Here's my GMAT experience in a nutshell.
I got an easy 'argument' but a slightly cryptic 'issue'. Anyway wrote good essays so went into the Quant on an even note.
I was not expecting too many hiccups in Quant because I have a strong quant background. The questions were definitely not simple and the DS got quite tricky at times.
One small piece of advice - concentrate on DS questions with inequality. Those were really tough. I also got 2 Prob questions which were rather simple and anyone with regular practice on this forum should not have any problem whatsoever.
Apart from that I got 2 questions on co-ordinate geometry, one of which was based on circles and not so easy. All in all, I was under some time pressure in Quant (normally I finished the practice sessions in uner an hour). The Quant standard was definitely a notch or two above OG. Kaplan
quant should suffice.
The Verbal was the googly as far as I was concerned. I got a horrible RC (about 80 lines) on history. It really sapped my energy. The CR was rather easy - in fact I would say it was easier than the OG. The SC however was standard with a good mix of easy and tough ones. I finished Verbal in under an hour and was actually quite happy with the way it went. Hence the disappointment on the low Verbal score. But for Verbal OG
is the BEST. The rest are all trash.
My prep schedule...
Gave it about 4 weeks and concentrated on the Verbal because Quant was not a weak area for me. I solved all the CR's and SC's frm OG with a revision of those that I messed up in the first round. I also did about 100 questions from the SC mega-bank on this website. I also did all the Kaplan
section tests and the full-length tests.
The free PR online test is also quite good as I feel it was tougher than the actual GMAT.
Well thats my story... would be more than happy to share any further information. This is an excellent forum. Keep browsing it for moral and technical support
Don't drink and derive!