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LAST WEEK STUDY STRATEGY

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24 Nov 2019, 09:42
Hello everyone,
I'l try to keep it short.
I've my exam scheduled for monday dec the 2nd, so I have one last week of studying available.
I've already covered all the theory topics, I've done lots of exercises and even practice test (CATs and non-CATs).
My average scores ranged from 650 to 710, usually with very good Verb scores (always above 85th percentile) and with average Quant scores (usually 40-42).
Since the biggest issues I have are combinatorics and probabilities and DRT problems, I'd like to receive any sort of suggestions about how I can use this week to improve in that specific field, and in the meantime do all the practice tests that I still have available (5 or 6 of them, mostly official ones), and maybe even give a last look to AWA, IR and Verbal.

Any suggestion/personal experience/advice/plan is welcomed and rewarded w/ kudos.

Thank you guys
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24 Nov 2019, 10:24
I would suggest completely ignore your weak areas (P&C), and just have a relaxing week. Nerves and fatigue play a much bigger role during the exam than we give them credit for. I would say follow this routine:

Day1: Last full length mock/test.
Day2: Analysis
Day3: Quants revision of important bookmarked questions.
Day4: Verbal revision of important bookmarked questions.
Day5: 1 IR and 1 AWA.
Day6: One last review of theory.
Day7: Watch funny youtube videos, or anything that makes you relax and laugh!

You would be tempted to complete all practice tests, or work on your weak areas. But here's the thing, recovery from mocks (if properly given), takes time! The brain needs to recover and adjust from the 3 hour gruelling for another gruelling (on a considerably much larger scale). Additionally, one week won't give you the ROI on your weak areas as supposed to, 2-3 weeks of proper practice and integration.

So concluding, just try to follow the abovementioned routine. However, make relaxing and recovering your main priority, even if you are not able to follow the routine.
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24 Nov 2019, 10:38
I think you assumed i only have an average of 3 hours a day to spend studig. Actually, i think that I've more, so that maybe a full day with jusr 1 IR and 1 AWA would be pretty empty. Moreover, I usually take mock tests on afternoons, so that I can "rest" in the evening and restart studying the morning after.

Anyway, thank oyu so much for your response
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25 Nov 2019, 06:37
LeoITA wrote:
Hello everyone,
I'l try to keep it short.
I've my exam scheduled for monday dec the 2nd, so I have one last week of studying available.
I've already covered all the theory topics, I've done lots of exercises and even practice test (CATs and non-CATs).
My average scores ranged from 650 to 710, usually with very good Verb scores (always above 85th percentile) and with average Quant scores (usually 40-42).
Since the biggest issues I have are combinatorics and probabilities and DRT problems, I'd like to receive any sort of suggestions about how I can use this week to improve in that specific field, and in the meantime do all the practice tests that I still have available (5 or 6 of them, mostly official ones), and maybe even give a last look to AWA, IR and Verbal.

Any suggestion/personal experience/advice/plan is welcomed and rewarded w/ kudos.

Thank you guys
bb i don't know howto make this post "visible" in the right forum section, please help me out

Hi LeoITA,

Here is a great thread by Bunuel which you can use to improve in combinatorics and probabilities questions. https://gmatclub.com/forum/advanced-top ... 01361.html

Further you can also refer to this post on what you should do 30-14-7-3-1 days before your GMAT. https://gmatclub.com/forum/what-to-do-3 ... 52506.html

Hope this helps. All the best.
Re: LAST WEEK STUDY STRATEGY   [#permalink] 25 Nov 2019, 06:37
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