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Taking around 4min per OG 13 Quant PS problems over #100

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Taking around 4min per OG 13 Quant PS problems over #100 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 21:48
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Hey guys, Ive been doing OG 13 and keeping an error log and one thing is clearly obvious from a small sample of questions.

From problem # 106 to 116 in OG Quant PS which is 11 problems hehe (116-106 + 1)

My hit rate for "hard problems" (as designated by MGMAT official companion) is

Number Correct Hard Problems/ Total number of hard problems = 2/6 or 33%

Number Correct Medium Problems/ Total number of medium problems = 2/3 or 66%

100 % for 2 easy problems

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But the thing is that I am taking more than 2 minutes to solve the medium and hard problems approx 4 minutes exactly and this is really bothering me as I dont know how to go any faster.

It just takes me some time to figure out how to translate what the problem is asking me and then delivering a problem. Its almost like the 2 minute time limit necessitates you knowing how to solve the problem within the first 15 seconds and if you dont know how, you're screwed because the rest of the time is the whole setup up and solving

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Im taking notes and making sure I do the proper review for what I get wrong but the only thing that I can think about doing to get faster is just doing more problems like I am doing so that I get used to seeing the same concepts tested in multiple ways and over time I can speed up the process.
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Re: Taking around 4min per OG 13 Quant PS problems over #100 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 01:31
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Hey guys, Ive been doing OG 13 and keeping an error log and one thing is clearly obvious from a small sample of questions.

From problem # 106 to 116 in OG Quant PS which is 11 problems hehe (116-106 + 1)

My hit rate for "hard problems" (as designated by MGMAT official companion) is

Number Correct Hard Problems/ Total number of hard problems = 2/6 or 33%

Number Correct Medium Problems/ Total number of medium problems = 2/3 or 66%

100 % for 2 easy problems

------------------

But the thing is that I am taking more than 2 minutes to solve the medium and hard problems approx 4 minutes exactly and this is really bothering me as I dont know how to go any faster.

It just takes me some time to figure out how to translate what the problem is asking me and then delivering a problem. Its almost like the 2 minute time limit necessitates you knowing how to solve the problem within the first 15 seconds and if you dont know how, you're screwed because the rest of the time is the whole setup up and solving

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Im taking notes and making sure I do the proper review for what I get wrong but the only thing that I can think about doing to get faster is just doing more problems like I am doing so that I get used to seeing the same concepts tested in multiple ways and over time I can speed up the process.


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Re: Taking around 4min per OG 13 Quant PS problems over #100 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2015, 11:57
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Hi All,

Since this is an old post, I don't expect the original poster to still be around. The pacing "problem" that the poster describes does impact many Test Takers during their studies though. Pacing problems don't exist on their own - the cause of these types of pacing problems is almost always in how YOU do your work.

When reviewing a question that took "too long", consider the following:

1) How many times did you have to read it before you started doing work?
2) Did you have to go back and reread the entire prompt while you were in the middle of solving it?
3) Do you take enough notes? Do you label your work?
4) How much math do you do "in your head?"
5) Are you comfortable with approaches besides "just doing math?"
6) Can you admit when you have no idea how to tackle a question?

Chances are that one (or more) of the above "issues" is affecting your pacing. Improving these areas will likely make a big difference in your pacing (and your scores).

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