Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 01 Jul 2015, 15:26


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Thanks to Everyone

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
User avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Posts: 129
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2006, 10:55
Thanks for the kind words from everyone. Thought I'd post a bit about my prep.

First, I am probably one of the least qualified to give any really good advice for those who are weak in certain areas, because I took few, if any, methodical approaches to my studies (like I've noticed others have -- e.g., the (in)famous error log). I also took a class, which I feel most people I talk to do not do. If you're thinking about it though, I do highly recommend Manhattan GMAT. Their approach is the best that I've heard of, and although slightly lacking when it comes to the most difficult math (actually, really only probabilities -- I found other resources to study this area), the materials and classes were fantastic. I started with a relatively strong base (got a 650 on my first practice test, although I think the grading was a bit off), but breaking down each part of the exam in a systematic fashion was really helpful. If you have any experience with MGMAT guides, you'll know that they break out each subject area in pretty good detail; each week we focused on a different area, with corresponding problems from the OG. I think this approach is best because it helps you identify your weak areas pretty well (similar in fashion to an error log, I knew that I was lacking in my geometry skills at first, but not because of an error log, but because I did a whole bunch of geometry problems at once). Taking the classes really helped firm up the foundational skills for me.

Once I was done with the basics from the class, I took two tests a weekend for about a month, including:
-Original PowerPrep Software
-GMAT Prep (if you're improving, even a tiny bit, you can retake these tests, and will probably get mostly new questions -- I took each test twice)
-The free online Princeton Review test
-Old paper tests from ETS

I took an informal error log here, noting what subject area was holding me back (for awhile, this was sentence correction), and then focused on that area during the week. I had been strong in math most of the time, so I didn't spend a lot of time on that besides doing problems, but less focused approach -- tried to do all. Spending time in the GMATClub forums really helped. Posting my own reasoning really helped me solidify my knowledge; as they say, if you can't teach it, you don't know it.

I only took one timed section of AWA, which was scored by an unofficial grader. I did not spend any more time than this really -- composition has been a relative strong suit of mine, and I realized as long as it was above a 5, it mostly doesn't matter for schools.

Hope this helps. Thanks again for all of your help, and wish you all the best in your continued studies.
Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Joined: 19 Feb 2006
Posts: 46
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2006, 22:02
Thanks for your posting. I guess it will help many of us.

Best of luck for your application.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Mar 2006
Posts: 352
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1

 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2006, 04:05
Congratulations on this awesome score.Good luck for your apps!!!!!!!!!
User avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Posts: 925
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2006, 11:30
Congrats on the awesome score.> i wanted to know how did you find the mgmat course.. i am considering to take the course online... 9 week prep class..

i scored 660 on my first attemp(Q:50,V:29,AWA:5.5)
I really want to improve V from 29 to 40+.. Do you think this is worth every penny? 990 dollars?

thanks a lot!
Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Posts: 66
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2006, 16:05
Outstanding score. Well done!!
Joined: 10 May 2006
Posts: 186
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2006, 05:39
Great score!!! jcgoodchild, curious....what were your test scores on your practice exams?
  [#permalink] 07 Jun 2006, 05:39

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 26 posts ] 

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
3 670 to 730, Q39 to Q49 in 7 weeks!! Thank you everyone! AccipiterQ 8 27 Dec 2013, 14:12
Thanks kgdhall 3 28 Feb 2011, 12:12
Experts publish their posts in the topic 710 - but not like everyone else..... mike742 6 10 Aug 2009, 15:31
question for everyone, Advice needed! boggin 4 19 Nov 2007, 23:43
730 Today (Q48, V46)!!! Thanks to everyone on this forum gbchon 8 15 Sep 2005, 14:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Thanks to Everyone

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: m3equals333, TGC

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.