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Need help on GMAT prep [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 22:19
Hi,

I have been studying for the GMAT for past month and a half. I have a fair idea of CR rules, SC rules, RCs, quant topics. My accuracy rate for CRs is 80% and SCs is around 85%. I have covered most of major quant topics - PnC, Probability, Inequalities, Stats, Progressions, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Speed time distance, Percentages, Venn Diagrams. Today is June 23, I plan on taking my GMAT by no longer than 15th of August. I really really want to score atleast a 740. I have the OG 13, OG 12, 700-800 quant and verbal questions.

I work full time and can practically study max 3 hours a day on weekdays and can range from 6-8 hours on weekends. Since I have only a month and a half in hand, please suggest what my approach should be.

Waiting for a doable study approach suggestion.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Need help on GMAT prep [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2012, 21:29
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Hi,

I have been studying for the GMAT for past month and a half. I have a fair idea of CR rules, SC rules, RCs, quant topics. My accuracy rate for CRs is 80% and SCs is around 85%. I have covered most of major quant topics - PnC, Probability, Inequalities, Stats, Progressions, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Speed time distance, Percentages, Venn Diagrams. Today is June 23, I plan on taking my GMAT by no longer than 15th of August. I really really want to score atleast a 740. I have the OG 13, OG 12, 700-800 quant and verbal questions.

I work full time and can practically study max 3 hours a day on weekdays and can range from 6-8 hours on weekends. Since I have only a month and a half in hand, please suggest what my approach should be.

Waiting for a doable study approach suggestion.

Thanks in advance!

Sounds like you've come pretty far already--congratulations on your hard work!

At this point, it sounds like it's test time. Take tests when you can. Then, review them. Remember, review every question on the tests, not just the ones you got wrong. Right answers can turn out to be lucky guesses on errors, but more importantly, they can turn out to be awesome tricks that you can learn to repeat while patting yourself on the back. Also, make sure you're reviewing the timing of every question as well as it's correctness; if you spent more than 4 minutes on a math problem, that's a sign of difficulty even if you got that question right.

Also, work out of the OG. Remember that chapters in the Guide are roughly organized by difficulty of the questions; if you're already scoring well, you probably can skip the first 30-50 in each section. Also, this close to your test date, you should be doing lots of timed practice, so get a timer going while you do short quizzes from the Guide.

Finally, take care of yourself physically. Make sure that you get some exercise and enough sleep. Take breaks from time to time; a good thing to do between intense CAT study sessions is to review chapters of books you've already read and completed. And plan to do little to no studying the day before your test.

Best of luck in your prep, and let me know how you do!

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Re: Need help on GMAT prep [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 05:12
@KapTeacherEli

Thanks a lot for your response!

Yes, I agree. I need to take timed tests and time each question that I solve.

I just wanted to ask one more thing, not considering what I have already done, what is the study plan a beginner should adopt? I just want to make sure I have covered all important books (though i don't want to do too many) and all the must-do exercises before i start taking online tests.

Thanks a lot!
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