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After GMAT, does TOEFL need any extra preparation?

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After GMAT, does TOEFL need any extra preparation? [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2010, 12:14
Is TOEFL preparation a "subset" of GMAT preparation. As in, if someone has already given GMAT (and scored good), does one need to invest additional time preparing for TOEFL, or one is already ready for TOEFL?
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I have taken the TOEFL (for the lolz, actually, and it was only two years ago) and I've been preparing for the GMAT so far.

There is one major difference between the GMAT and TOEFL - The TOEFL tests your overall grasp of the English language from a very indifferent perspective - you have listening, speaking, writing and reading. It doesn't test logic much and it's definitely nowhere close to the GMAT in terms of how hard the actual preparation is.

So in a way, yes the TOEFL would be a subset of the GMAT in some senses, but it merits preparation in it's own way, since there are a lot more writing questions and really trivial ones at that. The vocalization part is also different, because the GMAT doesn't give a damn as to how you speak, excuse my language. The reading comprehension would be similar, and I think it ends there.

In my case, my testing center was fricking cold and I was perennially freezing and my voice was so raspy, it sounded like I could have been a part of the Transformers movie. But apart from that, I think I can talk on the subject or vouch for it, because I ended up getting a 113/120 anyway. :)
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Re: After GMAT, does TOEFL need any extra preparation? [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2010, 12:54
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Whiplash is correct - TOEFL used to be similar 5 or 7 years ago but it no longer is.

Take a look at Walker's write up: my-experience-79168.html
He has GMAT 750 but had a hard time with a few sections on the TOEFL since it tested skills that GMAT did not.
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Re: After GMAT, does TOEFL need any extra preparation? [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2010, 13:18
If you are doing well on the GMAT it doesn't necessarily mean that you'll get a high score on the TOEFL

Just get know the STRUCTURE of the TOEFL and the rest won't be a problem ;)

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Re: After GMAT, does TOEFL need any extra preparation? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 11:07
Could preparing for the TOEFL help for the Verbal section of the GMAT? It could stimulate the brain from a different angle and improve performance? Has anyone tried that?
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