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THE JOURNEY TO 700! Aim for the sky!

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Re: Starting my GMAT Journey...Today! [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 09:16
Hi!

My Advice:
1. use the first 2 out of 6 weeks to brush up on the basics.
2. During the next 4 weeks, take two prep tests per week and focus on finding your weak areas and thereafter strengthening them.

This is the best way to achieve considerable progress given the short time :)

Good luck!
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Re: Starting my GMAT Journey...Today! [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 20:38
Mindreko wrote:
Hi, thanks for your advice!
Which tests are the best to do, given I'm on a college budget?

Thanks :)

I highly recommend the Manhattan Prep Tests. Since you've already bought the 8 strategy guides, you can access the tests by using the code in any one of those 8 books :)
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Re: THE JOURNEY TO 700! Aim for the sky! [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2011, 20:58
Good Luck. I'm in the same boat as you. Was a Biology major first and now in the health career. Hating it soo much. Trying to juggle my career and Gmat at the same time. Its tough. I barely get much work done on weekdays. I'm also aiming to take my GMAT in November. I understand the frustration you come across when failing to solve a given problem. I've almost thrown my books out the window a few times too out of pure frustration. I hope everyone here can keep us motivated :( . Good Luck
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Re: THE JOURNEY TO 700! Aim for the sky! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2011, 01:03
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Dear Mindreko,
From my experience, you must concentrate on the following areas because questions from these areas appear more frequently than others.... Hell, I'll give you an approximate break up of all the areas :D
1. Simple Equations - 2 to 3 questions
2. Ratio, Proportion and Variation - 2 to 3 questions
3. Numbers - 6 to 8 questions
4. Speed, Time and Distance - 4 to 5 questions
5. Rate and Work - 3 to 4 questions
6. Mixtures and Alligations - 2 to 3 questions
7. Geometry - 4 to 6 questions
8. Mensuration - 2 to 3 questions
9. Statistics - 2 to 3 questions
10. Data Interpretation - 3 to 4 questions (this includes questions on venn diagrams)
11. Sequences and Series - 1 to 3 questions
12. Combinatorics - 2 to 4 questions

I hope this will help you evaluate the relative importance of each topic.

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Re: THE JOURNEY TO 700! Aim for the sky! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2011, 05:50
Thanks Entwistle! That helps me a bunch too!
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Re: THE JOURNEY TO 700! Aim for the sky! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2011, 06:46
Mindreko wrote:
JohnGaltMBA wrote:
Thanks Entwistle! That helps me a bunch too!


Hello John :)

What's your story? When are you doing the GMAT etc, what's your background


I have been lurking here for a while. I am taking the GMAT the last week of November. I took my first practice GMAT 2 months ago and discovered, not surprisingly, that I am weak in math. I received a 34 in Math. :(

In any event, I have been brushing up on the basics. I have the MGMAT guides and I am going through those. I have also signed up for a Kaplan on Demand Course which provides a video lecture.

Because I am good at verbal (170+ on the LSAT), I think that if I can get my Math up to a 44-45, then I can break into the 700s. The problem is, it seems absurd to be able to go from a 34 to a 40 much less a 44-45. We'll see.
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Re: THE JOURNEY TO 700! Aim for the sky! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2011, 03:22
Keep it going Mindreko!!
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