GMAT Prep: Week 8

This week we will finish the core preparation phase of the GMAT. We will focus on finishing the last part in Quants an then gear up for a mock test on the last day (Sunday) of the week. This is again going to be a tricky week if you are not the quant joc types. But after so many drills, I am expecting you to be much better. If you are already comfortable with math, you can utilize some of your time to revise other areas and prepare for the test! So let’s get started!

DAY 50

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Algebraic Translations” from Manhattan Word Translations – 1 Hour
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Rates & Work” from Manhattan Word Translations – 30 minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 30 minutes

DAY 51

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Ratios” from Manhattan Word Translations – 20 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 20 Minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Combinatorics” from Manhattan Word Translations – 40 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes

DAY 52

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Probability” from Manhattan Word Translations – 40 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Statistics” from Manhattan Word Translations – 30 Minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 30 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 53

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Overlapping Sets” from Manhattan Word Translations – 1 Hour
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 40 Minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Minor Problem Types” from Manhattan Word Translations – 30 minutes
  • Solve the exercise at the end – 30 minutes
  • Finish going through the theory and examples from chapter “Strategies for Data Sufficiency” from Manhattan Word Translations – 30 minutes


DAY 54

GOAL:

TIME:

  • One session of 4 hours

ACTION:

  • Solve 50 problems from the list given in chapter “Official Guide Problem Set” in Manhattan Word Translations – 2 Hours
  • Analyze and make notes.

DAY 55

GOAL:

TIME:

  • Two sessions of 4 hours each.

ACTION:

  • Solve 50 problems from the list given in chapter “Official Guide Problem Set” in Manhattan Word Translations –  2 Hours
  • Analyze and make notes – 2 Hours
  • Solve rest of the problems from the list given in chapter “Official Guide Problem Set” in Manhattan Word Translations – 2 Hours
  • Analyze and make notes – 2 Hours

DAY 56

GOAL:

  • Take a test!

TIME:

  • Three sessions of 2, 3.5 and 2.5 Hours.

ACTION:

  • Revise everything. Go through your cheat sheets, flash cards. Get ready for the test – 2 Hours
  • Take a test as you would the actual test – 3.5 Hours
  • Analyze the test, make notes – 2.5 Hours

SUMMARY

This marks the end of the Building-up phase in your GMAT Prep. If you survived this, you have conquered most of it. The major battle is won, now it’s time to run that last mile and win the war. So basically, even if you go and take the GMAT now, you will be good, but that’s not the way to do it really! Now we will tweak things here and there in the recovery phase which is next. Then after that we will delve into advance concepts and then eventually enter the Test phase. For now, feel good that half the journey is over and the tougher part is over. From now, it will be much easier. No crazy time limits, simply ironing out things. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Almost finished this week!..One simpre remark:the advanced chapters from Word Translations are missing here.

  2. Finished this week! Took a MGMAT CAT 1 and scored 650. Q 45 V34. THe quant section on this CAT was extremely difficult. I read that the MGMAT CAT 1 is really difficult on both sections so I’m happy with the results.Hope that in 5 weeks I will be ready for 700+.For now I will start week 9 tomorrow!

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