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Does anyone else struggle to comprehend what the question asks for? I am not this terrible at math but the way GMAT asks the questions, it always gets me.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get over this? I feel like my verbal is getting better but the quant section just kills me.
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Does anyone else struggle to comprehend what the question asks for? I am not this terrible at math but the way GMAT asks the questions, it always gets me.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get over this? I feel like my verbal is getting better but the quant section just kills me.


Hey buddy,

Did you tried this ?

http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-math-boo ... 30609.html

See the chapters on Work & Rates, Speed and Distance and to some extents Remainders as well.

Once you are through with this I suggest get GMATClub Quant Tests. With the quality (and quantity) of questions that these tests provide, I think you struggle can definitely be resolved.

Hope this helps!!!
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toshpoint0 wrote:
Does anyone else struggle to comprehend what the question asks for? I am not this terrible at math but the way GMAT asks the questions, it always gets me.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get over this? I feel like my verbal is getting better but the quant section just kills me.


I was facing same problem earlier, i tried to read question slowly and some time read question 2 times, this problem fades away as you practice more and more
so basically non native english speaker face this problem and get over it by practicing more and more questions

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Thank you for the reply! I feel like whenever I go through the material, I understand the concepts and am able to do 3/4ths of the problems sets after reading. However, when I get to the actual GMAT questions, I don't even know what they're asking.

Do you guys feel that the wording of the questions are similar that if you practice enough, there starts to be a pattern in the question wording?
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toshpoint0 wrote:
Does anyone else struggle to comprehend what the question asks for? I am not this terrible at math but the way GMAT asks the questions, it always gets me.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get over this? I feel like my verbal is getting better but the quant section just kills me.


Hi toshpoint0,

The GMAT questions are made in a way that may seem convoluted. I think the problem you mention will go away with adequate practice. After you finish going through the concepts, I must add that if you feel you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them. Do the tests untimed initially and go through the solution of all the questions.

I would also encourage you practice all the questions twice from the latest version of OG and Quant review and I am sure you will start to see some improvements.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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toshpoint0 wrote:
Does anyone else struggle to comprehend what the question asks for? I am not this terrible at math but the way GMAT asks the questions, it always gets me.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get over this? I feel like my verbal is getting better but the quant section just kills me.


Gmat question wordings are typical and generally word problems of Quant take time to comprehend.
It is usual for most non-native speakers to face problems as suggested by SajjadAhmad.
However, this can be overcome by more practice using Official material.
Try to practice more using OG and Quant and Verbal review books and theory from MGMAT guides.
Hope it will be sufficient.
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Thank you everyone for your input. I'll start doing more practice problems from the 2017 OG.

Do you guys recommend going in order starting from #1 or is there a better method?
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