For the past month or so my sole focus was on the verbal part of the GMAT as it is my weakness. I have so far taken 4 MGMAT CATs and GMATprep 1, my scores are below:
MGMAT CAT 1: Q46 V29 (January 18, before any actual study)
MGMAT CAT 2: Q47 V33 (February 29)
Stopped studying until May 23 when I decided to take the exam in August
GMATprep 1: Q48 V37 (May 23)
MGMAT CAT 3: Q45 V35 (June 6)
MGMAT CAT 4: Q47 V39 (June 28)
After taking the last CAT, I decided to shift my focus to quant. Up until then, I was satisfied with my quant performance since I did not study any quant material and I figured that I only need to raise my quant score a few points (my goal is is score 50+.)
For the past few days, I have been studying the MGMAT quant prep books. I felt familiar with most of the concepts, but I did learn useful tools/strategies & some concepts that I had forgotten. However, I felt extremely disappointed after reviewing my mistakes in MGMAT CATs. The questions put out there are extremely tough ones that I don't think I will ever "master" them. By contrast, the questions I answered incorrectly in GMATprep were very doable, but very tricky.
Having said that, I am now doubting the effectiveness of the studying those extremely tough questions. What do you guys think? Should I study these problems? Or should I just stick to official questions? I'm almost done with my MGMAT quant prep books. I am planning to study the MGMAT Advanced Quant
, since many people here recommend it. BTW, I'm planning to take the exam in mid-August. I'm dedicating this week to quant since I want to spend the rest of prep time for extra practice to make sure I hit V40+ consistently & and also spend some time on IR/AWA.
Thanks for taking the time to help me make my dreams come true