Day 17 - Kaplan Problem Solving
I decided to stop my harping over reading comprehension and move on towards finishing the Kaplan 2005 book. Today I covered Chapter 6 and 7 in Kaplan (pages 151-166), which focused on quantitative problem solving. I also did a problem solving practice quiz at the end of chapter 7, pages 167-191.
I advise folks out there to skim this material. If you want decent problem solving strategies, the Princeton Review book does a much better job than the Kaplan book. Kaplan provided nothing insightful on this topic.
The high point of the day for me was doing the problem solving quiz. Timing myself to make sure I wasn't spending more than 2 minutes per question, I was able to answer 48/50 questions correctly--results that I greatly desire to repeat on the actual GMAT test day
On the quiz I found that the questions that gave me the most problems had to do with combinations and permutations. But I expect to master these topics once I get to my Delta Course reivew, which by the way, everyone out there should consider purchasing. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Looking back on my GMAT experience, it was unnecessary to purchase Delta Course.]
SUMMARY OF DAY 17 WORK:
1. Kaplan Chapter 6 - Quantitative Section Overview - pages 151-154.
2. Kaplan Chapter 7 - Problem Solving - pages 155-166.
3. Kaplan Chapter 7 Problem Solving Practice Quiz - pages 167 - 191.
RECAP OF DAY 17 INSIGHTS:
1. The Kaplan book does not tell you anything useful about problem solving. Skim that chapter.