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Weak on Quant. Do I have all I need?

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Weak on Quant, and I’m aiming to get in the mid 40s over the next 3 months. This is what I have:

MGMAT books
Foundations of Math
Kaplan Math workbook

My plan is to go through the MGMAT books in tandem with the Foundations of Math book. While doing this, I will be doing problem sets from the OG guide and MGMAT books.

After this is done, I will go through the Kaplan Math workbook to further reinforce any final foundational weaknesses.

Once I complete all of this review, I will take a CAT and then pinpoint and target my weaknesses and strengths even more.

I’m wondering if I should buy another source to do more practice questions before and after the CAT. Possibly GMATClub tests? I’m just wondering if I follow this process if I’m on the right path to mid 40 quant in 3 months.

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New post 15 Aug 2018, 11:34
The biggest change I might make to your plan is to consider taking a CAT before you start your review, if you haven't already. Without knowing where you're starting, it's hard to say if you're going to see the improvement you're looking for. Even if you're weak on quant, chances are that you aren't necessarily weak at all quant, so it's important to know where you should be concentrating your study time so you can make sure that all the effort you're putting in isn't going to waste on topics you know well - or that you aren't assuming that you know information well that you really don't.

The answer to your direct question - whether you have enough material - really depends on a couple things. If you are keeping a detailed error log where you really take the time to analyze (and learn from) your mistakes and are treating the practice sets as meaningful practice rather than rote practice, then it might be enough. If you aren't, then it might not be. My advice would be to use what you have and then re-evaluate. At ORION, we really suggest trying to re-evaluate every few weeks since sometimes improving in one area (like ratios) is going to mean that you're going to improve in related areas (in the case of ratios, that might be percents, probability, etc.).
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Blazethrough14 wrote:
Weak on Quant, and I’m aiming to get in the mid 40s over the next 3 months. This is what I have:

MGMAT books
Foundations of Math
Kaplan Math workbook

My plan is to go through the MGMAT books in tandem with the Foundations of Math book. While doing this, I will be doing problem sets from the OG guide and MGMAT books.

After this is done, I will go through the Kaplan Math workbook to further reinforce any final foundational weaknesses.

Once I complete all of this review, I will take a CAT and then pinpoint and target my weaknesses and strengths even more.

I’m wondering if I should buy another source to do more practice questions before and after the CAT. Possibly GMATClub tests? I’m just wondering if I follow this process if I’m on the right path to mid 40 quant in 3 months.

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Hi Blazethrough14,

I think its important to first get the concepts right. Follow one book for concepts and use any other good source / book for solving variety of questions.
In case of concept gaps, refer another book/source.

I would suggest the following:

1) You can solve MGMAT book's question
a) For wrong answers - Maintain an error log, evaluate it and see why you made a mistake. In case of concept gap, re-visit the source/other book.
b) For right answers - Its important to compare your process of solving a problem and the process MGMAT book follows.
You may learn a new way of doing the same question. It may be a shorter one.

2) With rock solid basics / concepts - Shift to next level of question / another book

All the very best !
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I'm thinking about buying E-GMAT also, mostly for Quant prep.

Is this overkill? Finish MGMAT books, then do E-GMAT in combination with GMAT club tests and the OG for practice. I'll be maintaining an error log for both quant and verbal.

I will be taking CATs along the way to measure improvements.

I'm planning to take the actual exam in November.
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New post 18 Aug 2018, 19:06
Blazethrough14 wrote:
I'm thinking about buying E-GMAT also, mostly for Quant prep.

Is this overkill? Finish MGMAT books, then do E-GMAT in combination with GMAT club tests and the OG for practice. I'll be maintaining an error log for both quant and verbal.

I will be taking CATs along the way to measure improvements.

I'm planning to take the actual exam in November.


There is a great GMAT club math book. Search here on forum. It has formulas and then practice questions.

Also I tried MathRevolution free lessons. Their approach with tables 2x2 just killed all my troubles with rates/speed/overlapping sets.

E-gmat is good for verbal for non speakers.


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Blazethrough14 wrote:
I'm thinking about buying E-GMAT also, mostly for Quant prep.

Is this overkill? Finish MGMAT books, then do E-GMAT in combination with GMAT club tests and the OG for practice. I'll be maintaining an error log for both quant and verbal.

I will be taking CATs along the way to measure improvements.

I'm planning to take the actual exam in November.


There is a great GMAT club math book. Search here on forum. It has formulas and then practice questions.

Also I tried MathRevolution free lessons. Their approach with tables 2x2 just killed all my troubles with rates/speed/overlapping sets.

E-gmat is good for verbal for non speakers. As per Quant I tried 30-40 practice questions, and they are soooo lengthy that while you are reading you are spending 2 min just to understand the question. I have never had this issue with Official questions. So their questions are a little bit frustrating. Do you need additional stress? I think no.

Use GMAT club as a tool to have practice questions with explanations from Bunel.

Crucial advice: don’t do official CAT before you learn all concepts. Otherwise your score will be inflated.


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Blazethrough14 wrote:
Weak on Quant, and I’m aiming to get in the mid 40s over the next 3 months. This is what I have:

MGMAT books
Foundations of Math
Kaplan Math workbook

My plan is to go through the MGMAT books in tandem with the Foundations of Math book. While doing this, I will be doing problem sets from the OG guide and MGMAT books.

After this is done, I will go through the Kaplan Math workbook to further reinforce any final foundational weaknesses.

Once I complete all of this review, I will take a CAT and then pinpoint and target my weaknesses and strengths even more.

I’m wondering if I should buy another source to do more practice questions before and after the CAT. Possibly GMATClub tests? I’m just wondering if I follow this process if I’m on the right path to mid 40 quant in 3 months.

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The one thing missing here is the Official Guide to the GMAT. At some point, you'll want to practice with actual GMAT problems, and the Official Guide is the best source for retired official GMAT problems.

If you're really only going to study Quant, and not Verbal, you could get the Official Guide to Quantitative Review instead. It's basically the same as the Official Guide, but it only has Quant problems and may be less expensive.
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