This week is going to be another toughie. Again for non-quants people it might seem impossible, but its not. The idea is to go through the material once. Another thing is that on GMAT you are expected to solve one sum in less than 2 minutes. These chapters have typically 15-20 problems and so it is very doable. You can take proper notes when you solve the OG problems. And again the schedule is made assuming you will study for only 4 hours daily. Some days you can push a bit more and clear the backlogs. This week you will try to finish two strategy guides: Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s and Manhattan Fractions, Decimals, & Percents. The former is tougher, but the latter should be relatively easy. If you get stuck at something, do not waste time understanding it, ask some one. Ask me, but do not waste time and lag. All the best. If you can make it through this week, the rest is going to be easy. For people with quants background, this is going to be a cake walk. Go, go, go!

**GOAL:**

- Finish 3 chapters from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s.

**TIME:**

- One session of 4 hours

**ACTION:**

- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Basic Equations” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 1 Hour
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Exponential Equations” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 30 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 30 minutes
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Quadratic Equations” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 40 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 minutes

**GOAL:**

- Finish 3 chapters from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s.

**TIME:**

- One session of 5 hours

**ACTION:**

- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Formulas” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 20 Minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 20 Minutes
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Functions” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 40 Minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Inequalities” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 1.5 Hours
- Solve the exercise at the end – 1.5 Hours

**GOAL:**

- Finish 2 chapters from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s.
- Finish any backlog from this week.

**TIME:**

- One session of 4 hours

**ACTION:**

- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “VICs” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 40 Minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Strategies for DS” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 30 Minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 30 Minutes
- Finish any backlogs till this point. – 1 hour 20 minutes

- 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.

**GOAL:**

- Finish OG questions corresponding to Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s.

**TIME:**

- One session of 4 hours

**ACTION:**

- Solve the Official Guide Problems part 1 for Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 4 Hours

**GOAL:**

- Finish 4 chapters from Manhattan Fractions, Decimals, & Percents.

**TIME:**

- One session of
**5**hours

**ACTION:**

- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Digits and Decimals” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 30 Minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 30 Minutes
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Fractions” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 40 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 1 Hour
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Percents” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 40 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 minute
- Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “FDP’s” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 30 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 30 minutes

**GOAL:**

- Finish 4 chapters from Manhattan Fractions, Decimals, & Percents.

**TIME:**

- Two sessions of 3.5 hours and 4.5 hours.

**ACTION:**

- Finish going through “Strategies for Data Sufficiency” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 30 minutes
- Solve the Official Guide Problems part 1 for Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 3 Hours
- Finish “Advanced Geometry” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 1 Hour
- Solve the Official Guide Problems part 2 for Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 3.5 Hours

**GOAL:**

- Finish 5 chapters from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s.

**TIME:**

- Two sessions of 4 hours each

**ACTION:**

- Finish going through “Advanced Equations” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 20 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Finish going through “Advanced Formulas and Functions” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 20 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Finish going through “Advanced Inequalities” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 20 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Finish going through “Additional VICs” from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 20 minutes
- Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
- Solve the Official Guide Problems Part 2 from Manhattan Equations, Inequalities, and VIC’s – 4 Hours

So this week you again finished two entire Quants strategy guides and solved corresponding problems from OG. Again the trick is to cover the topics and get to know what they are. You do not need to delve deep in any of the topics. If you are actually putting in the suggested time, it should be doable. Be fast when you are reading, solving. Many people get in the habit of doing everything very slowly. That will not work. Also do not worry if you think that some topics were not very clear. We will again revisit the concepts in Recovery phase (Phase 3). For now revise everything properly. Make cheat sheets and flashcards. And do not get stressed. Enjoy!