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Strategy for a Newbie [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 05:14
I have come across numerous threads here at GMAT Club prescribing books, downloads and time-saving tricks. Accordingly, I have been solving questions from books like the Official Guide, Kaplan 800, Powerscore (in that order). However, my scores have not improved too much with each new set of questions; they remain stuck at around 63-67% (Verbal) or 70-75% (Quantitative).

What step do you suggest next? Should I go back to re-solving the books I have already solved, or should I look for new problem sets?
The essential question is: how many times do you need to solve the questions in a book? Do you keep practicing the same old till you get them all right, or do you just jump on to a fresh set of books each time?

I'm not sure if this is a weird question, or if this is the right platform to ask it, but I guess I had to try. :?
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Re: Strategy for a Newbie [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 07:34
I will suggest you to revisit theory once if your accuracy is not improving.
you can check out the post on how to start gmat preparation. (link in mu signature)

Once you are done with that then you can do the problems from grockit or gmatclub. You can also find gmatclub tags link in my signature.

There is no point in doing the same set of questions again and again as you will eventually end up remembering the answers which wont do any good to you.

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Re: Strategy for a Newbie [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 04:21
nktdotgupta wrote:
I will suggest you to revisit theory once if your accuracy is not improving.
you can check out the post on how to start gmat preparation. (link in mu signature)

Once you are done with that then you can do the problems from grockit or gmatclub. You can also find gmatclub tags link in my signature.

There is no point in doing the same set of questions again and again as you will eventually end up remembering the answers which wont do any good to you.

Hope it helps!
Good Luck for your prep!



Thanks! I have started to go through theoretical concepts again from Kaplan GMAT Premier. Let's hope things improve.
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Re: Strategy for a Newbie [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 05:59
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Many students run out of questions. You can literally do question set after question set and see no improvement in your score. There's something fundamentally missing in your approach. This happens with the OG book frequently - students go through the whole book and then no longer can use the book since they remember problems that they already solved.

You can try a few questions on the Practice Pill Platform. But after some time, you'll want to retweak how you approach the questions to improve your accuracy. Is there a specific section you're weak in?
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