Category: GMAT PREP

Personal Learning Log


Complete > 10 chapters in both Spanish and Chinese.

Complete all four MGMAT books. (RC, EQ, SC and WT).


Update progress table when possible.


1 & 2

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
Reading Comprehen
Sentence Correction
Word Translation

Task for each week day:

One chapter from each GMAT book per day (IV).

One chapter from each language book per day (II).

Week 1: Weekend Review

Week 2: Mock exam for GMAT.

Mock listening  and oral Test for Spanish and Chinese.


TIP 1:

On, the general advice is to keep an error log. In their own words:

Be sure to track your errors. One of the most common mistakes that GMAT test takers make when preparing for the GMAT is that they do not spend time to track their performance on practice problems/tests.  It’s absolutely critical to keep a log of your errors in order to determine your strengths and weaknesses; this will allow you to tailor your GMAT prep to ensure to focus on the specific subjects where you need the most help.”

I have decided to apply this advice to my language learning experience as well as the GMAT preparation.

Do check out:

How To Learn From Your Errors article written by MGMAT. It is good to get the general idea and then apply some of their advice to your language learning approach.

TIP 2: Your success depends on how well you implement necessary changes and maintain those changes.

TIP 3: Don’t dwell on the past, just move on. Somedays you will not do anything, and on other days you will triple your efforts. My experience from revising for the GMAT has taught me that discipline and tracking your errors are key. My experience has also taught me that when working in a team, I thrive when I receive and give feedback. The GMAT and Chinese learning activities are activities that I undertake alone and I will now have to think of ways to say and receive well dones from myself. <— This must sound odd to some but it is something that I discovered and I think that if I can work on this, I will encounter fewer learning obstacles.





Blog Break – GMAT PREP

My thoughts

In an effort to organise my current life, I have taken a break from blogging and active Chinese learning. I just hope I won’t regret it. I am currently working on the GMAT which is the prerequisite for applying to Business school or simply doing a master’s degree. I have been procrastinating for a while but now my exam is down on paper.

On the 26th of April 2012, Inshallah, I will take the exam in PARIS PARIS and say goodbye to procrastination and hello to the beginning of another journey.

I could document this journey for those of you who may be interested . We shall see. I know that if I do document my 25 days to GMAT heaven, I will stay on track (well I sincerely hope so), and if I don’t I should forget about going to B-school.

In the meantime I will be between Paris (place of examination) and Nantes (my current home). Mid way through the month, I’ll move to Paris just to change environment and to stay on track.

All I know is that I can’t wait to get THIS out of the way and then concentrate on Chinese and Japanese while maybe preparing my essays. I don’t think I will make it for the HSK exam 🙂 grins… I may make it for the december session.

I wish you all a month free of procrastination and a Happy Easter of course.



MGMAT books (all 8),