So basically, I'm a regular. Nothing extra impressive about me intelligence-wise. After I ordered the official guide 12
from amazon in January and began looking through it I quickly realized I would not be able to score in the needed range without a decent amount of studying. I also knew I needed structure and a plan and didn't think I could keep myself motivated to study without help. So, after poking around here on GMATCLUB I decided that taking a Manhattan GMAT class
was my best bet, so I ponied up the $1,100 and scheduled by exam for 10 days after the course was scheduled to end, making my G-day July 1st, 2011.
I used nothing but the books that were included in the class and a few guides I downloaded from GMATCLUB.
My test scores were as follows:
MGMAT 1 - 610 (q:44, v:31) 3/14, no essays, timed.
MGMAT 2 - 640 (q:44, v:34) 4/27, no essays, not timed.
MGMAT 3 - 620 (q:45, v:31) 5/22, no essays, timed.
MGMAT 4 - 650 (q:44, v:35) 6/17, no essays, timed.
MGMAT 5 - 600 (q:40, v:33) 6/19, essays, timed.
GMATPREP 1 - 690 (q:45, v:40) 6/23, essays, timed.
MGMAT 6 - 660 (q:44, v:36) 6/26, no essays, timed.
GMATPREP 2 - 700 (q:47, v:38) 6/29, no essays, timed.G-day - 690 (q:44, v:40)
Overall, I'm satisfied with my score although I think I could have cracked 700 if my quant didn't lag on test day. I don't plan on retaking unless I get rejected from all the schools I apply to this year.
As far as the MGMAT class
, I don't really recommend it for the price, but I do think their SC and CR guides helped me A LOT! If anything I would recommend buying their package that gives you all their guides, OG's, and online access to class recordings.
If you have any questions about my process I'd be happy to respond.
I'm excited that I'm done with the GMAT and I look forward to applying for 2012!
It's better to be lucky than to be good.