Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 16 Sep 2014, 10:05

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Help on GMAT Strategy

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Help on GMAT Strategy [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 22:55
Hi

I will be sitting for the GMAT on Dec 3rd - 8 weeks from now, and would badly need some advice re my strategy over the coming weeks.

I have already completed the "core" reading for QR and VR - used a mixture of MGMAT, Kaplan, Powerscore and Total GMAT as recommended by several blogs.

I haven't yet completed a diagnostic test, but am planning on taking it this coming Sunday. Should I use the GMAT Prep version? Would that not be wasting a valuable test? Should I also sit for a diagnostic test until and unless I know the core material inside out?

I have started doing some OG questions (Verbal and QR books), together with 1000 SC, 1000 CR and 1000 RC...and my weak area seems to be VR (I am a non-native). So I have signed up to E-GMAT to work on VR as it looks to be crucial to score above 700. It will take me the whole of October to complete the whole set.

So, my plan for October is to complete EGMAT, work on the 1000 series and complete the VR OG for Verbal, and fine tune my QR through OG and other sources - Kaplan Premier 800.

For November, I am planning on starting on taking full length, timed test. I also have one week off before the test where I plan to sit the GMAT Prep ones.

I can put in 2-3 hours every day and 10 hours during the week (October) and even more in November.

My aim is to score at least 700.

I will be most grateful if you can please let me have your views on my plan, and let me know if and/or how I can improve it.

GMAT is not offered where I am currently based, and given the expenses I have incurred to take it overseas, II will only have one shot at it! So that's additional pressure for me!

Thanks a lot!

A
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12187
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2273

Kudos [?]: 8777 [0], given: 3666

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Help on GMAT Strategy [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 23:14
Expert's post
You have probably seem my advice for most folks:

1. I see some issues in your plan (e.g. 10 hrs studying over the weekends), and others - get MGMAT Roadmap. It addresses that situation.
2. What is your current score? how much improvement do you need?
3. Your plan looks fine. Don't bother too much with the 1000 series. It is a lot of questions that will make you wonder. Instead focus on the fundamentals - much better ROI than solving thousands of questions.

That's it.
Good Luck.
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: Help on GMAT Strategy   [#permalink] 03 Oct 2012, 23:14
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic e-GMAT strategy help born2win 4 02 Mar 2012, 04:12
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic GMAT Study Strategy Help calreg11 9 22 Jan 2012, 14:40
GMAT Strategy Help! countdrak 3 06 Oct 2011, 15:15
Experts publish their posts in the topic Help on GMAT strategies Vignudelli 1 08 Dec 2010, 08:02
GMAT Study Strategy Help rahulm 0 06 Jan 2008, 18:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Help on GMAT Strategy

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.