Good debriefings Tips

December 26, 2006
Since I am starting my GMAT preparation all over again I decided to start by going through some debriefings that I think are really useful: Twinsplitter, Ursula, Piyust / ticktacktoe and Eric from beat the gmat. I took all of this information from

For my previous preparation, I just read them and said to my self, oh this is interesting, but I forgot a lot of their tips, so this time I made a list of the most important points that I found out on each of them (I am also adding some ideas that came to me while reading their tips):

Use Ursula’s practice sheet to get a feeling of what went wrong with each question (slow, unsure, correct, wrong, careless error, concept error)

Ursula usually did 40 problems in a 80 minute session and all questions where the same type (DS, CR, RC, etc)

Ursula’s time strategy: Divide the total time of a section (quant or verbal) in 3 and try to complete 1/3 of the questions on each block, but remembering to be flexible on verbal.

Get Piyu´s CR presentation (it can be obtained at Piyu´s links at this debrief at test magic or also at beat the GMAT forum) and work with it. Piyu´s Math document at the end of my math preparation.

Practice Boldface questions.

Anytime you see helpful information at test magic or other page, paste the link in a word document.

Search for static’s books for concepts.

Copy Twin’s SC Strategy.

Look for real life examples to add for AWA.

Do a lot of problems in front of a computer to get used to it.

At data sufficiency questions read the question very well and determine the kind of question, and when solving it, keep the statements separated.

Get sahil´s sentence correction notes.

While working with critical reasoning write down or at least identify the type of question.

Go through Powerprep quantitative overview.

Use the forums!
posted by Catalina at 12/26/2006, |


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