I have been lurking for the past couple of weeks but have finally decided I might as well create a posting.
As the subject says, I am just beginning my GMAT studying. I'm in no rush to take the GMAT as I just finished up school and plan to spend a few years working first I figured since I do not currently have a job it might be a good time to get the GMAT out of the way.Goal:
I don't have a target number, just as high as I can / No big time constraints but obviously I'd like to spend as little time as possible while maximizing my scoreWhat I have done so far...
- June/2010 I signed up for a free practice test with Kaplan
at one of their centers and hit a 640 Q42, V40 (assuming its the scale score that goes in Q#/V# otherwise it was Q30/V30 but that didn't seem right to me).
- 9/11-9/15 Found this site and started reading Kaplan
GMAT Premier 2011. I went through the structure of test, verbal strategies and critical thinking, and also quantitative strategies and math refresher. Took the GMATPrep #1 CAT practice and scored 720 (although I do not remember the q#/v# since I didn't realize you couldn't go back to check this)
-9/16-9/20 I looked though GMAT Premier at borders and someone bought the book so I picked up MGMAT #1 Number properties and I've gone through most of it.
Originally I was planning on looking at most of the books at the best GMAT books post . But after looking through the forum it seems that like that plan may not be an efficient use of my time. I also looked at the go from 650+ to 700 post but I am still unsure.
I also have not done any awa tests/prep. I am just beginning but based on the practice tests I believe my weak points are with sentence structure component as well as data sufficiency questions.
Should I go through all the MGMAT books
? Is Kaplan 800
worth investing time in? Where the best places to get 650+, 700+ or even 750+ level questions/study guides/strategies? Should I take a practice a week or every two weeks to try to gauge progress? And should I take a look at the Official Guide for GMAT Review (I feel like I read somewhere on these forums that I should look at that book last)?
Thanks to anyone for the advice.
I appreciate it!