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# Hitting a "Quant Wall"

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06 Mar 2011, 15:59
Having studied Quant intensely over the past few months my quant score on MGMAT CATs went up from a 43 to 47. However, now my score seems stuck at a 47 - my last 3 MGMAT CATs taken over a 4 week span have all been 47s.

What gives? Just when I think that I've polished up my weak areas, I take an MGMAT CAT and it shows the same old 47. Meanwhile, when I go through the OG and GMAC Quant Review books I can nail almost every problem with no issue (including the last 20-30 questions which apparently are the toughest) and, more importantly, I'm comfortable with all of the questions in those books. Are MGMAT questions just that much harder?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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06 Mar 2011, 22:54
m990540 wrote:
Having studied Quant intensely over the past few months my quant score on MGMAT CATs went up from a 43 to 47. However, now my score seems stuck at a 47 - my last 3 MGMAT CATs taken over a 4 week span have all been 47s.

What gives? Just when I think that I've polished up my weak areas, I take an MGMAT CAT and it shows the same old 47. Meanwhile, when I go through the OG and GMAC Quant Review books I can nail almost every problem with no issue (including the last 20-30 questions which apparently are the toughest) and, more importantly, I'm comfortable with all of the questions in those books. Are MGMAT questions just that much harder?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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07 Mar 2011, 12:45
Manhattan's online tests have a reputation for their difficulty, especially in quant. Don't worry too much about your scores in those CAT's, though. It's important, of course, but put more weight on the GMATPrep results.

And to increase your quant score at this stage, practice with all 25 GMATClub tests.
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07 Mar 2011, 16:00
bmillan01 wrote:
Manhattan's online tests have a reputation for their difficulty, especially in quant. Don't worry too much about your scores in those CAT's, though. It's important, of course, but put more weight on the GMATPrep results.

And to increase your quant score at this stage, practice with all 25 GMATClub tests.

I would double this. If you compare the Manhattan's questions with the ones from Official Guide, you will be quite surprised. So, don't worry!

Btw, 47 is not a bad result at all

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08 Mar 2011, 01:39
Once you hit the Quant Wall... Turn to the GMAT Club Math Questions :
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08 Mar 2011, 07:11
Are you keeping an error log?

Something is hindering your progress. You need to figure out what *it* is, and an error log can help with this.
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08 Mar 2011, 08:11
Thanks for all the feedback! I think my weakness may be in certain types of DS. I'm going to focus on that right now and then hit a few of the GMAT Club quant tests. We'll see how that helps.

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09 Mar 2011, 10:01
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m990540, Good luck to you. And many thanks for linking to the above page, great resource..
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