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Does my potential strategy make any sense?

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Does my potential strategy make any sense? [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 07:04
Hey guys,

So I am currently a full time employee and can't exactly dedicate tons of hours every day to studying. Yet at the same time I am not in a hurry to take the test, so if it takes me 6+ months to prepare, I am 100% ok with that.

What I was thinking of doing was leaving work around 6~, study from 6:30 to 8 on the weekdays, and hopefully a few times a month take a Saturday or Sunday to do practice tests.

I have a lot of math reviewing I would like to do, so I think I am going to go over the super basics first, then roll into more GMAT specific review books.

My question is, will this strategy work? Or would I really need to take more time to study? What do people with fulltime jobs generally do to get enough studying time in?

Am I looking at many different review books? Is there a general self studying practice that people use with great success?

I am all ears and appreciate the help.

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Re: Does my potential strategy make any sense? [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 09:18
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Terrible idea to stretch your prep. This would be something along the lines of weeding your garden over a 6 months period.

Just as weeds tend to grow fast and everywhere, your brain has a lot of capacity to forget information and create holes. It will take a lot of refreshing and you will be spending more time to retain what you studied than learning new material.

I hope your job allows you a few hours of free time a day. If not, perhaps it is time to reconsider or to wake up before your work starts at 5 or 6 AM and study for a few hours then.
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Re: Does my potential strategy make any sense? [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 10:35
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Terrible idea to stretch your prep. This would be something along the lines of weeding your garden over a 6 months period.

Just as weeds tend to grow fast and everywhere, your brain has a lot of capacity to forget information and create holes. It will take a lot of refreshing and you will be spending more time to retain what you studied than learning new material.

I hope your job allows you a few hours of free time a day. If not, perhaps it is time to reconsider or to wake up before your work starts at 5 or 6 AM and study for a few hours then.


Thanks for the honest reply.

Are you suggesting studying at 5 or 6 am, and as well as a few hours after work? Obviously there is no magic number, but is it generally best to be putting 4 or 5 hours of studying a day? That seems like a lot!
Re: Does my potential strategy make any sense?   [#permalink] 19 Oct 2012, 10:35
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