Good news: I feel with the wealth of practice problems, exams, and top notch instructors at Veritas, I've got amazing resources lined up to help me maximize my score.
Bad news: My score on practice exams has been up and down and pretty much plateaued during the last month.. to a level which is only around the range of my last GMAT exam!
Question:How would you recommend a student to study smart at this point to get the best results?
Or what resources/blog posts/etc would you recommend I look at?
With so much information, endless practice questions, and a plethora of different opinions in the blogosphere, I'd like to ensure I'm focused properly. I'm pretty far along in my studying and have completed all lessons and ~90% of the problems.
Here are my current study situation and tactics:
Focus on error log - I log all problems which give me trouble and working through and analyzing all problems for 2nd or 3rd time. I have gone back to focus on identified weak areas rather than continuing on with all problems in combinatorics and advanced word problems books.
Practice exams and review - At this point I take 1 practice exam a week and spend significant time reviewing every question afterwards. Troublesome questions go into my error log for 2nd and 3rd review later.
Both these activities take up most of my time now for studying. I'll add in 5-10 new problems/wk from OG or advanced word problems book also.
What do you think? I believe I've got a solid plan and adequate resources, but as things aren't panning out, I'd like to evaluate and get an expert opinion.
My targets are 46+ Quant, 41+ Verbal, 710+ overall, so my focus has been on quant as I'm further away there.
Test Date Completed Quant Verbal Score
GMAT Simulator Set 1 2012-11-11
40 41 640
GMAT Simulator Set 1 2012-11-18
36 42 630
GMAT Simulator Set 2 2012-11-25
42 44 680
GMAT Simulator Set 2 2012-12-03
47 26 610
GMAT Prep 2012-12-09
43 38 660
GMAT Simulator Set 1 2012-12-16
41 41 650
GMAT Simulator Set 2 2012-12-24
45 39 670
40 36 630