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## Reviewing weaknesses

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a.kim19 Just gettin' started!
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Reviewing weaknesses Tue May 01, 2012 6:32 pm
I'm on like the 43rd day of the study plan. Reviewing my weaknesses and working problems from the OG quantitative and verbal review books. About how many problems from the books should I be doing in a day?

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arun@crackverbal Really wants to Beat The GMAT!
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Thu May 03, 2012 1:43 am
The subject line of this post got me curious.

I am a big believer in quality over quantity.

Firstly, it is incorrect to set a target of "number of questions". I think a better target to keep is "concepts learned"/"goal achieved". So when I pick up the book I have a clear aim, say, to reduce the number of silly mistakes. Or say not fall for the causation trap in CR. These goals, ofcourse, are derived from your own analysis of where you stand.

Secondly, way too many students use up the Official Questions just to notch up the numbers. Remember that the OG and the Verbal/Quant supplement are valuable sources of great GMAT questions. So spend more time trying to analyze where and why you went wrong. Typically it should take you around 10minutes to properly analyze each question. It would be awesome if you make some notes which you can review later.

Thirdly, accuracy is an incorrect metric used to measure progress. Please it doesn't reveal much. I would suggest you use this system: http://www.crackverbal.com/nailed-it-missed-it-guessed-it-timed-it-screwed-it/

Hope this helps,

Arun

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