Hello fellow GMAT-takers,
I need help regarding my study plan.
I've been studying about 6 hours a week for the past month and took my 1st GMATPrep CAT exam and scored:V41 Q37
(I think this was scored as a 680 but I could be mistaken, when I went back to review my score it only gave me the V/Q breakdown but not the overall score. So it could've been lower.)
I was pleasantly happy with my score considering that I checked a few sports box scores during my session, stopped mid-session to pick up my lunch from the delivery man, and began with relatively light study sessions as I wanted to ease into the training. However, I know very well not to take this exam lightly and that this is no immediate indicator as to how I will perform on test day.
The only 2 resources I have used to this point is "GMAT for Dummies
" (bought this 2 yrs ago and have not seen one recommendation on this book) and the "OG 12th ed
" book with questions. Basically, my study plan thus far has been terrible. I get distracted easily and have decided enough is enough, time to formulate a game plan. I have a full-time job and since I can't risk studying at the office on weekdays, I don't have many study places nor time that allow me to focus for long lengths at a time.
Would you recommend the Manhattan GMAT Guided Self-Study
option in this case? My qualms with this is if this is geared more for test-takers trying to break 650+ scores or so, whereas I need a higher GMAT score due to my relatively low undergrad GPA. I also consider this to be quite expensive ($790 w/ recorded lectures) in comparison to purchasing the books separately via B&N or amazon. What is some of your feedback in engaging in this expensive Self-Study option? For those who have tried this option or are currently taking it, how is the pacing? Are you getting ripped off with the $790 price tag considering it is, after all, a "self-study "program?
Thanks in advance for all feedback guys, I can't wait to begin this challenging journey!