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2 minutes is a lot of time (really!)

2 minutes is a lot of time (really!)


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GMAT reality check: 2 minutes is a lot of time (really!)

Most common quote from the first conversation with a new client who’s totally unfamiliar with the GMAT:


“Oh my god, 2 minutes per question? How am I supposed to do these types of questions in 2 minutes? Plus there’s no calculators? That’s crazy!”

Is 2 minutes per question really that crazy though?


Mistake #1: Automatically thinking you’re short on time on the GMAT


Initially, most test-takers go into each GMAT question thinking they’re automatically short on time.  But a lot of that feeling is the result of random processes.  By not follow consistent processes, you’re almost starting from scratch with each GMAT question you attempt.  So naturally the time feels short.


Following and mastering GMAT processes


We spend a lot of time with clients on skills drills.  It’s all about standardizing your routine through each question, with standard steps like capture, visualize, setup and calculate.  When you standardize processes, they go faster and faster.  And you get better and better at each step. And suddenly 2 minutes starts to seem less short.


With consistently practice of each stage of the GMAT process, time slows down.


After not too long, you find that you’ve got a well structured visualization and setup for each question and a minute to still run the calculation.  and it can actually feel like a lot of time.


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