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Kindly Help : Urgent. [#permalink] New post 17 May 2012, 22:07
Hi Experts,

Below I have pasted the contents of my recent discussion thread in chronological order.
I am attaching my plan for review.
I am in urgent need of some great advice.
So kindly revert.

Regards,

GSGC.

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gsgc

Hello All,

This is my first post on this wonderful site.

My Profile : Indian Male IT with more than 12.5 Yrs exp which includes 131 weeks of Intl exp - UK & France.

I have appeared for GMAT twice -

Oct 09 - > 500 [Q 40, V 19] - With preparation but could not complete quant section, was slated to score >= 48 in quant but eventually scored only 40.

Dec 10 - > 490 [Q 42, V 16] - Without preparation, was quite busy with office work.

I gave GMAT Prep 1 test on 12th May 12 and only scored 540 [Q 44, V 21].

I want to score >= 650. I am planning to give my exam on 28th Sep 12.

I have attached my plan.

* 441 Quant is a collection of 441 PS questions from a decent training company in India.
* Quant Red is a collection of 700-800 level questions from a decent training company in India.

Pls provide me your valuable inputs soon.
It will be really nice on your part.

Thanks

GSGC.

mohater

Blindly studying (crashing through problems) is not always a good way to go. With your verbal score, it's apparent you have very specific weaknesses across all topics covered in verbal, and the GMAT is very good at honing in on your weaknesses.

Start off with a practice test (any one, GMATPrep, Kaplan, Veritas, etc.). Figure out what your weakest topics are (RC, SC, CR, DS, PS, etc.) and work from your weakest section up. Read the book review thread (best-gmat-books-118706.html) to use the material that best address your weaknesses.

Best of Luck

gsgc

Hi Mohater,

Thanks for the quick reply.

Do you feel that the plan is OK to execute?.

1. CR - Weakest
2. RC - Weaker
3. SC - Weak

I have already covered the following before appearing for GMAT Prep1 on 12th May 12 -

1. OG 12 - 1 Time
2. OG 12 Verbal Review - 1 Time
3. OG 11 - 1 Time
4. MGMAT Number Properties - Multiple Times
5. MGMAT Word Translations - Multiple Times
6. MGMAT SC Old Version - Multiple Times. This I am able to understand. Tried going through the latest version but not comprehend it well. I feel it is quite difficult to implement the rules mentioned in the latest version in the actual exam.

MGMAT CR - 2 Times Earlier - Do you feel I should go through Powerscore LSAT CR Bible?.

Regards,

GSGC.

rni

If you consider your CR to be weak then Powerscore is a must.Manhattan SC 4th edition is the real stuff. If you go through it multiple times, you will get a hang of it.

I do not understand how did you decide the execution count. Reread a book only if you feel that you didn't understand the content well the first time. Practice is the key.

mohater

You're focusing on practice problems. That approach works for some people, but not all people.

Take a step back and try to figure out what specific concepts are dragging you down. Number agreement with nouns/pronouns (company:its, everyone:his/her, etc.), tense agreement, extreme words in RC/CR, etc.

Find materials that best supplement these weaknesses. The GMAT is an adaptive test. When it pinpoints weaknesses, you will not progress in certain areas (luck is involved, so it's possible, but not likely). It's very easy to read an explanation and say "oh I get it". It's much harder to apply it.

Are you keeping an error log?

gsgc

hi mohater,

i am not just focussing on practice problems.
i did the specific gmat books multiple times so as to master the concepts.
i am not very clear on the strategy part for each question type within each verbal section [specially cr & rc].
i am weak at both cr & rc verbal sections.
rni has suggested lsat cr bible.
what is the best rc book to read?.
i think rc will improve with practice.
although long time back i read mgmat rc guide, which i feel is not upto the mark.

hi rni,

the execution count is because i wanted to master the concepts so i read the specific guides multiple times.

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kindly suggest the best path forward asap.

thanks

gsgc.

mohater

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Your approach is wrong. Reading the books helps if your needs are addressed by the books. If they're not, then you might "feel" as though your learning, but your practice tests and real test sittings indicate otherwise.

I believe an error log will be a major contribution to achieving your goal.

gsgc

Hello,

Thanks for the inputs and comments till now.

I have downloaded error log GMATClub_Error_Log_V3.0 from gmatclub.
I will incorporate the same in my study.

I have old versions of both Powerscore GMAT CR Bible & LSAT LR Bible.
Do I need the latest version?.
If no then which one to go for?. If yes I will buy the same.
I plan to buy OG 13 & LSAT RC Bible.
I plan to go through MGMAT SC guide latest version multiple times.

Should I go through SC 1000, CR 1000 & RC 3000 later in my study?.
I completed some 100 questions from 1000 SC but then thought it is better to go through official questions rather than questions with improper or insufficient explanations.

For Quant my target primarily is to go through 700-800 level questions + OG 13 + Veritas Project GMAT [stats, permutation, combination & probability book].
I have downloaded 700 GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations from gmatclub.

I have heard post June 12, SC will have less idioms and more meaning based questions. Is it true?.
Apart from new IR section, what all changes are expected in GMAT post June 12?.

Pls provide your valuable inputs so that I can update & then execute my gmat study plan soon.
I have re-scheduled my test for 28th Sep 12.

Regards,

GSGC.

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Re: Kindly Help : Urgent. [#permalink] New post 20 May 2012, 11:04
Hi Experts,

After going through many excellent posts on this wonderful site, my new draft plan is listed below -

A] Verbal Plan -

1. MGMAT SC - Latest Version - Will read it multiple times to master concepts

2. Powerscore GMAT CR - Since Powerscore LSAT LR and Powerscore GMAT CR are almost same - Old Version - Will read it multiple times to master concepts
Will the old version suffice or do I need to buy the latest version?

3. Powerscore LSAT RC - Will read it multiple times to master concepts

4. OG 13 Verbal

5. OG Verbal Review 2nd Ed

6. OG 10

B] Quant Plan -

1. MGMAT Number Properties

2. MGMAT Word Translations

3. OG 13 Quant

4. Quant Red

* Quant Red is a collection of 700-800 levels questions by a decent prep company in India

5. Veritas Project GMAT [stats, permutation, combination and probability book]

6. GMAT Club 700-800 Level PS and DS Questions

In addition to the above following points needs mention -

1. I will maintain an error log for both Quant and Verbal study
2. I bought 6 fiction books today and will start reading them during non-productive hours
3. I will give individual Quant and Verbal tests after completing the Quant and Verbal materials respectively
4. I partially agree to the approach of focusing on Quant or Verbal sections alone for entire 1-1.5 months. I think shuffling between Quant and Verbal is a better approach. This way one can stay in touch with both the sections of GMAT
5. I will spend 70 % of my study time on Verbal and 30 % on Quant
6. I believe RC and CR will improve primarily with practice once the basics are sufficiently covered
7. Once your suggestions are received, I will make changes, will tie plans mentioned above in a single overall plan with dates and will share it for final review

I have re-scheduled my exam on 28th Sep 12.
I plan to give 10-15 full length mock tests before the exam date.
Should I give these mock tests one everyday or there should be some gap [in no of days] between them?.
If yes how much should be the gap [in no of days] among each test?.

Any changes/updates to the above mentioned plans and points are welcome.
So kindly suggest soon.

Regards,

GSGC.
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Re: Kindly Help : Urgent. [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 04:47
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Re: Kindly Help : Urgent. [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 18:53
Pls reply soon.

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Re: Kindly Help : Urgent. [#permalink] New post 28 May 2012, 23:29
I am still waiting for expert reply so that I can finalise & execute my plan.
BB kindly help.
I am in urgent need of some decent advice from experts.
Re: Kindly Help : Urgent.   [#permalink] 28 May 2012, 23:29
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