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Very decent tool for studying the GMAT
on 2 September 2011
I also posted this review at the Math Review Booklet.
Had exactly 6 weeks, of which I had the flew for one week, during the summer holiday to cram for the GMAT. Bought the OG, the Math Review and the Verbal Review, and just decided to practice as many questions as I could. I was able to get through all 1,400 questions, plus to go through the ones I had wrong for a second and a third time if necessary. Please do not get discouraged while going through the questions for your first time; I had about 400-500 questions wrong after I went through the 1,400 questions the first time, then had about a hundred wrong after I went through the 400-500 questions a second time, after which I still had about 10-20 wrong after the third time. Preparing is 2/3 quantity and 1/3 quality; crunching about a hundred questions a day, analysing my mistakes and understanding why I did them wrong, making a short summary of the provided theory, and writing out questions and their answers with which I really had a hard time. Also spend some time on the AWA sections; it suffices to write yourself a small body for both the Argument and the Issue section and study those. Please do not spend (read: waste) your time on going through all the topics which could come on your AWA. On a final note, do most of the work at the beginning of your preparation period and try to get your head clear in the one or two days prior to your test.
Did the test for the first time this noon, and scored a 710 (92nd percentile) in total.