GMAT Schedule Week 2

(if you're just getting started with the GMAT schedule you might want to start here)

GMAT QUANT Week 2

During week 2 of your GMAT Quant preparation we will be focusing on exponents/roots/absolute value, Data Suffiency strategy, and some specific types of word problems (rates/work, averages, ratios, percent change). All of the underlying algebra is the same as the algebra from week 1 but these question types respond well to some GMAT specific tools and strategies. For GMAT Work/Rate strategy take a look at these GMAT Questions of the Day and the accompanying explanations. These should get you 99% of the way there!:

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 1

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 2

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 3

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 4

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 5

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 6

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 7

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 8

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 9

GMAT Question of the Day Work and Rate 10

This is a big week for Data Sufficiency.  Learn how to count equations. Learn the concept of Yes/No. Learn about defining a threshold. Understand when it is appropriate to pick numbers. Practice using special numbers (0, 1, +, -, decimals, integers).  You are not going to be a DS expert this week but start learning how to be organized in your Data Sufficiency approach.

Here are GMAT questions of the day to practice Data Sufficiency, specifically with exponents:

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Data Sufficiency 1

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Data Sufficiency 2

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Data Sufficiency 3

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Data Sufficiency 4

This week you may start to feel that the work has gotten more difficult. In some senses it has but the reality is that you don’t have that “fresh” energy from week one. You may start to feel that there is an overwhelming amount of work to get done and that you will never be able to learn everything. This feeling is normal. Be OK with it.  Keep studying:)

GMAT VERBAL Week 2

Week two of verbal is all about Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension strategy. Pick a strategy for Sentence Correction and start reviewing the major grammar rules as they relate to the GMAT. I would suggest a strategy based around the major error types:  Agreement, Parallelism (lists/comparisons), and Modifiers. Most Sentence Correction questions can be conquered by analyzing these three categories of errors so I would get really familiar with the rules surrounding these three categories. Remember to focus on the structure of the sentence and the meaning of sentence (ignore how things sound).  Here are some Sentence Correction posts that might be helpful: Here, Here, Here, and Here.

Pick a strategy for your GMAT Reading Comprehension. In general: simpler is better.  The most important thing is to pick a reading strategy which helps you focus on the important information in the passage so that after reading the passage you come away with the main idea, primary purpose, and authors point of view. I am not a big fan of skimming or skipping portions of the passage but of slowing down and focusing on the important information. Spend more time reading and understanding so that you spend less time surfing through the answer choices. The other thing that I find helpful in GMAT Reading Comprehension is to anticipate the correct answer. For most GMAT Reading Comprehension questions you should be able to come up with an answer in advance. If you are unable to do this on a consistent basis (and you are disappointed with your RC scores) then you should re-consider your reading strategy because you are probably missing the important points in the passage. Also, keep reading the Economist!

DAY 1 Rate/Work and Ratio


 

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) - Rate/Work

PS:  23, 34, 38, 81, 86, 103, 119
DS:  12, 16, 22, 68

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR) - Rate/Work

PS: 16, 23, 87, 119, 130
DS: 38, 47

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) - Ratio

PS 22, 56, 59, 60, 66, 82, 98, 105, 113, 114, 115
DS 23, 43, 47

Here are some questions to teach you some GMAT Ratio strategies

GMAT Question of the Day Ratios 1

GMAT Question of the Day Ratio 2

GMAT Question of the Day Ratios 3

GMAT Question of the Day Ratios 4

GMAT Question of the Day Ratios 5

GMAT Question of the Day Ratios 6

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR)

PS 39, 82
DS 67

DAY 2  Sentence Correction Approach for Agreement/Comparisons


 

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) Sentence Correction

Agreement 3, 6, 7, 16, 30, 61, 67, 79, 80, 81, 93, 107, 113, 114, 140
Comparisons 11, 24, 31, 43, 107, 108, 130, 136

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) Fractions and Decimals Continued

PS  226
DS 131

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR)

PS 118, 176

DAY 3 Percents/Percent Change


 

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13)

PS 6, 31, 57, 58, 94, 114, 115
DS 51, 55, 62

Here are some GMAT questions to illustrate some strategies for approaching percent change questions:

GMAT Question of the Day Percent Change 1

GMAT Question of the Day Percent Change 2

GMAT Question of the Day Percent Change 3

GMAT Question of the Day Percent Change 4

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR)

PS 9, 12, 26, 34, 35, 38, 43, 49, 66, 73, 95, 100, 101

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13)

Word Problems Continued/Algebraic manipulation/Algebraic Translation

PS: 89, 93, 108, 123, 131, 137, 140, 141, 144, 151, 153, 167
DS: 71, 76, 77, 78, 86, 88, 91,98, 103, 124, 126

DAY 4 Reading Comprehension Approach

(Active Reading, Mapping Passages, Anticipating Answers)


 

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) RC Passages 1-5

Verbal Review 2nd Edition (VR) SC

Agreement 10, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 42, 50, 65, 70, 73, 98, 101
Comparisons 25, 32, 41, 44, 45, 52, 66, 87, 97, 103

DAY 5 GMAT Holiday!


DAY 6 Exponents, Roots, Absolute Value


 

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR)

PS 20, 22, 47, 50, 57, 74, 86, 90, 96, 97, 108, 111, 121, 133, 147, 166
DS 18, 24, 31, 37, 46, 51, 54, 73, 79, 81, 106, 110, 121

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR) Word Problems Continued

PS  91, 94, 107, 110, 114, 115, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 159, 165, 171
DS 50, 53, 75, 82, 84, 94, 97, 108

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) Critical Reasoning Assumption/Flaw

Assumption:  21, 41, 46, 48, 75, 77, 83, 96, 106, 108, 113
Flaw:  2, 8, 20, 51, 62, 100

Verbal Review 2nd Edition (VR)

RC Passages 1-5

DAY 7 


Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) Average

PS 16, 30. 53
DS 70, 87

More GMAT question of the Day practice for GMAT weighted average questions:

GMAT Question of the Day Average 1

GMAT Question of the Day Average 2

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition (QR)

PS 32, 54, 81, 104
DS 1, 74

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) Exponents/Roots/Absolute Value

PS 9, 14, 17, 35, 51, 52, 65, 85, 106, 111, 117, 120, 122
DS 1, 15, 41, 53, 67

Verbal Review 2nd Edition (VR) CR

Assumption: 7, 34, 44, 52, 55, 56, 63, 69, 76
Flaw: 36

Official Guide 13th Edition (OG 13) Critical reasoning Strengthen/Weaken

 80, 87, 88, 90, 95, 107, 11, 112, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122

Verbal Review 2nd Edition (VR)

CR:  51, 55, 59, 62, 67, 68, 71, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83

Sure that you have those GMAT Exponent rules perfect? Let's make sure with these GMAT question of the day exponents questions:

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 1

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 2

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 3

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 4

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 5

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 6

GMAT Question of the Day Exponents Problem Solving 7

Here comes week 3 of the GMAT Study Schedules!

6 Responses to GMAT Schedule Week 2

  1. Hi Andrew! I was hoping to use your GMAT study schedule online but I unfortunately bought the latest edition of the guides (only Kindle version available).

    When will you update the study schedule to reflect the order of the question types in the latest edition of the guides?

  2. Hey Andy. I am a little confused with what the numbers represent. Are those the question numbers to practice on a particular day?

    • Hi Vy,

      Apologies for taking forever to get back to your question. The GMAT schedule isn't updated for the new versions of the official guide. Two things that you can do:

      1. Just buy the Official Guide 13th edition. You can get it super cheap and it's not that different from the new guides. You can even buy the 2018 guides in addition so that you have some extra new questions.

      2. Follow the organization of the schedule but sub in your own sets from the the 2016, 2017, or 2018 guides. You might be able to find the content from those guides broken down by type on the forums.

      Whatever you do: Be organized in your studying:)! Good luck!!!

      A.

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