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Post Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:09 am
Day 24 - Sentence Correction II (Day 2 of 6)
Day 25 - Sentence Correction III (Day 3 of 6)
Day 26 - Sentence Correction IV (Day 4 of 6) 1 - 50 questions from OG 2015 (score 44/50)
Day 27 - Sentence Correction V (Day 5 of 6) 51 - 100 questions from OG 2015 (score 37/50)
Day 28 - Sentence Correction VI (Day 6 of 6) 101 - 140 questions from OG 2015 (score 27/40)
Day 29 - Critical Reasoning I (Day 1 of 6) Score 6/12

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Post Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:09 am
Almost one month down the line still long way to go!

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vikrambansal wrote:
Day 26 - Sentence Correction IV (Day 4 of 6) 1 - 50 questions from OG 2015 (score 44/50)
Day 27 - Sentence Correction V (Day 5 of 6) 51 - 100 questions from OG 2015 (score 37/50)
Day 28 - Sentence Correction VI (Day 6 of 6) 101 - 140 questions from OG 2015 (score 27/40)
I thought I should point out (or remind you) that the question in the OG are written in ascending order of difficulty (which explains why your RC scores decreased over the three days)

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Post Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:27 am
Thanks for reminding Brent. I'm aware of this fact.

Day 30 - Critical Reasoning II (Day 2 of 6) Score 25/28

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Day 31 - Critical Reasoning III (Day 3 of 6) Score 47/51

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:38 pm
Day 32 - Critical Reasoning IV (Day 4 of 6) Score 23/26

Day 33 - Critical Reasoning V (Day 5 of 6) Score 7/7

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Post Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:25 pm
Day 34 - Critical Reasoning VI (Day 6 of 6) Completed the section from strategy guide.

Revised Day 20 - Probability content & did OG questions.

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Day 35 - Reading Comprehension 1 (Day 1 of 4) Score 11/13

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Post Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:56 am
Day 36 - Reading Comprehension II (Day 2 of 4)

Day 37 - Reading Comprehension III (Day 3 of 4)

Day 38 - Reading Comprehension IV (Day 4 of 4)

Skipped all OG ques.



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Post Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:10 pm
Day 39 - Integrated Reasoning (Day 1 of 3) It's tricky. Requires practice

Day 40 - Integrated Reasoning (Day 2 of 3) Not much to do

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Post Tue May 05, 2015 10:02 pm
Day 41 - Integrated Reasoning (Day 3 of 3)

Day 42 - Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

42 days are over & the all content is covered now. Didn't feel confident of taking GMATPrep Practice Exam #2 (1st Attempt) on day 43.

I started with the 60 day guide with a high note but from day 12 onwards I found it difficult to keep pace with it. I skipped questions to cover up. Brent warned me not to do that but I was pacing to meet the target. Even during the days when content was light I was struggling to cover up the leftover from previous days.

Now onwards it's just practice & taking Practice Tests.

Brent: Please guide what should be the corrective action.

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Post Wed May 06, 2015 9:31 am
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Now onwards it's just practice & taking Practice Tests.

Brent: Please guide what should be the corrective action.
At this point, you will take practice tests to work on your test-taking skills AND identify any remaining weaknesses.

While analyzing your practice tests, there are four main types of weakness to watch out for:
1. specific Quant skills/concepts (e.g., algebra, standard deviation, etc.)
2. specific Verbal skills/concepts (e.g., verb tenses, assumption CR questions, etc.)
3. test-taking skills (time management, endurance, anxiety etc.)
4. silly mistakes

For the first two weaknesses, the fix is pretty straightforward. Learn the concept/skill and find some practice questions to strengthen that weakness. To focus on one topic at a time, you can use BTG's tagging feature to isolate one concept. For example, here are all of the questions tagged as statistics questions: http://www.beatthegmat.com/forums/tags/gmat-math/statistics
See the left side of that linked page for more tag options.

If your test-taking skills are holding you back, then you need to work on these. For example, we have a free GMAT time management video at http://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/general-gmat-strategies?id=1244.

Finally, if silly mistakes are hurting your score, then it's important that you identify and categorize these mistakes so that, during tests, you can easily spot situations in which you're prone to making errors. I write about this and other strategies in the following article: http://www.gmatprepnow.com/articles/avoiding-silly-misteaks-gmat

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Post Mon May 11, 2015 10:32 am
I'm not taking up any more tests right now. I'm brushing up my skills by doing OG Verbal Review & Quant Review questions.

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Post Tue May 12, 2015 7:26 am
Good idea.
Looking forward to hearing the results of your next practice test.

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I'm reviewing my questions using forum answers rather than OG answers. Gives multiple lines of thought & more often the easy way out.

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