I've been sifting through this forum for the past 2 months in preparation for my GMAT. I took the Kaplan
Classroom course (just completed last week), and am now almost ready to take the test. My study schedule has been about 2 hours each weekday (due to work), then about 4 hours each on Sat and Sunday for the past 2.5 months. Kaplan
does give some great strategies and I feel pretty much prepared for the test, but after reading this forum, it seems as though the great majority feel that Kaplan
isn't the best suited for maximizing points on the GMAT.
I also have the OG11
and 3 paper tests that you buy from GMAC, but I have only taken practice tests using the Kaplan
CATs. My scores fluctuate quite a bit, but for the past 3 tests, I've improved. My plan for this last week is to go over some more concepts and finish all the OG11
problems. I will then focus on my strengths (Quantitative and SC). I will also take the 2 GMATpreps (one this weekend and one the day before the test) If I have more time I will take the powerpreps. Any comments/suggestions?
CAT 1: 690 Q52, V30
CAT 2: 580 Q37, V29
CAT 3: 680 Q51, V29
CAT 4: 600 Q40, v28
CAT 5: 610 Q41, V31
CAT 6: 660 Q45, V34
CAT 7: 710 Q44, V49
Note: I am a native English speaker. My main weaknesses seem to be RC and CR. On Quant, it would probably be Comb/Perm.
UPDATE: GMATprep score: 690
CAT 8: 720
GMATprep 2: taking tomorrow day before test...