I’m just starting my GMAT journey and I need advice on how I should spend it.
I’m not a native speaker, and I live far away from US (in Ukraine), but still I very much eager to get into any of the Ivy League business schools, preferably HBS.
I’ve compared my track record to some of those who just as I aim at Ivy League business schools and I must admit that I’m miles behind. So basically, I desperately need impressive GMAT scores to stand out. I plan to get 750-790, although naive, but to me it’s achievable. Fortunately, I have 5-6 months to get myself completely ready for it as I schedule to take the test in the mid-end of spring.
I’ve taken pre-study assessment test delivered in the begging of the course in Official Guide to GMAT 12th Edition, and I got surprising “Below Average” for Math section, and “Above Average” for Verbal. So this is what I'm equipped with for my journey. The key question: How can I get from “Below Average” (presumably it’s lower than median of 530) to 750+?
I’ve read several threads where the questions like ‘how do I start” were raised, and figured that I need to devote at least 2-3 months to math, 2 months to Verbal (especially SC) and one-two weeks to timing training. Came across an advice suggesting not starting with Official Guide, so I will do approximately for a month various math problems not from the GMAT books.
Well, that’s my story. Any advice or suggestion is welcome!
P.S. I’m an adept in Excel, so if anybody has questions on it – my pleasure to answer it.
And one more thing, please correct me if I make mistakes in the text
Thanks in advance.