Note: The following post is about how to maximize your score when you already have good quantitative skills and are a good reader. This is intended as a 2 week strategy for taking the GMAT.
Just to recap, the GMAT consists of:
-Integrated Reasoning Section (30 min, Separate Score)
-AWA Essay (30 min, Separate Score)
-Quant section (75min, contributes to your score out of 800) – raw score out of 51
-Verbal section (75min, contributes to your score out of 800, Only the Sentence Correction is actually challenging) – raw score out of 51
For materials, I would recommend
-The Official Guide (for practice questions only)
-Manhattan GMAT Guide set (see below for books)
Day 1: Spend a few minutes reading about the GMAT and take one of the GMATPrep Practice tests (you can skip the essay if you want)
(GMATPrep is a free download from mba.com)
Day 2-4: Run through each of the quant strategy guides (5 books), the Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning Guide Book. spend about an 1hr on each one. Skim through the sections and try the last few problems in each section (i.e. the hardest sections).
Day 5: Spend this entire time on Sentence Correction (in my view Sentence correction is the hardest)
Day 6-9: Manhattan GMAT Practice Tests, Go over any weak spots, Repeat. (Also I can give you access to manhattan gmat practice tests)
Day 10-11: Go over integrated reasoning, AWA, and anything else you feel like
Day 12: Take the second GMATPrep Test
Day 13: Relax, go over test, and review any material .
Day 14: Test Day!