GMAT Prep: Week 10

Again I will remind you that the schedule has branched into two: Verbal Focus and Math Focus. If you feel that you need more focus on Verbal, you should choose the Verbal Focus. But, if you think you are good in Verbal but need more focus on Math topic, choose the Math focus. I suppose you have already done this in the start of the last week. So continuing this week from last we will finish the rest of the material. Enjoy!

Choose your branch: Verbal Focus OR Math Focus

Branch A: Verbal Focus

This week we will take up from where we left last week in SC. We will finish revisiting the Manhattan Sentence Correction. Then we will focus on concepts and strategies in RC from the Manhattan RC Guide. We will finish it and also do the corresponding problems from OG. Remember you can substitute the Manhattan guides for the PowerScore Verbal Bible.


DAY 64

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 Hours.

ACTION:

  • Revisit four chapters (just theory) “Idioms”, “Odds & Ends”, “GMC/S-V/Parallelism: Advanced”, “Pronouns & Modifiers: Advanced” – 1.5 Hours
  • Quickly do all the OG problems once again. Maintain a pace of 50 questions/hour – should take around 1.5 Hours
  • Analyze mistakes and edit/update notes – use the rest of the hour.

DAY 65

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 Hours.

ACTION:

  • Revisit chapter (just theory) “Verbs & Comparisons: Advanced” – 30 Minutes
  • Quickly do all the OG problems once again. Maintain a pace of 50 questions/hour – should take less than an Hour
  • Analyze mistakes and edit/update notes – 15 Minutes
  • Go through the Grammar Reference Section from the Kaplan Verbal Book and make notes – 2 Hours

DAY 66

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Introduction to Principles” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 2 Hours
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 1 Hour
  • Analyze Solutions – 1 Hour

Remember! You have only 1 Hour to solve 38 CR questions. So, even if it seems less time, it’s not. You HAVE to do it within an hour.

DAY 67

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Component of Passages” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Short Passages” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes

Quick Tips

  • Do the rough work on the blank sheets and write down the answers in the diary/journal.
  • Put proper dates, heading, book’s name + Section name on the top of your journal entry.
  • Write down the score and the accuracy percentage.
  • Analyse each answer with utmost care and keep jotting down any stuff which you have learnt (there has to plenty of them). Make a habit of taking down notes.
  • Write down all the silly mistakes you did on the post-its and finally, stick them on the black chart paper which you should stick to the wall in front of you.

DAY 68

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Long Passages” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Read 15 passages and write a short summary for each as soon as you finish reading a passage without looking back (To enhance your speed, memory and retention) – 2 Hours

DAY 69

GOAL:

TIME:

  • Two sessions of 4 hours each.

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “The Seven Strategies” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Question Analysis” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Read 15 passages and write a short summary for each as soon as you finish reading a passage without looking back (To enhance your speed, memory and retention) – 2 Hours

DAY 70

GOAL:

TIME:

  • Two sessions of 4 hours each.

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the chapter (exercise) “Passage & Problem Sets” from  Manhattan RC Guide – 1.5 Hours
  • Analyze mistakes and make notes – 1.5 Hours
  • Solve tough problems corresponding to the Official Guide Grid and analyze mistakes while taking notes – rest of the time (around 5 hours)

SUMMARY

This week we drilled deeper into areas where we are weak. Manhattan’s strategy guides should be more than enough to understand the concepts which might have eluded us previously. Solving problems from OG 10 with the new found understanding should also help. This concludes your Verbal Focus weeks. Next we will breeze through the Quants concept in the coming week.

Branch B: Math Focus

This week we will continue with Kaplan Math Workbook. We will devote our attention solely to going through the Math concepts again, and solving corresponding problems from OG 10. We will also devote the last 3 days of the week to solving tough problems. You can also substitute the Kaplan book for Nova and tweak the schedule a bit to achieve the same effect.

DAY 64

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish at least half the theory and examples from chapter “Word Problems” from Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook – 3 Hours
  • Also refer to the Manhattan GMAT guides on corresponding topics as part of revision – 1 Hour

DAY 65

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Word Problems” from Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook – 1 Hour
  • Also refer to the Manhattan GMAT guides on corresponding topics as part of revision – 30 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 1.5 Hours
  • Analyze and make notes – 1 Hour

DAY 66

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish at least half the theory and examples from chapter “Data Sufficiency” from Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook – 3 Hours
  • Also refer to the Manhattan GMAT guides on corresponding topics as part of revision – 1 Hour

DAY 67

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Data Sufficiency” from Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook – 1 Hour
  • Also refer to the Manhattan GMAT guides on corresponding topics as part of revision – 30 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 1.5 Hours
  • Analyze and make notes – 1 Hour

DAY 68

GOAL:

  • Revisit toughest/weakest areas.

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Go through your notes and spot the weakest areas.
  • Refer to text books, GMATing posts on Quants, Video Tutorials and tough problem explanations.

DAY 69

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Solve and analyze one question at a time. Do this for the rest half of the document spending the entire weekend.

DAY 70

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Solve and analyze one question at a time. Do this for atleast half the document spending the entire weekend.

SUMMARY

This week we drilled deeper into areas where we are weak. Kaplan Math workbook should be more than enough to understand the concepts which might have eluded us previously. Solving the OG 10 problems with the new found understanding should also help. And the highlight should have been solving the tough problems. Next week, we will breeze through the Verbal sections.

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14 Comments

  1. Ok almost finished the whole schedule..only the adavanced and testing parts are missing..should be ready.

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  3. Where are the last two weeks of this month?

    • Yes!! Where are Week 11 and 12 ?!

      • I havent got the time to do it yet! Should have finished building this website before B school. But anyway the last 2-4 weeks are mostly doing advanced bit from Kaplan GMAT 800 and taking a test marathon. I will post somethin soon.

        • Thanks Mukul! Really need it… At least a general outline (then you build up on specifics) of what to do so I can continue moving forward through this amazing schedule you’ve created 🙂

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