This is an excerpt from a longer article by Jeff Sackmann, originally published at www.gmathacks.com. Jeff has created several valuable GMAT-preparation resources, including Total GMAT Math and Total GMAT Verbal.
Let’s say that you have a clear idea of what you’d like to score on the GMAT, and you are committed to reaching that goal. Assuming that you’ve taken some form of diagnostic, determine the improvement that is necessary. Here’s a handy approximation of the amount of time you’ll need to spend:
Number of Hours = Number of Points Improvement X 2
As I say, this is an approximation. If your math skills are very rusty and you want to improve your score from a 400 to a 450, you might not need that much time. If you’re scoring 700 and shooting for 750, you may need more time than that. Most important is how you spend that time.
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