Just beginning my GMAT journey here and outlining my plan of attack to get prepared. I had a question regarding preparation: Do most people prepare on their own with book sets and sample tests OR do you rely on class preparation (Manhattan, Veritas
, etc.) OR do most people combine both preparation methods?
My initial thoughts were to pick up the Manhattan GMAT
set V5 and the OG guide to start with and the possibly additional quant / verbal focused books if needed. I was contemplating tacking on a a Manhattan course as well to ensure I was fully prepared. I have set aside funds from work to not be surprised about the price tag on the classes.
Am I going overboard on the prep? Would love thoughts / feedback.
First, I see this is your first post - Welcome to the forum!
For your question..it varies.
From what I've seen - most people like to start of with a set of books and see where they stand. For some, that is sufficient. Others feel better about starting with a course and seeing where that leaves them. Then there are people like me that tried MGMAT + OG and didn't get to where I want (for various reasons..they're still great guides
), so I'm now enrolled in a course.
Different strokes for different folks. A lot of it depends on where you want to start vs. where you want to be, and the resources you're willing to use to get there. there are several free CAT exams out there, so you can see where you stand, and apply accordingly (Look at GMATprep, MGMAT, Veritas Prep
, etc - pick one and see).
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