# GMAT Study Schedule Week 7

(if you are just starting out with your GMAT Preparation you may want to start at the intro to the GMAT Study Schedule)

Full steam ahead into lucky week 7 of your GMAT preparation. We are solidly in the second half of this GMAT preparation and let’s face it: some of these GMAT questions are still pretty tough. That’s normal. It doesn’t matter how much you prepare; there will always be GMAT questions that challenge you (how to deal with impossible GMAT Questions). The important thing is to learn how to let go of questions so that a couple challenging question don’t get in the way of a great score.  Let’s develop good test taking habits NOW.  This article on GMAT timing might be helpful.

## Week 7 Quant

This week we’ll be working on picking numbers. So we’ll take a look at a bunch of questions that can be solved by picking numbers rather than using the supplied variables. Learn how to solve these types of questions both by picking numbers and algebraically so that during your real GMAT you can pick the tool that works best for the question in front of you. Usually my GMAT tutoring students who are very strong at algebra (and quant in general) eschew picking numbers. I’m usually pretty stubborn about my students practicing picking numbers because in my experience picking numbers can get you out of trouble on a some beastly GMAT word problems. Here’s a GMAT Question of the Day which is far easier to solve if you pick numbers.

## Week 7 Verbal

Long ago the GMAT was administered on paper. Of course those days are gone but we have some fossils from that far away past: the GMAT paper tests. The GPT Quant is too easy unless you need to brush up on your fundamentals but the verbal is great practice. It’s best to do all the sections in one sitting and to avoid skipping around (one question at a time, in a row. Pretend it is a CAT). The timing is very tight so go ahead and add 10 minutes onto the clock to give yourself 85 minutes for an entire GMAT paper test. If you seem to be doing well on your timing you can scale the clock back to 80 minutes. These tests have a scoring table which instructs you to subtract points for wrong answers. No need.

Still reading the Economist every day?  That’s good – I’m sure you’ve learned some interesting stuff!

## GMAT Study Schedule DAY 1

#### Official Guide 13th Edition – Picking Numbers

Problem Solving: 177, 198, 205 (optional), 209

#### Official Guide 13th Edition – General Set

Data Sufficiency  155-164

Extra Number Properties Practice!

GMAT Question of the Day Number Properties 9

GMAT Question of the Day Number Properties 10

GMAT Question of the Day Number Properties 11

GMAT Question of the Day Number Properties 12

GMAT Question of the Day Number Properties 13

## GMAT Study Schedule DAY 2

#### LSAT Prep Test

1 Logical Reasoning

#### Verbal Review 2nd Edition – General Set

Sentence Correction 100-113

## GMAT Study Schedule DAY 3

#### LSAT Prep Test

1 Logical Reasoning

#### Official Guide 13th Edition – General Set

Sentence Correction 100-119

## GMAT Study Schedule DAY 6

#### LSAT Prep Test

1 Logical Reasoning

#### Official Guide 13th Edition – General Set

Data Sufficiency  165-174

## GMAT Study Schedule DAY 7

#### LSAT Prep Test

1 Logical Reasoning

#### Official Guide 13th Edition – General Set

Problem Solving:  170-184