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Advice on how to practice for GMAT with around a month to go

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New post 06 Nov 2017, 03:16
Hi all,

I am new to this forum. Just realised it is a great resource for everything related to gmat, unfortantely i stumbled on this quite late into my studies.

Just a bit of background of what i did so far. I scored a 640 on the GMATprep exam 1. Q - 42/60 and Verbal 35/60. My target score of 650 and above but of course the higher the better.

The resources i used for my studies thus far were:

MGMAT guidebooks (verbal and quantitiative) - i went through them once/twice and wrote down the key points on flashcards
Official Guide 2017, including both the quan and verbal guides

Left with one month to go, i am trying to develop a practice plan.
As i am a working adult (8-6 job), would like advice from fellow peers what is your practice plan thus far?

My practice resources are:
Questions from the 3 official guide books
GMAT wiley questions
GMAT prep question pack 1

On a working day or a weekend, how many questions will you guys practice and review? And anything to take note of during the practice that helps? Wondering if the practice above is sufficient?

Appreciate your advice, thanks much!
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New post 06 Nov 2017, 11:48
Hi tanww1987

With 30 days to go, you should work on acing concepts and practicing
questions from the Official guides as they are the closest you are going
to get to Official questions. You can work on the Question Pack once you
are done with the OGs. Every time you make a mistake you should focus
on the takeaway and try and read and re-read these learnings till you
write your exam.

I would also recommend you to buy the GMATPrep test packs(EP1 & EP2)
and give the tests once a week. These tests should be used exclusively
to work on your weakness. Once you are familiar with your mistakes,
you should work on it over the next week and then review if you
don't continue making those mistakes in the next test.

Use every test to find out if you are getting rid of your weak areas.

To improve your scores in Quant, you should read this post Q44->Q50

Hope that helps you!
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tanww1987 wrote:
Hi all,

I am new to this forum. Just realised it is a great resource for everything related to gmat, unfortantely i stumbled on this quite late into my studies.

Just a bit of background of what i did so far. I scored a 640 on the GMATprep exam 1. Q - 42/60 and Verbal 35/60. My target score of 650 and above but of course the higher the better.

The resources i used for my studies thus far were:

MGMAT guidebooks (verbal and quantitiative) - i went through them once/twice and wrote down the key points on flashcards
Official Guide 2017, including both the quan and verbal guides

Left with one month to go, i am trying to develop a practice plan.
As i am a working adult (8-6 job), would like advice from fellow peers what is your practice plan thus far?

My practice resources are:
Questions from the 3 official guide books
GMAT wiley questions
GMAT prep question pack 1

On a working day or a weekend, how many questions will you guys practice and review? And anything to take note of during the practice that helps? Wondering if the practice above is sufficient?

Appreciate your advice, thanks much!


Hey,

Along with Pushpit's suggestions. Follow these.

1. Your Quant score is less. So I would suggest you download the gmatclub math book and go through the basics.
2. Once you are done with thoery. Do all the 500 to 600 level questions in OG.
3. Also keep practicing Verbal daily. And spend more time analyzing the mistakes.
4. Take a mock after 1 week to see where you stand in Quant and Verbal.
5. If you see your quant score around 45-47 then you know most of the concepts. Now you can concentrate on tough topics and time management etc.
6. Use GMATCLUB tests for improving your quant.
7. For verbal- solve only from OG and analyze each and every problem.

And take mock every week. Full mock tests. Not just quant and verbal. This will help you improve your stamina. And follow the break timings well.

If your target score is about 650- And if you can consistently score above 670+ then you have a fair chance of getting 650 or above if you are lucky on the test day!!
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With 30 days to go, you should work on acing concepts and practicing
questions from the Official guides as they are the closest you are going
to get to Official questions. You can work on the Question Pack once you
are done with the OGs. Every time you make a mistake you should focus
on the takeaway and try and read and re-read these learnings till you
write your exam.

I would also recommend you to buy the GMATPrep test packs(EP1 & EP2)
and give the tests once a week. These tests should be used exclusively
to work on your weakness. Once you are familiar with your mistakes,
you should work on it over the next week and then review if you
don't continue making those mistakes in the next test.

Use every test to find out if you are getting rid of your weak areas.

To improve your scores in Quant, you should read this post

Hope that helps you![/quote]

Thanks a lot for your advice. Managed to get my hands dirty tonight and started with 20 Quant questions and 17 Verbal questions, including reviewing them. That is the estimated workload I can do on a working day, not sure if its enough. During the weekends, i will definitely do more practice questions and attempt an exam.

Thanks!
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tanww1987 wrote:
With 30 days to go, you should work on acing concepts and practicing
questions from the Official guides as they are the closest you are going
to get to Official questions. You can work on the Question Pack once you
are done with the OGs. Every time you make a mistake you should focus
on the takeaway and try and read and re-read these learnings till you
write your exam.

I would also recommend you to buy the GMATPrep test packs(EP1 & EP2)
and give the tests once a week. These tests should be used exclusively
to work on your weakness. Once you are familiar with your mistakes,
you should work on it over the next week and then review if you
don't continue making those mistakes in the next test.

Use every test to find out if you are getting rid of your weak areas.

To improve your scores in Quant, you should read this post

Hope that helps you!

Thanks a lot for your advice. Managed to get my hands dirty tonight and started with 20 Quant questions and 17 Verbal questions, including reviewing them. That is the estimated workload I can do on a working day, not sure if its enough. During the weekends, i will definitely do more practice questions and attempt an exam.

Thanks!


Focus on Quality, not Quantity.
Every time you make a mistake, it is very important for you to learn from it.
Once you make that your habit and plug all your holes(the mistakes),
you should be looking at your best score possible!

All the best for your preparation.
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