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Would GMATPILL or E-GMAT work for me? [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 20:57
I am kind of plateaued between lower and mid 30s in verbal. So I started looking into some of the online courses to improve my SC strategies and perhaps also CR. At this point, for me, I feel like it has more to do with strategy than fundamentals to solve these questions in the limited time.

So I am planning to take up one of these quick online courses for SC, maybe also CR if needed, which seem like widely used by people and have been proven successful in giving that impulsive boost. I have short listed E-GMAT and GMATPILL, but not able to decide which one to go for.

Does anybody who has used one of these or both have a recommendation?

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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 00:15
I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 00:23
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I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.



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I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.



Should not you be getting ready for the GMAT? :wink:
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Hi bb, thanks for the wishes. I postphoned the exam by a month. :)
And for smart people like you, I changed my status also. :)
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 00:32
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I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.



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Hi bb, thanks for the wishes. I postponed the exam by a month. :)
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Ha-ha. Nice. Thanks!
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 08:39
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I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.


Thanks for the recommendation mattapraveen. I started the Level 1 Preview - the verb-ing,ed modifier section. It shows it as Level 2. What is the start point in E-GMAT? If I buy the package should I start with Level 1 or first finish the Level 1 preview?
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 09:26
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I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.


Thanks for the recommendation mattapraveen. I started the Level 1 Preview - the verb-ing,ed modifier section. It shows it as Level 2. What is the start point in E-GMAT? If I buy the package should I start with Level 1 or first finish the Level 1 preview?


D-Day Sep 12, 2011 -- Target - 750 (I chickened out and decided to take few steps back - postponed the test by 3 weeks; work doesn't make it easier.) I think we are in the same boat. I too postphoned my exam by 4 weeks. :)

I dont exactly recall the sequence of the course, you should better contact their customer care. They are very responsive and come back to you pretty soon. If I am not wrong, level 1 preview is free subscription and to access level 1,2 and 3, you will need to pay for package.

As I see that you are in the final days of the prep, check out the grockit website also. They have tons of questions, both in verbal and Q. But the Q on gmat club tests are far more representative of the real gmat than grockit. Presently I am doing the gmat club tests.

Any good resources you are referring to???? Esp for Verbal??
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 09:59
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mattapraveen wrote:
I haven't used gmat pill, but I would definitely recommend egmat, esp for SC. I liked their bricks to wall approach. You should definitely try out the free subscription package.


Thanks for the recommendation mattapraveen. I started the Level 1 Preview - the verb-ing,ed modifier section. It shows it as Level 2. What is the start point in E-GMAT? If I buy the package should I start with Level 1 or first finish the Level 1 preview?


As I see that you are in the final days of the prep, check out the grockit website also. They have tons of questions, both in verbal and Q. But the Q on gmat club tests are far more representative of the real gmat than grockit. Presently I am doing the gmat club tests.

Any good resources you are referring to???? Esp for Verbal??


I have reviewed MGMAT SC a couple of times but I think I have dyslexia :p. I know the rules individually but when I am presented with an amalgamation of all these freaking rules, I get side tracked and get totally confused. So I am planning to take my time and thoroughly go over E-GMAT SC this weekend and later this week after work, one concept at a time, and next week if I have still not mastered the strategies, I will use GMATPILL for the strategies. I loved the reviews for GMATPILL. It seems like a great Strategy guide (check this review gmat-pill-study-method-recommended-93417.html#p737885). I will buy the GMATPILL as well and seriously considering going over the SC part next week. Now, I have to nail these SCs - it's not just for GMAT but also good knowledge to have under the belt.

Also in parallel or sequential (will decide as I proceed), for CR I plan to review my Powerscore SC again and go over some of the E-GMAT/GMATPILL strategies to see how I can improving my timing.

Moreover, for RC, I think I have figured out the strategy that works for me. I read the passage carefully with extreme focus on the beginning of each paragraph and the last couple of line of the last paragraph. Also I make a deliberate attempt to get a big picture of the passage, using suggestions from the Powerscore book. Then simply answer the Global reference questions by NOT coming back to the passage and Specific/Concept reference question by coming back to the passage. So far, this has been working for me in RC. I will continue mastering this strategy by practicing 2-4 RCs everyday.

Anybody else has any advice for me? Is there a flaw in this plan; will it work? Am I over-reacting to SCs? Is doing both E-GMAT and GMATPILL in 2 weeks a bad idea or a good idea? Any response will be sincerely appreciated.

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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 10:42
Thats too much of info in too less time. I personally feel, you will get tangled in more rules of SC. May be choose one and spend quality time on it. I am also referring to Power score RC and CR. But,more than RC, CR has been very helpful!!
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 10:55
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Thats too much of info in too less time. I personally feel, you will get tangled in more rules of SC. May be choose one and spend quality time on it. I am also referring to Power score RC and CR. But,more than RC, CR has been very helpful!!


Thanks man for the suggestion. I have not decided on GMATPILL yet - though it is always an alternative - I think you are right about spending quality time. I plan to spend as much time as I need with E-GMAT SC. Does E-GMAT also focus on timing? So far, it seems as if they focus a lot on concepts, but no doubt very focused and targeted to GMAT quality. But it's definitely fun to watch the video and the following drills. I learned new thing just from the 1st preview level :). I will make up mind whether GMATPILL or E-GMAT by the end of the preview levels.

What about E-GMAT CR? Would you mind sharing your perspective on E-GMAT CR?

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Thats too much of info in too less time. I personally feel, you will get tangled in more rules of SC. May be choose one and spend quality time on it. I am also referring to Power score RC and CR. But,more than RC, CR has been very helpful!!


Thanks man for the suggestion. I have not decided on GMATPILL yet - though it is always an alternative - I think you are right about spending quality time. I plan to spend as much time as I need with E-GMAT SC. Does E-GMAT also focus on timing? So far, it seems as if they focus a lot on concepts, but no doubt very focused and targeted to GMAT quality. But it's definitely fun to watch the video and the following drills. I learned new thing just from the 1st preview level :). I will make up mind whether GMATPILL or E-GMAT by the end of the preview levels.

What about E-GMAT CR? Would you mind sharing your perspective on E-GMAT CR?

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There are no specific slides on time management in e-gmat sc. But practicing more and more questions with their logic does help in narrowing down the error easy. BUT warn you, initially the process of answering through egmat process is very lengthy. But, once you get used to it, it helps your thought process to work in a structured way.

Yes, I did subscribe to egmat cr. But, I felt more comfortable with the power score bible. I was doing good with their strategies, so didnt want to change. In line with the sc, cr course makes you diagramme the CR questions and then attack the answers. Not sure, if they have free subscription for that. Some people who are weak in CR, this course will help a lot. I was doing fine in cr, so didnt feel the need to change my game plan.
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Re: E-GMAT vs GMATPILL [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 14:26
mattapraveen wrote:
There are no specific slides on time management in e-gmat sc. But practicing more and more questions with their logic does help in narrowing down the error easy. BUT warn you, initially the process of answering through egmat process is very lengthy. But, once you get used to it, it helps your thought process to work in a structured way.

Yes, I did subscribe to egmat cr. But, I felt more comfortable with the power score bible. I was doing good with their strategies, so didnt want to change. In line with the sc, cr course makes you diagramme the CR questions and then attack the answers. Not sure, if they have free subscription for that. Some people who are weak in CR, this course will help a lot. I was doing fine in cr, so didnt feel the need to change my game plan.


Thanks man for you help. I thought through this, and I think I will stick to e-gmat SC for SC - that's about it.

Man, I just signed up for e-gmat SC and Grockit membership. They sent me a study plan, a best practices guide and a Grockit membership. I think, this is EXACTLY the kind of Crash Course on SC I was looking for. I never felt so excited about my preparation. Hope in 2 weeks, I am close to there where I have been dreaming! This is the final attempt towards improving my GMAT score.

I am sure GMATPILL SC is also good, maybe better, but honestly I don't care now, as I am running out of time, and I need to make my pick and stick with one. I just took a gamble with e-gmat as it says "tailored for non-native speakers" and so-far I liked it. Anyways, hope this works out for me.

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Re: Would GMATPILL or E-GMAT work for me? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 02:53
well GMATPILL or E-GMAT. which one is better. As I have enrolled for E-GMAT.
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Re: Would GMATPILL or E-GMAT work for me? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 07:33
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Hi abhicoolmax and others,

Thanks for your interest in GMATPill. Obviously, we don't think there even is a comparison here.

You mentioned being a non-native speaker. Well, I invite you to listen to this non-native English speaker and find out about how he found us on Businessweek and invested in GMAT Pill, earning him a $50,000 MBA scholarship.

Or see this honest Indian explain his success.

The best way to evaluate our program, of course, is to watch our FREE sample videos and see if they match your learning style.
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Re: Would GMATPILL or E-GMAT work for me? [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 19:26
Hi All,

I would highly recommend GMAT Pill and am currently putting together a video testimonial for it. Zeke's short cuts and tips for approaching problems were incredibly beneficial and helped me reach my goal score. The Sentence Completion pill is great for helping you identify easy ways to narrow down answer choices and the other pills provide similarly helpful info. Definitely try the GMAT Pill!
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Re: Would GMATPILL or E-GMAT work for me? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 09:29
abhicoolmax - just wanted to know if e-gmat was helpful for you. I am thinking about buying e-gmat SC
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Re: Would GMATPILL or E-GMAT work for me? [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 11:39
I am using e-gmat complete verbal course, and i must say that I have improved my SC skills significantly!
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