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e-gmat review
January 11 | 2016
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     By 82vkgmat 78 45
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Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

I joined the e-gmat Verbal Online course. The course is very good and has detailed videos for all the important topics. In addition, the verbal online course also includes videos for Integrated Reasoning. I have not completed the Integrated Reasoning course so far. However the verbal courses are very comprehensive and give a good understanding of all the GMAT topics. The course is also targeted towards folks who do not have English as the first language. It will take around 1-1.5 months of daily practice to complete the course in my opinion.
The one area to improve is the forums. Unfortunately, most of the replies from experts to the questions are to go back to the course to study. I guess it is difficult to get to each and every query but it helps in studies if some of the 'controversial' questions in the forum are addressed in a better manner. This actually does not affect the overall course as most of the questions are fairly well-explained in the course itself and also lot of questions can be found on GMAT Club and BTG forums.
Lastly, the course is almost 1/10 the price of the so-called prestigious courses but in my opinion the course + OG should be sufficient to improve one's performance and get a good score. My exam is in a month and a half and I hope the outcome is good for me. 

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GMAT Course Review
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     By iss002 0 0
Final Score:

760

Q49

V46

Improvement:

60 Points

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

I used EMPOWERgmat to help prepare for my 2nd crack at the GMAT. I scored 700 on my first try, but I knew I could do better on the Verbal section. I'm happy I found EMPOWER because their "Score Booster" programs provided just what I needed. The videos on the site cover all the details, without wasting any time. RIch and Max do a great job of breaking down the material and also providing tips on how to best approach problems. One of my favorite aspects of the EMPOWER experience is that Rich and Max will always let you know which questions are "worth points." This made me realize that in the past I had put much time and effort into problems that were not necessarily as "important."

Their approach to SC helped me realize just how logical that section is and I began treating those questions with the same confidence I approached the Quant questions. In the past, timing was an issue for me on the Verbal section and I found the RC and CR EMPOWER tactics to be extremely helpful in my time management efforts. Come test day I was able to attack the passages with confidence and use proper note taking strategies to cut down my time spent on each question.

My Verbal score increased from a 37 to a 46 in just 2 months! My goal was to keep my Quant score (49) right where it was and to improve my Verbal score and that's just what I did in 2 short months using EMPOWER. It had been almost 4 months since my first GMAT attempt so I found the Quant Score Booster to be helpful in refreshing my Quant skills to get back to where I was originally. I 100% recommend EMPOWER for all retesters who are committed to improving their score and just need some guidance along the way!

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GMAT Course Review
A must to succeed
January 09 | 2016
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     By n2008 3 0
Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Location: Online

I took the GMAT 4 times! Yes, as you already guessed I tried several companies before I found out about Optimus. The video content was great. It provided a comprehensive explanation of the concepts. Although I knew some of the concepts, the course added value to my knowledge base. The course included both on the demand feature and online tutoring. What I liked the most about the course is how the lessons were organized. Instead of focusing on the verbal or the Quant. Each lesson is a mix of both. I got a chance to practice and apply what I learned after each lesson by taking quizzes.
I worked with Jennifer. She was amazing. She communicated the core strategies required to handle questions and addressed my concerns by providing additional materials that helped me improve. I felt that I was working with a friend rather than a tutor. She continuously asked about my performance and provided weekly feedback on ways that I can improve. Working with Optimus, I was able to achieve my target score. I increased my score by 70 points.
Because of the valuable experience I had, I decided to work with Optimus again by utilizing the consultant services. Janielle helped me develop, organize, and connect my ideas. We worked on the outline together. She also provided instant feedback and suggested ways to improve my essay.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By abhishekshn 0 0
Final Score:

710

Q49

V37

Improvement:

N/A

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

I took the GMAT on 19th August and scored a 710 on my first attempt. Hence I would like to thank e-GMAT for the valuable support. I took the e-GMAT verbal online course and also attended most of the highly attended free online sessions. The instruction style at e-GMAT is perfectly suited for people who want to prepare at their own pace and convenience. The quizzes before each module helped me gauge my current skill level and the final quiz after the module demonstrated a clear and tangible improvement. I feel that this course is ideal for people like me who are non-native English speakers.

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GMAT Course Review
Great value for money course
January 08 | 2016
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     By hss0505 23 9
Final Score:

730

Q49

V41

Improvement:

90 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Magoosh Premium
Location: Online

I enrolled for Magoosh premium course after faltering on my second attempt at GMAT. The course material is excellent with good video lessons. It also explicitly covers many concepts, such as If vs Whether, etc, which cause maximum confusion to students.

The practice problems are representative of the actual test, especially for quant I found the practice questions even better than those of Manhattan. But the main plus pointer for me was its support service, which was prompt and to the point. Its tutors were extremely helpful and Magoosh has many good blogs written which are quite helpful as they provide un parallel insights for GMAT preparation.

Overall, I must say this is the course which gives the best ROI.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By brpadhy 0 0
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Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Payal Tandon

I have reviewed verbal course materials from many other sources before I decided to purchase e-GMAT verbal prep. This course definitely designed for non-natives. The course starts with basic fundamentals which I had forgotten over the period of the time. E-GMAT SC course provides step by step guidance on how to crack SC accurately and efficiently. The instructor teaches very well on how to break the sentences / paragraph and take benefit of few other techniques to solve RC, CR. The instructors are very nice and have patience for the students. I found the course is very affordable too. As it’s an online course, it gives me the flexibility to read at my own pace and time.
I strongly recommend to upcoming GMAT takers to explore e-GMAT courses for GMAT preparation.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By vin1984 2 0
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120 Points

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

I took a mock gmat 8 months back and wasn't surprised to find out that my main weakness was Verbal. Being an engineer, I was good in Quant. Hence I wanted a course that can strengthen the foundations required for cracking Verbal. After a lot of research, I found that verbal online course offered by e-gmat was the most suitable and cost effective for me.

Currently I am giving my practice tests and am able to consistently score above 700.
This increase is definitely due to the improvement that I have managed to make in my verbal score.

A few things that I loved about their Verbal strategies:

1) They emphasize on understanding the meaning of the sentence first and then identifying the error and then looking at the answer choice (earlier I used to directly look at the answer choices which would increase my confusion).

Also understanding the meaning helps especially in solving harder gmat questions as gmat often misuses certain words such as modifiers or change the voice of the sentence to correct the error but change the meaning.

Also a separate grammar section at the very beginning was very helpful to clear the basics. I think this part is very useful for the non natives.

2) In CR, they follow a unique approach of forming the Logical structure of the argument which helps identifying the scope & assumptions of the argument. Also pre-thinking helps you understand the argument better and weed out incorrect answer choices easily.

3) In RC, their approach of summarizing the topic really helped me solve questions with accuracy as it is very easy to get overloaded with information especially in humanity/history passages.

Overall I am very satisfied with the Verbal content.
I highly recommend Verbal to any non native who is struggling. They also offer some free concepts on their website where you can see first hand the quality of their resources.

Best wishes
Vinit

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GMAT Course Review
EMPOWERgmat for the win
January 05 | 2016
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     By Maragall 1 0
Final Score:

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

N/A

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

EMPOWERgmat really helped me organize my scattered and overwhelming approach to the GMAT. After self-studying for about a month and a half, I used the EMPOWERgmat Score Booster to inject some purpose into my studying. The course provided me with new, simple techniques for both verbal and quant and allowed me to develop an effective strategy for each question type. I started to understand how the test makers were thinking and I was able to identify the difficult questions that were not worth worrying about. If you are seeing minimal improvement with self-study or other courses, I highly recommend making the switch. The course simply gets to the point and allowed me the confidence to score a 730 on my first attempt.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Flomann 1 0
Final Score:

680

Q47

V37

Improvement:

190 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Location: Online

I decided to use Optimus Prep for my preparation because of a recommendation. My first score in the GMATPrep software was a devastating 490 (without any practice).
The included on demand course is a useful tool to learn the basic principles for both the verbal and quant section.
The private lessons with the tutor are the best part of the package. My tutor Jennifer is a patient and experienced teacher who manages to easily teach even the advanced topics of the GMAT.
Furthermore the customer support was very well. You will get an answer to every question.
Unfortunately I didn't reach the 700 (caused by my performance on the verbal part). But I got a full refund because of the score guarantee. If you plan to take this package you should keep in mind that there are several requirements for the refund (it requires hard work, but that is justified in my opinion).
In conclusion, I can fully recommend the Optimus Prep Private Tutoring Online if you are reaching for the 700+!

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GMAT Course Review
Super recommended !!
January 05 | 2016
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     By sukhman 3 1
Improvement:

N/A

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online

After enrolling in e-gmat Verbal Live Prep 2 years ago I again signed up (at 50 % cost ) as I wanted to give one more try to GMAT; along with that I signed for e-gmat Quant Live Prep which was not there 2 years back . My last Official GMAT Quant score was 39 (44 in Mocks ) , I found it difficult to increase my GMAT Quant score above 45 . I was preparing my GMAT Quant from Indian CAT books and found some topics such as Inequality , Absolute value , Numbers etc difficult (as they were not covered well ) . After signing up for e-gmat Quant Live Prep I read theory and application files , there is a lot of course material which is new to me ( I did not read from Indian CAT books ). E-gmat people have really done their homework well by covering all the topics adequately , they have also file of topic-wise Official Guide Questions to be solved . I hope to increase my Official Quant Score to 49 to get the optimal GMAT score . I regularly attend live sessions which are very helpful to clear any doubts . E-gmat Team is very helpful and easily accessible for query . Recommended for Non-natives who do not have required training in standardized testing and natives whose Quant skills need improvement .

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