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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 11:55
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Good Luck! You can do this! Remember your not alone in this. Many like you have tried HARD and are still trying so keep it up


Thank you. Good Luck for you too.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 12:04
shaselai wrote:
keep going with the updates


Thank you.

Dawgie wrote:
Dreamy,

Looks like you are having some trouble with verbal. I read this post by BB, it is great:

study-plan-for-verbal-gmat-98342.html

Hope this helps,
Dawg

Dawg, Thanks a lot for the link.

After reading that verbal thread. Now, it looks like my score is going to depend on how much of the dedicated effort has gone into the prep. I need to add reading "economist" to my schedule.

I need to thank bb for the excellent site and introducing the 100k game, which makes me participate in the forum very actively. I am becoming addicted to this site now.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 19:29
still working on the cr bible

Main point questions
Identifying the conclusion is the key here

two incorrect answer types
1. answers that are true but do not cover author's point
2. answers that repeat premises of the argument

difference between must be true or inference questions and main point questions
must be true - paraphrased answer are always correct
main point - paraphrased conclusions are correct

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 18:53
Doing Grammar seems to be interesting read. Its written like a fiction. It engages so well like the way Da vinci code does. My schedule is to finish up the CR bible before touching this book. But out of curiosity i just peeped into it as this book got delivered today. Very nice book. Hopefully it improves my sc score and my english too. I started enjoying the gmat prep now.

After I started doing the cr bible, I notice that my cr skills are not that bad. may be mgmat questions were not that close to og questions like the power score questions are. I am doing well on all the practice questions in this book. these questions seem to be more straight forward.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 18:54
Dreamy wrote:
Doing Grammar seems to be interesting read. Its written like a fiction. It engages so well like the way Da vinci code does. My schedule is to finish up the CR bible before touching this book. But out of curiosity i just peeped into it as this book got delivered today. Very nice book. Hopefully it improves my sc score and my english too. I started enjoying the gmat prep now.

After I started doing the cr bible, I notice that my cr skills are not that bad. may be mgmat questions were not that close to og questions like the power score questions are. I am doing well on all the practice questions in this book. these questions seem to be more straight forward.

How thick is this book? Would you recommend it for native speakers?

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 19:12
Its small book. The number of pages is 313. But topics are covered till 232 pages only. Could be useful to native speakers also if someone have forgotton grammar or has aversion to other grammar style books.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 20:38
Dreamy wrote:
Doing Grammar seems to be interesting read. Its written like a fiction. It engages so well like the way Da vinci code does. My schedule is to finish up the CR bible before touching this book. But out of curiosity i just peeped into it as this book got delivered today. Very nice book. Hopefully it improves my sc score and my english too. I started enjoying the gmat prep now.

After I started doing the cr bible, I notice that my cr skills are not that bad. may be mgmat questions were not that close to og questions like the power score questions are. I am doing well on all the practice questions in this book. these questions seem to be more straight forward.



have you taken another practice test to gauge how much you have improved?

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 05:22
shaselai,
I took one test on 4th. I haven't made much progress on my weaknesses. Major issue being word translation problems and verbal. Should I still keep giving test every weekend?

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 07:51
Dreamy wrote:
shaselai,
I took one test on 4th. I haven't made much progress on my weaknesses. Major issue being word translation problems and verbal. Should I still keep giving test every weekend?

Take GMATClub tests, I believe on the front page it breaks out the problems by category. Do some focused practice and goto the discussions page.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 08:16
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I took one test on 4th. I haven't made much progress on my weaknesses. Major issue being word translation problems and verbal. Should I still keep giving test every weekend?



i would focus on fixing the weakness first because if you take the test again and you are still not getting the material you will get similar result. Try to work on problems that you are weak at. when you feel confident then take another practice. You dont want to keep doing practice and "hope for the best".

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 05:44
Dawg and shaselai,
Thanks for your suggestions. i am planning to take mgmat 2 on 18th till then I will be working on my weaknesses.

I completed the weakness section of cr bible. this seems to give some trouble. i am planning to practice some lsat weakening questions to fix my weakness. need to note down here the main points on weakening questions once i am done with the work.

I enjoy being part of this gmatclub where everyone is helping each other. that helps me keep progressing in my preparation. thank you to everyone here.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 14:01
Points to remember in Weakening questions

1. Incomplete information
2. Improper comparison
3. Qualified conclusion

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 14:04
Points to remember in cause and effect reasoning

1. find an alternate cause
2. even when the cause occurs, the effect does not occur
3. effect occurs but the cause does not occur
4. stated relationship is reversed
5. statistical problem exists with the data used

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 19:14
I have completed the mgmat FDP guide however there are few pages, which are recommended to be memorized. I need to take a xerox of it and keep it handy for revising.

I am yet to do one more mgmat guide. I need to spend some more time with word problems. Planning work on veritas advanced word problems before i take the next mgmat test.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 01:05
wow nice one...

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 19:25
Looks like my plan of taking a mgmat test on 18th might not work out.

cr- I am still reading the power score cr guide. I still have six chapters to cover. I want to complete assumption and resolve the paradox today. So that i can complete this book by this week.
sc-Next week, I need to focus on sc starting with doing grammar, manhattan gmat scs and the practice questions from gmatclub forum and og.
rc-planning to work on minimum three rcs from the thousand rc document on a daily basis. This week so far I could attempt only 3 rcs overall. my hit rate seems to 61% on the lsat 2002 test. after reading guptaji's debrief planning to focus on getting every single question right on each rc going forward. hopefully i can improve my verbal score.

For quant, need to complete the inequalities guide by mgmat and word problem guide by veritas before I take the next test.

Please let me know your suggestions.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 22:06
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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 10:19
hey great!!keep updating us!!hope u improve!!all the best
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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 09:35
I am having fever right now - very high gmat fever. Every single section seems to be daunting.

cr - the later chapters of powerscore cr bible are frying my brain. though i have learnt a lot, only by applying this information i will be able to retain the knowledge. just three more chapters to go.
sc - need a lot of improvement in tenses - next week is for sc-s
rc - i seem to be going down in my hit rate - planning to invest time in veritas rc guide

quant - weighted average seems to be teasing me a lot. having always scored well in math, i am not able to accept the fact that i can not do few sums without looking at the explanations.

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Re: Can I also - GMAT Story [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 02:47
cr - still not completed powerscore bible. just one more chapter to go. i couldn't understand the underlying concept on the percentages and numbers chapter. I am making all my mistakes there. need to come back to this chapter after some more practice on this.
rc - i did only one rc in the last two days. need to focus.
sc - did few of the master gmat sc questions. tenses seem to tense me still. past perfect and present perfect are the difficult ones to identify. may be after reading 'doing grammar' or manhattan sc book this issue will go away.
quant - i am still with mgmat inequalities book. after finishing that book i want to work on the advanced word problems from veritas before i take the next practice, which has to be at least by saturday. may be i should take a day off and complete my quant goals.

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