It is currently 20 Sep 2017, 13:32

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Specific Pattern that kills GMAT

Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2012
Posts: 186

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 23

GMAT Date: 11-18-2012
Specific Pattern that kills GMAT [#permalink]

Show Tags

21 Nov 2012, 07:29
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
I am amidst my preparation and like any other GMAT aspire i always read de-brief daily to keep me motivated,
and right on track.
thanks to all those guys for posting them

My question is in every other GMAT de-brief i always see term "SPECIFIC PATTERN" .
Everyone states these, "GMAT have specific pattern you need to recognize".

How to recognize those patterns ?
_________________

Thriving for CHANGE

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 23

Manager
Joined: 09 Jul 2012
Posts: 59

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 29

Re: Specific Pattern that kills GMAT [#permalink]

Show Tags

21 Nov 2012, 10:06
There is no specific pattern that can "kill' every GMAT problem.

There are many different patterns that can kill majority of problems (except the hard ones) on the GMAT. For example, reciprocal values of variables can help you determine how much time would need for three different water pumps to fill up a pool. Thus, reciprocal values are usually a very good approach for Rates&Work type of questions.

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 29

SVP
Affiliations: HEC
Joined: 28 Sep 2009
Posts: 1635

Kudos [?]: 680 [0], given: 432

Concentration: Economics, Finance
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V44
Re: Specific Pattern that kills GMAT [#permalink]

Show Tags

21 Nov 2012, 12:53
Aristocrat wrote:
My question is in every other GMAT de-brief i always see term "SPECIFIC PATTERN" .
Everyone states these, "GMAT have specific pattern you need to recognize".

That's interesting. I don't recall the term "specific pattern" being a central component in anyone's success on the GMAT. Could you provide some examples? Perhaps I don't fully understand your question.

What I can generally state about the GMAT is this: looking for patterns, tricks, or shortcuts to gain some advantage on the the test is probably a waste of time.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 680 [0], given: 432

Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2012
Posts: 186

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 23

GMAT Date: 11-18-2012
Re: Specific Pattern that kills GMAT [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Nov 2012, 07:46
Eg:-

I remember the diagnostic test well. I remember it well because, even before looking at any GMAT preparation material, I was able to recognize patterns. I could see the 2/3 split, I could notice the unnecessarily worded SC choices,

As with SC, I found it helpful to take out a whole day just to do CR. It’s just good to see patterns again and again.

There are no shortcuts or quick trick for GMAT.
But unlike SC do we have pattern for other sections as well ?
_________________

Thriving for CHANGE

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 23

Moderator
Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 820

Kudos [?]: 429 [1], given: 192

Re: Specific Pattern that kills GMAT [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Nov 2012, 12:23
1
KUDOS
GMAT Pyramid Goes Like this
Fundamentals (Reading Speed, Quantitative Aptitude) -> GMAT Specific Knowledge (GMAT Strategy Guides) -> Solving Official GMAT Questions and fully understanding them(takes time solving Qs 2,3 times + Re-reading Strategy Guides) -> Pattern Recognition by giving full length tests or drilling questions.
_________________

The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ?

Kudos [?]: 429 [1], given: 192

Manager
Status: prepping all the way !
Joined: 06 Dec 2011
Posts: 92

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 41

Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Schools: ISB '15
GPA: 3.49
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Re: Specific Pattern that kills GMAT [#permalink]

Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 02:42
Thorough analysis of official questions that you got either wrong or correct helps you in identifying patterns that would prove gold in the long run. Now that is the learning we get by solving those official problems and that is why everyone emphasizes their importance.

By official questions I mean, OG13, Gmat prep and Gmat prep question pack 1.

For CR :

We need to focus on at least three kinds of patterns
Why an answer choice is wrong instead of just saying it is out of scope ! Powerscore provide you with solid concepts that deals with characteristics of both wrong and correct answer choice.
Why an answer choice is right
type on reasoning used in the stimulus

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 41

Re: Specific Pattern that kills GMAT   [#permalink] 23 Nov 2012, 02:42
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Killing GMAT Prep 2 05 Sep 2010, 12:20
Patterns in GMAT exam 6 21 May 2013, 22:07
Postponing GMAT to new pattern 4 18 May 2012, 17:54
gmat pattern change 1 22 Dec 2011, 15:25
4 Is this a pattern in GMAT? 15 06 May 2016, 15:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Specific Pattern that kills GMAT

Moderator: HiLine

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.