I took GMAT prep 1 on 6/9/10 and got Q46;V19 540 total.
Prepared MGMAT SC
book without OG/VR and read magazines for few days.
Took GMAT prep 2 on 6/28/10 and got Q47;V20 550 total.
Basically, no improvement. The only thing I could improve a bit is on timing. Still lot to improve there, as I guessed last 10 in verbal, got 9 wrong.
Now, I have one month to take GMAT and get 700. Unreasonable target right, but no flexibility on timing and score to get admission into the school, so I am going to try. I could get up to 610 in a practice test when I prepared for a month last year.
My main thing to improve is verbal, need to double almost. I don't have a reading habit at all and started reading only recently past few weeks and did for a month last year.
My strategy: (working 10 hours a day M-Th with F, S and Su to study)
Read 2 hours a day. One hour an interesting book - on spirituality, my interesting subject, to get into a reading mood and one hour a science fiction / history book. In the weekends, 2 hours a magazine Scientific American, astronomy, economist
RC and SC 1 hour each a day and 2 hours on the weekends. With this, I will be finishing OG12
RC and SC by end of next week, including MGMAT SC
review and take a practice test on 7/11/10 to see if I have improved.
Read CR bible from power score and practice CR from OG12
for a week and retake exam on 7/18.
Practice entire Verbal Review all sections for a week and retake on 7/25.
Last one week, take more full length practice tests, review error log
, improve weaker areas and take the final exam on 8/2.
Do anyone see any flaw in my approach? Can I improve, by reading 2 hours a day, my reading and understanding speed in a month or do I have to plan my strategy differently? Please suggest. That will be a great help.
One last question is, I have MGMAT SC
book referring to OG11
. But, I have OG12
. How do I know the question numbers for each chapter linked to OG12
instead of 11? Now, I am planning to use Verbal Review reference.