Hey

sgiraldo2016Since you don't have a target date, I suggest picking a date according to your study plan. What you need is about 100-120 hours of studying in total, so the question is how long it will take you to spread these hours out. I recommend going for no more than three months, since even that is quite a long time, and you run the risk of forgetting material by the time you are done.

A 3 month study plan should look something like this:

1) Take a look at the following list of the GMAT subjects.

Rearrange them so that the topic you feel you are weakest in is first and the one you are strongest in is last:

Integers

Geometry Basics

Algebra Basics

Vocabulary and Memorization

Critical Reasoning

Analytical Writing

Fractions and Percent

Ratio and Proportions

Interest

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Correction

Triangles

Powers and Roots

Quadrilaterals

Expressions and Equations

Rate and Work

Circles

Polygons

Counting Methods and Probability

Coordinate Geometry

Descriptive Statistics

Solids

Integrated Reasoning

2) Plan a 3-day mini study schedule for each topic, starting with the weakest one

. It should look like this:

A.

First day: study fundamental subject material

. At the same time, keep two lists going:

- A running summary of the material (optional but recommended: most of us learn better by summarizing);

- Tips list – what in this topic is tricky? What do I need to remember in order to solve questions both correctly and quickly?

B.

Second Day: practice.

This is the time to solve questions.

C.

Third Day: topic Review

. Use this day in order to:

Review your mistakes from the practice the day before. Why did you make these mistakes? How will you get similar questions right next time?

Based on this review, continuously update your practical tips list.

For more suggestions and a 90-day study plan example, check out this article:

http://exampal.com/gmat/blog/how-to-pre ... n-3-monthsAs for your materials, you can definitely get a lot of value out of the

OG, but I wouldn't rely on it only. The trick is to use it in order to practice, but to have a firm foundation of the material and of answer strategies from elsewhere. Here's a review of what I suggest to do, and not to do, with the

OG :

http://exampal.com/gmat/blog/prepare-gm ... cial-guide
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