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Hi finas 83,

As noted earlier, there are a number of resources out there for GMAT students. My advice is to shop around a bit, and, when it comes to online courses, take advantage of the free trials offered.

Best of luck,
Jessica

by JTuquero

Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: how technology helps in gmat preparation
Replies: 17
Views: 5435

Thank you all for your time and answers. Rich: What happen usually when I take a cat is that I don't have enough time to finish de Quant part and rush for the last questions, and I finish the verbal part early. I have realized that I am having good reflexes more often now in Quant and I don't alway...

by JTuquero

Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The GMAT is eating me alive and ruining my life
Replies: 7
Views: 3109

I have taken the GMAT thrice so far. (580,530,640). I come from a completely non quant background and am not a native english speaker. My Q score has been averaging around 44 and verbal around 34. Initially I took the MGMAT course and used their strategy guides to understand the basic concepts that...

by JTuquero

Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Error Patterns and Retake Strategy Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2940

Hi, I took the GMAT on 12th Dec 2014 and scored a terrible 480 (Q38/V19).Studied for one month before the test. Study material used - THE OG for GMAT Review 2015, The OG GMAT Quant Review 2015 and The OG GMAT Verbal Review 2015 only. I m retaking the GMAT on 23rd March 2015. I only need 550 to targ...

by JTuquero

Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Retaking GMAT. Need 70 point rise. Pls help !
Replies: 26
Views: 7082

Hi Abhijit K I agree with Rich. A 5 or 6 IR score should be fine, as many schools have yet to put much weigh into IR scores as part of their evaluation. I wouldn't advise on buying more books on IR. Few things to note: 1. The IR section is only a half hour long and, as you know, is not part of the 2...

by JTuquero

Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT-IR Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

The day before your test, you may want to create your test bubble. The test bubble is your environment where there is peace, quiet and little to no distraction. Stay in this test bubble until you've taken the exam. You can give friends and family a heads-up that any distractions, conflicts or proble...

by JTuquero

Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Plz Advise - How to spend the day before the GMAT
Replies: 10
Views: 3477

Hi JeffoV86 You're correct in thinking that you're not alone - many test takers are studying while juggling full time work, families, etc. With that, here are some tips that we share with folks who have jam-packed schedules: 1) Develop a study schedule early on in the process, and be consistent with...

by JTuquero

Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Advice on studying while working too much
Replies: 8
Views: 5367

Hi Vivek, Definitely the OG and the GMATPrep's are key, but it's also going to be SUPER important to identify your strengths and weaknesses as you go. I HIGHLY recommend you take one practice test each week and do a detailed error log for it, focusing on exactly WHY you're getting certain questions...

by JTuquero

Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Starting the GMAT Prep.
Replies: 14
Views: 3589

After a bit of preparation I took my first prep test last week and scored 460. I need to score 550 to get accepted to the master in management for which I applied. I want to take the official test at the end of May, but I can also do it later if I want. Currently I'm studying for one hour every day...

by JTuquero

Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need to get from 460 to 550 in 5 months.. Possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

After a bit of preparation I took my first prep test last week and scored 460. I need to score 550 to get accepted to the master in management for which I applied. I want to take the official test at the end of May, but I can also do it later if I want. Currently I'm studying for one hour every day...

by JTuquero

Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need to get from 460 to 550 in 5 months.. Possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

I've been studying for about 6 weeks using Kaplan and it seems to be working. When I'm practicing and reviewing sample questions I can answer both verbal and quant with about 80-90 percent accuracy, but when I take the practice tests online I start freaking out about the time and rushing through qu...

by JTuquero

Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Panicking about the clock is killing my score
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

Hi Uktal, You've received some good thoughts on how many CAT exams you should take. But since exam day is coming up, I thought I'd provide some general tips on how you should be using your time. One week before the exam, you should: -cover the last of new topics and concepts. Start reviewing what yo...

by JTuquero

Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How many practice tests should I consider
Replies: 10
Views: 11808

I'm a current undergrad senior but am interested in attending BSchool after a few years of work (I have a finance job lined up after college). I am going to take the GMAT next semester while I have a light schedule instead of saving it for when I'm working full time. Without doing any prep work or ...

by JTuquero

Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Starting Out Blind at 570
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Hi Albertoduro, I believe I saw another post on this in another forum, so I'll just include my previous response to your question below. Hope this helps! Since you're just getting started on studying, feel free to download our six-month study guide: econgm.at/0VAWKM. Though we generally recommend th...

by JTuquero

Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 9 Months to prepare for GMAT!
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Hi schmoowalker,

Here is a blog post on reading to find the assumption in CR questions: http://econgm.at/DJptvc.

Keep practicing these type of questions, as identifying the assumption in CR questions will only be easier the more you do it.

Best of luck.

Jessica

by JTuquero

Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Inference/Assumption questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4105