Friday, September 18, 2009

GMAT study plan to achieve 720+ in 30 days



A systematic study plan is a necessary first step toward a high score in a tough exam such as the GMAT , a broad based study plan incorporating “The Science of Thinking” approaches.
Modify and adapt it to suit your competency level. For instance, some of you might require a basic word building before you embark on the verbal preparation.
All the material suggested below requires an acrobat reader as well as the reader downloadable from http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/downloads.asp
Registration is free. Download the reader and install it in your computer.
Pre-stage:
Take the GMAT diagnostic test at
Use the test feedback to gauge whether you need to begin at the elementary stage or at the concept stage.
Stage 1: elementary work(optional)
Math: objective -review all fundamental concepts
Material: Use workbooks – Geometry, algebra, arithmetic. Develop basic computation using Vedic math from Concept ebook. Write tables  from 1x1 to 25 x 25.Learn the squares, cubes, square roots of numbers from 1 to 25.
Download free math workbooks http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/downloads.asp downloads.
The concept ebook can be downloaded at
Verbal: objective- learn  parts of speech, reading skills, idioms, basics of logics
Material: use workbooks- science of grammar, meaning, comprehension, reasoning, vocabulary and idiom lists;
Download free verbal workbooks http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/downloads.asp downloads.
Read a wide variety of articles- science, economics, book reviews, philosophy, history( from publications)
For higher order GMAT- like passages
Visit times literary supplement…………………………….. http://gale.cengage.co.uk/tls/
Stage 2: concept building
Verbal ebook- Study grammar, critical reasoning approaches, Reading comprehension strategies
Browse through http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-it-works.asp for more tips and strategies on critical reasoning
Browse through http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-usage.asp for more tips and strategies on sentence correction
Browse through http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-reading-comprehension.asp for more tips and strategies on reading comprehension

Math ebook- algebra, arithmetic, geometry concepts. Review ScoT bytes an Quick bytes from the concept ebook. This can be used as GMAT flash cards
Download concept math ebook
Browse through http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-l3-method.asp  for more tips and strategies on problem solving
Browse through http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-ds-strategies.asp for more tips and strategies on data sufficiency
essay:
Browse through power writing strategies http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-power-writing.asp
Learn how to write essay using ebook
Submit analytical writing essays to us at urmentor@semanticslearning.com
write essays ( 10 argument essays/ 10 issue essays)*seek guidance  from  online mentor
Take the practice tests at the end of the ebook
Stage 3: science of thinking strategies
Math:  Study modern math and science of thinking strategies from ebook volume on higher order solving
Practice ‘solution-free problem solving’ exercise.
Verbal:
Study CR strategies for 15 question types , Intricacies of abstract passages,25  errors in GMAT sentence correction from the following ebooks.
Stage 4.    
do CBTs

Work on official guide
-power prep test
Stage 5: revision and guidance
Review formulae, CR strategies, Sentence error areas, analyse tests, write timed essays
Seek guidance from
Email your doubts to urmentor@semanticslearning.com for math,verbal,essay
Call +91-09884123808 / +91-044-42068494
Other useful site links:
Blogs: yogmat.semanticsearning.com, letsgmat@blogspot.com.
MBA news…………………….. http://www.semanticslearning.com/beta/gmat-home.asp
Follow me on twitter – http://twitter.com/GMAT_hub
Disclaimer*
This is only suggestive and prescriptive. Since test aspirants vary in their needs and levels of preparation, each one should chart out intelligent plans to strengthen all areas of test.

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