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Spend more time on early questions to get higher score

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New post 24 Jun 2007, 17:32
I have heard that to get a better score it is wise to spend more time on the first ten or so questions, even if it means rushing through the last few. Is this still a valid strategy? Based on my results from GMATPrep and PowerPrep, it seems to hold true. Did this strategy work for you when you wrote the actual GMAT?

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New post 24 Jun 2007, 17:49
There is a lot of debate on this topic. From my experience, I would say that this is more or less true. I say this because even if you spend the extra time and get the first few correct and then get a lot of later questions wrong, you can still end up with a rather low score.

The key is to find a right balance. Granted the first ten questions are important, but if you spend over 3 minutes on them you will stress out on later questions.

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I have heard that to get a better score it is wise to spend more time on the first ten or so questions, even if it means rushing through the last few. Is this still a valid strategy? Based on my results from GMATPrep and PowerPrep, it seems to hold true. Did this strategy work for you when you wrote the actual GMAT?

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csgreen wrote:
I have heard that to get a better score it is wise to spend more time on the first ten or so questions, even if it means rushing through the last few. Is this still a valid strategy? Based on my results from GMATPrep and PowerPrep, it seems to hold true. Did this strategy work for you when you wrote the actual GMAT?


hobbit has a great post somewhere about this. since gmat is at its heart a statistical machine there is some truth to this strategy as it is trying to hone in on your ability by narrowing a confidence interval around your intelligence.... as you move through the test the interval gets smaller and smaller... but if you give it more reasons to think you are smarter early on you are in a better posistion, so to speak.

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I feel that this has to be the case, because in the first few questions, the algorithm needs to decide what level your skill is. The way it does this, is by giving questions that are sort of "make or break."

For example. I've always found that the first few questions are always ones that are not really hard, however they are very tricky. They are by far the easiest questions to get wrong, when you think you've gotten them right.

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