I need some advice. I recently enrolled in a self-study Manhattan GMAT
prep course, but I only have one month of study time left before my exam. I'm wondering whether it would be worth it to spend time watching the 3 hour video recordings of the Manhattan course online, or would my time be better spent reading the study guides? Would I miss out on anything by just reading the guides and not watching the videos?
I would say you want to cover the videos if you can (you paid for them, and they also go deeper than the books , or at least they are supposed to).
However, this comes down to the best way for you to absorb information and study. Some don't do it well with a computer screen and prefer books (this would be me most likely though I never truly tried). Others thrive with videos. You need to figure out which camp you are in.
you can do a few things:
1. study off the books and then watch videos only for the subjects you have a hard time with (or the other way around)
2. study off the books and then watch a video for every subject
3. watch videos first and then do the books
However, a big word of caution. studying 3 hours in a row is tough and may be unproductive esp after a long work day. I would highly recommend doing it in the morning or splitting the session into 2 sections with a break in the middle.
P.S. Did you get a copy of MGMAT Road Map
? I recommend it.
Founder of GMAT Club
Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books
Co-author of the GMAT Club tests
Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!
GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings