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When to practice CATs? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 05:49
Hi,
I have scheduled my Gmat exam on December 24.
Before the date, i have left 7 CATs to do(2 Kaplan, 4 Manhatta, 1 official).
I can take only 1 week leave from the work, and would like to ask when to do it in order to practice.
Is it better to do it right this week, and then relax a bit the next week, or make this exams the next week?

Please assist, will really appreciate
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You shouldn't do 7 exams in 2 weeks!

Take two exams. After the first, spend some serious time studying the results. What did you do well? Where did you have trouble? How was your timing? What do you need to work on over the next few days in order to do better?

When you're ready to apply all this, take another CAT. You should be able to state specifically why you're going to perform better on this exam. After this second exam, study again and determine what's most important to focus on going into the exam. Did you successfully improve the issues you noticed on the last test? If not, why not? If so, how do you make sure to repeat that success on the real test?

This kind of reflection and study requires time, so give yourself a few days before the real exam. Just doing a whole bunch of exams won't provide the same insight. If you feel you need to see more problems, use timed sets from the OG to strengthen content, timing, and strategy.

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Re: When to practice CATs? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 23:52
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Do 1 Manhattan and 1 official CAT int he 2 weeks and spend at least 10 mins on each question irrespective of whether you got it right.
Google the questions that you got wrong for better explanations and consult the MGMAT forum and GMATClub.
It will help you to clear the smallest of doubts and make you stronger for the real deal.
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Re: When to practice CATs?   [#permalink] 09 Dec 2012, 23:52
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