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

It is currently 19 Aug 2014, 22:57

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

How to use the OG Guide

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Mar 2012
Posts: 9
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

How to use the OG Guide [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 09:52
Hi all,

I am in the position of a serious time-crunch. I believe the questions in the OGs (both the main one and the specific Quant and Verbal ones) have questions in increasing order of difficulty.

Unlike many others on this board who are aiming for really high scores, I am only aiming for a 650-700 score. So my question is, if I am short on time, should I even bother doing the questions in the OG towards the ends of sections (ie. the last questions, which are the hardest questions... presumably for people aiming for 750+ scores)?

Does that make sense? I'm just wondering if I should even be spending time on these questions which will probably be impossibly hard for me to answer anyway. Should I be focusing on the questions which are more in the 650-700 difficulty level?

Thanks!!!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Feb 2012
Posts: 137
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 82

GMAT Tests User
Re: How to use the OG Guide [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 10:05
sfeng wrote:
Hi all,

I am in the position of a serious time-crunch. I believe the questions in the OGs (both the main one and the specific Quant and Verbal ones) have questions in increasing order of difficulty.

Unlike many others on this board who are aiming for really high scores, I am only aiming for a 650-700 score. So my question is, if I am short on time, should I even bother doing the questions in the OG towards the ends of sections (ie. the last questions, which are the hardest questions... presumably for people aiming for 750+ scores)?

Does that make sense? I'm just wondering if I should even be spending time on these questions which will probably be impossibly hard for me to answer anyway. Should I be focusing on the questions which are more in the 650-700 difficulty level?

Thanks!!!


I think that you should do all of the OG questions because:
- You can learn from your mistakes from the official sources => avoid the same mistake on the real test
- OG overall is easier compared to GMAT
- OG first.. after you have exhausted OG, move to other resources. Remember to review your mistakes and your strengths regularly.

Hope it helps.
_________________

Kudos!!!... If you think I help you in some ways....

Expert Post
GMAT Pill Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 1534
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 286

Kudos [?]: 633 [0], given: 6

Re: How to use the OG Guide [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 10:10
Expert's post
sfeng wrote:
Hi all,

I am in the position of a serious time-crunch. I believe the questions in the OGs (both the main one and the specific Quant and Verbal ones) have questions in increasing order of difficulty.

Unlike many others on this board who are aiming for really high scores, I am only aiming for a 650-700 score. So my question is, if I am short on time, should I even bother doing the questions in the OG towards the ends of sections (ie. the last questions, which are the hardest questions... presumably for people aiming for 750+ scores)?

Does that make sense? I'm just wondering if I should even be spending time on these questions which will probably be impossibly hard for me to answer anyway. Should I be focusing on the questions which are more in the 650-700 difficulty level?

Thanks!!!


You're on the right track to focus on OG because you will get the highest quality practice questions this way from the people who make the exam.

If you're really tight on time, it's OK to pass on questions that "appear" to be super difficult. However, if you take this approach, make sure you make the most of the questions that you DO do. Review them religiously. Figure out patterns in your mistakes. Is it possible to solve the question in a lot less time?

Also, make sure you make the most of the GMAT Prep software - a new version just came out and you can download it here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-prep-about ... reasoning/

You can see our review of OG13 here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-prep-about ... guarantee/
_________________


... and more


Image What's Inside GMAT Pill?

Zeke Lee, GMAT Pill Study Method (Study Less. Score More.)


GMAT Pill Reviews | GMAT PILL Free Practice Test

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 214
Location: Accra, Ghana
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 39

GMAT Tests User
Re: How to use the OG Guide [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2012, 14:10
Thanks for the heads up on the use of the OGs. I will now solve each OG Question systematically and be able to properly review my mistakes.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Posts: 121
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 670 Q45 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Supply Chain Management (Consumer Electronics)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User CAT Tests
Re: How to use the OG Guide [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 01:01
I don't I saw any exam date posted. When thinking about the best and most efficient strategy, we should consider our timeframe and time commitment (ie. someone studying 5 hours a day for a month vs 2-3 hours a day for two months).

In general, I do believe the OG questions are perfect because like you mention they build on each another. I've tried several things and from what I've seen the only thing helping me on my practice exams have been the OG ones. Hope this helps a little. When are you taking your exam?
_________________

Don't let a low GPA destroy your dreams of a business education.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Mar 2012
Posts: 9
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Re: How to use the OG Guide [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 09:42
Hey, thanks for the tips everyone.

I'm aiming to take my exam early May (in about 3 weeks). This isn't really flexible as I'm going on vacation for 2 months after that.
Re: How to use the OG Guide   [#permalink] 15 Apr 2012, 09:42
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic How to Use the Official Guide LizEconomistGMAT 0 14 Jan 2014, 13:02
How to best use the OG questions? MBA8717 1 11 May 2013, 21:48
Guide to the OG13, US News MBA Rankings are Out! atayl0r 0 14 Mar 2013, 13:00
Best Use Of OG Guide smartguy 7 09 Oct 2006, 18:29
OG Guides Puilunchristin 1 24 Dec 2005, 14:17
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How to use the OG Guide

  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®.