Hello all, this is my first post on GMAT club. I'm currently a senior in undergrad and I am someone who has always scored top 1% on standardized tests without any real effort or preparation throughout my life. I decided to take the GMAT in December and my preparation consisted of reading through the Manhattan GMAT books
and taking 2 CATs on the MGMAT website. I got 680 on both CATs and a 710 on the actual GMAT (Q=49 / 81 %ile, V=36 / 80 %ile, Total=710 / 92 %ile).
I'm shooting for an 800 as well as the ability to deeply understand each topic/aspect of the test to the point that I can explain it to someone else.
My main question is:
Are there any "natural" test takers who scored well and are willing to chime in on what worked for them? I'm looking through study plans here and plan to adopt one for myself but I'd like to avoid buying a ton of books if possible. I currently have the MGMAT books
and the Official Guide. To be clear, I'm not asking for a personalized study plan. I'm more interested in hearing what worked from natural test-takers and if there are any unique strategies you found that were particularly helpful.