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# Need Tips and hints

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04 Apr 2019, 09:35
I need some suggestions and tips about becoming expert in this quantitative aptitude for competative exams and gmat.

Last 1 month i have started practicing maths daily for 6 hours. I started to love doing maths. I have seen some improvement.

But the problem i found that i am able to solve those maths without the restriction of time and every math takes about several minutes of time to solve.
Any suggestion???

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04 Apr 2019, 09:48
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My two cents

Time will improve only with practice

After ample practice , you will internalize the process/approach of solving different kind of questions,

time will start improving

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04 Apr 2019, 09:54
m1033512 wrote:
My two cents

Time will improve only with practice

After ample practice , you will internalize the process/approach of solving different kind of questions,

time will start improving

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So.Should i focus on practicing the concept first or to emphasize on time ???
Because when i see doing 10 maths taking 1 hour...it really frustates me. How can i able solve a math per minute.
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04 Apr 2019, 09:56
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04 Apr 2019, 09:59
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I would like to make an addition to the post earlier, how can i forget to mention GMAT club tests..those are the best. period. you can try solving them topic by topic by forming quizzes if you're not comfortable giving a CAT yet. either way, they are going to boost your score
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05 Apr 2019, 08:10
Hi Wasif007,

Welcome to gmatclub!

Also check #10 "How to speed up" here:
ALL YOU NEED FOR QUANT!!!

Hope this helps!
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09 Apr 2019, 19:46
Hi Wasif007,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. You ask a really good question regarding timing. The first thing to understand is that timing on the GMAT, as in life, improves as your knowledge, understanding, and skills improve. Timing does not improve simply by “trying to go faster.” In fact, when people try to force speed before they’re ready to go faster, they tend to end up making a significant number of preventable mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes badly erode people’s test scores. In addition, when people rush learning -- a common pathology of those trying to force speed -- they actually never end up developing the speed they seek. One of the great paradoxes of learning is that to develop speed, a student must slow down to ensure that he or she masters the material. Consider the following examples, which hopefully will bring you some more clarity:

Imagine your goal were to run a mile in four minutes, a difficult feat even for professional athletes. So, you get yourself a running coach. You show up on the field and ask, “Coach, how do I get faster?” The coach responds, “Well, just run faster.” So, you try your best to “run faster,” but you can't; you’re running a 12-minute mile. Out of breath, you come back to the coach and say, “Coach, I stink. How do I get faster?” Again, he says, “Just run faster.” So, you try again, but this time you fall and skin your knees. You keep trying to run faster. On the tenth attempt, you pull your hamstring, falling to the ground in pain. Over your next four months of recovery, you ponder why you couldn't run faster.

That situation would be insane, right? No qualified running coach would ever provide you with that advice, because the coach would understand that no one gets faster merely by trying to run faster. Instead, the coach would set you up on a linear, comprehensive plan to make you a BETTER runner. He may have you run progressively longer distances at relatively slow speeds, run up and down the stairs at the football stadium, or run up and down hills. He even may have you engage in strength training, yoga, or Pilates to make you a more fit athlete. After all of that training, he finally would bring you back on the field and time you as you run the mile. At that point, he’d coach you on how to push yourself through the pain of sprinting and help you to understand what a four-minute-mile pace feels like. He now could help you with those things because you would be in the necessary shape to be receptive to them. So, you begin your run, and BOOM! You run a 6-minute mile. What happened? Well, you became a better runner. You became a fitter athlete. You became stronger. Although you’re not yet at the four-minute-mile mark, your training has yielded considerable improvements.

Now imagine your goal were to play a complicated song on the piano. The tempo at which a pianist plays greatly impacts the way a song sounds. To make songs sound the way they should, often a pianist must play at a fast pace. But your experience with the piano is limited. Could you imagine trying to play the complicated song at full speed at the outset? Doing so wouldn't be possible. Instead, you first need to master many aspects of the piano -- without really trying to get faster. In fact, you need to proceed slowly at first, sometimes very slowly. As you master the piano, you find that you’re able to play your song at progressively faster tempos. With time and dedicated, proper practice, you’re able to recreate the sound you seek. If in the early days of practicing you had tried to force speed instead of mastering your technique, you never would have become truly accomplished at playing the song.

The process of getting faster at solving GMAT questions is quite analogous to the process of improving one’s running speed or ability to play the piano at the proper tempo! To get faster, you must get better. As you further develop your GMAT skills, you will get faster at a) recognizing what a problem is asking and b) executing the necessary steps to quickly attack the problem.

The key takeaway is that once your GMAT knowledge improves, better timing will follow. In fact, a great way to know how well you have mastered a particular topic is to be cognizant of your reaction time when seeing a question on that topic. For example, consider the following simple question with which many students who are beginning their prep struggle:

14! is equal to which of the following?

(A) 87,178,291,200
(B) 88,180,293,207
(C) 89,181,294,209
(D) 90,000,000,003
(E) 91,114,114,114

Upon seeing this question, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Grabbing a calculator to add up the values in the expression? Or are you able to quickly recognize that using the “5 x 2 pair rule” will allow you to efficiently attack the problem? (See the solution below.)

Solution:

14! = 14 × 13 × 12 × 11 × 10 × 9 × 8 × 7 × 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1.

Notice that there is at least one (5 × 2) pair contained in the product of these numbers. It follows that the units digit must be a zero. The only number with zero as the units digit is 87,178,291,200.

Although this is just one example of many, you see that you must have many tools in your toolbox to efficiently attack each GMAT quant question that comes your way. As you gain these skills, you will get faster.

Lastly, you may find it helpful to read the following articles about The Phases of Preparing for the GMAT and Timing Strategies For a Higher GMAT Quant Score.

Good luck!
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