It is currently 18 Nov 2017, 20:55
My Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

GRE Quant Hard questions

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Director
Director
Joined: 03 Sep 2017
Posts: 522
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 66

GRE Quant Hard questions [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2017, 08:13
I am planning to apply for a Ph.D. in Economics and most of the universities does not require a target score but they state that successful applicants usually score very high in Quantitative section.

Thus, I am very focused on Quantitative rather then Verbal aiming to get as much as possible in Quant and a decent 160 in Verbal. I've just done a practice test after almost 1 month preparation and I have 1 month more to sharpen it. My score was Q 162 V 158. Checking my answers, the mistakes were all in those Harder and Devilish as defined by Manhattan Prep. Taking into consideration that I did not revised my answers even though I had time to do it, I think a couple of them could have been right with a little more of attention. Other, instead, were completely insane.

Now I am wondering how to make this last month of prep fruitful. I mean my idea was to focus mostly on hard questions in order to get some insights on how they should be solved and the strategies related. Clearly without forgetting about easy and medium ones which are equally necessary to get the maximum score.

What would you suggest from your experience?
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 2315
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 344 [0], given: 1343

Re: GRE Quant Hard questions [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2017, 01:42
Expert's post
IlCreatore wrote:
I am planning to apply for a Ph.D. in Economics and most of the universities does not require a target score but they state that successful applicants usually score very high in Quantitative section.

Thus, I am very focused on Quantitative rather then Verbal aiming to get as much as possible in Quant and a decent 160 in Verbal. I've just done a practice test after almost 1 month preparation and I have 1 month more to sharpen it. My score was Q 162 V 158. Checking my answers, the mistakes were all in those Harder and Devilish as defined by Manhattan Prep. Taking into consideration that I did not revised my answers even though I had time to do it, I think a couple of them could have been right with a little more of attention. Other, instead, were completely insane.

Now I am wondering how to make this last month of prep fruitful. I mean my idea was to focus mostly on hard questions in order to get some insights on how they should be solved and the strategies related. Clearly without forgetting about easy and medium ones which are equally necessary to get the maximum score.

What would you suggest from your experience?


Your strategy is perfectly sound. However, I would suggest you of not neglecting that much the verbal side. It is true that you wanna a Ph.D. in economics but at the end of the day you communicate via words and sentences. So the verbal score is also important.

On top of that, every school prefers a balanced score: both quant and verbal. I.E. stellar in quant and poor in verbal.

Hope this helps.

PS: this could become in handy to you https://gmatclub.com/forum/guides-and-r ... 66271.html
_________________

Get the 17 FREE GREPrepclub Tests

Re: GRE Quant Hard questions   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2017, 01:42
Display posts from previous: Sort by

GRE Quant Hard questions

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: Moderators



GRE Prep Club Forum Home| About| Terms of Use| GRE Prep Club Rules| Contact

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group

Kindly note that the GRE® test is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by ETS®.