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Hi David! Good morning!

After a practice test or a section test (RC/ SC/ CR), I review all the questions. The ones I got wrong, I tried to identify the subject I struggled with and I go back to Manhattan Books or the forums to sort it out. Also the Manhattan Interact has a "navigatior" in which most of the official questions are explained. And even if I still can't figured it out, I get a class with an english teacher, who is not a GMAT instructor, but is a Ields instructor. It's convenient because he is already teaching me for the TOEFL test. I know it is not the same...I recently started an error log and this tool is helping to identify my "regular mistakes".

Regarding practice tests, last week I took a verbal section quiz from E-Gmat. I am attaching the results for your evaluation, ok? I left 6 questions undone![/b]

I have access to 6 Veritas Practice tests, which I did not take yet. Do you want me to take one and send you the results?

Thank you for your time and consideration!

PS: As for the Math section, I'm having tutoring...
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gui_guimaraes wrote:
Hi David! Good morning!

After a practice test or a section test (RC/ SC/ CR), I review all the questions. The ones I got wrong, I tried to identify the subject I struggled with and I go back to Manhattan Books or the forums to sort it out. Also the Manhattan Interact has a "navigatior" in which most of the official questions are explained. And even if I still can't figured it out, I get a class with an english teacher, who is not a GMAT instructor, but is a Ields instructor. It's convenient because he is already teaching me for the TOEFL test. I know it is not the same...I recently started an error log and this tool is helping to identify my "regular mistakes".

Regarding practice tests, last week I took a verbal section quiz from E-Gmat. I am attaching the results for your evaluation, ok? I left 6 questions undone![/b]

I have access to 6 Veritas Practice tests, which I did not take yet. Do you want me to take one and send you the results?

Thank you for your time and consideration!

PS: As for the Math section, I'm having tutoring...
It sounds as though you're leaving out one important element of the post-exam review: distilling what you've seen into 3-5 concrete actionable steps.
My advice is to focus more on the forest and less on the trees. The individual questions are only worth reviewing to the extent that they give you insight into what strategies are working for you and what categories you need to devote more time to.

So here's the first thing I'd do: go back over your post-exam analysis. If, upon review, it turned out you were missing questions because you were spending too much time doing brutal algebra and not employing simple strategies, such as picking numbers and working with the answer choices, that's one thing. If you were missing questions because you simply require more practice in a given category, that's quite another. And, of course, there could be a blend. It's possible that one post-exam analysis will yield the following action steps: 1) remember to pick '100' as a starting value for tough percent change questions, 2) do drills to improve at rate/work questions and combinatorics, 3) remember to try the assumption negation technique for tough "assumption" question in Critical Reasoning, 4) remember to consider the logical meaning of the sentences in Sentences Correction, rather than focusing too much on grammar.

That's just an example. Working with your tutors, you'll come up with your own list. Only once you've done this, and performed whatever drills your team has deemed necessary to address problem areas, would I gear up to take another test. Otherwise, it's likely that you'll repeat whatever errors you made on the previous exams.

Ultimately, you'll repeat the process on the next practice test as well. Wash/rinse/repeat until you're hitting or exceeding your goal score.

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