Strengthening Areas of Weaknesses
From this point on, your learning activities will be guided by your areas of weakness. Below, you will find a variety of suggested activities to strengthen any weaknesses.
Learning from your GMAT Prep Now Improvement Chart
Review your personal GMAT Prep Now Improvement Chart to identify areas of weakness (e.g., Geometry, Sentence Correction etc.)
For each area of weakness:
Learning from your Full-Length Practice Tests
You can take the official GMATPrep practice tests up to 3 times each. Just remember that, when you see a repeated question, wait about 2 minutes before answering it. Otherwise your score will be inflated.
Also, be sure to take the bonus 800Score practice tests that are included with your purchase of our Complete GMAT course. To take these practice tests, go to the 800Score login page and enter the confirmation code the confirmation coded that you received in the welcome email we sent you when you purchased the course.
Analyzing your Practice Tests
When analyzing your practice tests, there are four types of weakness to watch out for:
1. Specific quantitative skills/concepts (e.g., algebra, standard deviation, etc.)
2. Specific Verbal skills/concepts (e.g., verb tenses, assumption CR questions, etc.)
3. Test-taking skills (time management, endurance, anxiety etc.)
4. silly mistakes
For the first two weaknesses, the fix is straightforward: find the related lesson(s), learn the concept/skill, and answer practice questions to strengthen that weakness.
If your test-taking skills are the issue, then work on those. For example, we have videos on time management and anxiety reduction in the General Strategies module.
Finally, if silly mistakes are hurting your score, then you must identify and categorize these mistakes so that, during tests, you can easily spot situations in which you are prone to errors. Brent writes about this in the article Avoiding Silly Misteaks on the GMAT.
If you need additional materials to help you prepare, consider the following options: