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GMAT Course Review
CR session
April 28 | 2016
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     By NhungQuynh 0 0
Improvement:

10 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Neeti Sohal

The CR session that Neeti Sohal clarify is comprehensive and useful. The way to eliminate the wrong answer choice, and see the option that really strengthen and weaken the argument is very clear. Each type of arguments is well-presented so it does support me a lot in the process of pre-thinking and analyses the context more properly and more efficiently. All the concepts are well-structured in the pre-requisites so I can apply these concepts first before coming to the live session to have better application. However, the RC course should provide OG questions to apply each concept to make better understanding.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By BrownsBA 1 0
Final Score:

760

Q50

V44

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Economist GMAT Tutor Premium Prep
Location: Online

I decided to apply to business school mid-September, so my timing was less than ideal. I had always assumed that a little practice would help me shape up and I would obtain a good GMAT score easily. Economist’s free mock exam (which you get on your weekly trial) proved to be a defining moment in my journey. I scored 630 and I did very poorly in quant. It was a rude awakening, but a necessary one. I can confidently say the money I invested in the Economist GMAT course yielded excellent value and was the best decision I made in the process of applying to business school. These are the features I liked the most about the course:

1) Interactive, engaging platform improved my discipline and my enjoyment of the process. The same wit you find in the magazine is present in the course material.
2) You can let the adaptive engine take you through the course working more intensely on your weakest areas or you can chart your own course by selecting which topics you want to cover as you go. This was very important to me given my time constraints.
3) No need to take notes, you can always revisit key highlights of a lesson in your control panel.
4) The ask a tutor feature is responsive and useful. You’ll get a response within 6-12 hours.
5) The live one-on-one sessions with tutors were great to build my confidence tackling data sufficiency questions. The tutors will pull up questions on topics you select in advance and work on the questions with you.
6) AWA grading. My first essay sucked. The person who graded it basically dissected the thing with five or six comments and completely changed my approach. Went from a 3 to a 6 in three attempts.
7) Had a head start comparing with other internationals when it came to Verbal due to my English skills. But the sentence correction material… it was brilliant. After a month with the Economist prep I just could not get a sentence correction question wrong. Very simple rules make you improve dramatically.
8) I found the mock exam to be a lot more realistic compared to what I tried on other companies, particularly MPrep. Still, the best mocks are those you get from GMAT prep.

Things not so great about it:
1) The score predictor does not work very well, I wouldn’t pay attention to it.
2) Pretty weak on IR preparation. Seems to me that the Economist subscribes to the “IR doesn’t matter” view. I had to complement my preparation with GMAT prep.
3) I found the Reading Comp. questions a little more ambiguous than the actual GMAT
4) While the engine works well, it does repeat a few questions you’ve answered before every once in a while.

Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Went from a 630 to 730 in the last Economist mock and scored a 760 in the real thing.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Prasad10 0 0
Final Score:

660

Q48

V33

Improvement:

150 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Krishna Chaitanya

I gave gmat on 31st march and got 660(V33, Q48,IR 7, AWA 4.5). I started my preparation in Feb 2015 and struggled a lot both in verbal and math sections. I was practicing math after a gap of almost 10 years and found it so annoying that i thought of giving up on gmat initially. Learned basic concepts from manhattan quant guides. Guides really helped me but i found some of the topics such as quadratic inequality, probability, permutations and combinations and profit an loss difficult to understand. That is when i subscribed to e-gmat online course , basically to improve verbal part. However, out of my math phobia, i concentrated more on quant section than on verbal. I must say that it really helped me improve my confidence in math. In one month i could feel that i was improving. e-gmat's quadratic inequality and absolute value section is just awesome. Also e-gmat's approach to solve probability, permutation and combination, it's profit and loss section are something that any one who wishes to clear those concepts must refer to. I received Q48 and large part of the credit must go to e-gmat. Highlight of it's course is scholarian section. It is a awesome collection of some of the most diverse questions. Hope to utilise it's verbal section thoroughly and improve my score to 700 in my next attempt.

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GMAT Course Review
5 stars prep
April 27 | 2016
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     By SethMBA 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

Hi all,
E-GMAT verbal course is just fantastic. The courses are well structured, but it is definitely their explanations that set the company apart. I need to fully understand something before applying principles.

I am not an English native speaker and up to now I was really struggling with verbal part but thanks to Sundeep and his team I feel more comfortable. Previously I tried other prep company, I worked really hard but I couldnt sense significant improvements. That was probably because I had some gaps in my understanding.
Today I am more confident and systematic in the way I approach questions types.

I highly recommand E-GMAT

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GMAT Course Review
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     By kapilambani 1 1
Final Score:

680

Q49

V34

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

eGMAT explains verbal concepts in great detail. I really like the SC course. They also provide excellent support and answer queries within a day or two(max) through their forum. eGMAT has been a great resource. eGMAT's Scholoranium is a good and one of the few reliable sources of practicing questions. eGMAT's course is a great package overall. They have solutions for OG questions and it really helped when I could not understand the concepts. I think that the course is worth the money. I recommend the course to anyone who wants to understand verbal concepts in detail. The only improvement I can suggest is to make the subscription valid for one year instead of 6 months.

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GMAT Course Review
Great quant insight
April 26 | 2016
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     By SJ18 7 3
Final Score:

700

Improvement:

N/A

Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Math
Location: Online

I took Magoosh to boost my GMAT Quant. I was very impressed with the in-depth analysis and strategic method of teaching. I would recommend it to students who are looking to gain a stronger understanding of quant topics. My weak areas were Algebraic Translations, Geometry, Probability and Combinatorics, Weighted Averages and Number Properties. I spent some time reviewing concepts and then did timed practice using OG and GMAT Club. Magoosh played a major role in inculcating more confidence in my quant abilities going into the GMAT. I did not have much time but if you have 2+ months, this course is ideal to brush up rusty concepts. It is definitely worth the buy. Good luck!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By darrensh 0 0
Final Score:

730

Q47

V42

Improvement:

30 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: EMPOWERgmat Online Course
Location: Online

The Empower GMAT course provides excellent test taking tips from timing to understanding which questions to dump to which questions will occur most frequently on the test. Even with knowledge on how to work each problem, Empower GMAT provides excellent test day tactics and strategies that will get your score to the next level. I was able to boost my score from 700 to 730 largely from their TEST IT methodology that I found to be highly effective. Empower GMAT is able to differentiate itself from its competitors through these tactics and makes it a great tool to have in your arsenal with tackling the GMAT. I strongly recommend to all test takers.

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GMAT Course Review
e-GMAT Verbal Online
April 25 | 2016
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     By sreegmat 0 0
Final Score:

550

Q47

V20

Improvement:

170 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. Coming from a back ground of non native english speaking, I am very much confused with english sentences and structure. This course really demystified all the problems I had.
Sentence correction is my most favorite part. The critical reasoning are pretty awesome as well.
I would recommend the course to every one with a non -english back ground.
it is also encouraged to undergo the quant section which heard has some great tips as well. Reading comprehension is good, but squeezing some tricks can help as well..

the webinars for starters are informative and provide some confidence to learn things better

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GMAT Course Review
Good even for natives
April 25 | 2016
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     By Poobear 6 0
Final Score:

720

Q49

V39

Improvement:

30 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

Upon taking a practice test, I realized that, even as a native, my verbal skills were sub-par (I think I scored something like Q47/V31). I scored poorly in SC (as well as CR & RC), and things seemingly clicked during my three months of preparation before my first gmat. I scored fairly low (680) and realized I needed to do something different. Even though e-gmat seems to be targeted at non-natives, I thought to myself, if non-natives like this, then I really should like this.

What I found is that e-gmat clearly explained things to me that didn't seem all that intuitive. CR has certain rules, that I would call arbitrary and non-logical. E-gmat explained in great detail why certain answers were wrong, and that helped in eliminating wrong answer choices on more difficult questions.

Their SC was invaluable to me. I think that having a decent base of SC knowledge to work off of really helped me to grasp things quickly as I went through the SC class. Also, I now notice how poorly people at my work write.

The RC was good, but not as great as their CR and SC were for a native. I did have difficulty in determining the main purpose of passages, and this class did definitely help with that.

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GMAT Course Review
Economist Course reviw
April 25 | 2016
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     By thebenjaminle 0 0
Final Score:

750

Q47

V46

Improvement:

200 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Economist GMAT Tutor Premium Prep
Location: Online

I used the Economist GMAT prep in the Summer/Fall of 2015. I managed to go from a 560 on my first practice test in July to a 750 on my actual GMAT in November. I had tried self study prior to taking the course to little-to-no improvement. The courses adaptive format takes the guess work out of what your weaknesses are and what you need to devote time to. In the early going of test prep this is great as it gives you exposure to a wide variety of materials and gives you a litmus test of what will require extra attention. Additionally the adaptive model helps with fatigue as it moves between subject matters frequently and prevents you from getting exhausted on a single subject. This worked for the majority of my prep. Being able to send in emails/questions to tutors was also a huge help when I just "wasn't getting it." Additionally setting up the live calls was a huge help especially in terms of planning and scheduling my test prep. When it came time to focus on the test itself the economists prep was a little lacking in that it only had 5 tests. I ended up resorting to using other resources to get additional test practice. They also don't have a generic question bank to run through practice questions. My only other complaint is that the included app isn't very well designed. It's a regurgitation of the desktop experience in an app, which works on some subjects but those requiring a pen and paper or working out a problem don't work.

Pros:
Adaptive model
Timed Sessions
Live instructor calls
Ask an instructor option

Cons:
Not enough practice tests - can't retake previous tests
Can't take/retake specific lessons
Not enough practice questions
App isn't optimized and required network

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