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GMAT game plan from here?

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New post 01 Oct 2012, 02:33
Morning,

I've just tried diagnosis test in OG 13 and overall I came out with:

Problem Solving - Average
Data Sufficiency - Average
Sentence Correction - Average
Critical Reasoning - Above average
Reading Comprehension - Average

In SC & RC these were towards my scores were at the "higher" end of "Average", but not enough to make "Above Average".

CS - score was "lower end" of "Average".

Quants / DS - the scores were at the "lower end" of "Average".

I know that these are only a guide, but am wondering what test-taking strategy to "up my game".

I have previously found that focusing on one area e.g. CR for a certain period of time improves, though when practicing other question types, the benefit of continuous answering of question diminishes. Especially since the test format alternates between RC, CR and SC for verbal and PS & DS for quants.

Also is answering "volume" of questions better or focusing on weak areas and getting them right?

I'm aiming at 680-700ish and am willing to put in hard yards.

What "game plan" would you recommend?

Many thanks!

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At GMATPill, we recommend mastering each section at a time. Each section has its nuances and once you master it, it stays in your memory for some time. You can then go onto other question types - master one at a time and review the first section from time to time. This will help reinforce what you learned.

Answering a "volume" of questions should really only happen after you've done mastering the fundamentals. Here, you can choose questions randomly from any source, try to sprint through them, apply frameworks and other concepts you've learned to the "volume" of questions and you'll see a noticeable difference.

Simply answering a volume of questions can help you get familiar with the question and question format, but not necessarily your accuracy. You might find yourself hitting a ceiling.

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