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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:25 am Post subject: score 720-(Q49 V40)-My strategies for Busy people Reply with quote
Today I appeared in GMAT and scored 720 (Q49 V40). I am 32 years old working executing and I was hardly able to put 2 hours a day for my preparation.
My experience could be useful for others like me.
I will not say much like many other. If you people find my experience useful, let me know. I will elaborate.
Quant: When I took my first Maths practice question sets I was not able to reach more than 55%. Later I realized it is not because Maths was too tough in GMAT, but because there are traps in questions. They make you you commit errors. So only solution is practice at least 20-30 EASY question each day for few weeks and analyze your errors. Once you are able to do EASY questions fast and correct, you can score 80% quant easily.
1)One Chinese or korean document on Maths practice I downloaded from this forum which raised my actual Maths score to 90%. (See second post of Vivek at the link:
Answers are also avaiable somewhere in the forum. )
2) Probability and Permutation/Combination: 800Score stuff is really good at least for this section.
3)Standard Deviation: Use search option in this forum with key word "Standard Deviation" and solve questions. Normally GMAT asks kind of Standard Deviation questions which can be solved just by looking at it after some practice.
Verbal: English was my big weakness. In my first English practice test I scored more than Maths however unlike Math, despite lot of practice there was not much improvement in score. Note that It takes long time to develop knowledge of language. Here I adopted several processes to compensate for for my weakness. Like process of elimination for SC Just by looking at it , understanding CR on the line of explanations provided by OG, and figuring context (Reading first few lines and starting lines of last paragraph) of RC before reading it fully. I can explain these techniques more if someone is interested.
Recommended book: OG latest edition.
Best approach for busy/working people. Give 2 hours per day (and more on weekends). Do few questions each day. Analyse results whether you do it right or wrong and try to remember explanations given in OG.