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# Quant Suggestion needed

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30 Apr 2012, 09:13
Hi,
I scored 38 in Quant ..As I did really bad in verbal now I am totally concentrated with verbal section(Though I am irregularly solving DS and PS from Club forum)...but I am thinking if I don't do much quant problem I might forget what I learnt,as I am going to write my GMAT after 3 months...What should I follow now to increase my Quant score ?...I will be happy if I can score around 45 in Quant...Please suggest..
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30 Apr 2012, 09:28
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Hi Farukqmul,

You are right - you definitely need to keep practicing quant. lest your skills get rusty .

Another important point is dividing up your study time between verbal and quant. While there is no magic ratio - each person has his/her own score goals, as well as his/her areas that need more focus - allocating at least 30% of your time to not only maintaining but improving quant, will allow you enough time to still focus on Verbal. In your case, you want to improve on quant by quite a few points so this ratio may come closer to 40% Quant/60% Verbal.

That said, make sure to work on areas in quant in which you are weakest. The key is to make sure you are performing at a consistent level across the variety of concepts (don't become a master of permutations at the expense of coordinate geometry). To identify these weaknesses - if you haven't already - take a mock test at least once every two weeks.

Once you feel confident in a variety of areas, don't content yourself with not being rusty. Definitely challenge yourself with some of the 700-level questions. Answering those questions test day will help you hit your goal of 45 on Q.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions .
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30 Apr 2012, 22:41
ChrisLele wrote:
Hi Farukqmul,

You are right - you definitely need to keep practicing quant. lest your skills get rusty .

Another important point is dividing up your study time between verbal and quant. While there is no magic ratio - each person has his/her own score goals, as well as his/her areas that need more focus - allocating at least 30% of your time to not only maintaining but improving quant, will allow you enough time to still focus on Verbal. In your case, you want to improve on quant by quite a few points so this ratio may come closer to 40% Quant/60% Verbal.

That said, make sure to work on areas in quant in which you are weakest. The key is to make sure you are performing at a consistent level across the variety of concepts (don't become a master of permutations at the expense of coordinate geometry). To identify these weaknesses - if you haven't already - take a mock test at least once every two weeks.

Once you feel confident in a variety of areas, don't content yourself with not being rusty. Definitely challenge yourself with some of the 700-level questions. Answering those questions test day will help you hit your goal of 45 on Q.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions .

thanks Chris...I have one question,if I work with all the math concepts except the permutation part.Will it create any problem to score a 45 ?
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03 May 2012, 10:33
farukqmul wrote:
Hi,
I scored 38 in Quant ..As I did really bad in verbal now I am totally concentrated with verbal section(Though I am irregularly solving DS and PS from Club forum)...but I am thinking if I don't do much quant problem I might forget what I learnt,as I am going to write my GMAT after 3 months...What should I follow now to increase my Quant score ?...I will be happy if I can score around 45 in Quant...Please suggest..

Did you go through a complete set of books for Quant yet? That itself could raise your score up to 44-45. There are many little little things we use in one or two questions and then forget. A complete set of Quant books should cover most of them for you. And yes, take practice tests (ideally covering all topics) regularly. There are many concepts the questions use so it is easy to forget them if they are not used on a regular basis. Also, with a lot of practice, you will develop an instinct for the correct approach.
Once you are at around 42-45, you can check out the Advanced Word Problems book of Veritas. It is meant for people who want to bump up their score in those ranges.
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03 May 2012, 10:35
Also, you can totally ignore permutations if you want to (though the basics of P&C are pretty simple and you may want to go through them so that you don't miss any easy questions on the topic).
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03 May 2012, 22:09
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farukqmul wrote:
Hi,
I scored 38 in Quant ..As I did really bad in verbal now I am totally concentrated with verbal section(Though I am irregularly solving DS and PS from Club forum)...but I am thinking if I don't do much quant problem I might forget what I learnt,as I am going to write my GMAT after 3 months...What should I follow now to increase my Quant score ?...I will be happy if I can score around 45 in Quant...Please suggest..

Did you go through a complete set of books for Quant yet? That itself could raise your score up to 44-45. There are many little little things we use in one or two questions and then forget. A complete set of Quant books should cover most of them for you. And yes, take practice tests (ideally covering all topics) regularly. There are many concepts the questions use so it is easy to forget them if they are not used on a regular basis. Also, with a lot of practice, you will develop an instinct for the correct approach.
Once you are at around 42-45, you can check out the Advanced Word Problems book of Veritas. It is meant for people who want to bump up their score in those ranges.

Yes I have gone through Nova Math Bible and MGMAT strategy guide books..n also solved OG 11 and 12..Now I am revising those books again n doing practise tests as well..but still haven't seen any improvement ...Is there any other book that I can follow to build a strong basic ?Thanks
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04 May 2012, 18:54
farukqmul wrote:
Yes I have gone through Nova Math Bible and MGMAT strategy guide books..n also solved OG 11 and 12..Now I am revising those books again n doing practise tests as well..but still haven't seen any improvement ...Is there any other book that I can follow to build a strong basic ?Thanks

Then you might want to figure out the topics that you are weak in and focus on those. Working on 2-3 such specific topics should raise the overall score. Take some timed practice tests covering all Quant topics. Figure out the weakest links. I could suggest you specific books for those topics.
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06 May 2012, 18:06
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
farukqmul wrote:
Yes I have gone through Nova Math Bible and MGMAT strategy guide books..n also solved OG 11 and 12..Now I am revising those books again n doing practise tests as well..but still haven't seen any improvement ...Is there any other book that I can follow to build a strong basic ?Thanks

Then you might want to figure out the topics that you are weak in and focus on those. Working on 2-3 such specific topics should raise the overall score. Take some timed practice tests covering all Quant topics. Figure out the weakest links. I could suggest you specific books for those topics.

How can i impove on absolute value and some more inequilities type questions? and also practice some more coordinate geometry questions.
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07 May 2012, 09:47
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
farukqmul wrote:
Yes I have gone through Nova Math Bible and MGMAT strategy guide books..n also solved OG 11 and 12..Now I am revising those books again n doing practise tests as well..but still haven't seen any improvement ...Is there any other book that I can follow to build a strong basic ?Thanks

Then you might want to figure out the topics that you are weak in and focus on those. Working on 2-3 such specific topics should raise the overall score. Take some timed practice tests covering all Quant topics. Figure out the weakest links. I could suggest you specific books for those topics.

How can i impove on absolute value and some more inequilities type questions? and also practice some more coordinate geometry questions.

I have discussed some types of absolute value and coordinate geometry questions on my blog so you can go through those posts. You can search this forum using topic tags for practice questions. Also, if you are serious about these topics, get your hands on 11th std Math books to revise the basic concepts. Don't delve deep because GMAT only tests basic concepts but the first few pages will be helpful. You can check out Veritas Geometry and Algebra books too in case you would like to go through other GMAT relevant concepts as well. The books have sections dedicated to Coordinate and mods/inequalities and practice problems.
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