dasboot wrote:

Hi Mike!

Thank you for a fantastically thorough response! I'm glad to hear that you believe it will be possible to achieve a result of 740+ with something like two months of 3-4 hours of daily practicing and I will definitely look into your schedule!

Regarding the second question, I do actually have some problem with some of the basics in the Q section. Prime numbers and prime factorization are concepts that are completely new to me as are questions like:

“Is the integer x divisible by 6 ?

(1) x + 3 is divisible by 3

(2) x + 3 is an odd number “

So I believe practicing on concepts like these could boost my Q-score quite a lot.

Regarding the V-section, 4 of my 7 incorrect answers were on sentence-correction questions. So if you have any good guidance regarding SC please share ☺ I already have the

MGMAT which I believe will be useful for the Q-part, but I’ve heard that it isn’t as strong on the V-part.

Thanks again!

Dear

Das Boot,

First, here's a general blog on number properties, with links to other specific blogs.

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-number-properties/Two blogs you may find helpful are:

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-math-factors/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-quant ... emainders/Also, I would say --- math is not a spectator sport. You learn math best by doing math. For example, once you have solved that DS question above, it probably would help to take a list of numbers --- say, all the numbers from 21 to 40. Of the numbers on that list, if that number were equal to x --- would statement #1 be true? would statement #2 be true? look for patterns. Much of mathematical understanding in general, and number properties in particular, is understanding the patterns at play.

Here's a free DS question on this topic:

http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/314After you answer the question, the next page will have a video explanation.

For SC, here's a free idiom ebook you may find helpful:

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom-ebook/Also, you will find several articles on that blog about GMAT SC, and many of those articles have practice questions in them.

Here's a free SC question:

http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3218Again, after you answer the question, the next page will have a video explanation. Each one of our practice GMAT questions has its own video explanation, for accelerated learning.

BTW, my sense is that the

MGMAT books are dynamite both for Q and for V --- they contain a ton of information and handle very sophisticated points, so they are perfect for someone such as you.

I hope all this helps.

Mike

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Mike McGarry

Magoosh Test Prep

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