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Study Plan for Two Months' Prep? [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 04:55
Hey everyone, I've just joined GMAT Club after a day of looking over the forum.

Anyway, I'm planning to take the GMAT sometime in early January so I can have enough time to decide if I want to retake or not. I'm aiming to apply for a Master of Science in Marketing, and as such have narrowed down my choices to, in order:

1. NYU SCPS (under which I'm interested in applying for MS Publishing-- my wishful thinking school and program)
2. Emerson College (which has an IMC program)
3. Fox School of Business
4. Illinois Institute of Technology
5. DePaul University

I'm going to be honest and admit that the I only came to the decision to apply for grad school very recently, and this whole thing is terrifying the hell out of me. I'm also just a college senior, which means I have no work experience, which means a lot is riding on my GMAT. (If at all. I know I have pretty low chances as it is, and it's a depressing thought, but if I'm not going to try, I won't know for sure, right?)

My first language is also not English, so I need to review for and take the TOEFL as well. It's annoying because it means I need to study for more than one test, and I know I'm going to have trouble alternating studying for both.

I'm thinking of taking the TOEFL sometime in early December, and then I'll probably take the GMAT sometime in early to mid-January, which gives me roughly two months to prepare for the GMAT. That way, the extra time I get off in December could be more focused towards the GMAT. I've also bought the KAPLAN 2007 guide for the GMAT, and have devised a rough study plan in which I practice the test once a week and study 12 hours for it per week. (TOEFL review, courtesy of the OG to the TOEFL, gets pretty much the same hours allotted to it until I take it.)

Now, however, after browsing through the forums and reading through some of the threads, I suddenly wonder if maybe I'm not doing enough preparation.

1. Should I devote more time to GMAT review and less on TOEFL?
2. Should I find more reviewers like the Princeton Review and the OG? (I may have to hunt in every bookstore, though.)
3. How should I allot my time among all the parts of the GMAT?
4. Where could I find practice material (especially on the Quantitative parts)?
5. How would you suggest I study for each part of the exam?

There. If you have any more advice you can give me regarding everything (ie, the schools, chances of acceptance into a grad program without work experience, studying for two tests at once, coming up with a study plan, other resources, etc), I would love to hear it. Thank you all for your time. :)

~pinkgeek
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Study Plan for Two Months' Prep?   [#permalink] 12 Nov 2006, 04:55
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