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When I took my first GMAT in January I only scored 590 (Q38, V 33). Although I studied for several months I failed to recognize the importance of really understanding the concepts behind the quant and verbal sessions. I desperately needed to get more than 600 points to apply for my favorite business school. The 50 points-increase-guarantee was just perfect: Either I will reach my target score, or I will get my money back. The course was really good, although sometimes really demanding. My first practice tests (550, 600, 570) weren't too good either and I sometimes almost lost the confidence in myself. But once the 13th and final class had passed I scored 640, 650 and 700 on my last 3 Knewton CATs. My GMAT Prep scores were 680 and 690 - several paper based tests were also in the same range. When taking the exam I could really apply all the different skills I've learnt during the Knewton classes - I felt really confident when answering the questions, that I finished really early (the first test taker in my test center) and I was really eager to finally see my score: 710 (Q49, V 38) - I was really amazed by this 120 points increase. At most I was hoping for a score within the upper 600s. Honestly, I can only recommend Knewton to test takers who really want to improve their score, want to put a lot of effort into it and want to work on their GMAT concept skills. Thanks a lot Knewton!
Hi Victoria, this sounds like a fantastic story.. I'm currently sailing in the same boat - just gave my gmat and got a very similar score.. worked extremely hard and failed to recognise the concepts/ strategies needed to solve faster with accuracy. I am considering giving it another shot and believe a course such as knewton would help me get there. I am also speaking to private tutors, although, hourly rates seem rather expensive.
Knewton has the 'Complete Prep' product which seems interesting as my job is extremely hectic and hours are erratic. Do you have any views on this product or did you take the 'Premium Live' package? I understand you can't contact the tutors using Complete Prep, but i may be wrong. Let me know your views. Thanks
Hi! When I signed up for Knewton (January 2011) they didn't have a differentiation of courses - just one course to choose. The only difference I could see was the length of time you can access the course (depends of course on your GMAT schedule. I signed up in mid January and took the test in late March) and the ability to watch the life lessons. I personally preferred the on-demand videos, because they allowed me more flexibility: You can choose WHEN to watch the course (especially important for different time zones), WHEN to pause or repeat sth and the course went on in your pace. I found it sometimes a little boring having to wait for other students to understand the concept in the life hours, b/c the class does not go on if there are unanswered answers. But this is just a personal thing. Plus I didn't need the personal contact to explain stuff to me. Overall I can only recommend Knewton - no matter which product you choose, both seem to me to push you to same level as the course pushed me. If you want to sign up for Knewton please give me a PM, as I can then "refer" you and you get an additional discount on the course! No matter how you'll decide: good luck with your GMAT and maybe with Knewton!
Hi, i tried to PM you twice, on both attempts the msg got stuck in my outbox so im unsure if you have received it. Yes, i would be interested so please do refer me and PM the details. Hopefully you would have received my message.
Re: Knewton 590 --> 710
03 Jun 2011, 02:38