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Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions

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Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 16:22
I read on another website from a guy that scored 700 plus that he memorized the OG questions and thats one of reasons he scored so high. He said that when he was taking the test, some of the same questions that were on the GMAT were the same one on the OG. He said that the questions were practically the same that at one point he felt like he cheated on the exam. He referred to the questions in the OG guides are the bible for the GMAT.

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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 17:24
I don't think it will give you any advantage by memorizing the answers from OG. You may get a similar question in the actual test, but as long as you get your basics right, answering them should not be a tough nut to crack. In the exam room you will be so much stressed and so deep into the question that thinking about a similar question you solved during preparation is just a waste of time. If you are not able to solve a question, just take your best guess and move on. I will never ever recommend memorizing anything from any prep source.

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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 09:02
First and foremost, please provide a link to the post you are referencing.

Secondly, I recall reading a post on here in which the person said he saw an identical problem on the gmat that he remembered from either OG12 or the OG quant book. I don't think I would rely on one person's experience to mold my prep strategy... I agree with the above poster - solidify your fundamentals and things should be okay. It wouldn't hurt to be very familiar with OG12-like questions but to memorize them, I think, is pointless.

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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 09:26
agree... memorizing OG sounds useless to me. It should be familiarize yourself with the type of questions that GMAT asks and getting the fundamental down.
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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 09:37
OG are RETIRED questions, and as such, are the closest you can get to REAL GMAT questions. The same way GMATPrep is the closest you can get to the REAL test (regarding environment, scoring, etc.)

I would say the person who posted that is full of crap. Read the debriefs in the Share your GMAT experience thread and you'll find lots of people who essentially memorized the OG content (given the # of times he/she went through it) and then did not do so hot.
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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 12:05
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First and foremost, please provide a link to the post you are referencing.

Secondly, I recall reading a post on here in which the person said he saw an identical problem on the gmat that he remembered from either OG12 or the OG quant book. I don't think I would rely on one person's experience to mold my prep strategy... I agree with the above poster - solidify your fundamentals and things should be okay. It wouldn't hurt to be very familiar with OG12-like questions but to memorize them, I think, is pointless.

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Like I said, on my actual GMAT many of the quant problems were virtual replicas of problems I saw in OG.


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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 12:08
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GMAT tests the same concepts but doesn't give you the same questions. So, I would strongly recommend learn concepts behind each question but don't memorize OG questions.
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Re: Practicing the OG questions vs Memorizing the OG questions [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 08:23
thanks!!!
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