e-GMAT
VERBAL LIVE PREP - From 530 (Q39-V24) to 690 (Q48-V37)
March 25 | 2013

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       By lucianocartela joined: January 8, 2013 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  160 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location:   Online | Taught by:   
Hello Guys,

I would like to share my opinion about the e-gmat course.

I bought the VERBAL LIVE PREP on Feb'13 and had 45 days to study before my GMAT test. On my first attempt I got 530 (Q39-V24) and I was really disappointed with my overall score, specially on verbal section. After doing all sections on E-gmat platform I could improve my score to 690(Q48-V37).

I'm from Brazil and the verbal section was really challenging to me because of difficult vocabulary and short timing to work on each question. It is not easy for a non-native speaker recognize the pattern used on GMAT verbal section and E-gmat platform help you on that. My learning sequence on E-Gmat platform was SC, RC, CR and Integrated Reasoning.

SC: The theory and examples used are very easy to understand and the way E-Gmat presents the content is very illustrative and facilitates memorization. It's is an excellent material. The only negative point is that they have questions solved for OG12th edition and since I bought the new OG13th edition this area was not so helpful to me since they don`t show the alternatives during the explanation.

CR: It is really great material that helps you to understand what the question wants you to recognize. After some time, when you read the passage, you start to recognize the type of question and to remember how the question look like. You can recognize a pattern among questions and improve speed and accuracy.

RC: It was the most difficult part to me. GMAT texts are very detailed and boring. When you start reading a passage, it is very easy to get lost in the middle and have to go back and read it again. In my point of view, there is no trick to get questions correct besides improve comprehension. I improved my comprehension skills watching E-gmat videos and solving many questions on Grockit website. I also spent a lot of time evaluating wrong answers.

IR: The concept videos are very good and give you a very good idea about different type of questions you can found on your GMAT test.

My overall review about e-gmat is very good and I strongly recommend it specially for non-native speakers. It will help you to improve the specific knowledge required on GMAT verbal section and you will not loose time reading many other materials.
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