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Its all a non-native will need for verbal December 24 | 2015
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     By arhumsid 158 55
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online

I did not have any idea about the GMAT verbal. In fact, the only thing i knew about GMAT was that verbal was tougher than quant, and since I was a non-native English speaker, I knew I would need to work really hard for verbal part. Then, I came across one of the free webinars from e-Gmat, and was really impressed by their teaching style (good part - they conduct frequent webinars and you can attend as many as you want before concluding upon joining the course). Since I needed a self-paced course, I went for the 'Verbal Online'.

I must say, that the e-GMAT team must have been really thoughtful while creating this stuff. A few days into the course, and it was evident that a substantial amount of research and home-work must have gone into creating the kind of material they provided. Everything (especially SC) felt like it was fine tuned for me. Below are a few things that stood out:

1)SC: This is the best of all. I would say these guys know in and out of GMAT SC. I believe, ‘The 3 step approach’ is one of the best ways to approach and master GMAT SC questions. It was clear, precise and to the point. One would not need anything else here! “To defeat the enemy, don’t hit the enemy… hit his strategy”, I think e-GMAT does exactly this when it comes to SC.
My rating: 10/10

2)CR: Now, you can’t make someone think but you can always fill up his arsenal with stuff he/she would need to think. I think e-GMAT does just that. The ‘Pre thinking’ technique taught by them is quite useful at most of the times if not always.
Though the in-depth analysis of all the question types is wonderful, I still felt that there was scope of a few more ‘discoveries’ in GMAT CR.
My rating: 8/10

3)RC: The ‘7 key reading strategies’ clearly raised my accuracy. But then I was a bad reader, and still am. Nonetheless, e-GMAT has helped me tremendously to tackle the RC section which was one of my worst nightmares. The way they handled every passage by breaking it into smaller and manageable pieces, analysed the structure and flow of the passage and made the reader involve in the passage was excellent.
My rating: 9/10

4)IR: Wouldn’t say much as I couldn’t go through it completely. But from all that I could see, a lot many ‘types’ were covered in detail.
My rating: NA

In general, everything was structured- step by step. This sometimes made verbal feel like quant, and that turned out to be quite beneficial. All in all, if you are a non-native and verbal is what you worry about, it’s better to have e-GMAT with you than to not have it.

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Good but overhyped course December 24 | 2015
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     By hss0505 20 7
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online

I enrolled for EGmat Verbal Online after my first test. The course content is fabulous, with an interactive platform. The pre and post quizzes are good. Also some of the strategies recommended by EGMAT such as pre-thinking in CR & RC, and meaning analysis in SC are very helpful.

But don't buy this course thinking that Rajat or Payal would resolve your query directly. Although rajat, while conducting free webinars, repeatedly asks to mail him for any query actually his account is managed by some other fellow. Also, the time taken to reply to our queries is disappointedly long and the solution provided is also not to the mark.

All in all after enrolling for other prep course I found EGMAT course a bit over hyped and over marketed.

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Empower GMAT - from 680 to 710 to London! December 23 | 2015 1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By afoster144 0 0
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This review is for: EMPOWERgmat Online Course | Location: Online

Empower is an extremely powerful tool and I would highly recommend it to anyone planning to take the GMAT, especially those who struggle with Quant.

For $99/month there is no more effective tool on the market.

I was particularly impressed with their quantitative section. What separates Empower is their test taking strategies. The GMAT tests how well you take the GMAT. Empower's strategies were extremely useful on test day and helped me save precious time, get the right answers to tough questions and boost my score.

Their video explanations were extremely thorough and allowed me to better analyze my shortcomings, which I could then address and move forward.

Moreover, the demos don't feel tedious. I spent 2-3 hours each night after work going through the Empower material and rarely found myself going "crap, this sucks". Empower keeps you engaged and keeps you motivated.

I went from a 680 to a 710 with a big jump in quant. I have just accepted my offer to London Business School and would like to thank the Empower staff (who are extremely friendly and thoughtful) for their help.

Again, I highly recommend this tool to anyone in the market for GMAT prep help.

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Best at Investment of the year December 23 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Mylene M. 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Weekend Course Live Online | Location: Online | Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

Based on my experience, Veritas Prep has the best GMAT prep course out there. Before i started the Veritas Prep weekend course, i was using Kaplan and the GMAT prep books but did not see any improvement in my practice test scores. I wasn't able to get pass the 500 level. With Veritas Prep, i went from 470 to 640 in six weeks. The teacher/tutor, Ravi Sreerama, was amazing in his teaching skills. He showed me tricks to solve problems i was struggling with and therefore save time in the quant section. As a non english native speaker, i knew i had a disadvantage in the verbal section but still Ravi encouraged me to learn from my mistakes and simply apply the Veritas Prep methods.

I am still amazed at how fast i was able to go from 470 to 640 and all this wouldn't have been possible without Ravi's tricks and words of encouragement.

Thanks to Veritas Prep and double thanks to Ravi

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EGMAT : Verbal live prep a great course December 23 | 2015
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     By manish0589 1 0
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online | Taught by: Shraddha Jaiswal

I have taken my first gmat in dec 2013 and it was complete disaster . I have scored 17 on verbal and i had completely broken by my performance and i thought of not giving the GMAT again . In the month of april 2015 i again restarted my preparation and after lot of research i have taken E-gmat VLP and quant online course . From day one i was feeling the improvement in SC,RC and CR . E-gmat strategy for SC is very helpful , their course material are also very exhaustive .Live sessions are the application of the concept taught on the concept files . After completing SC i have done RC . understanding sentence structure helped me improving the RC . CR has six live session .Once completing the materials one will definitely see improvement in their score .

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Awesome Course, Test Day Experience, Incredible Support December 22 | 2015 5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Kaplan GMAT Prep - Live Online PLUS Course | Location: Online | Taught by: Joseph Tambornino

I've used Manhattan, Magoosh, and Kaplan, and absolutely loved the Kaplan program. I raised my score from a 700 to a 750, and I think much of it was due to Kaplan's support and test-day experience. I got to sit down and take an actual GMAT test in a certified test center, which I think is an incredible advantage to any student looking to embark on this for the first time. Also, the mentor they provided me sent me over an awesome "how to structure your homework and studying" guide that I've since passed on to anyone looking for help. It really made a difference this time around. Finally, the ease of use and sheer amount of resources Kaplan provides in addition to the standard classes/homework are awesome. The quiz banks and workshops were super helpful and kept me busy until test day. By the way, Joseph is a rockstar.

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SUPERB COURSE TO CRACK GMAT December 21 | 2015
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     By maddysingh 0 0
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online | Taught by: Rajat Sadana

I joined this course on the reference of my friend who cracked the ISB with GMAT score of 740.
The Verbal Live Prep course is well drafted. The online course provides the flexibility to pace the course as per own needs and time availability.
The course is divided into SC, CR & RC sections with the study plan customized to move ahead in the course. The concepts in each section are well-defined and illustrated with good examples. There are short quizzes pre and post the concept to analyze the learning made. Within the section there are practice tests and quizzes to analyze the progress made whether to go ahead in the course or have a relook on the concepts. Any queries in the understanding can be posted in the forum and the elaborate reply on the same is made well in time.
There are also the Instructor Led Live Sessions in which one should go after going thru the concepts as advised in the study plan and the luminous faculty discusses the GMAT and prototype questions to further clarify the concepts. The platform is very interactive for the students to engage with the faculty.
There are pdfs available to refer if required.
The Scholaranium is another platform given to check the preparations made and assess the learning in various concepts in each section.
Access to 800ScoreTests is also helpful to prepare in whole for the GMAT.
The course material along with OG is sufficient enough to prepare for the GMAT exam and give enough confidence to crack the exam with good score. Rest depends on the hard work put in. I am thankful to the e-GMAT helping me to score 700 in the GMAT exam.

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Best Course for Non-Natives December 21 | 2015
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     By srnigmat 0 0
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online

I am an engineer by profession and I have been thinking about retaking GMAT for quite sometime. I scored 660 in my first attempt about 3 years back. Being an engineer, Quant was an easy game for me. I scored 49 in Quant in my first attempt. However, Verbal was a nightmare.
I was stumped by difficult SC questions and I always get 2-3 RC questions incorrect per passage. That's when I started searching for an online course and came across e-gmat. There are few things which I really liked about e-gmat. First of all,its really affordable and comes at a decent price. Secondly, I am big fan of learning through videos. Hence, e-gmat was a perfect fit for my needs.
I subscribed to their Verbal online course and started with SC. I can tell with great confidence that gmat SC is like solving a math problem. It's all with the systematic approach and e-gmat's step by step approach improved my SC drastically. Coming to CR, pre-thinking was another concept that helped me tremendously and I was able to see good improvement to my CR hit rate in just 3 weeks. I am yet to start on RC and planning to start doing it this week. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants systematic & methodical approach. I am sure you will never regret by taking e-gmat Verbal Online.

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Ravi Sreerama is the best December 20 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

So I attended a live online course at Veritas Prep with Ravi Sreerama from 9 September to 18 October 2015.
First, I must mention that I am Nigerian and also attended all my online classes from Nigeria where a steady and reliable internet is not a given. I, eventually, was able to get a moderate internet supply and was able to attend these classes. I am quite surprised at how Veritas made this so easy that it seems like I was part of the physical class by the use of side chats with Brigidette, follow up chats with Ravi during breaks and polls during classes.
Secondly, I was privileged to be tutored by The best; Ravi Sreerama. I know he's the best because I have interacted with a couple of tutors, had another tutor stand in for him on Word Problems, and have also attended some classes such that I can easily stack them against each other. He has this uncanny ability to break problems down, make them look simple and also get you thinking in a particular way; thinking more like the test maker. In his words, 'if you can't spot the sucker answer, you just picked it', 'fractions are friendly, decimals are deadly', 'sometimes, you just need to dump it down', 'always use the reward chart to validate your answers'... He is gifted and maybe, you don't want to be tutored by someone else. He follows up on his students during the week, tries to understand areas where one is struggling during class and off the class, and also motivates you to push your limits. Veritas is lucky to have him.
Thirdly, Veritas has a structure or method of learning coupled with materials that ensures you have the fundamentals, hone your skills, and master the test. So from Skillbuilders to classes with Ravi, to homeworks, on-demand courses, practice tests, online tutors to respond to questions and help you out with difficult problems etc, you are well equipped to score in the 90th percentile. You shouldn't miss it.
I am well equipped to succeed in my upcoming exam next month. At the moment, I comfortably score above 700.

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Very high marks for Veritas Prep and Ethan Todras-Whitehill December 19 | 2015 3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Taught by: Ethan Todras-Whitehill

I cannot recommend Veritas prep and instructor Ethan Todras-Whitehill enough. I initially began studying for the GMAT in isolation and found it overwhelming. Learning in a class with other students and a fantastic teacher made a huge difference. Ethan knows the GMAT inside-out and has pulled off a small miracle by actually making it kinda fun to study for. (He also can recite entire scenes from 'The Princess Bride' from memory and make it relevant to a data sufficiency problem ... so honestly, what more convincing do ya need?) Start to finish, I boosted my score 130 points and broke into the 700s.

Do not be dissuaded by the online class format; I was skeptical at first, but Veritas has made the interface highly interactive and easy to use, and Ethan goes out of his way to get to know his students and keep them engaged. The study resources on the Veritas website are great – extensive problem sets, detailed answer explanations, multiple practice exams and tailored assessments of your content-area weaknesses and time management on exams. For something as high-stakes as the GMAT, a prep course is a very worthwhile investment, and you really cannot go wrong with Veritas and Ethan.

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