• Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep

Math Help

This topic has 2 member replies
Syrian Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
03 Oct 2006
Posted:
5 messages

Math Help

Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:03 am
Hi All:

I have put together a study strategy (see attached). I took a practice diag from PR (quant section only). Crying or Very sad I'm just really bummed that I didn't to well on the quant warm up. I have been reading the posts on the forum. I got a lot of ideas from Eric, twinspiller, wildRebel and Ursula. I created my study plan based on how I felt I would progress. I have roughly 8 weeks to prepare for the gmat. After taking a warm PR test I feel like I'm at square one. I bought PR,Kaplan GRE & GMAT Math workbook, Kaplan 800 and OG 11th. I finished reading the entire PR book. PR was helpful but I believe maybe I should go through it again and try to memorize the concepts while also practicing some math equations. I just started working on the Kaplan GRE & GMAT workbook this week.

I'm really worried about taking the gmat in december and also not scoring as high as I'd like to. I'm contemplating getting a math tutor.

Any suggestions?

Also, I've noticed that I do well on the practice drills in Kaplan Math Workbook and PR but when I take the exam at the end of the chapter there are problems which were not covered in the section that I have read.

Syrian
Attachments

This post contains an attachment. You must be logged in to download/view this file. Please login or register as a user.

Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
ajith Legendary Member
Joined
21 Sep 2006
Posted:
1275 messages
Followed by:
2 members
Thanked:
124 times
Test Date:
April 2010
Target GMAT Score:
740
Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:34 am
As Far As math is concerned feel free to ask me the topics/questions you have difficulty with. We are always there to help you out. I promise you a prompt reply for your queries...

Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:45 am
Quote:
PR was helpful but I believe maybe I should go through it again and try to memorize the concepts while also practicing some math equations. I just started working on the Kaplan GRE & GMAT workbook this week.
You can't read math instructions like you read the newspaper. You need to WORK the math. One way to do this - since you've worked through the TPR math AND the Kap Math workbook - is to find similar problems from the other book AS you review the concepts and strategies


Quote:
Also, I've noticed that I do well on the practice drills in Kaplan Math Workbook and PR but when I take the exam at the end of the chapter there are problems which were not covered in the section that I have read.
Absolutely. The review problems in both books ALWAYS add nuances to the basic concepts. Work through those problems multiple times. Peruse the explanations in detail. (The TPR explanations are often not so great - they suggest picking numbers far too frequently. )

Relate what you learn in one problem to others. Keep re-encountering problems. Keep at it. You will get there.

_________________
Ian Streicher

Best Conversation Starters

1 Vincen 203 topics
2 Roland2rule 65 topics
3 lheiannie07 57 topics
4 ardz24 44 topics
5 lionsshare 14 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

157 posts
2 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

103 posts
3 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

98 posts
4 image description Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

95 posts
5 image description Matt@VeritasPrep

Veritas Prep

80 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts