Oh gee thanks for the help JP ! Is there anyone else that has any good, proven stress relief methods for this GMAT thing. I have been studying for months and its driving me mad. I cant sleep at night, I have lost weight, my nerves are mangled. I can't take it !!!!!!! I never knew one little test could turn my world upside down like that ! Anyoneeeeeeeeeee give me somethingggggggggg ! Arghhhhh
A lot of student are in the same boat as you. I certainly would not advocate illegal drug use, however, I would like to maybe talk to you a little bit about balancing the GMAT with the rest of your life. Yes ! its possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind. I hope they help you out.
(1) The GMAT is a test that plays a role in the determination of where you will attend business school. I assure you business school is considerably more difficult than the GMAT. The GMAT is just a test. It tests your ability to make creative use of your working knowledge. Being stressed out and anxious will thwart your ability to make creative use of anything.
(2) Set aside a fixed amount of time and a time slot that will be for GMAT study. Just like you may have classes at a certain time of the day for a certain duration, your GMAT study should be scheduled. Make sure before you begin with your studies you have eaten well, you are relaxed, and in generally good spirits. Usually 1.5 - 2 hours per day of focused study is the best way to go (based on my own field experience).
(3) As you study, set small goals. For example pick a topic, say rate problems, and work only on that one topic in your sitting.
(4) Do not migrate to other topics before you have mastered the topic at hand.
(5) Relax ! hang out with your friends and family, watch some television, do some recreational reading, exercise. Make sure that your GMAT study does not turn in to an obsession.
I hope that these tips are helpful for you. Lets us know your results if you decide to employ them ! I am confident that they will work for you. Good Luck
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