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Re: 730 After Rollercoaster Practice Test Scores [#permalink]
jsheppa wrote:
I've been writing interesting questions that I get write/wrong in my Moleskine along with other notes. I have no idea why it hadn't dawned on me to write them on flashcards until I read this post. I took 8 years of Latin. I've done the flashcard dance before. Duh.

I'm stopping at Target on the commute home from work. Thank you!



Awesome! Glad to hear I've inspired you. My approach to the flashcards was to work my way through all of the steps of the problem and identify where the hurdle was. Once I identified the hole in my understanding, I wrote that on a card and drilled it.

For example, if in a 3 step problem step #2 required that I was familiar with all of the Pythagorean triples, I would make a card with the triples, so that I could beat those into my brain. Now, any time I see anything that remotely resembles a right triangle, I think of those immediately.
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Re: 730 After Rollercoaster Practice Test Scores [#permalink]
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Congrats and thanks for posting your practice scores!
It is interesting how your scores fluctuated but mostly how your Q score was never really up. I see once it was 48 and once 46 but other times, you got Q44 or Q42 (this proves the general belief that MGMAT tests tend to score lower on the Quant)



Thank you!

Regarding the Manhattan quant, I could be wrong about this, but I couldn't help but feel that a lot of the high level problems were far too lengthy. In a lot of cases, I would start off well, and would end up falling behind by a minute or two after spending too much time on a few high level problems that required too much time. Once I realized that I was behind, it would affect the rest of my exam because I would always be playing catch up. I didn't experience this same issue at all with the Official GMAT practice CATS, nor did I have any time issues on the actual exam. I'd be curious to hear if anyone else feels the same way about Manhattan.
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Re: 730 After Rollercoaster Practice Test Scores [#permalink]
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Nice insights!
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Congrats on the awesome score!

I agree that some of the harder Manhattan Quant questions are way too long and wordy--another reason why it's better to stick to official GMAT questions whenever possible.
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Re: 730 After Rollercoaster Practice Test Scores [#permalink]
Just curious - how many weeks/months from your first practice test to actual test day? Any idea of the total # of hours you put in?

Your average tests seem higher than mine, but I think your first one is further along in the overall process than me (I still haven't made it through all of a syllabus or through all of the OG questions yet.)
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