GMAT Study Schedule - Week 6

GMAT Study Schedule - Week 6 (here's the intro to the GMAT Study Schedule for those just getting started)

Welcome to week 6 of your GMAT schedule! We are officially in the second half of your GMAT preparation. Having fun yet?  It really helps to look at your GMAT prep as an interesting challenge. The questions are games. We are playing the GMAT game. If we can make it fun we take away the stress. We make it easy. There is nothing difficult. There are only the steps that you need to take to solve the question in front of you.

This week we are going to continue increasing the amount of timed sections and you'll notice that the GMAT schedule has something new: GMAT Club Quant. These Quant CATs are indispensable for preparing students who want 700+ GMAT scores but don’t have amazing verbal results.  GMAT Club tests have a ton of really tough questions that are generally tougher than official GMAT questions but for the most part stay within the realm of useful practice. I like these questions because they really teach you how to apply a wide variety GMAT concepts and if you have a weakness the GMAT Club test will expose it. A couple things to remember with these GMAT Club Quant beasts:

1. Keep your forward momentum. Skip questions that are too tough for the moment. Be practicing this skill. Try to finish every one of these sections. (before doing these tests you might consider reading this article on GMAT Timing)

2. Ignore the score. It’s not accurate and it’s just not important. Learn from these. Do not use the score to judge your progress.

3. Take as long as you need to review your tests. Avoid taking a new test until the old one has been thoroughly reviewed. This should take some time to do. That’s OK. Also, give yourself a pass on 3-4 questions per review session. Although a majority if these questions are excellent, some of them may just be too tough to be relevant and are not worth spending hours reviewing. Let’s focus on the important 95%! Just in case here is a refresh on how you should review your work with GMAT study skills and how to tackle impossible GMAT questions.

GMAT Study Schedule Week 6 - Quant

Our Quant focus this week is combinations, permutations, and probability. Find a good method for these questions. Don’t obsess about combinatorics. I had a total of 1 combinatorics question on my last GMAT.  Get comfortable with basic grouping and ordering.  Understand how to solve by subtracting the issues from the total. It is important to understand the connection between combinations/permutations and probability. These question types are very similar. Here are some GMAT combinations, permutations, and probability strategies to get your primed for this week's Quant!

GMAT Question of the Day Combinatorics 1

GMAT Question of the Day Combinatorics 2

GMAT Question of the Day Combinatorics 3

GMAT Question of the Day Combinatorics 4

GMAT Question of the Day Combinatorics 5

GMAT Question of the Day Probability 1

GMAT Question of the Day Probability 2

GMAT Question of the Day Probability 3

GMAT Question of the Day Probability 4

 

GMAT Study Schedule Week 6 - Verbal

Are you familiar with fill in the blank questions? Well, you might want to be because these Critical Reasoning questions are surprisingly common in the Official Guide 13th Edition. Does that mean that they will be all over your GMAT? That I don’t know but I would take the mix of questions in the Official Guide as at least an indication of the mix on the actual GMAT.  Most of these fill in the blank questions are asking you to supply and additional premise in support of the argument (the key word for supply a premise is SINCE.  When you see since think fact/evidence/support). You could look at these questions as a type of strengthen question. In this week's GMAT schedule you'll work through a host of these. We will also continue with the LSAT - try your best to work on the LSAT sections when you are fresh. LSAT verbal is dense. Let’s put our best foot forward with it. One more reminder: keep reading The Economist to improve your reading comprehension!

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 1

Official Guide 13th Edition - Combinations/Permutations/Probability

Problem SolvingCombinations/Permutations:  124, 128, 133, 148, 193, 228

Probability:  68, 107, 173, 215

Data SufficiencyProbability: 39, 125

Quantitative Review 2nd Edition - Combinations/Permutations/Probability

Problem Solving - Probability:  79, 160

Combinations/Permutations:  132, 151

Data Sufficiency - Probability: 122

Official Guide 13th Edition - General Set

Problem Solving:  140-154

Data Sufficiency:  125-139

LSAT Prep Test

1 LR Section 2 RC Passages

Verbal Review 2nd Edition

Sentence Correction: 80-89

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 2

GMAT Club CAT (QUANT)

LSAT Prep Test

1 LR Section 1 RC Passage

Official Guide 13th Edition - Fill in the Blank

Critical Reasoning: 31, 33, 35, 38, 39, 45, 55, 59, 65, 69, 74, 81, 101

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 3

LSAT Prep Test

2 RC Passages

Verbal Review 2nd Edition - Fill in the Blank

Critical Reasoning: 10, 13, 25, 37, 38, 65, 78

Official Guide 13th Edition - General Set

Problem Solving:  155-169 Data Sufficiency:   140-154 Sentence Correction:   80-89

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 4

GMAT Club CAT (QUANT)

LSAT Prep Test

1 LR Section 1 RC Passage

Official Guide 13th Edition - General Set

Sentence Correction: 90-99

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 5

GMAT Holiday!

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 6

GMAT Club CAT (QUANT)

LSAT Prep Test

2 LR Sections 2 RC Passages

Verbal Review 2nd Edition - General Set

Sentence Correction: 90-99

GMAT Study Schedule DAY 7

GMAT Prep 2 (Good Luck!)

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