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New post 02 Oct 2012, 23:55

I will be sitting for the GMAT on Dec 3rd - 8 weeks from now, and would badly need some advice re my strategy over the coming weeks.

I have already completed the "core" reading for QR and VR - used a mixture of MGMAT, Kaplan, Powerscore and Total GMAT as recommended by several blogs.

I haven't yet completed a diagnostic test, but am planning on taking it this coming Sunday. Should I use the GMAT Prep version? Would that not be wasting a valuable test? Should I also sit for a diagnostic test until and unless I know the core material inside out?

I have started doing some OG questions (Verbal and QR books), together with 1000 SC, 1000 CR and 1000 RC...and my weak area seems to be VR (I am a non-native). So I have signed up to E-GMAT to work on VR as it looks to be crucial to score above 700. It will take me the whole of October to complete the whole set.

So, my plan for October is to complete EGMAT, work on the 1000 series and complete the VR OG for Verbal, and fine tune my QR through OG and other sources - Kaplan Premier 800.

For November, I am planning on starting on taking full length, timed test. I also have one week off before the test where I plan to sit the GMAT Prep ones.

I can put in 2-3 hours every day and 10 hours during the week (October) and even more in November.

My aim is to score at least 700.

I will be most grateful if you can please let me have your views on my plan, and let me know if and/or how I can improve it.

GMAT is not offered where I am currently based, and given the expenses I have incurred to take it overseas, II will only have one shot at it! So that's additional pressure for me!

Thanks a lot!

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New post 04 Oct 2012, 00:14
You have probably seem my advice for most folks:

1. I see some issues in your plan (e.g. 10 hrs studying over the weekends), and others - get MGMAT Roadmap. It addresses that situation.
2. What is your current score? how much improvement do you need?
3. Your plan looks fine. Don't bother too much with the 1000 series. It is a lot of questions that will make you wonder. Instead focus on the fundamentals - much better ROI than solving thousands of questions.

That's it.
Good Luck.

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