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# More MGMAT Tests or More practice for one month

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01 Jul 2012, 12:37
Gave my 2nd MGMAT CAT and scored 680. Though MGMAT tests looks weird after giving the GMAT Prep, i am not able to decide whether to give more GMAT test after rectifying the problem areas or concentrate more on practicing?

As of now the main problem for me in Verbal is SC speed. I am not able to solve the Q's in 1 min and this leads to less time for RC and CR
And in Quant its the PACING. I still end up spending 3+ min in few Quant Q's leading to guessing to maintain the pace

My exam date is in Aug 2nd week. What should be my strategy in terms of practice tests and improving on my problem areas?
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01 Jul 2012, 22:18
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I'd say don't keep taking CATs without working on your weak areas first . What I mean by this , try to pinpoint your weaknesses first . For instance don't just say you are weak in SC , try to pinpoint what specific part in SC are you weak in ? ( e.g. Modifiers , parallelism erc.) . Then try to work out questions in this specific area and make sure you use a timer to see how long you take to do these questions . As you practice and REVIEW more questions you will be able to arrive at the right answer more quickly . Once you feel like your hit rate is improving then take a practice test to gauge your progress .

Does this help ?

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02 Jul 2012, 05:57
My Quant is going in range of 46 to 48 so i m planning to study MGMAT Advanced Quant Guide. I really like their stuff and 8 strategy guide really helped in moving from 530 to 700. My target score for Quant is 50 and 40+ for verbal.

You have a good point, i am going to do some practice Q and identify the SC issues with content. I am comfortable with RC and CR with SC the problem is the speed. The longer time in SC leaves me with lesser time in CR/RC Q's I am able to solve most of the SC questions in less than 2 min time but not in less than 90 sec I know i have to do vertical SCAN etc but not able to put these strategies in practice. Any pointer/book/GMATclub resource to improve on SC.
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02 Jul 2012, 09:03
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If you are not able to put the vertical scan/splits in practice while answering the SC questions, then probably you are time conscious. Practice in untimed mode and then switch over to timed mode. Also follow a timing strategy instead of checking time for every questions. Say you should have spent 10 mins for 5 qn in quant and 9 mins for 5 qn in verbal. +/- 2 mins difference is affordable, anything more than that - you need to guess one and move on. So until you finish the 5th qn, don look at the timer. That way you avoid panic and will be able to concentrate comfortably on the questions. If you are a non native speaker, try to finish SC in 100 sec, its completely alright. You should try to speed up RC or CR instead of SC.
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02 Jul 2012, 12:41
I am indeed a non native speaker.
I have started solving OG13 with the same strategy i.e.
5 CR and SC Q's, and 2 RC Passage everyday (timed environment)
5 PS/DS from OG13 everyday (timed environment)
will utilize my weekend time to study content and practice strategy.
Is that a sound plan?
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02 Jul 2012, 20:06
Some pointers :

1)Quant - you don't need to do the MGMAT advanced quant book . It's not necessary to do that book to score a Q 50 . Incidentally , I scored a 50 in quant without doing that book . The difference between a Q 47 and a Q 50 could be time management . Did you have to randomly guess some questions at the end because you ran out of time ?

If you want to reach the higher levels In quant you do need to know when to give up on a question . Beyond the 3 min mark just GUESS and move on ! Don't go with the mentlaity that you absolutely have to get every question right .

In terms of material I would say do the questions in the GMAT prep question pack and also do the GMATCLUB tests . I think the MGMAT advanced quaint guide will take too long to do ( and I don't think you have sufficient time )

2.Verbal - For SC the most important thing is to review ALL OG questions , irrespective of whether you got the question right or wrong .If you want to do a course do the GMAT SC course , it's pretty good.
But I feel first you need to figure out what your specific weaknesses are , in SC and do some targeted practice ( as I mentioned earlier )

Hope this helps !

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