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# Maths Improvement Help

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25 Dec 2017, 22:49
Hi Buddies,

I want to improve my maths score, currently oscillating between 42 and 47. I want to give GMAT in 1 month. Need your valuable advice.
I had got 47 in my last Official Mock but when I wrote exam I got only 42.
I think my DS is certainly weak. Since I am free now, I can study without any time constraints. The only factor is 1 month time.

Thanks

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26 Dec 2017, 00:29
I have scored a 42 and a 44 in my last 2 attempts and have researched quite a lot on how to improve this score. Most of my friends and the top scorers here suggest 2 times OG practice + 700 level Gmat Club questions. I am trying the same this time.

This is the shortest cut I can suggest right now, considering your 30days time period.
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26 Dec 2017, 07:27
vinus wrote:
Hi Buddies,

I want to improve my maths score, currently oscillating between 42 and 47. I want to give GMAT in 1 month. Need your valuable advice.
I had got 47 in my last Official Mock but when I wrote exam I got only 42.
I think my DS is certainly weak. Since I am free now, I can study without any time constraints. The only factor is 1 month time.

Thanks

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Pick up the concept that you think you are making mistakes on and do 20 questions.
Analyze your mistakes - this should include your thought process, repetitive mistake such as - taking lot of time on a single question and do the same for 3-4 question in entire test.
Make a note of all of those mistakes and revise them everyday. This will help you not fall for the same issue again.

After learning/re-learning a concept and doing set of questions, DO official questions with timer.
Official questions - OGs, Quant Review, GmatPrep Defaults CATs, QP, EP1,2.

If you think there is time mangerment or strategy issue when you are taking CATs then just think about how you will tackle them. Just think about that solution multiple times. This help remember not to fall for those issues while taking CATs.

and please HAVE NO STRESS and BE CONFIDENT. These are two important weapons.

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26 Dec 2017, 07:59
vinus wrote:
Hi Buddies,

I want to improve my maths score, currently oscillating between 42 and 47. I want to give GMAT in 1 month. Need your valuable advice.
I had got 47 in my last Official Mock but when I wrote exam I got only 42.
I think my DS is certainly weak. Since I am free now, I can study without any time constraints. The only factor is 1 month time.

Thanks

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Hi
Analyze the last mock thoroughly. Carefully categorize each question that you got wrong. Whether it was due to silly mistake or a concept that you were not aware or you did not read the question carefully or the question was very hard. Based on that work on your weakness. Brush up the concepts in which you are weak. Stick to official material and Gmat prep tests. Since DS is your weakness solve as much DS as possible.
Hope it helps.
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26 Dec 2017, 09:34
Hi vinus,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) How did you score on the Official GMAT (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) What is your exact date to retake the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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26 Dec 2017, 18:11
vinus wrote:
Hi Buddies,

I want to improve my maths score, currently oscillating between 42 and 47. I want to give GMAT in 1 month. Need your valuable advice.
I had got 47 in my last Official Mock but when I wrote exam I got only 42.
I think my DS is certainly weak. Since I am free now, I can study without any time constraints. The only factor is 1 month time.

Thanks
What were your quant scores in the other practice tests (apart from the last one)?
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26 Dec 2017, 18:45
AjiteshArun wrote:
vinus wrote:
Hi Buddies,

I want to improve my maths score, currently oscillating between 42 and 47. I want to give GMAT in 1 month. Need your valuable advice.
I had got 47 in my last Official Mock but when I wrote exam I got only 42.
I think my DS is certainly weak. Since I am free now, I can study without any time constraints. The only factor is 1 month time.

Thanks
What were your quant scores in the other practice tests (apart from the last one)?

Mocks - 28, 46, 44, 47 , Test - 42

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26 Dec 2017, 19:09
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi vinus,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) How did you score on the Official GMAT (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) What is your exact date to retake the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

1. 2-4 months ,not continous - had to take breaks in between
2. An Online test prep company
3. Mocks - Q28 V 34, Q46 V 31, Q 44 V 34, Q 47 V 37
4 - Test - Q 42 V 34

Goals:
4. 680 at least , preferrably 700+
5 . Jan Last week
6. Wanted to Target this R2, but now I don't know how things will turn out

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27 Dec 2017, 12:08
Hi vinus,

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Given the 'swings' in the Scaled Scores on your practice CATs (and Official GMAT), I have a few questions about how you took your CATs:

1) On what dates did you take each of these CATs and the Official GMAT?
2) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)?
3) Did you take the CATs at home?
4) Did you take the CATs at the same time of day as when you took your Official GMAT?
5) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)?
6) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE (re: in an online forum or in a practice set)?

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28 Dec 2017, 19:29
Hi Vinus,

I went through every question in GMATPrep Question Pack 1. On the questions I got wrong, I reviewed those very carefully and looked up the questions on GMATClub forums to see if there was another faster or easier method to do the question. I also took all the math practice tests that GMATClub offers (25+ tests) and spent a lot of time reviewing my incorrect answers. These tests helped me a lot with timing because they are harder than the actual test. I also felt like the explanations were clear and taught me a lot about the common mistakes I was making.
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