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    Studying for the GMAT

    I am going to be taking the GMAT in about a month, and I was wondering if guys had any tips out on what to study or how to study for it. Yes I know, that a month isn't ideal but I do have a lot of free since second semster for doesn't start till January 30, and have been getting about four hours of studying in each day. If I were to list the sections by biggest to least concerned with it would follow; the critical writing section, the verbal section, and finally the math/quantitative section. Any help that you guys could provide would be much appreciated.



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    Re: Studying for the GMAT

    I didn't study at all for it and scored well above average. The writing section is really easy. Basically just write an intro, a body, then a decent conclusion. I got 6/6 and I'm far from a good writer. For the math section, mine was a LOT of logic. If this, then that. If these two conditions are true, which of these are true. The verbal section wasn't too bad. I'm awful with reading comprehension and did well on it.

    You get 10 minutes breaks between each section: Take them and go eat a quick snack and drink something to wake yourself up.



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    Re: Studying for the GMAT

    I think the challenge is about pacing yourself and concentrating. I got tons of junk mail after taking the test. Many schools won't care about some sections of the test, others will just want you to apply so they can turn around and say that tons of kids applied.



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    Re: Studying for the GMAT

    The writing doesn't really matter. Don't focus on that. I got 6/6 and no one ever even asked about it.

    I would go with studying the digital material that they give you when you sign up. It's not HARD, its just you need to know the format. Some of the formatting of questions is goofy so it's good to see how that works ahead of time.

    Good luck.



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    Re: Studying for the GMAT

    You've probably already done this, but get a decent study guide and get familiar with the format and types of practice questions.

    Overall the test is challenging, but not crazy difficult. For me the hardest part was maintaining focus for that amount of time. Agree with previous post about using your break times to get up and grab a snack and drink.

    Keep your concentration and you'll be fine.



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    Re: Studying for the GMAT

    I bought a study guide that included a CD with a sample test. I never opened the book, but I did take the sample test to get a feeling for the types of questions and the timing of the test. I scored pretty well on it, and I think I was more comfortable going in knowing what to expect. I don't know that a lot of studying would have done me any good though, as the actual content of the test didn't seem to be anything too advanced.



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