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For questions such as these it is important to think about what information would solve the problem and then determine if the statements provide the information. the question asks for percent change in the candy bar price - percent change is obtained by dividing the actual difference by the original...

by tpr-becky

Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: percentage
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Sentence corretion requires a very systematic approach and you need to develop that system so that you can take the test most efficiently. I suggest you focus on the top 6 errors first and learn to identify how the test tests them. The 6 big errors are Subject/Verb, Parallelism, Misplaced Modifier, ...

by tpr-becky

Tue May 08, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How to Improve my SC accuracy?
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

I would like to recommend a Princeton Review online or in person course - the course has been highly updated for the new exam. The new course includes: 26 hours of in class time 30 hours per week of available online office hours run by master instructors 2 additional workshops to help with math stra...

by tpr-becky

Tue May 08, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Prep Course
Replies: 1
Views: 779

My advice would be to figure out what is causing your careless mistakes and work towards a solution for that. Would it help to write more down? Would it help the read the problem one step at a time, would it help to re-read the final question before answering? Would it help to close your eyes and ta...

by tpr-becky

Wed May 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need help to improve score
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Start with the definition of a square: four equal sides and four right angles. statement 1 tells you that you have 2 right angles but does not tell you anything about the sides. insufficient. STatement 2 tells you that you have 3 equal sides, but if one side is much smaller then this isn't a square ...

by tpr-becky

Wed May 02, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Is it a square?
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Yes, it was just the calculation that was incorrect - remember to check calculations with common sense and it may be good to use a process of elimination strategy instead of focusing solely on the calculation. For instance in this problem you correctly inferred that the first match woudl have 256 ga...

by tpr-becky

Wed May 02, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: tennis knock out tournament - number of matches ?
Replies: 9
Views: 27607

I would consider a tutor to help you focus on your weaknesses and bring the scores up. Most people focus their study time on doing problems and checking answers. A more effective method is to spend the majority of the time reviewing questions, identifying patterns in content and sentence structure a...

by tpr-becky

Wed May 02, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: help
Replies: 3
Views: 871

For quant it is important to focus on basics before you start working too many OG problems. If you don't understand how to manipulate an algebraic equation, how to use factoring to complete complex math or the formulas for concepts such as percent change, rate and ratio then you should not focus you...

by tpr-becky

Wed May 02, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 30 day strategy - Emphasis on Quant
Replies: 2
Views: 787

You need to figure out what specifically is causing your weaknesses. Your scores indicate that you probably know most of the material rules fairly well but maybe you know the verbal rules on a more intuitive, instead of explict, level. If verbal is giving you a hard time at your scoring level it is ...

by tpr-becky

Wed May 02, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need help to improve score
Replies: 3
Views: 969

If basics are your problem the best strategy is to work on the basics, not from a memorizing formulas standpoint but from a working with algebra and numbers standpoint. Many people jump right into GMAT questions when they should be working on more basic word problems first. Find study materials that...

by tpr-becky

Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: I am very weak with Quant...! please help
Replies: 6
Views: 3202

Your goal will be difficult but not impossible to attain. Focus on topics, not on individual questions. what I mean here is to categorize each question into a question type - ratio, percent change, weaken, specific RC etc and have a consistent way to approach each concept area. Scores go up much mor...

by tpr-becky

Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: From 500 to 700 in 3 Weeks... Doable?
Replies: 7
Views: 10139

Yes, the 6 rules Sam posted are the ones I would start with.

by tpr-becky

Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: need to improve current score of 650 to 730
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

sounds like you may need more structure to your studying than you have been working with previously. also with your score you will need to add to your knowledge and your strategy. You may benefit from a tutor who can help you with all these things. If you don't choose to get some help then make sure...

by tpr-becky

Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Please help! 4th time taking GMAT
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Rate problems that do not give a specific amount for the job can best be solved by picking a number for the job so you don't have to work with fraction. In this case you can pick 36 becuase it divides easily into both 9 and 18. The rate formula is D=R(t) and you often have to use this formula multip...

by tpr-becky

Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Two models of computers
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Timing strategies are a bit personal but I can tell you what I tell my students in your scoring range. When you first get a question ask yourself if you think you can finish it within 3 minutes - if you think you can then you should do it and do it well. If you think the question will take you longe...

by tpr-becky

Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Timing Strategies for Quant Section
Replies: 3
Views: 1503