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

It is currently 24 Oct 2014, 17:08

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

Improving Quant score!

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 27
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: AGSM '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 11

Improving Quant score! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2013, 12:01
Hi everyone!

GMAT is in about 2 and a half weeks. I just gave one GMAT Prep practice test and scored Q45( which has improved from Q34)I need to bring this up to Q49. I'm weak at DS. Any suggestions?
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2012
Posts: 33
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 5

Re: Improving Quant score! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2013, 16:59
How did you improved from Q34 to Q45.

Posted from my mobile device Image
Expert Post
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 4877
Location: Pune, India
Followers: 1157

Kudos [?]: 5379 [0], given: 165

Re: Improving Quant score! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2013, 20:46
Expert's post
Aho92 wrote:
Hi everyone!

GMAT is in about 2 and a half weeks. I just gave one GMAT Prep practice test and scored Q45( which has improved from Q34)I need to bring this up to Q49. I'm weak at DS. Any suggestions?



DS uses the same concepts as PS. It's just trickier because it needs more time and a clear head to ensure that you don't fall in any traps. But at a score of 45, be prepared for more DS questions that PS. All you need to do is keep your calm. Know that DS takes more time so don't hesitate in putting in 30 secs extra. Read the question stem and statement 1. Try to solve using just this info. Next read the question stem again and only statement 2. Try to solve using just this info now. Don't panic if you take a few extra secs. You can make it up in the next PS question you get because speed will not kill you there.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Save $100 on Veritas Prep GMAT Courses And Admissions Consulting
Enroll now. Pay later. Take advantage of Veritas Prep's flexible payment plan options.

Veritas Prep Reviews

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 27
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: AGSM '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 11

Re: Improving Quant score! [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 02:01
Hi Karishma!

Thank you so much for your reply.
Well, the thing with DS questions is, quite simply put, I'm scared of them. When I see a DS question, warning sirens go off in my head. Also, I'm incredibly paranoid I'm getting them wrong. The other thing which I should have mentioned is that I finished the Quant section with 18 minutes to spare, which I'm sure reflects poor time management. So do you any suggestions on improving that?
Thanks once again.
Expert Post
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 4877
Location: Pune, India
Followers: 1157

Kudos [?]: 5379 [0], given: 165

Re: Improving Quant score! [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 19:31
Expert's post
Aho92 wrote:
Hi Karishma!

Thank you so much for your reply.
Well, the thing with DS questions is, quite simply put, I'm scared of them. When I see a DS question, warning sirens go off in my head. Also, I'm incredibly paranoid I'm getting them wrong. The other thing which I should have mentioned is that I finished the Quant section with 18 minutes to spare, which I'm sure reflects poor time management. So do you any suggestions on improving that?
Thanks once again.


That's the thing you need to understand. It's a psychological predicament, not an actual one - the concepts tested are same in PS as well as DS questions. We don't really have to solve for the answer in DS - all we have to do is say whether we can solve. DS must be easier then. It isn't because we fall for the tricks used in DS and because the question setter assumes we will not solve the question. So you must solve it till you see that a unique answer is given (you don't need to do the calculations). Also, treat it as two PS questions combined in one. Take each statement individually and solve for it alone. It's good to know you have spare time. You can put in an extra minute in each DS question. Aim to complete the section with not more than 5 mins to spare - put in the extra time in DS to ensure you haven't fallen for any of the classic traps (considering data of statement 1 while solving for 2, assuming both statements are needed when only one is needed etc)
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Save $100 on Veritas Prep GMAT Courses And Admissions Consulting
Enroll now. Pay later. Take advantage of Veritas Prep's flexible payment plan options.

Veritas Prep Reviews

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 27
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: AGSM '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 11

Re: Improving Quant score! [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2013, 00:06
Thank you Karishma!
Re: Improving Quant score!   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2013, 00:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Improving Quant score! Aho92 4 26 Jun 2013, 11:59
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Improving Quant score! Aho92 6 26 Jun 2013, 11:57
24 How to Improve Quant Score? nktdotgupta 5 27 Aug 2012, 21:34
3 Experts publish their posts in the topic Suggestions for improving quant score? honsmos 8 02 Jul 2012, 06:30
Improving Quant Score rcbs 1 19 Jul 2007, 07:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Improving Quant score!

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.