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# Improving Q44 to Q49/Q50 Range?

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Manager
Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 116
Location: United States (AL)
Concentration: Finance
Schools: Harvard Business School (HBS) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.91
WE: Corporate Finance (Venture Capital)
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 105 [0], given: 6

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13 Mar 2010, 14:57
I have no issues with verbal but always struggled with math, which blows my mind since I'm an Asian engineer. But anyway, my first GMAT I got Q41. I went through GMAT Hack's Math Bible, about 3/4 of Knewton, MGMAT Number Properties, kept an error log and tried to tackle certain perceived weaknesses, and have improved my Quant to about Q44/Q45 on a consistent basis.

What should be my next step if I want to score in the Q49/Q50 range? I know the GMATClub tests (which I have access to but haven't done yet) are a good resource - but are they enough? I really liked the MGMAT Number Properties guide but given that I probably don't need very basic review, is it worth purchasing the rest of the Math guides? Should I study additional "prep materials" or just do more problems?

Thank you!
Manager
Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 116
Location: United States (AL)
Concentration: Finance
Schools: Harvard Business School (HBS) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.91
WE: Corporate Finance (Venture Capital)
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 105 [0], given: 6

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13 Mar 2010, 15:17
I should add that I already plan to do the OG problems + 2 full length tests from the GMAT but will save those till the end.
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Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 13982
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3453

Kudos [?]: 20572 [0], given: 4340

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13 Mar 2010, 16:41
I would encourage you to focus more on theory than practice questions - you will achieve your goal much faster.

From MGMAT collection, would also recommend MGMAT Word Translations Guide.
Potentially would also suggest targeted practice for the question types you are weak with and potentially going through the MGMAT Number Properties again (through the questions you got wrong or had issues with).

Any specific areas that you feel is lacking or based on your error log, what is the greatest weakness you have?
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Manager
Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 116
Location: United States (AL)
Concentration: Finance
Schools: Harvard Business School (HBS) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.91
WE: Corporate Finance (Venture Capital)
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 105 [0], given: 6

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14 Mar 2010, 06:25
Thanks. My biggest weakness used to be number properties which is why I bought the MGMAT number properties book and it helped tremendously. Basically my improvement came in that area. Now the error log seems to be showing pretty consistent misses across all math topics, which is why I'm debating what resources I should use to gain maximum results.
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Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 13982
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3453

Kudos [?]: 20572 [0], given: 4340

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14 Mar 2010, 15:25
Hm.... MGMAT Word Translations is a good book and potentially a step in a different direction is MGMAT Math Foundations.
Also, Kaplan Math Workbook is decent (I used this one) - here is a list of the best practice questions from it: which-one-to-start-first-manhattan-quans-or-kaplan-math-work-83184.html?view-post=623687#p623687
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26 Mar 2012, 23:53
For all those who wish to improve quant score......

MGMAT books are the best source..... go over and over again and each time you will find new concept
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Joined: 21 Aug 2011
Posts: 27
GMAT Date: 04-02-2012
GPA: 3.79
WE: Corporate Finance (Investment Banking)
Followers: 0

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

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27 Mar 2012, 22:48
Charm - Why does your profile say otherwise? I am confused.
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Joined: 17 Sep 2011
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Concentration: Strategy, Operations
Schools: ISB '15
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.18
WE: Supply Chain Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 34

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28 Mar 2012, 01:23
Shko1 wrote:
Charm - Why does your profile say otherwise? I am confused.

because this was posted in 2010 my dear....evidently some of the tips ,given by BB ,worked
Re: Improving Q44 to Q49/Q50 Range?   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2012, 01:23
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