Alright, a month and a half has passed since I tackled the GMAT for the first time. After speaking with admissions reps and consultants I've come to the realization that I must tackle the beast once more since many Investment Banks ask for GMAT scores and I'm a tad low in the overall and in quant.
I'd like to begin Studying Sept 1st and plan to take the GMAT again in mid October. Please be kind and help me develope a solid study plan
I will have ample time as I will be back to only working 45 hours per week and will have nothing else on my slate other than writing essays (which I can prolong to the round 2 consortium deadline in January if need be) so I have 6 weeks to go all out!
- I have the full slate of MGMAT books
and Official guides
- I have exhausted the MGMAT tests and don't want to retake them
- I haven't touched the GMATCLUB tests
or any tests other than MGMAT and GMATPREP
- I got extremely lucky on Verbal last time so I do still need to mix in at least a little verbal prep as well but obviously my main focus is quant.
How do you suggust I study?
What would you do?
I'm aiming for a q:48 and a 710-720 overall.
Any input is much appriciated!
Firstly we would say that stay positive and such anxieties are common during exam preparation time. Juggling between work and studies is tough so you need to define a significant time for your GMAT preparation. Sometimes taking few days off work for preparing for the GMAT can help a person tremendously. If you have time this may not be a bad idea. Take practise GMAT tests to see how you are doing. If you cannot do that don’t worry. What might work instead is to set aside 1-2 hours at night on weekdays and major part of your weekend to study and prepare for GMAT- in this case we will suggest a good 2-3 months preparation. However we recommend you to keep taking practise tests to gauge your performance. It will help you in identifying your weak areas and you can focus on them accordingly. You might be able to study more than the given hours and that would take you less than 2-3 months. It all depends on your potential really.
There are various ways you can use to practise for your GMAT. You might need to change your practise style and try this combination to provide you flexibility and different styles to practise so it doesn’t get monotonous.
It could be combination of-
1-Books- Books like- The Official Guide for GMAT Review, The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review etc could be used.
2-Online Study Guide: Websites like Knewton, Grockit etc provide you with practise questions online.
3-Smart phone applications- Kaplan
etc offer applications to prepare for GMAT on your smart phones.