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I know that the OG Archer at MGMAT has exactly that type of breakdown. It's awesome and I send all my students there. You also can input your personal answer history and it will generate all sorts of stats on your strengths and weaknesses for you. If you don't already have an account with them, I wo...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: gmat official guide 12th edition breakdown
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Timing is your issue right now. Accuracy isn't an immediate concern. Pedagogically, the biggest thing you should change immediately is how you practice. You should practice EVERY question timed. Don't ever practice without a stopwatch running. Always do problems in sets with an appropriate time limi...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need some startegic advice on GMAT verbal
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

The going rate for MGAMT practice tests alone is: $70.40 (No idea where that number comes from :) In my personal opinion, those tests are the second highest item in the cost/value list you can acquire for any type of GMAT prep. (The highest value/cost item would be the Official Guide.) Here's a link...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Prep Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

(1) The biggest thing you can do to improve on the GMAT is ... take an official GMAT. Congrats, you have already done this. I would expect a score bump simply from having more experience. (2) Also, remember that there is a natural variability in scores. Simply giving it another go gives you an addit...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Test day in two days!!
Replies: 1
Views: 721

I would divide your work into two categories: (1) GMAT-specific math (2) remedial math needed to begin GMAT math I'm biased by brand as you can see in my signature, but I will say this. I suggest that whatever brand of books you go with, stick with that brand entirely. Doing well on the GMAT require...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Help Kick Start my GMAT Prep!
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

570 is a 54 percentile score, which puts it above average. Congratulations, you're already above average. The language you are using indicates to me that you have assigned an arbitrary success threshold of 700. 700 is a 90 percentile score. Very difficult to achieve. The biggest thing you'll want to...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Urgent Help Needed for a Retake
Replies: 3
Views: 900

As you have already discovered, churning (answering tons of problems) won't help very much in your situation. Instead I recommend detective work. Get a spiral bound notebook. Start doing problems in sets of 10. Keep all paperwork labeled and catalogued in the notebook. After each set of 10 problems ...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How do i push beyond 700?
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

It depends on whether you are a native american english speaker or not. Native American English: Focus on studying grammar. MGMAT has a great run down of grammar needed for the test in the SC guide book. Non-native If you are a non-native speaker, the highest leverage thing you can do with your time...

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How to improve english grammar skills for GMAT
Replies: 2
Views: 3035

No. (I think there is actually 1 question repeated. An accident.)

There *is* about a 2/3 overlap between the 12 edition and the 11th edition.

by therealtomrose

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Official guides
Replies: 1
Views: 771

In my experience with over 1000 students, the best thing you can do in the days leading up to the text are two things: (1) Review work that you have already completed. I.e. personal notes, and problems previously completed. (2) Take a break. Plan to have a light week leading up to the exam. The day ...

by therealtomrose

Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Pls help me with my strategy to gmat 700
Replies: 5
Views: 2002

Strategically, you should take the test scheduled around when your personal application deadlines are set. For most schools, you can take the test right up until the day before the app deadline. I suggest that you plan to take the test twice, which means you'll want to take the test for the first ti...

by therealtomrose

Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: general time in a year during which to give GMAT ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

For you I recommend the following: (0) I'll assume you have read the MGMAT RC guide basic section. If not, then that should be your first step. (I recommend that everyone skip the advanced section.) (1) Work from the OG12th. (2) Start from the lowest level RC passages. (3) Read the passage in 3 or 4...

by therealtomrose

Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Preparation Strategy based on first mock CAT score
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Personally, I like to study in the morning, so I usually hole up somewhere in my house where people can't bug me. 7am to 10am was my designed GMAT time. Since I used the same time every day, eventually my family learned not to bug me. Many of my private students have a hard time transitioning from t...

by therealtomrose

Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Favorite study spots?
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Your first CAT doesn't mean much. On the first test you're still getting the lay of the land. You shouldn't take too much out of it beyond trying to predict whether you are stronger in quant or verbal. In your case, it appears that you are stronger in quant. (Use the percentile rankings, the raw sco...

by therealtomrose

Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Preparation Strategy based on first mock CAT score
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

You get the 6 practice tests when you make a book purchase. You can get access by purchasing any single guide. They start at $24, so the product is almost free. The 8 strategy guides are currently distributing the 4th edition. The edition isn't too important, as long as you have one that is designed...

by therealtomrose

Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: three simple, but signifikant questions
Replies: 2
Views: 834