This is another one of those "it depends on you" questions.
As I mentioned in my debrief, on my first attempt at the GMAT, I would study study study study and see little to no improvement. I was reading the material, doing problems, etc, but it just was not working. Then, during the online MGMAT class
(taken before attempt #2), I began maintaining a simple error log
, first noting the problems I guessed on, and also noting the problems I got wrong (when checking). I would review the material to figure out why I missed the problems in question. I would look into:
Did I use the right approach for the quant problem
Did I reduce the problems sufficiently for a DS problem
What part of the passage did I miss for RC
What part of the sentence structure did not consider for parallelism, noun/verb agreement, etc.
Do I know the equations for the area/volume/etc for the figure in question
This really helped me get through specific topics I kept getting wrong or spent WAY too much time on to get correct (SC, special triangles, etc.). It also helped be develop shorthand for problems overall (shorthand on RC, CR, SC, DS, etc.).
Best of luck,
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