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New to TOEFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2010, 17:40
Hi y'all,

I am completely new to TOEFL and GMAT and just started to build my study plan for these 2 tests. This might be a very silly question for most of you, but do you think it is best to work on the GMAT first or should I start with TOEFL. I was thinking to go first with TOEFL since it could give me a good start point on the verbal section for GMAT.

What do you all suggest?

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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2010, 11:59
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I started with GMAT and then took Toefl. I think it was a good strategy as TOEFL is much easier than GMAT. At the same time, I wish I could start my preparation for Speaking Section earlier. If your speaking skills are good, you don't need to worry about TOEFL too much.
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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2010, 19:04
Thanks for your input! It seems like everyone I talk to suggests I should start with GMAT - must be the way to go I guess!
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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2010, 00:42
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The only suggestion I have is that you take your TOEFL first - it is easier and gives you a preview of the test center environment. I scheduled my TOEFL 2 days before the GMAT (Saturday and then GMAT on Monday). Worked out well :)
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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 04:16
Hi.

I'm also new in the land of TOEFL and GMAT. I've seen that most people recommend to first finish GMAt and then worry with TOEFT.

BB added a new idea by saying, the two at the same time.

So, by studying for GMAT I am also preparing for TOEFL or no such luck?


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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 14:00
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Hi.

I'm also new in the land of TOEFL and GMAT. I've seen that most people recommend to first finish GMAt and then worry with TOEFT.

BB added a new idea by saying, the two at the same time.

So, by studying for GMAT I am also preparing for TOEFL or no such luck?


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My plan may not work so well anymore, now that TOEFL format has changed.
It used to include grammar, reading, and some vocabulary words, which is no longer the case. So, I think that's not good advice - scratch that idea. I still do think it is good to get a preview of the test center, however.
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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 14:58
Oh... Ok.

I will read more Teofl posts to get a better idea of the structure.


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Re: New to TEOFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 10:15
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Re: New to TOEFL and GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2010, 01:04
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Hi y'all,

I am completely new to TOEFL and GMAT and just started to build my study plan for these 2 tests. This might be a very silly question for most of you, but do you think it is best to work on the GMAT first or should I start with TOEFL. I was thinking to go first with TOEFL since it could give me a good start point on the verbal section for GMAT.

What do you all suggest?

thanks,
INE



To be honest, about 2 weeks prep for TOEFL should be enough. So my suggestion is start ur prep for the GMAT. When ur comfortable with the maths and verbal concepts and able to solve a few of the tricky GMAT questions, take a break. Prepare and appear for the TOEFL. and then continue with ur gmat prep. this has a two way advantage as i see it....

1. u'll be familiar with the common mistakes in english while preparing for GMAT and hence would probably ( :wink: ) not be making those mistakes when u speak or write in TOEFL.

2. taking a short break will help take ur mind off from the daily chores of solving those monsters in maths and boost ur confidence levels once you find that even after 2 weeks u still remember those formulas and shortcuts!

All the best!

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