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* I've done 3/4th of the questions in the OG 12th edition, more than once.
* I understand the general concepts well. I know how to approach time/distance problems, etc. I know double sets, exponents, number properties, and geometry. The same with verbal, I know how to break down RC questions, I know what to look for in Weaken questions, I've over 200 SC questions, etc.

My CATS.
GMATprep 1 560
GMATprep 2 530 (ran out of time before the end of the quant section)
MGMAT
CAT 1 Quant 43 Verbal 32 620
CAT 2 Qant 44 Verbal 36 660
CAT 3 590.

First real GMAT 45 17 (510)
Second real GMAT 28 Q 19 Verbal (410)

How do I improve. Do I simply focus on doing as many problems as possible? If so, then what is recommended?

I realize that I struggle with time management and sometimes in the mock tests I'd spend more than 2 minutes on a single question, however, when I do a set of 10 or 15 random OG questions, I tend to spend 1:45 mins per question and with 80% of the questions correct, in all types of questions (verbal and quant). How do overcome that?
Should I review all the concepts again (go through MGMAT books again)? or just do as many problems as possible?


Thank you,

My goal is 650.
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Re: I need help to solidify my knowldge & improve my time. [#permalink] New post 29 May 2012, 12:50
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Hello,

* I've done 3/4th of the questions in the OG 12th edition, more than once.
* I understand the general concepts well. I know how to approach time/distance problems, etc. I know double sets, exponents, number properties, and geometry. The same with verbal, I know how to break down RC questions, I know what to look for in Weaken questions, I've over 200 SC questions, etc.

My CATS.
GMATprep 1 560
GMATprep 2 530 (ran out of time before the end of the quant section)
MGMAT
CAT 1 Quant 43 Verbal 32 620
CAT 2 Qant 44 Verbal 36 660
CAT 3 590.

First real GMAT 45 17 (510)
Second real GMAT 28 Q 19 Verbal (410)

How do I improve. Do I simply focus on doing as many problems as possible? If so, then what is recommended?

I realize that I struggle with time management and sometimes in the mock tests I'd spend more than 2 minutes on a single question, however, when I do a set of 10 or 15 random OG questions, I tend to spend 1:45 mins per question and with 80% of the questions correct, in all types of questions (verbal and quant). How do overcome that?
Should I review all the concepts again (go through MGMAT books again)? or just do as many problems as possible?


Thank you,

My goal is 650.



Don't simply do the same thing you've been doing and expect a different result. During your study session, practice visualizing yourself actually sitting in the for the exam. It helps to get in the right psychological mode so that you get used to that feeling and so your performance during study time is similar to your performance on the real exam.

Have a friend or find someone to show you how to approach questions differently. Another perspective can open up your mind to possibilities of attacking a problem that you didn't see before.

Hope that helps.
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