GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course Reviews
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The GMAT Pill Method gives a whole new meaning to online learning. With 5 On-Demand video topics brought to you by the creator of the GMAT Pill Method, Zeke Lee, you can learn how to think through the questions so you can take on any GMAT question with confidence. Includes all 5 Pills - SC, CR, RC, DS, PS, free SC flash card videos and Free brutal level DS flashcard videos ($25 value)(Did I mention 24/7 Email Support?) Members have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to email support from Zeke. Have any questions, just ask and you’ll receive a response ASAP! Learn more about GMAT Pill...

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By jamesplumb832 0 0
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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
Location: Online

Around a month ago I scored 770 (48/48) with 6.0 AWA and 8 IR.

To do this I used only the GMAT Pill and the official guide (I also have the Kaplan 800 book, but that’s been used mostly as a door stop).

I didn't believe the other story of someone else getting 780 with GMAT Pill, but now I do.

I was brought up and live in London, so whilst I am a native English speaker, I’ve never done any US style standardised testing.

I can thoroughly recommend the GMAT Pill, for someone coming to the GMAT for the first time, it was able to cut through all the confusion, complications and stress that one gets when faced with a vast body of new material (Is it only me that was daunted by the size of the OG when it arrives via Amazon?) instead cutting it down into manageable chunks that can be remembered and then rolled out again on test day.

At first I was a little hesitant, not sure whether to splash out the big bucks on a known name, but the “freebie” bits of the website were enough to see that the videos were clear and I also really liked the personal service – all the videos are by Zeke and he answers all the questions. I’m really glad I made this choice.

You can also see my emails to Zeke as well as my Youtube video testimonial here:

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-prep-about-the-gmat/official-gmat-score-report-congrats-james-london-gmat-770-48q-48v-awa-6060-ir-88/


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1 Commented by peto23 on July 25, 2012
I want to take this course, does it only teach test taking strategy or does it teach you the material as well?
2 Commented by jamesplumb832 on July 28, 2012
Hi peto23,

The course covers both fundamentals and strategy, though a bigger emphasis on strategy. I'd say if you don't know the difference between 3^7 versus 7^3, you should probably get additional help.

For SC, the teachings are quite easy to understand.
3 Commented by GMATPill on May 06, 2013
Just a note that James has joined GMAT Pill staff for some time now and has already helped many students learn the GMAT Pill method.

Only GMAT Pill hires former students who actually understand our approach. We think this says a lot about James and GMAT Pill students.
4 Commented by lbnyc13 on November 18, 2014
Hi - thanks for the note. I've seen comments about SC sections only, can you discuss other Verbal and Quant sections and your experience?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By MrFong 16 11
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780

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80 Points

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

Little bit about me:

Final year university student, American but studying overseas. Terribly rusty math AND English skills after so many years out of high school; as an Accounting/Finance major, you don't really practise the things which get tested on the GMAT. Hell, I'd even forgotten things like basic geometry, or how best to tackle Venn diagrams. So... I decided that I needed a little help.

Preparation:

I'd considered other GMAT prep options, but found them unsuitable, whether due to poor(er) reviews, high cost, or simple lack of availability of information. After examining a few different GMAT prep program options, I eventually settled on GMAT Pill. Kaplan appears to be slightly poorer reviewed, and Manhattan's more expensive, so GMAT Pill it was.

It's been years since I actually had to use much of the math that the GMAT tests, or think about the intricacies of English, my practice test scores were at about 700 before I tried out this course. What I found was that the GMAT Pill core frameworks ran through concepts in a manner that was simple enough to grasp, and specifically targeted at the types of questions that I eventually found myself facing on the actual GMAT. The practice questions were also structured very similarly to the real deal, which obviously helped prepare me for the exam.

Everything being available online and in video format was also a plus. The always-available online video format made it easy to study whenever and wherever I wanted to, provided I had my phone or tablet with me. At home, on the subway, or even sitting by the pool. Don't underestimate the importance of a convenient studying resource that doesn't weigh several pounds; it'll make it much easier to keep studying consistently and allow you to take quick "study breaks" in between bouts of whatever it is you usually do.

I first started on the material about three to four weeks before my GMAT, and studied fairly inconsistently over the next few weeks. On the whole, I believe I put in about 10-20 hours of time fully concentrating on the material, and possibly another 10-20 or so leaving the videos running while I did other things that weren't overly taxing on my mental resources - television, video games, laundry, and such. It might not seem like a whole lot of time, but that's part of my point entirely; the program ran through things in such a simple way that it wasn't difficult to understand the concepts. So again... pretty impressed.

It seems to me that the GMAT really is all about studying, test-taking techniques and preparation. I'm honestly just very impressed that it helped me score so well, as I wasn't expecting any more than about 740 as a hard upper limit. If any of this helps any of you guys out, it'd be fantastic. The GMAT Pill proved very effective for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking to do well on the GMAT.

For a more thorough explanation of my experience, see this post. For my video testimonial, click here.


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     By himanshutalwar85 0 0
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630

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70 Points

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
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I started with the Pill Platform when I already gave Gmat Once and got a not so good score of 560 which I cancelled I was going to give GMAT again but this time I needed some professional guidance so I dont screw up my scores I did some research and watch few online videos and was impressed by the precision and conciseness and concepts in the Gmat Pill videos I signed up for a 6 pill combo course and gave Gmat again and scored 630 which may not sound so great but it was a 70 point improvement Gmat Pill support team helps you out during any queries,questions you may have I am working on getting a even better score since I decide to give it a shot again because even this score is not the correct representation of my ability and GMAT pill team helped me to reach this decision of giving the exam again.Thanks to pill team for a very good Gmat Material,Online Videoes and Constant Guidance.

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     By Princeneel 0 0
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630

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Location: Online

The video tutorials and Zeke and GMAT PILL Team are fabulous.
The GMAT PILL sections are meticulously designed which will actually do what it says " Beat the GMAT in as little time as possible"

Plus the support given by Zeke and his fabulous team who answer each and every mail , how much silly it might seem , promptly and efficiently.

I have recently started watching the videos. I am able to catch up with quants part which is my weak part.Its interesting and I have kept a log book also to gauge my progress.I hope it helps me to reach my dream target score.

I am consistently improving irrespective of my low efficiency while I began .
(5-stars)

Will get back to share my review in this portal , once again , with my GMAT results.

Regards
Sunil
5 Stars ***** to Gmat Pill , Zeke and Team :)

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Zeke GMAT Magician
July 27 | 2016
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     By subramanyamnvr 0 0
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730

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
Location: Online
Taught by: Zeke Lee

Zeke is magician who makes it possible to crack GMAT without much hardship on your part.Prep will be completed in max 30 days. 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 framewo rk, 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 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By dnyan123 0 0
Verified Score:

710

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V38

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100 Points

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

I started off with this course with a lot of skepticism in mind. The discussion and explanation on the verbal and quant sections seemed a little too simple. I started wondering whether this wouldindeed turn out to be sufficient enough to score well.

But then I began to try it out and realized that it was actually clearing a lot of clutter that I had in my head from my previous preparation for which I had used Manhattan prep. (turned out to be quite a nightmare as far as my past score goes; too many concepts taught in a complex way with many complex terminologies, especially in the verbal section, which led to a LOT of confusion).

GMAT Pill, on the other hand loosened up all these concept knots in my head and helped me really understand all the different sections. The content is broken down into bite sized pieces and easy-to-understand frameworks, which can be easily assimilated once you get some practice on the awesome practice pill platform.

My approach was to understand frameworks in each section and then to try the practice questions both in the practice pill platform and also from OG. This really made my understanding very robust. My confidence level started rising as it began deepening my understanding and resulted in my getting more and more practice questions right as a result.

For anyone who doesn't like to be overwhelmed by concepts made unnecessarily complicated(which can definitely be avoided, for those who think the complexity in the preparation content is inevitable), GMAT pill is the right platform. I studied for less than a month and was able to score 710, which by the way, is a 100 points improvement over my last score of 610.

I cannot thank Zeke & the GMAT Pill team enough for this. The user discussions also helped to deepen my understanding of really subtle question types.

Some suggestions:
- Although the verbal section has been dealt with pretty thoroughly on GMAT Pill, some of the sentence correction questions on the actual GMAT seem very different, with a lot of them having hyphens. I think there should be a separate section dealing with such question types.
- Sometimes the response to emails and questions posted on the discussions page can be slow and can be improved if there are more instructors.

Overall I think its a great course! The quant section is well organized and it helps you tackle variations in questions after getting the core concepts out of the way

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is short on time and needs the most bang for his/her buck!! :)

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From 530 to 680
June 03 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By laytonjacobcox 7 1
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680

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150 Points

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

I originally signed up for the GMAT Pill during my senior year in college.

I studied off and on for the next 2 years but didn't get serious until this past February.

The GMAT Pill is a 30-day study program that takes you through all the unique portions of the GMAT.

I found their sentence correction, reading comprehensive, and critical reasoning sections to be awesome.

I liked their approach to data sufficiency.

I struggled with their problem solving and integrated reasoning sections.

Overall I think it's a good program. If I could redo everything, I would've just worked on their verbal sections (most importantly the sentence correction) and used a different program for my quant.

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A Life Saver!
December 02 | 2015
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     By elbernard 0 0
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640

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70 Points

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This review is for: GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course
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 162 23
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740

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Location: Online

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
Self-reported Score:

610

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140 Points

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