriate place for it:

My GMATPrep Scores are ranging between 46-48, but I am getting THROTTLED by the GMATClub Quant Challenges. I'm commonly getting between 23-25 correct answers out of 36-37 possible. In my last three weeks before the exam, should I focus more on the OG and Quant Review rather than the Quant challenges? Or should I study the problems I'm getting wrong on the challenges and learn those topics in greater detail?

When I do the GMATPreps, or the OG problems, I feel like the questions are much easier. But, as mentioned above, I am still missing about 8-12 on the GMATPrep quant sections.

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29 Apr 2008, 07:36
OG. Real test questions are the most effective way to study.
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29 Apr 2008, 18:11
Maple wrote:
OG. Real test questions are the most effective way to study.

Glad to hear that. I've definitely gotten some value out of the gmat club challenges, but in the end, not as much as I had hoped. I take the test on May 5th, and I've mostly been in the 25 correct area on the gmat club tests. I find them to be discouraging and the explanations inadequate. Meanwhile, I do quite well the OG.

Meddling Kid, I took the GMAT back in January, and my biggest regret was not taking enough CATs in the couple days before the test. When you sit down to take the real deal, you want to be really comfortable with the pacing it is going to require. I actually got thrown off by running out of time on the last essay, which froze me for the beginning of quant.

I also got a lot of "how to express the equation in a different way" questions, and at the end of the day realized "before I can get to the hard questions that I've learned how to do, I've got to get through the fundamentals first." Now I feel like I've got algebra and quadratics down a lot better, and think the OG questions are going to be the best material to keep it all together in my last week.
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30 Apr 2008, 08:15
Don't get me wrong. I am not knocking the challenges.
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30 Apr 2008, 12:08
Maple wrote:
Don't get me wrong. I am not knocking the challenges.

So would you say using the OG and Quant supplement are sufficient to expose myself to the toughest questions I can expect to see on the actual GMAT exam?
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30 Apr 2008, 12:46
I pulled a near perfect quant score with OG10. OG11 has harder quant question. So yes, you can bust it.
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30 Apr 2008, 12:55
Maple wrote:
I pulled a near perfect quant score with OG10. OG11 has harder quant question. So yes, you can bust it.

So you didn't use the GMATClub Quant tests at all?
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30 Apr 2008, 13:21
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So you didn't use the GMATClub Quant tests at all?

That's correct. If I remember correctly, the challenges were either newly available or not available at the time.
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30 Apr 2008, 13:40
Maple wrote:
MeddlingKid wrote:
So you didn't use the GMATClub Quant tests at all?

That's correct. If I remember correctly, the challenges were either newly available or not available at the time.

Nicely done.
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