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Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 14:59
Having studied Quant intensely over the past few months my quant score on MGMAT CATs went up from a 43 to 47. However, now my score seems stuck at a 47 - my last 3 MGMAT CATs taken over a 4 week span have all been 47s.

What gives? Just when I think that I've polished up my weak areas, I take an MGMAT CAT and it shows the same old 47. Meanwhile, when I go through the OG and GMAC Quant Review books I can nail almost every problem with no issue (including the last 20-30 questions which apparently are the toughest) and, more importantly, I'm comfortable with all of the questions in those books. Are MGMAT questions just that much harder?

Any advice or suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help! :)
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 21:54
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Having studied Quant intensely over the past few months my quant score on MGMAT CATs went up from a 43 to 47. However, now my score seems stuck at a 47 - my last 3 MGMAT CATs taken over a 4 week span have all been 47s.

What gives? Just when I think that I've polished up my weak areas, I take an MGMAT CAT and it shows the same old 47. Meanwhile, when I go through the OG and GMAC Quant Review books I can nail almost every problem with no issue (including the last 20-30 questions which apparently are the toughest) and, more importantly, I'm comfortable with all of the questions in those books. Are MGMAT questions just that much harder?

Any advice or suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help! :)



Well.... what is the source of your errors?
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 11:45
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Manhattan's online tests have a reputation for their difficulty, especially in quant. Don't worry too much about your scores in those CAT's, though. It's important, of course, but put more weight on the GMATPrep results.

And to increase your quant score at this stage, practice with all 25 GMATClub tests.
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 15:00
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Manhattan's online tests have a reputation for their difficulty, especially in quant. Don't worry too much about your scores in those CAT's, though. It's important, of course, but put more weight on the GMATPrep results.

And to increase your quant score at this stage, practice with all 25 GMATClub tests.


I would double this. If you compare the Manhattan's questions with the ones from Official Guide, you will be quite surprised. So, don't worry!

Btw, 47 is not a bad result at all
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 00:39
Once you hit the Quant Wall... Turn to the GMAT Club Math Questions :beer:
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 06:11
Are you keeping an error log?

Something is hindering your progress. You need to figure out what *it* is, and an error log can help with this.
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 07:11
Thanks for all the feedback! I think my weakness may be in certain types of DS. I'm going to focus on that right now and then hit a few of the GMAT Club quant tests. We'll see how that helps.

This page is great by the way: viewforumtags.php .
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Re: Hitting a "Quant Wall" [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 09:01
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m990540, Good luck to you. And many thanks for linking to the above page, great resource..
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