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This is potentially a fairly silly question, but I've been getting mixed information about what you're actually provided with in terms of writing material at the test center. My MGMAT books seem to suggest it's an erasable whiteboard, but I think I've also read that graph paper is provided, and someone I know told me that it was more like a notepad with many sheets.

I suppose it shouldn't make a huge difference either way, but I just really don't like the idea of an erasable whiteboard, so might want to practice using one a bit beforehand if that is actually what they provide. And in the event that they do provide real paper, is the amount of paper provided a potential issue (i.e. should you be trying to use the limited amount of paper wisely)?

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New post 28 Jul 2018, 10:20
Hey. I think its an erasable whiteboard with graph lines on it (square grid)
We get a black marker with it.
Plus it’s a spiral notepad.

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There is one you can buy online if you want to practice with it or you can just look at the picture
https://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-GMAT-S ... 0979017580

You can see my review with pictures: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RDE1EQ ... dctrvw_srp
(from 2010!!! Yiykes! but it is still accurate. Some things don't change much)
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New post 29 Jul 2018, 10:25
Ah, so it's basically a combination of the three things I'd heard. Thank you both so much! Just submitted my Amazon order and will practice with it this week (test is this coming Saturday).

And sorry to go off-topic here, but I'm struggling a bit with what to do over the course of the next week in terms of taking practice CATs versus doing practice problems in specific areas.

My Official GMAC CAT results are:
#1: 6/14 (after 6 days of studying), 710 (Q48, V39)
#2: 7/8, 770 (Q50, V47)
#3: 7/20, 750 (Q48, V45)
#4: 7/27, 770 (Q50, V44)

I took a GMAT Club test on 7/4 and got a 660 (Q45, V35). It kind of spooked me so I decided to stick to the GMAC CATs for the sake of my nerves.

I also haven't studied at all for verbal and am focusing on quant (I think just writing down "A, B, C, D, E" and crossing out incorrect choices for SC questions helped my verbal score on/after the second CAT).

I have already purchased the 5th and 6th GMAC CATs, but also have some OG 2018 problems to keep working through (and ones I've flagged to re-do). Would taking more CATs make sense, or should I go through those remaining/flagged OG problems?

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Ah, so it's basically a combination of the three things I'd heard. Thank you both so much! Just submitted my Amazon order and will practice with it this week (test is this coming Saturday).

And sorry to go off-topic here, but I'm struggling a bit with what to do over the course of the next week in terms of taking practice CATs versus doing practice problems in specific areas.

My Official GMAC CAT results are:
#1: 6/14 (after 6 days of studying), 710 (Q48, V39)
#2: 7/8, 770 (Q50, V47)
#3: 7/20, 750 (Q48, V45)
#4: 7/27, 770 (Q50, V44)

I took a GMAT Club test on 7/4 and got a 660 (Q45, V35). It kind of spooked me so I decided to stick to the GMAC CATs for the sake of my nerves.

I also haven't studied at all for verbal and am focusing on quant (I think just writing down "A, B, C, D, E" and crossing out incorrect choices for SC questions helped my verbal score on/after the second CAT).

I have already purchased the 5th and 6th GMAC CATs, but also have some OG 2018 problems to keep working through (and ones I've flagged to re-do). Would taking more CATs make sense, or should I go through those remaining/flagged OG problems?

Thank you!
Those are some really good scores!

I suggest you take one more practice test (not later than Wednesday). A little bit of quant practice could also help, given that your quant score sometimes drops from 50 to 48. Going over the questions you've flagged for review is also a good idea.

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Thanks! I think I should have time for both between today and tomorrow so will take another CAT.
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Wow, you have some amazing practice test scores. GMAT Club tests are known to be harder than the actual GMAT. So, your score on that GMAT Club test is not a reason to be concerned.

Since you have a few weeks until your exam, you may consider doing various problems sets of verbal/quant questions as well as more practice exams. So, you could answer all of the remaining OG questions and take the remaining practice tests.

After completing each practice exam or problem set, you need to analyze your results. Begin by reviewing every question that you CORRECTLY answered. Take note of what you’re doing well and what skills and concepts are coming naturally to you. Take note of what question types you feel strong with.

Your next task, and probably your most important, is to carefully review each of your INCORRECT answers. When you examine each incorrect answer, you can use GMAT Club to seek out reliable explanations for the questions. You probably will find it helpful to read a number of the experts’ solutions to each question and stick with the solutions that make the most sense to you. Keep a detailed log of the questions that you didn’t answer correctly. For example, perhaps you got a rate-time-distance question wrong, an overlapping sets question wrong, two weaken questions wrong, and two subject/verb questions wrong. Once you have identified the types of questions with which you are least comfortable, strive to fill in any gaps in your understanding of how to answer these types of questions. You will find that by giving yourself time to strengthen your weaker areas, you will develop a level of comfort with those areas that you did not have before, and thus increase the probability that, if you see questions in those areas on test day, you will answer them correctly.

Unless you have missed questions simply because you have made careless mistakes, it’s very effective to use these wrong answer topics as a guide to areas of weakness that you can strengthen to improve your skills and, thus, lock in a high score. By following this plan, you should put yourself in a great spot for test day!
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