Hi...

Work has kept me quite busy, so had left GMAT studies for sometime. It's time now.

*Recap*

Took the GMAT Diagnositc Quiz on Kaplan Premier's online companion. Scored 89% - 34 / 38 were correct answers. Got 1 wrong each in DS, PS, RC and CR. It was untimed.

__To Do__

While reviewing, there is 1 DS question I could not understand - will ask a friend - also, need to put it as a CP.

Another DS question took too long - must review that.

*RC Strategy*

In RC, writing what the para is talking about as short notes helps me. It's a PR method, but it seems to be working. It doesn't work in those passages where I have literally been unable to comprehend the meaning. To reduce the probability of that happening, I need to start **taking out time to read** (I used to be a voracious reader till time constrains brought my reading time down to near negligible). I also **need to work on my vocab** - I have Word Power Made Easy (WPME) by Norman Lewis. Maybe I should revisit it.

*Speed Math*

Have also been learning calculation shortcuts from Bill Handley's Speed Mathematics. It's actually quite fun and I've done a few chapters.

__To Do__

Do the chapter on **decimal multiplication**. Practise calculations.