I am one of gmat aspirants and planning to start gmat prep studies, very soon. I have gathered some study materials although not sure if that is sufficient or if I need to get something more.
I appeared for gmat (real test) last year with few hours of study. I got 470 in total & I am targetting 700+ before even sending applications to B-School. I am targetting MBA sessions starting in 2007 (Spring or Fall). As my work routine was very hectic I could not find any time and energy for studies. So, with my employer's co-operation, I recently changed my work routine to part-time every day until August 2006. So, on a weekly basis (May 2006-August 2006) I can devote 2 hours every weekday and 4+ hours on weekends.
Study Materials that I have at present:
Princeton Review - GMAT 2004
Barrons 12th Edition
GMAT Lesson Book
Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook
Kaplan GMAT 800
GMAT Review - OG - 11th Edition
Arco - 30 days to GMAT CAT
Practice tests from Princeton
Can anyone please help me in making a practical study plan for gmat, deciding tentative timelines when I should apply to B-School and when I should apply for scholarships. I am Sorry if it seems to be asking too much but I have spent countless hours in past 2 years in research, thinking and planning while struggling with my hectic job routine. All I got is a confused mind with sleeplessness at nights. A month ago, for the first time I posted my doubts in gmat club on whether to pursue my mba dream or I should give up. Thanks to all those, who boosted my spirits with their own bitter (but fruitful later) experiences and encouraged me not-to give up. Maybe, its that spirit that kept my motivation high and provides me the necessary drive. So, I would highly appreciate your advice or tips or suggestions if you have over anything. I would be very grateful to your inputs. I am definitely very eager to begin my study routine and share my experiences as I proceed ahead.
Thank you very much for your kind attention to read my story.