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Letâ€™s create study group so that we can keep pushing each other in preparation.
Plan: Create clear and achievable plan for one week
Execute: Execute plan everyday
Report: Report progress on group board, you can report it everyday or every other day as per your convenience
Few good things about such strategy are
A) It will do is create support system so if you are legging for a day or two people can motivate you. More over you may be able to see you are not alone which can be motivating.
B) It may create competitive pressure for some people for e.g. if you see someone really working 15-20 hours on weekend you may be motivated to do same.
C) It can also help you to be discipline
I think that is a great idea... except for the competition part I think everyone's abilities are different, but people with similar weaknesses will be encouraged to work closer...
by the way, I plan to take the gmat mid July, subject to GMATPrep scores. Currently I am on my 3rd day of 1st week and it is going ok, so far... although I want better results and focus. So here is the plan for 1st couple of weeks
Week 1:Basic Review of the strategies, quizzes in the book, compiling the notes Kaplan Premier 2006
Weekend: 1-2 CATS
Week 2:Studying and practicing quizzes NOVA's GMAT Prep Course Book
Weekend: 2-3 CATS
I am completely ignoring AWA... I don't want to work on it until the end...
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I guess you're right about the competition... it does motivate you... My mind just picked on that word without thinking through the whole message.
Ok... I finished reviewing Kaplan and PR today (week 1)... feels like I didn't get anything new out of it...
Quizzes... hit rate from 76% to 88%... some surprises on SC part... I thought it was my strength, but proved wrong by Kaplan... I read that verbal part of Kaplan should not be trusted, so I would not worry about it for now. CR was lowest, which I always knew... have to work harder on it...
My score on Kaplan book test was 550 (q32,v27)... don't really know what to make out of it... but I will take it for now. However, I spent extra 5 min on quant and extra 10 on verbal...
Strategy for Week 2: Try to go through Nova Book, do the Problem Sets in Quant, work on accuracy.
I also decided to sign up for GMAX course... I will try to go through some of the sessions as well.
Just a small point for this thread - there are really very few OG questions, and some of you are using lots of practice examples from everywhere before you actually study. Later, if you need to learn actual content, you will not have much you can use to practice with. If you study only or mostly from examples, you are touching points of knowledge, instead of gaining the major and general knowledge so necessary for high grades on the GMAT.
If you are investing so much time and effort in studying, do it really well - learn and then practice what you've learned. Leave plenty of random questions to do after you have gained as much knowledge as you can.
Hi, Iam Hema!!
I have just started preparing and was happy to see this forum.
I like this idea of sharing our knowledge and preparation strategies.
I need some advice on how to start? Can anyone help me please with suggested stategies to plan my stuides???
The main idea of this thread is really good. I appreciate it.
This is Raghu, from Hyderabad. I recently started my prepn and plannin to take my exam in august. I started with the OG. Got mostly abover average and avg in all the sections...so confused...where to start studyin..
Did any of u guys, take the OG diagnostic test?? and what were your scores??