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Hello Experts,

I need some help. I have studied for 2.5 months. I have improved my score 140 points from first GMAT prep 510 (q35, v26) to my final score of 640 in a month. My breakdown was q 43, v35. Now I have done all MGMAT books and TTP course. I haven't done a lot of practice problem other than OG 17 and eight practice tests plus one original GMAT.

I want to join 700 plus club and need to take quant up to 48. I feel slow in computations and some areas like geometry. In practice tests I have scored between 42 to 46. Please help on how to improve.

I am attempting all of GMAT clubs 26 quant tests and have cimpleted 3 so far (Slingfox's sugesstion). I just got my copy of Kaplan Math workbook ( on BB's suggestion).

Any tips would be most appreciated.
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KungFuGmat wrote:
Hello Experts,

I need some help. I have studied for 2.5 months. I have improved my score 140 points from first GMAT prep 510 (q35, v26) to my final score of 640 in a month. My breakdown was q 43, v35. Now I have done all MGMAT books and TTP course. I haven't done a lot of practice problem other than OG 17 and eight practice tests plus one original GMAT.

I want to join 700 plus club and need to take quant up to 48. I feel slow in computations and some areas like geometry. In practice tests I have scored between 42 to 46. Please help on how to improve.

I am attempting all of GMAT clubs 26 quant tests and have completed 3 so far (Slingfox's sugesstion). I just got my copy of Kaplan Math workbook ( on BB's suggestion).

Any tips would be most appreciated.
Thanks
KungFuGmat

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Hi KungFuGmat

I am no expert by any means, but having been in your shoes, I would like to give my 2 cents.

To improve your calculation speed, I think the following video by a senior GMAT Tutor at Manhattan (Stacey Koprince) can help a great deal.
Besides, I suggest you review your completed test and find out your strengths first (areas in which you are really confident and hardly get any question wrong). Notice the time you consume per question in those areas. See if you can improve your timing in those sections.
I suggest that you solve 600-700 level question on these topics using the GMATClub timer and keep an eye on you GMATClub logbook to see the improvement.

Next, find areas where you do have considerable grip but somehow you take up a good amount of time (somewhere between 2-3 mins) in those questions. Try to analyze what slows you down (the analysis would be most effective if you do right after your test as you would remember the test scenario that led to that delay in response) and work on them.

Subsequently, analyze your tests so far for weak areas. Try to understand those concepts from a different source than the one you have been using so far for that topic. (Gmatclub Math book is one of the best resources to improve the fundamentals). Again, start with 600 level questions on those topics from GMATClub and unless you get a 85-90% accuracy don't move to the next level of difficulty.

And most importantly, look out for the silly mistakes (such as calculation error or +/- sign errors etc) that led to a wrong answer during the exam and make a note of those kinds of errors in each test and make sure you do not repeat them. This can definitely get your score up by atleast a couple of points.

Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need further help.
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mihir0710 wrote:
KungFuGmat wrote:
Hello Experts,

I need some help. I have studied for 2.5 months. I have improved my score 140 points from first GMAT prep 510 (q35, v26) to my final score of 640 in a month. My breakdown was q 43, v35. Now I have done all MGMAT books and TTP course. I haven't done a lot of practice problem other than OG 17 and eight practice tests plus one original GMAT.

I want to join 700 plus club and need to take quant up to 48. I feel slow in computations and some areas like geometry. In practice tests I have scored between 42 to 46. Please help on how to improve.

I am attempting all of GMAT clubs 26 quant tests and have completed 3 so far (Slingfox's sugesstion). I just got my copy of Kaplan Math workbook ( on BB's suggestion).

Any tips would be most appreciated.
Thanks
KungFuGmat

Sent from my SM-N900 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


Hi KungFuGmat

I am no expert by any means, but having been in your shoes, I would like to give my 2 cents.

To improve your calculation speed, I think the following video by a senior GMAT Tutor at Manhattan (Stacey Koprince) can help a great deal.
Besides, I suggest you review your completed test and find out your strengths first (areas in which you are really confident and hardly get any question wrong). Notice the time you consume per question in those areas. See if you can improve your timing in those sections.
I suggest that you solve 600-700 level question on these topics using the GMATClub timer and keep an eye on you GMATClub logbook to see the improvement.

Next, find areas where you do have considerable grip but somehow you take up a good amount of time (somewhere between 2-3 mins) in those questions. Try to analyze what slows you down (the analysis would be most effective if you do right after your test as you would remember the test scenario that led to that delay in response) and work on them.

Subsequently, analyze your tests so far for weak areas. Try to understand those concepts from a different source than the one you have been using so far for that topic. (Gmatclub Math book is one of the best resources to improve the fundamentals). Again, start with 600 level questions on those topics from GMATClub and unless you get a 85-90% accuracy don't move to the next level of difficulty.

And most importantly, look out for the silly mistakes (such as calculation error or +/- sign errors etc) that led to a wrong answer during the exam and make a note of those kinds of errors in each test and make sure you do not repeat them. This can definitely get your score up by atleast a couple of points.

Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need further help.


Hi KungFuGmat,

I think mihir0710 has given you excellent advice here! They've already covered pretty much everything I'd suggest :-) I'll just pass along a few articles that elaborate on the suggestions mentioned:


Hope that's helpful! :-)
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