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EMPOWERGMAT helped me get a 710!! (retaker) December 01 | 2015
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     By Dhananjai1990 12 13
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This review is for: EMPOWERgmat Online Course | Location: Online

I got the score of 710 (48Q 39 V) during my re attempt at the gmat and have tried a couple of products during this time & EMPOWER GMAT helped me get over that 700 mark.

Context of the Score: consistently scoring 700 plus in the mock tests but not able to replicate during the actual exam due to various factors and my sc accuracy was erratic under time pressure. Used E gmat verbal course(Also very good,especially for non natives ) to set a very solid verbal base . My previous score was 650 (47q and 35V)


I followed the verbal score booster plan and it was excellent for the following reasons

1) Helped improve my SC accuracy significantly while also reducing the time i took per question. Their course is also pretty short and effective. Great if time is limited.

2)RC - although i have always read the entire passage. EMPOWERGMAT really emphasized this and their note taking strategies are great

3)Their insight into the test and how the GMAT works is fantastic and is alone worth paying for (reduced my test day anxiety )

If you are anything like me and not able to figure out why you are unable to replicate mock performances on the actual GMAT ,then id recommend this course. If you have more questions i'm happy to answer them. For me, Empower worked out to be a great finishing course.

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9 point improvement November 30 | 2015
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     By crayzo 0 0
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online

I took the e-GMAT Verbal online course which helped me improve my verbal score by 9 points. The course not only provides an excellent framework for the content but it also provides a repeatable process for success. I clearly saw in improvement in my verbal ability as i progressed through the course. Upon completion of the course materials, the Scholarium platform specifically highlighted my weaknesses which allowed me to focus on topics that required more attention. The live sessions are extremely helpful in reinforcing strategies learned throughout the course. I am extremely satisfied with my investment in e-GMAT and would recommend the course to anyone and everyone committed to an improvement in their verbal abilities.

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Great Product November 30 | 2015
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     By leiwan 0 0
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This review is for: Magoosh Premium | Location: Online

I purchased the premium product, but mainly used it to focus on increasing my math score. Great videos/resources, with thorough explanations. The 3 month daily study schedule also helped keep me accountable and on track. The additional resources are also key to your success with a full time job. The flashcards are an easy way to practice your math skills while on the metro commute to work. I had taken the GMAT once before without a course, but was unsatisfied with my score. Magoosh was more flexible than Princeton Review/Kaplan and was perfect for self-study. Highly recommend this course!

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Excellent Class to Master Fundamentals November 29 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By SJEllmann 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Taught by: Ethan Todras-Whitehill

Ethan was a great teacher and honed in on the fundamental's for GMAT success. He is easy going and brings humor into the lessons to lighten the mood while giving great tips on how to master the GMAT material. He goes above and beyond to answer questions and encouraged us to challenge every GMAT question to find out not only why the correct answer was correct, but also why the wrong answers were wrong. I strongly recommend Veritas and Ethan for any student's studying. Ethan opened my eyes to the tricks the GMAT attempts to play on the test-takers and how to tackle tough problems efficiently.

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Value for Money November 29 | 2015 1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By amitn 0 0
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This review is for: Magoosh Premium | Location: Online

I took the Magoosh Premium course , found it very resourceful.
Especially the videos on CR, SC are the best out there.
Also, the explanations for the various practice questions were more than satisfactory and these were further complemented by their insightful blogs.
The only con is the Math lesson videos and the practice questions provided were very basic, nothing compared to the ones on the actual test. Few Math techniques being used are cumbersome , there are faster and easier ways of doing them (Example: Alligations and Mixtures ).

Overall, a very fine interface and an absolute value for money. If your main aim is to be economical this is the best option.

P.S:I also found the variable playback speed very helpful,especially since some of the videos are a bit slow.

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Qunat Online - A Must ! November 25 | 2015
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     By saunakdey 11 18
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This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep | Location: Online | Taught by: Krishna Chaitanya

Though I am pretty comfortable with Quant Section as having an engineering background. But then also I opted for Quant Online Course, and would suggest to have this course as in GMAT it is a test of Higher Order Reasoning Skills. Quant in GMAT is not calculation intensive rather it is logic intensive. At e-GMAT this aspect of Quant is taken care of. Also to mention about Scholaranuim Alpha, it is great tool to assess oneself. So people like me, who think that they are quite good in GMAT Quant, I just suggest that to cover up that extra mile from Q-45/49 to Q-51, it is a good platform to do that.

e-GMAT Team, good going, keep it up !


Saunak Dey

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The reasons for choosing Ecomonist November 25 | 2015
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     By NikitaO 1 0
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This review is for: Economist GMAT Tutor Complete Prep | Location: Online

I first encountered Economist GMAT Tutor as free iPad app which I installed and tried to use. It appeared to be interesting, yet inconvenient, mostly because of small answer choice button size - I have "made" really stupid mistakes many times. However, after I tried the course on Mac, it became clear that it is really good for me.

First, it did not contain long videos taking huge amounts of time to watch - all explanations are pure text and it was all I need. Since I can read rather fast, this form of explanation was preferable to me.

Then, it was course structure - it offers different topics and mixes Quant and Verbal ones you are currently working on with occasional flashback reviews of those already completed.

Another advantage is that I didn't need anything else to study - just my laptop, a notepad and a pen. No extra books, no other web pages - just me and Gmat Tutor. I understood that it is an advantage when was looking at other preparation tools and courses.

Finally, I really liked the material given and the quality of explanations. As a mathematician, I do not always agree with the methods offered, yet they are doubtlessly effective.

On my free Sample Test included I got Q50 and V31 meaning that I should concentrate on Verbal. Yet, reviewing sample test results in Quant showed me lots of stupid or careless mistakes I made, as well as lack of experience of solving certain specific types of problems. So while I plan to improve my Verbal score, I can certainly do much better in Quant - and this course is helping me with it.

So, summarizing my review, I see the following pros:
- efficient use of learning time
- really easy to use
- good quality of explanations

And the following cons:
- Math is sometimes simplified
- iPad app is not convenient due to small button size

Finally, the price. What I paid is really too much, and since I live in a rather poor country with high USD to local currency exchange rate, the course has cost me quite a lot. Yet if if will help me get the score I want and ultimately get into BS I want, I'll be fine with the price paid.

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If you are Non-Native, simply go for e-GMAT Verbal Course. (Full Stop !) November 25 | 2015
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     By saunakdey 11 18
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online

Phase I :

I am an Power Plant Engineer and currently work for a government power sector. When the idea of taking GMAT came in my mind, I started preparing on my own from the resources available for free at GMAT Club. Though I became confident day by day in the Quant Part but I realized that that quality of confidence lacked for the Verbal Part. Though I spent a lot of time and effort in Verbal but the improvement was not there. I analyzed that inherently I was comfortable with Quant Section but my Verbal Part was a disaster.

Phase II :

With many doubts and thoughts unanswered in my mind I googled the GMAT Club for Verbal online course that will suit me. I came across a dozen of them all claiming to be the best. Even I saw many of the courses free Verbal videos but couldn't relate anyone of them to my requirements ( The one that starts from scratch and approaches to superior level). One evening when I was googling through GMAT Club, I got a invitation to attend a free Webinar on SC from e-GMAT guys. I registered for the same and attended. That event made a huge difference.

Phase III :

After attending the session for almost 3 hours in the evening, I knew this course is the one that I would buy. The reason being, I had never seen such a Quant Type Approach ( because in Quant if you know the steps to follow, you will solve it correct). Since I am a guy from engineering background, I prefer a methodical approach in all types of problems, be it Quant or Verbal, and that approach wise SC solving technique really fascinated me.

Then I also attended the CR Pre-thinking Webinar, and with no surprise, the way/ strategy to approach the CR questions was really very different and effective. So with this I decided to go for Verbal Online Course of e-GMAT.

Phase IV :

I never had a The process-wise approach to attack the GMAT SC and CR better for the non native speakers like me. I have gone through the e-GMAT course module many times to get the process wired in me. First I thought that I am investing too much time in understanding the process and then applying it, but this investment of time seems paying me now in form of accuracy and time saving. Though I don't have an official GMAT score to prove my point at this time but I can see the improvement while solving problems during my practice sessions. The logical diagram to connect Premise and Conclusion dilutes the haunting CR problems and gets you to the right track of thinking with a clear understanding. You can really visualize the argument and its assumptions.

Thanks a lot e-GMAT Team


Saunak Dey

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A good course November 24 | 2015 1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By sidchilling 8 0
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This review is for: Economist GMAT Tutor Premium Prep | Location: Online

Hi,

I took the Economist GMAT Tutor course and scored a 720 on my GMAT. Though this was a bit lower than what I was expecting based on GMAT Prep tests but I think the score is good enough to select the check-mark for almost all the schools. [There are lot of discussions that Indian students need to get a really high score but numerous people have told me that's not true - GMAT is really just one, and often not the most important, component in the application].

GMAT Score - 720 - IR8, Q50, V37 (screwed up a little on the verbal :( )

Prepping for the GMAT was kind of an impromptu decision to which I didn't give much thought but now that I have I think it was a good decision.

I read some posts on the forums and came to know about various GMAT courses and I decided to take a trial for GMAT tutor. I really liked the format, it was interactive and more importantly structured -- I thought the important thing would be structured in the study to maintain discipline.

The course started off with easy Math fundamentals, which are essential by the way, before moving to Verbal topics which were not very natural for me. The concepts presented were very structured and really focussed on getting the basics clear before moving on to harder topics or questions.

The thing I really liked about the course was the ease of studying -- I didn't have to worry about whether I was doing enough questions on a topic before moving to another topic. The course gave ample number of questions after teaching each topic with answer explanations. The answer explanations are the best - they really tell you how to approach the problem and always stuck to the "method". Developing and following the method, in my opinion, is very important when you begin so that you avoid careless mistakes. Trust me, avoid careless mistakes on the GMAT and getting a good score is not hard.

For Math - Covers all the essentials, questions are good, some data sufficiency are really good. I made sure I always read answer explanations for EVERY question I did.

For Verbal - Reading Comprehension is the best - the closest thing to the real GMAT. Some very tricky questions. I used to get a lot of RC wrong and then I really started to read options and each options' answer explanations very very carefully. The main thing in RC is really reading the options very closely - overtime this becomes fast. I practised a lot of RC from GMAT tutor which eventually enabled me to do ALL RC questions correctly in four GMAT Prep Tests. At first, I thought the format of RC on GMAT tutor sucked because they give one question a passage at one time which is unlike the real test, but the point I realised later is that mastering one type of question at a time really helped me.

Critical Reasoning was okay. There are certainly differences between the real thing and GMAT tutor's CR - GMAT Tutor's CR, I thought, had more straightforward answer options than the real thing. It's not bad per-se, there are definitely good questions, but the style was somewhat different from the real thing. You should augment this part with the official guide and verbal review.

Sentence Correction - The rules GMAT tutor teaches are helpful. These helped me solve SC questions quickly - you need to be quick in SC to save time for CR and RC. Ample of questions. But I think this is the weakest section in GMAT Tutor - the official questions and the ones you will see on the test will be noticeably different. SC questions on GMAT Tutor really focussed on 1-2 errors at most and the answer options revolved around those two errors but this will not be the case on the GMAT - the answer options will be very different from each other. I do think this section needs to be improved a lot as the style of the questions is not representative.

For AWA, GMAT Tutor gives a template which works. It discusses some useful techniques but the main thing here is practice. I submitted the 6 AWA essays to get rated - they score bit harshly but the feedback is awesome. I even took a tutor session on AWA and went through all of my essays with the tutor.

IR section is present but nothing much - plus I was good at IR so it didn't matter. Also I think getting an 8 in IR doesn't need much practice - just patiently work through questions in the test, know which 2 questions to skip (I generally skipped table questions which dealt with percentages).

SIM tests are really good and they give a accurate projection. I scored from 710 - 730 on the 5 tests, quite close to the real thing. The tests don't have essays and IR section. I spent a lot of time re-doing tests and reading answer explanations.

Pros -
- Very structured course, good for people who are not sure whether they have the discipline for self-study but don't want to attend a classroom for preparation.
- Math is very structured and explains things very clearly. I was already good with Math so no complains. Questions are good and very similar to the real thing.
- Verbal is overall good. Lots of questions.
- SIM tests score are similar to the real thing.
- The usefulness of the tutor sessions depends on you -- take specific questions and the tutors are helpful.
- Lots of realistic questions - specially after you finish the theory part. I finished 96% of the course and the last 70 - 80 hours were just practice questions which really helped.
- Ask-a-Tutor feature is good - be sure to be very clear on what you are asking and you will get good answers.

Things to improve -
- Sentence Correction. I cannot stress this enough. Though the concepts are helpful, the questions are not. GMAT questions are noticeably very different.
- Needs to include AWA and IR on the SIM tests. It's very important to build that stamina . Though the scores are not that important but building that stamina is very very important.
- More tests. For the cost, I think 5 tests are a bit less.

I am happy to have taken this course and I would recommend it (yes, also to indian students though the course is bit on the expensive side).

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Verbal Live Prep November 23 | 2015
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     By abhimahna 11 1
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online | Taught by: Rajat Sadana

EGMAT is an awesome company helping students achive their desired scores.

I have personally felt very good after taking this cource. I have gradually improved from a low score to a good one. I would suggest all the non natives to go for this course and learn the step by step approach to your dream score and thus your dream college.

These people are doing very good. They are charging less and providing a lot of support. I would say its worth joining this course. They even helped me extending my course for a month free of cost and this is so nice of these people.

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