Eli John wrote:
First off I would like to extend my thanks to the person who established this website, I can honestly say that its the most comprehensive one of its kind.
My situation is this. I took the PR GMAT course and found it very well organized and informative. However, when I took the GMAT I was slightly thrown off. I found the actual test a lot harder then I was taught to expect. The result was a 570 (Q 37 & V 31) and 6.0 on the AWA
. Now this score has been weighing me down for the past 4 months. I've been talking to people that have been accepted to MBA programs here in Canada and the scores are averaging around 640. I have yet to come across a person who has scored close to me and got accepted.
Eventhough my score is not stellar I do have some decent work experience in the Portfolio Management department of a major securities company. I am really torn here on what I should do. I have since started Level 1 of the CFA to take my mind off the GMAT. While searching through this site I did come across some excellent reviews of Kaplan
material. As a result, I have purchased the Kaplan
Math and Verbal books.
Hopefully, these books coupled with a good strategy will give me the ideal score that I am striving for which is 650-660. I honestly believe that I can attain this score since my first attempt was not that far off. Any opinions insights etc..... Thank you!!
thank you for the nice comments about the site. You don't have to be nice that though
I will reply to the message whether you praise or slander the site... well, maybe if you reall slaner it, just kidding.
is good; at least the books - I have used those. The most helpful about them is that they are harder - so you end up getting easier questions on the Real test than on Kaplan
. PR is often the opposite - high scores on the PR but not as high no the Real.
One disadvantage of Kaplan
- no combinations or probability problems. but those are not too common - there is a good math formulae list in the Kaplan
GMAT&CD Book. I liked the informativeness. Also, I blindly follwed their strategy as to the verbal part - there is no magic or tricks - you just need to learn how to use a methodical strategy and follow it on the test - sort of like learning martial arts.
Good luck with Canada - I really like Ivey Cases; beats Harvard in my mind.....
I will be glad to see you back - we very often have some interesting math/verbal questions posted by members here - all are made up and do not exist in other sources.