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# QUANT STUDY STRATEGY..... HELP!!!!

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14 Jan 2005, 10:17
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Hello All,

Now that the holidays have ended and everything is back to normal at work, I am going to start studying for my second battle with the GMAT. The first time out I BOMBED the quant section and got a total score of 570. I think the problem lied mostly in my study habbits. I studied a lot but kept my studies to doing problems with out really reviewing the explinations to understand why i messed up. I didn't keep an error log either.

What I need help with is, where to start on teh Quant.

My plan is to study:

Kaplan GMAT GRE Math Review
PR 2005
Kaplan 2005

The problem is that each of these books has a math review. So which one do i study in terms of the review. Do i study all them. Do I study peices here and there? Should i just go end to end through each review or should i study the arthematic from each book, the algebra from each book..... Argh its so confusing.

Any help on how to start digesting this info would be much appreciated.

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14 Jan 2005, 13:45
Hi!

For my first attempt, I studied the book that came with my PR course and did most of the OG problems assigned (just a fraction of the problems in the OG book though). I scored a 42. I can't remember what I did for my second attempt, but my score went down to 39. For my third attempt, I went through the Math Review in front of OG in detail, did most of the DS and the 50% of PS (the harder ones), reviewed the explanations of all the questions I got wrong, and started using the Kaplan CD. The result of my efforts was a 48. Understanding how ETS solves problems is the key. A seemingly complicated problem may be conquered by using a shortcut (i.e. algebra rather than arithmetic). So really understand the OG, then go on to the tough problems in Kaplan.

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Questor

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