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# Request for advice for GMAT 2-month strategy

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Joined: 25 Jun 2018
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GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V40
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30 Jun 2018, 02:19
I am taking the GMAT in 2 months and have a demanding schedule coming up. Will love to hear advice on how to effectively use my time.

1. I am intending to get GMAT OG + Manhattan prep (Strategy Guide set only). How should I use them in the next 2 months? (e.g., Start with Manhattan for content, and OG book for practice or?)
2. Is it advisable to get OG Quantitative and Verbal?
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30 Jun 2018, 08:00
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Here's a detailed 2 month study plan:

Start off studying sort of "on-the-side" -- then once you commit to kicking things into high-gear -- then it's nothing but studying. Live, breath, and sleep the GMAT for full entire days. And then rest -- and then go at it again - then rest. Then review - and kickass on the exam.

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... study-plan

We also recommend a "Divide and Conquer" approach first.

That is - focus on specific sections - like Sentence Correction. Dedicate an entire day - heck, dedicate multiple consecutive days dedicated ONLY to sentence correction.

For example: tomorrow is "Sentence Correction Day" - and don't move on until you feel you've made a significant improvement and have results to show.

If you operate with that kind of work ethic - and apply that process to RC, RC, PS, DS, etc. -- then you will have individually made good progress in each section.

Then from there, it's about mixing and matching different verbal and quant questions - just as you would see them on the actual test. So take practice tests to simulate this mental switch between different question types under time pressure.

For practice, we recommend the practice tests from mba.com as was from supplemental resources such as this one from GMAT Pill:
http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... ctice-test

And yes, the OG quant/verbal books can be good supplemental -- AFTER you've exhausted the OG itself. Follow along our videos - here's a sample:

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30 Jun 2018, 09:20
ssxdots wrote:
I am taking the GMAT in 2 months and have a demanding schedule coming up. Will love to hear advice on how to effectively use my time.

1. I am intending to get GMAT OG + Manhattan prep (Strategy Guide set only). How should I use them in the next 2 months? (e.g., Start with Manhattan for content, and OG book for practice or?)
2. Is it advisable to get OG Quantitative and Verbal?

Hi,

You can use this link : https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... l#p1680625

OGs are the best books to get real GMAT problems. OGs should be with you when you start preparing for GMAT.
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30 Jun 2018, 18:45
Hi ssxdots,

It sounds like you're just starting out. Is that true? Have you done any studying so far?

If you're just beginning, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can access 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a bit of practice first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the general content and question types first, then that's fine - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Joined: 25 Jun 2018
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Location: Singapore
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01 Jul 2018, 09:23
Thanks guys, just started out and familiarized myself with the GMAT format today. Will be taking the CAT practice test once I have the chance over the next few days.
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01 Jul 2018, 19:42
ssxdots wrote:
I am taking the GMAT in 2 months and have a demanding schedule coming up. Will love to hear advice on how to effectively use my time.

1. I am intending to get GMAT OG + Manhattan prep (Strategy Guide set only). How should I use them in the next 2 months? (e.g., Start with Manhattan for content, and OG book for practice or?)
2. Is it advisable to get OG Quantitative and Verbal?

Some useful threads you can check out

Quant
https://gmatclub.com/forum/all-you-need ... 40445.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Verbal
https://gmatclub.com/forum/all-you-need ... 64070.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-ver ... 33279.html

And yes you should solve the OG and the Verbal and Quant guides.
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08 Jul 2018, 08:43
Buying Quant & Verbal OG will be very useful as they have official questions which have been retired. Official questions are like gold, solve as many as you can.

All the very best!!
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