GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course Reviews
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Thank you soo much Zeke!!
March 21 | 2012
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
     By alexisbrentwood24 0 0
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I cannot thank Zeke enough!

I had my exam yesterday and I came out with 710! I did not think this would ever be possible because I was studying GMAT for almost an entire year.

Completely cleared up my confusion regarding all the verb tenses.

Every other material I used - OG/Kaplan/MGMAT - made it really hard for me to understand all the verb tenses. I still don't know what subjunctive is. Or what this phrase or that phrase is.

But I am able to pick the right answer without knowing all that stuff. And my score shows it!

But with GMAT Pill, somehow I got it. Maybe it's taught so that dumb people like me can actually understand things in a way that others can't. It could be because I got more and more used to the material, but one thing's for sure: I'm super glad I signed up.

I was trolling around various forums and reading other reviews. Everybody said good things about GMAT Pill. I figured there's GOT to be some negatives.

Well, there are. Let me point them out first:
- The interface is not super clean. They could probably hire some UI designers and make the site look really pretty. If you tend to judge things by their physical outward appearance, this is a point to note.

-You need a reliable internet connection. This was not a problem for me, but I would imagine people who plan to study at the local starbucks where the internet might be shaky - you should probably just stay at home and use your home internet--or even your work computer.

But there were so many more pros:

- sooo much easier to understand than all the MGMAT/Kaplan books I was using. Also much better than reading through all the forum threads in terms of time efficiency.

- most videos viewable on iPad on the go. This was helpful as I was commuting on the train. With WiFi access, I was able to watch the videos in the morning and on the way back home. I say "most videos" because the remaining ones you need to use a real computer to watch the videos.

- Zeke boils down all the SC questions into core frameworks. With the right mindset, you can actually kind of guess what you're being tested on if you can identify the sentence structure/framework upfront. This helped a lot. Coming into each question, I had a plan of attack. Before, I would just stare at it and just kind of haphazardly go about it without getting anywhere. But now I have an attack strategy.

--Lots more that I probably can't think about right now.

Anyway, I hope this review is helpful. I normally don't take my time to do this, but I really do feel Zeke has done a really good job and wanted to help him back for helping me.

I would consider coming back to GMATPill for essay editing help. I don't need it right now, but perhaps in a few months.

Good luck, everyone!

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1 Commented by GMATPill on May 06, 2013
We appreciate your thoughts!

Just a note that we've now upgraded our entire course interface so it's super slick and easy to use.

We also have mobile apps - iPhone/Android/iPad - to make it even easier to interact with our course material.

So on top of all the good points that Alexis mentioned, we've gone the extra mile in all dimensions.

To see what we mean, take a look at this PDF that shows screenshots of what's inside GMAT Pill:

http://www.gmatpill.com/inside-gmat-pill3.pdf
GMAT Course Review
5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
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I have used many GMAT study guides and I think the GMAT Pill is the best out of all of them. I really liked how the program targets specific question types in both the verbal and math section. I was able to follow the guide question by question and learn the strategy to solving it quickly. When I took the actual GMAT, a lot of those strategies were really helpful. I ended up scoring a 750! When I first took practice tests I scored around 600. So this definitely helped me a lot! I would recommend this to anyone who want to improve their score significantly.

I can't say anyone else who uses the program will get a 700+, but for the amount of time I spent to improve my score this was the most efficient way to tackle the test. I would watch the videos a couple of hours a night and for the most part I didn't have any trouble learning it. The explanations are very straightforward and most importantly it is very easy to go back and forth just in case you get lost. The program breaks each question down into separate videos and this really helped reinforce the strategies. I guess the only suggestion is that if they put a name to the strategy for each question that they go over it would be even easier to remember.

All in all, a terrific program and quite a bargain!

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A Life Saver!
December 02 | 2015
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     By elbernard 0 0
Self-reported Score:

640

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70 Points

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Location: Online

As the title of this review indicates, I cannot support this service enough! I was really struggling with the Quant section of the GMAT and, despite paying for a very expensive in class course, I still couldn't improve my score. In fact I took the test 3 times before signing up for GMATPill. Zeke's platform is truly effective. He has video reviews of every question you answer and the format really helps you not only retain the information but figure out where you went wrong. I also really valued his videos on time saving techniques such as estimation and elimination. He's also incredibly responsive to questions and reading comments from other users was valuable. After studying with the GMATPill I finally got the score I wanted and am now attending my top choice BSchool.

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     By redfield 132 14
Self-reported Score:

730

Q48

V42

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I did plenty of preliminary research (as I imagine you are currently doing) and came up with the GMAT Pill being the best fit for me and my study schedule (partially thanks to ease of access and the fact your membership does not run in 1-3 months as it would with other programs).

I found the verbal to be absolutely fantastic; I've looked at a few other resources and believe the verbal for GMAT Pill to be one of the best in breaking down the entire Verbal section into easily digestible and actionable frameworks.

However I found the Quant to be a bit disjointed where there wasn't much benefit for those needing the basics; it essentially just dives into rudimentary example problems which would be beneficial as a supplement to a study regime but not as a core resource and may not be enough for you.

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GMAT Pill!!!!
November 26 | 2015
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     By jhillesland 0 0
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610

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140 Points

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Location: Online

I found the Sentence Correction (SC) Pill immensely helpful in driving home the key points necessary to succeed on the SC portion of the GMAT. The videos are short and to the point, especially useful for those that have to study in short increments due to busy schedules. The Quant pill was just as good, I wouldn't have been able to improve my score without it! Zeke is a great teacher. In my first exam attempt I utilized Kaplan and found their approach a bit gimmicky. GMAT Pill was head and shoulders above. I recommend it to anyone looking to improve their score.

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Be careful
October 13 | 2015
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Spk57 4 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q49

V44

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
Location: Online

Be very careful with this course, especially if you are starting with a decent score. I watched as my sentence correction scores steadily dropped while working through the GMAT Pill. I ended up buying other books as was able to get back to where I started, and was able to raise my score using a different service. The 50 point money back guarantee will not exist for a lot of people, so make sure you read the fine print. I did not use all six of the courses, but I can definitely recommend that you look elsewhere if you are trying to improve your sentence correction score.

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Totally worth the money!
September 06 | 2015
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By bgpower 279 57
Self-reported Score:

740

Q49

V41

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100 Points

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
Location: Online

I have 250+ posts and have been registered on this community since 2011. In the mean time I have used several resources for preparing for the GMAT exam as the Manhattan GMAT Editions 4 and 5, the official guides, etc.

Based on my experience in the recent months, I would safely recommend the GMAT Pill course to all my friends who might want to prepare for the GMAT exam.

The overall quality of the materials is excellent as Zeke Lee presents the GMAT theory in an easy-to-digest way. The platform has some bugs (normal for every startup), but the GMAT Pill team is open to feedback and does its best to answer quickly to any questions of comments within the platform. While in 70% of the cases they answer within 24 hours, in the remaining 30% they might with a larger delay (~1 week).

Out of all pills, only the CR pill needs improvement as the suggested approach for tackling CR questions is fairly complex and diagramming is sometimes difficult to understand (that's why I give only 4 stars on the Verbal section rating). Nevertheless, the CR pill helped me significantly improve my performance with boldface questions and, besides this, all other pills are just invaluable. The Quant pills as well as the SC pill, in my opinion, are much better than anything else I have seen on the market (including Manhattan GMAT preparation materials).

By the time I started the course, I had a GMAT of 640(Q44, V34) and managed to increase it to 740(Q49, V41) with the help of the program.

If you have any questions, feel free to always reach out to me via PM.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By kchung3 15 9
Self-reported Score:

730

Q49

V40

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N/A

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
Location: Online

GMAT Pill was the first course that I purchased for my GMAT study, because of reviews that its method is unique and targets busy professionals who don’t have a whole lot of time to study.
I purchased the 6-Pill combo, who contains everything from verbal to quant to IR.

I began with the Sentence Correction Pill. Lesson videos are divided into 10 core frameworks, which do not correspond exactly to the grammar rules categorization as seen in other review materials. Therefore, while these lessons did give me an idea of what to expect on the GMAT SC, I had trouble having a clear picture of all the grammar rules and concepts that were being tested. In addition, the depth of the discussion on specific grammar rules does not go as deep as in other materials.

For CR, GMAT Pill introduced a unique thinking framework. But with different categories and types of thinking framework, conclusions, and question-types, the problem-solving process does get a bit for me at times. As a result, the problem-solving process wasn’t easily applicable and a lot of effort has to be spent on memorizing the types of framework, conclusion, question types, etc

For RC, I couldn’t comment too much on it, as I believe for this particular section everyone’s reading strategy will be different. A thing to note is that there are a couple videos where we can follow the reading and thinking process of the instructor in answering the questions, and I believe these videos were pretty helpful.

For quant, similar problem persists. I believe the discussion on each topic is not categorized in a way that is easy to follow. The depth of the discussion also left a lot to be desired.

Overall, I do not think GMATPill is a bad product. It is just not for someone like me who need a more thorough discussion on each topic. For someone with solid fundamental on verbal and quant, and usually performs well on standardized tests, I believe GMATPill could be of a good value.


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1 Commented by GMATPill on November 26, 2015
Sounds like GMAT Pill was of good value to you - "pretty helpful videos" and "unique thinking framework". We did engage a LOT with Kenny as a student - we answered many of his questions in a timely fashion. He would rank in the top tier of students who asked questions and we helped him through.

Reading comprehension -- arguably, everyone's strategy could be different. What we've found is that many students found our reading strategy to be superbly powerful. If it doesn't work for you -- well then, check some of them out first before you buy:
http://www.gmatpill.com/gmatpill-releases-reading-comprehension-pill-video-guide-rc/

Critical reasoning - this is not an area we recommend memorizing the frameworks. Critical reasoning is one of those most complex things to explain -- and it can't always boil down to a framework. The framework helps guide you through the thinking process, but you must use it as a basis, then apply some 'common sense' around it. "Memorizing" the frameworks is not something we suggest. They should be a compass to help guide you -- and if taken with that approach, they can really open up your eyes.

If you are looking for more "comprehensive" discussion on each topic - particularly quant - we do not focus at that level. Our focus is on taking medium thinking strategies and bringing them past that ceiling not the upper thinking strategy level. And for this, you will find tremendous value.
GMAT Course Review
Excellent, Effective Course
April 05 | 2015
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
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     By parkerkim5 2 1
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70 Points

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If you're serious enough to spend $150+ on GMAT Prep to help you get into a business school (which you should be, a few hundred dollars to get 50 extra points can mean the difference between your dream career and a decent job), you need to spend you money on GMAT Pill. There is tons of information packed into this website, with tutorial videos teaching you how to tackle the problems through frameworks and rules followed by an excellent practice platform that allows you to try GMAT problems ranging from XY consistency to Combinatorics so you can dig into the exact areas you have trouble with instead of blindly doing 50 problems with the hopes you get better at a problem type that is only represented twice in the set.

Zeke teaches you excellent short cuts to tackling the GMAT by recognizing patterns that you otherwise would not have time to learn without having taken the test 10 times. For example,
-You don't need to actually read Reading Comprehension passages. The first sentence of a paragraph is ALWAYS the conclusion, followed by supporting evidence. Read only the first sentence of each paragraph and read sentences that begin with transitional phrases to double check for flip flopping.
-If you see "than" in a Sentence Correction problem, it is always testing you on apples and oranges, you need to verify that the two subjects being compared are both in the same verb tense/both nouns.

It's little tricks like these that make you feel a lot more confident that you know what's going on, and a lot of times you can beat the GMAT without needing to read half the question or answers.

I went from a 660 dry run practice to 710 final practice to 730 on the test. After doing hundreds of practice problems, I see the real value in the GMAT Pill, I surely would not have scored even close to that high if it weren't for a lot of the valuable tricks in this.

Do yourself a favor and spend a couple hundred dollars to tackle the sections you really need. It is a great investment.


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GMAT Course Review
Highly Recommend This Course!!!
February 17 | 2015
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     By SilverBull 201 74
Self-reported Score:

760

Q49

V45

Improvement:

80 Points

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
Location: Online

This course by Zeke Lee and his associates is absolutely wonderful. The course got me from scoring around the mid-600 range to a final GMAT score of 760. I started using the Kaplan live session and material but quickly realized that they would only get me so far. To break out of the mid-600s is no easy task and you need a good course to help you through it.

Don't waste time or money and start with this course. Zeke gets straight into the meat of the GMAT and gets you thinking like a test-taker. If you follow the steps and do that work, you will be well on your way to a great score!


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