GMAT Pill - 6 Pill Combo Course Reviews
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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

Improvement:

N/A

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

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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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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     By Jebckr 8 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q46

V38

Improvement:

50 Points

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

I purchased the full Pill after my first GMAT attempt which yielded a 630 (34 V; 42 Q). I knew my quant could be improved through study, but also found the verbal section very useful. I studied, using their program for about 3 months at a moderate pace. Approximately an hour a day. It took my two tried (my first retake saw only a slight improvement because I slipped up on the verbal and ran out of time), but then I retook two weeks later and hit my target score of a 680! (46Q; 38 V). I also improved my IR from a dismal 4 to a much more respectable 7. My writing also increased from a 4.5 to a 5.5. I highly recommend this product, as it does a good job breaking down each type of problem and explaining the methodology behind the answer. For me, the DS and PS sections were lifesavers in the quant section and the SC section helped me a lot in the verbal section. Lastly, I had no clue what I was doing in the IR section on my first attempt. GMATPill helped prepare me for IR and let me practice managing my time with its practice tests.


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     By ajgentner 3 1
Self-reported Score:

630

Q39

V38

Improvement:

140 Points

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

Hello all,

I would like to share my GMAT story for those who are under stress and have limited time to study, which is the situation for most people. At the start of last May I planned to study for 3 months straight in order to take the GMAT at the end of July. However, a few days later my mom was diagnosed with cancer so I spent much of my time in May and June taking my mom to chemotherapy treatments and closely taking care of her at home. July rolled around and I contemplated cancelling my test date but I decided to give it a last ditch effort. I am applying to Master of Accounting programs so I need about a 600 to get in to the programs I am looking at.

On July 4th I installed GMAT Prep and scored a dismal 490 on my first practice test. I knew I had a lot of work to do in 25 days so I bought the GMAT Pill full course and the Official Guide. I used the GMAT Pill's one month study plan and condensed the plan in to 25 days. I received an email each morning from GMAT Pill telling me exactly what I needed to study that day. I strictly followed the plan starting with SC, which I think helped my score the most. I found the explanation videos from the GMAT Pill the most helpful. I also enjoyed the practice pill section of the course because Zeke has created many questions that are very similar to the OG and therefore similar to the GMAT.

On July 28th, the day before the test, I drove all the way to my test location to get comfortable with the drive. I ended up going into the test location and asked the receptionist a few questions. She told me I could take my test earlier than 4 pm, however I recommend those who are taking the test to not change their time the night before.

On July 29th, I drove to the test location and was a bit nervous but the nerves went away after arriving 45 minutes early. I recommend arriving 45 minutes before your scheduled test time so you can use the bathroom, or eat a snack before entering the test location 30 minutes before your test.

During the quant section of the test, I knew I was not doing my best and I knew I needed to keep my composure for the verbal section. Honestly if I could give one piece of advice, it would be to stay as calm throughout the test as you can regardless of how you are doing. If you feel you are doing poorly on the quant section then remind yourself that the verbal section is scaled higher so you can really boost your score by doing well on verbal.

I was pleased to see that I earned a 630 score with Q39 and V38, 5 on integrated reasoning and 5.5 on AWA. Looking back on my summer in regards to helping my mom fight through cancer and then study for the GMAT, I am happy with this score.

I want to give a big thanks to this forum! I couldn't have done it without you guys! Also I couldn't be more thankful for GMAT Pill! Your online prep course increased my score 140 points in 25 days!

AJ


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740 (Q 47/ V 44 )
July 28 | 2014
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     By algoMonkey 9 6
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740

Q47

V44

Improvement:

50 Points

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

I took GMAT last year - used all popular books such as Manhattan GMAT and also official GMAT review - after 3 months of prep could only score 690
This time I signed up for Gmat Pill and it was totally worth the investment. I loved the SC pill especially - Its so clear and concise and the way Zeke explains various SC strategies - it clearly drives home the various rules and after practicing thoroughly using the practice pill, I got to a point where I could easily spot the keywords, apply the rules around that and figure out the errors if any.
The other pills were very useful too but SC pill helped me get a 98% in Verbal!
The only suggestion I have for Zeke is to improve the navigation and UI in the website and organize the vast study materials in a more efficient way.

I highly recommend Gmat Pill - its a must for anyone aiming for a high GMAT score.
Thanks Zeke!


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     By PKGMATPill 1 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

N/A

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

Another success story for GMAT Pill. I have aspirations of attending HBS, and as an undergraduate I am applying to the HBS 2+2 Program. I work at a large financial institution in NYC, go to a pretty reputable school, and so I figured I would have a decent shot.

In January, I took the test and only got about halfway through the Quant section before I decided I would cancel my score. The test was a total failure. I decided to try a prep program. When comparing programs, the testimonials for GMAT Pill really won me over and so I decided to give it a shot.

I decided to purchase GMAT Pill and see if I had a chance at getting a decent score. After only a little over a month of preparation, sticking to your 30 day program outline, I was able to get more confident with the different question types. The article that stresses Verbal improvement was what really guided my process. Turns out this held true for test day, as I scored in the 98th percentile for Verbal! My total score came to 730! From cancelled scores to above the averages of even the most competitive programs, I couldn't be happier. Please find score report attached.


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620 to 710
April 04 | 2014
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     By natashk 1 0
Improvement:

90 Points

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

I decided to take the GMAT in late October 2013 with the aim of taking it on January 31st. I signed up for Kaplan On Demand given my upcoming work schedule and the holidays I took my first diagnostic the first week of November and got a 480. I was shocked and honestly pretty discouraged. But after talking to friends and they all assured me they were in a similar boat when they first started. The first go around I just watched the lessons did the practice questions, rinsed and repeated. I think I completed every module and supplementary module possible. After a few weeks of studying I took my first practice test and improved to a 580, pretty encouraged I kept on the same path. Next practice test got a 600. Then studied more, did more practice tests and was consistently getting in the 640 range. In talking to my friends they had all mentioned they were in a similar situation and ended up faring much better on the actual test. So by test day...Feb 6th, I went in and took the test. It was like an out of body experience, I could feel myself losing concentration and it was not a good experience - which was definitely reflected in my score....620. The first thing I did when I got one was sign up to take it again....March 10th. From the actual exam, I knew exactly what I had to do. I took the weekend off (plus a few more days), did a little research and stumbled upon GMAT pill. I was weary of spending an additional $400 on course materials, but I figured it's worth a try....Kaplan seemed to be lacking some things I needed and GMAT pill had a money back gaurantee, so I signed up. I knew I didn't need to study that much more, so over the next 3 weeks of so I really focused on areas I need to improve on (Quant - number properties, algebra; Verbal - sentence correction and reading comprehension). I did the required studying, took some practice tests - honestly my scores didn't change much from before. On test, I knew what to expect....went through the first 2 sections feeling good, got to quant it didn't go terribly, finally seemed to breeze through verbal. When I got my score, I was in SHOCK.....wow....it really did pay off. I think my biggest piece of advice is believe in yourself, it's a test that can be mastered by anyone with practicing in the right way. If I was being honest, I wouldve been okay with anything over 650...I didn't think 700 was achievable, but it is...just find the course that works for you.

GMAT Pill was great, I wanted the SC pill probably 5 times and throughout the test I could hear Zeke's voice talking through the mechanics. It really worked for me and I think it's a straightforward approach to mastering the GMAT. I honestly never dreamt of breaking 700, but I think GMAT pill was exactly what I needed to get there.


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Worth every penny
February 27 | 2014
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 5 8
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V38

Improvement:

120 Points

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

Finally, the very first step of this long journey is finally over.

I want to share how I finished my journey and let others know that this is a man-made test, which means that it can be conquered using man-made brains.
I am not a US native, although I did study in US. Nonetheless, like other international students, overcoming the verbal section was the most challenging part of the test.
Here is my story & some of the methods that I found to be useful

Materials used
OG 12/13
Gmatclub
GMATpill

For the first test, I used strictly OG12/13 and used study materials I got from my friends and coworkers (these include random cheatsheets, formula sheets and guidelines from unknown brands)
I frequently score higher than 600 on my diagnostic test:
1st MGMAT: 640
2nd MGMAT: 670
3rd MGMAT: 680
4th MGMAT: 690

After 3 months of studying, I gave it a real shot, to a disappointing result: 600

After more practicing, I started to realize there were some problems with my studying habits as well as the studying materials I used.
So I decided to try a different approach and make some investment.
2 months and a few days later, when I took the test again, my score improved significantly 700 (50q,38v).

I made several changes in my study approach -- e.g. from studying 30 mins the morning to purchasing new products and etc.
Here are the changes that I want to give credit to:

1) GMATclub
Be active with this club. Go to verbal & quant section discussion forums and read people's comments. Those comments can be helpful (or unhelpful) but once you keep reading them and join their discussion, you develop a strong sense in knowing what are considered "good" answers and "bad" answers just by being "active in the debate."

2) GMATPill

Try to make some investment. There is a reason why people buy these for money. I was very reluctant to buy these products (from my SAT experience I was very skeptical of these products)
But it proved me wrong. Watching the videos and learning the step by step thinking process of Zeke (the creator) really helped me solidify my framework in approaching each sections.
My strongest weakness was in SC & my second was in CR.
Watching Zeke solve problems through the videos allowed me to visualize and, most importantly, taught me how to be confident.
Also, keep watching the videos over and over again. Don't stop.

One recommendation from Zeke that really helped me understand SC section is:
Cutting the fluff. Fluff is the stuff (e.g. not-underlined portion of prepositional phrases or descriptive phrases) that you don't really need to understand. I saved so much time just learning to "cut the fluff". This sounds simple, but it took some practice and patience for me.

3) Review wrong answers
Keep track why you missed certain question and review EVERY answer choices, and why they are wrong/right

4) Keep trying
There will be days when you miss 15 questions in a row. Or score possibly the lowest ever.
But this is a man-made test, and this test is not meant to throw you mysterious problems with no logic behind them.
GMAT will be throwing the same baseball, except in different style: straight, curve balls, change-ups etc etc.
There is a framework to EVERY PROBLEM. Don't try to outfox the system.. just try to honestly develop the frameworks and learn how to use them as tools.
And please don't give up.


Good to you all, and please don't give up.

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Grabbing a 720 with ease
November 19 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 0 5
Improvement:

N/A

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

I consider myself fairly average in academics and the GMAT seemed daunting initially. I took it up to score the best i could however, i didnt want to sit down for courses and classes. GMATPILL seemed like a great solution - fastpaced, simple and flexible to suit one's necessities. It gave me insight and approaches that changed the game. I studied for a total of 1.5 months, 3-4 hours a day and scored a 720.
My advice - CR seems easy? take the table top method seriously, it definitely changes your perspective which is as important than the number of right answers.

I give these guys a lot of credit and definitely recommend for anyone who wants to ace this gmat without a lot of effort.


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