Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Sep 2014, 10:58

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Some Last-Minute Advice for Quant

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Some Last-Minute Advice for Quant [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2006, 07:29
Hi, gang...test is on Friday morning, and I think I'm ALMOST ready.

The verbal is pretty well wrapped up - I scored in the 97% on the last verbal practice exam from GMAC, and had 22 minutes left on the clock.

Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the math. Basically, if I shut the timer off I do ok - 90% or so. But picking up the pace is tricky, and I tend to be all over the place with the score, anywhere from 35 (yikes!) to 85%.

Essentially, I understand the concepts, but I sometimes go off in the wrong direction, and then waste time until I realize where I went wrong and go back to make the correction.

My thought is that I probably need to pay more attention to the clock, and limit myself to about 2 minutes per problem. If I can't get it, I just need to move on. If I'm wrong, an easier (and faster) question will come next. What do you all think of this strategy? Any other ideas on how to increase my tempo and/or manage the clock?

thanks so much!
amy
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 139
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2006, 15:47
what i do for timing is I set up a marker for the halfway point. So for Quant, when you have 38 min left, you want to be right around the 18-19th question of the test. You can set up more markers if you would like to keep a check on timing, but I only set up one as not to distract me while approaching probs.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Good Call, Jayy178 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2006, 20:08
Hey, thanks! I just took my second GMATPrep test and got a 690 - good enough for me! I am quite happy, and I did what you said. I watched for the 50% mark and then sped up accordingly. I finished all the questions, but I did have to choose about 5 questions that I pretty much guessed on. I think I will add 1/4 marks as well, just so I can guage myself earlier in the process.

For anyone out there who might have a similar problem, I also reviewed the tricks described in the Princeton Review. I made myself do more POE (process of elimination) and plugging in than I normally do. This certainly sped things along, though I am sure my 8th grade algebra teacher would not have been happy. I certainly recommend their methods to anyone who finds the speed factor to be an issue.

Here comes Friday....
Good Call, Jayy178   [#permalink] 01 Nov 2006, 20:08
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Last Minute MBA Advice Manti5 3 01 Aug 2013, 06:00
Four days to go! Any last-minute advice? carriedinterest 12 24 Mar 2010, 03:32
Any last minute advices from the experts alok2171 4 15 Nov 2009, 04:22
Last minute advice/reminders? cmns18 2 15 Sep 2006, 10:01
Last minute Advice bobbyd 0 07 Dec 2004, 07:42
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Some Last-Minute Advice for Quant

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.