Thanks guys for your replies.
@mohater: In Math, I would say I am weakest at Data Sufficiency problems (and sometimes problem solving) which specifically pertain to questions with variables in them. I don't have problems in other concepts. I have started with the MGMAT books
and I guess it is to do with my basics. For example, the MGMAT book
in chapter 1 talks about the 'Prime Box' and I do have a difficult time understanding the way they are using it to solve problems. An example problem which I would have difficult solving would be:
"Given that 8 is not a factor of g, is 8 a factor of 8g?"
That would likely be an approach issue. The MGMAT method is breaking the math down to the simplest possible approach for the problem. Some people can look at a problem and skip a number of steps. MGMAT has you write everything down and build up.
There is a DS strategy (see strategy link in my sig). The strategy assumes you have adequate problem solving skills.
Your example is pretty straight forward. Whenever you multiple two numbers, the two number are automatically factors, even if one of the factors is prime.
i.e. 2 and 13. 2x13 = 26.
the factors are 1,2,13,26
In your example, 8 times anything automatically has 8 as a factor.
In Verbal, strong at Critical Reasoning, weak at RC and SC. I am hoping the MGMAT SC
Guide will correct my SC situation and RC would be what I have to focus on. In RC, I go wrong in RC Specific or RC General questions (like inference, theme of passage etc). If the RC questions are reasoning questions, I don't get those wrong (example, which statement would the author agree with most, what would strengthen, weaken author's viewpoint etc).
Looking at the above weaknesses, which books would you recommend I use for targeting each weakness?
Thanks for all your help.
is probably the most recommended verbal book on this site. If you have a strong foundation in proper written English, you shouldn't need too much help. We have the GMAT fiction
thread with a list of recommended readings:books-to-read-improve-verbal-score-and-enjoy-a-good-read-76079.html
Some people have used LSAT books to prep for CR and RC. The MGMAT book
for RC teaches you to take notes as your write, and then use a form of shorthand to assess the answer (i.e. use a + if the answer supports the author's main point and a - if the answer goes against it).
Best of luck,
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