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Thank you for this excellent post! :-)

I wanted to share my perspective on the GMAT data sufficiency section from my experience (Q50 recently)

Every GMAT data sufficiency question fundamentally tests one of three skills -

1. Re-framing the original question statement to a simpler question statement
2. Avoiding key ‘traps’ and avoiding inferring more than is fact based
3. Solving ‘just enough’ so you balance getting to the right place with not running off time

Once we adopt the above three as the core pillars behind solving DS question, things become much simpler.

Take for example -

A room contains 101 people, given there is at-least 1 architect in the room, how many total architects are in the room?

1. 32% of the architects are left handed
2. 71% of the architects are bongo players

The key to solve the problem is to realizee that the number of architects only can be a whole, positive number. It cannot be something like 1.7. -13! This radically simplifies the solution space. The original question is re-framed into something simpler which is principle (1). I would let you try out this question!

I have compiled all my experiences, tips and hacks in a dedicated free toolkit guide at :mastergmatds [dot] com . Advanced DS problem solving techniques for serious test takers. Please do give it a shot! :-)
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New post 26 Dec 2017, 16:56
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Thank you for this excellent post! :-)

I wanted to share my perspective on the GMAT data sufficiency section from my experience (Q50 recently)

Every GMAT data sufficiency question fundamentally tests one of three skills -

1. Re-framing the original question statement to a simpler question statement
2. Avoiding key ‘traps’ and avoiding inferring more than is fact based
3. Solving ‘just enough’ so you balance getting to the right place with not running off time

Once we adopt the above three as the core pillars behind solving DS question, things become much simpler.

Take for example -

A room contains 101 people, given there is at-least 1 architect in the room, how many total architects are in the room?

1. 32% of the architects are left handed
2. 71% of the architects are bongo players

The key to solve the problem is to realizee that the number of architects only can be a whole, positive number. It cannot be something like 1.7. -13! This radically simplifies the solution space. The original question is re-framed into something simpler which is principle (1). I would let you try out this question!

I have compiled all my experiences, tips and hacks in a dedicated free toolkit guide at :mastergmatds [dot] com . Advanced DS problem solving techniques for serious test takers. Please do give it a shot! :-)



Thank you, I find your post helpful.
bb , is there any way to read posts about failed study plans? I am quite curious.
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chesstitans ,

Your so very curious query made me think with equal avidness but i don't think we have specific posts about FAILED STUDY PLANS. BUT you can read the GMAT experiences/debriefs where people did not achieve the awesome score even after studying for long or check the previous gmat experience debriefs of those who nailed it in their 3rd or 4th attempt. All of this relates to bad study habits and unorganized way of studying. Sometimes happens for not having a study plan at all but mostly happens when students have one but do not follow it.
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Hi there! I am a nonnative speaker and I´ve planned to take the GMAT on March 23rd, since I started on January 31st I will be studying for 50 days aprox. I took the first GMATprep exam and scored 600 points (very bad on the Verbal but better than expected on the Quant section).

I´ve started with the OGs and I plan to doy the 1500 questions in the next 6 weeks and then use the last 1.5 week to do CATs and practice AWA and IR. I don't plan to take any online course because I feel that I´m better at learning by myself with a book, I always was. Do you guys think this is enough? If I were to take an online course it would have to be a Verbal-focused one because it is what I need most, though I prefer not to take anything (cheaper option).

Also, why is "bb" saying that starting with the OGs is "Common mistake"?
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New post 04 Mar 2018, 20:52
Hello BB,

Thank you so much for posting this. If I would like to just check my quant progress after finishing my strategy guides, am I able to just do the quant sections of practice CAT and still get a score? For example on GMAT prep and MGMAT tests?
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Can you ask your friend to join GMAT club and post her material here.
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Hello there! After trying too hard my final gmat score is 300 i have a good gpa score completed my bachelors and masters in accounting with 3.9 3.9 gpas 3 years of work experiences and stong profile..
i want to get in one for master accounting colleges in texas.. universities like clear lake or university of houston which are average colleges.. what are the possiblities of me getting there? Please help me.. i tried really hard for gmat.
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Hi ankykool,

To start, you would likely receive more of a response if you post your story in its own thread (for example, in the 'Share GMAT Experience' forum here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/share-gmat-experience-8/). You should go into as much detail as you can about how you studied, the study materials you used, etc. I'll be happy to answer any questions that you have.

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Hello there! After trying too hard my final gmat score is 300 i have a good gpa score completed my bachelors and masters in accounting with 3.9 3.9 gpas 3 years of work experiences and stong profile..
i want to get in one for master accounting colleges in texas.. universities like clear lake or university of houston which are average colleges.. what are the possiblities of me getting there? Please help me.. i tried really hard for gmat.
Please help me.. thank u in advance

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is this your official score ? because its way below the average that it might hurt your application considering your total qualifications. There is the option to cancel the score
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Can a consistent score of 690 in the mock tests 20 days before the GMAT exam convert to 720+ in the actual test?

Any suggestion to improve the score in these remaining 20 days?

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Can someone tell me which book shall I refer for critical Reasoning

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Can someone tell me which book shall I refer for critical Reasoning

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Hi Varsha,

I found Manhattan CR module very useful.
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Can a consistent score of 690 in the mock tests 20 days before the GMAT exam convert to 720+ in the actual test?

Any suggestion to improve the score in these remaining 20 days?

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It will help to indicate the kind of mock test you took.
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Great article!
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Oh wow, I have just joined GMAT club, and I must say you guys have done a brilliant job.
This website is all anyone needs for their GMAT prep.
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Hello,

I recently got all my study materials together (OG and Manhattan study guides) and just took my diagnostic test. I’m having trouble on how to start studying or using the materials.

I’m planning on revisiting some basic math concepts and study with Manhattan’s Foundation of Math. Should I spend my time going through that first and then dive into the the practice questions from OG? Or do them simultaneously?

Also with my OG and Manhattan series, can anyone please share what is the best way to use them? Should I go through each chapters of the Manhattan series first and then look up some practice questions from OG to solve them or start with OG practice problems and if I get stuck, look up for explanation and help from the Manhattan guides?

Thank you!

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