## Practice Test #1

**APRIL 23, 2011**

Quantitative 33 36% 35Q | 17 Incorrect

Verbal 34 68% 41Q | 13 Incorrect

**TOTAL 560**

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**MARCH 01, 2011**

Quantitative 37Q | 24 Incorrect

Verbal 41Q | 10 Incorrect

**TOTAL 490**

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## Back to the Basics II

Great day of reviewing Basic Math Video series. Also, got back into Crossfit!

**MATERIALS: Basic Math Video Series
**

**STUDY HOURS: 12
**

**TOTAL HOURS: 76**

## Back to Basics…

GMAT Divisibility & Primes kicked my butt today. Need to go back and carefully review my Basic Math and Foundations of GMAT Math materials. Hopefully, this will also give me a confidence boost to tackle this math!

On a good note, I ran outside for 30 minutes today. Great stress relief and the first major fitness activity I’ve done in two months. Tomorrow will be my return to Crossfit!

**MATERIALS: Manhattan GMAT Book #1 – Number Properties**

**STUDY HOURS: 3
**

**TOTAL HOURS: 65**

## Rough Day. Great Hours.

My MBA study plan is getting on track. I studied the majority of the day and even completed my first set of “Official Guide” problems! Shocking revelation. GMAT Math is much harder than I anticipated. Not technically demanding but extremely complex theoretically. I will really need to dig into this GMAT Math…

**MATERIALS: Manhattan GMAT Book #1 – Number Properties**

**STUDY HOURS: 6
**

**TOTAL HOURS: 62**

## Leaving the Station…

Had a rough but productive day. This is the first day in several weeks that my GMAT study machine was fully functioning. The majority of the day was spent with annual dentist appointment and workload from my job but I got a solid chunk of study time done.

I have noticed that the chapters don’t take as long as I thought to complete. However, the practice problem are significantly harder than I anticipated. Not technically difficult, but challenging in the “brainteaser” sort of way. I’ll have to conquer this difficulty level somehow.

On the personal front, tomorrow I will get my fitness plan back on track and fix two errors on my MBA.com account.

**MATERIALS: Manhattan GMAT Book #1 – Number Properties**

**STUDY HOURS: 6
**

**TOTAL HOURS: 56**

My goal is to get a 780 on the GMAT.

## In the beginning…

This is the beginning of my journey! Two months ago, I took a practice GMAT Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and scored a 490. Yes, this is a very low score. However, I took the test with no preparation, at midnight, after a very long day at work so I’m sure my next diagnostic test will be much higher.

I have already completed the Manhattan GMAT “Fundamentals of GMAT Math” workbook and two online “Fundamentals” workshops. In February, I devoted 47 hours to GMAT fundamentals preparation. Unfortunately, I have forgotten 70% of this content due to my 8-week break!

My goals for tonight are as follows:

- Thoroughly Review Manhattan GMAT Book 1: Number Properties – Chapter One
- Create a blogroll of essential GMAT websites and motivational resources

Current Mood:

- Anxiety over balancing GMAT workload with my demanding (read: highly stressful) marketing agency job

**STUDY HOURS: 3**

**TOTAL HOURS: 50**

My goal is to get a 780 on the GMAT. Here we go!!