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Hello Dan,My test day for the GMAT is coming up in FOUR days! I have taken 8 CATs so far (4 MGMATs and 2 GMAT Preps twice). I still have 2 MGMAT CATs that I could take but honestly, I feel somewhat burned out. I'm still planning to take at least one in a couple of days but what do you guys recommend? From my diagnostic CAT (GMAT Prep 1), I've increased my score only 20 points after 6 weeks of studying! Most of the mistakes I make on the CATs are rather trivial like not reading the question carefully etc. What strategy do you suggest for the last 4 days before D-Day?
The most important thing for you is to be in good mental shape the day of the test. If you think you need rest, then by all means take it. The thing that I would focus the most on is reviewing. Go over all of your mistakes and other questions that you found important, and re-read books (Manhattan SC for example) Finally, stamina is important. Everyone is different. Most people build up stamina by taking a lot of tests, however, if you think this is going to cause you to be tired on the day of the test you shouldn't do it. Most people only need a day to really recharge before the GMAT.
I had nightmares about DS questions last night, and I think it will only get worse. Does you have any suggestions about how to relax the day before the test?
Hello Dan,I have started to study for my GMAT, and would like to know how to go about the exam parts. I am in Quants now (witch by the way is the part I antecipate the biggest struggles). I would like to know if you should go thru the math section of each book, or just cover the entire book and move on to the next one? I am on the Princeton Math Review. When finished should I go to Kaplan Math and so on. Or Go thru Princeton math, then verbal etc...and then move to another edition. Thank youAli
It depends on your prefered studying style. I think that most people can study for longer periods of time if they study some math and then switch modes and study some verbal. Since you need to focus on quant the most- do a 75 minute session of math, then 75 minutes of verbal, and finally another 75 minutes of math. Take 8 minute breaks in between. This simulates the amount of concentrated work you're going to have to do on test day.
Hello,I wanted to know how frequently each problem type appears on the GMAT. Meaning, how important is each problem type from the examination point of view. I have just over 14 days left for the exam. I wanted to know the problem types require more attention than others. Please advise. Thanks, Shridhar
However, the problem type that you should spend the most time on depends on your weaknesses. Even if you're great at RC, you won't get a good score if you're terrible at SC. That said, since you have 14 days left before the exam, studying SC usually gives you the most bang for you buck. Cheers!