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It Resembles the Actual Testing Environment November 07 | 2015
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This review is for: Magoosh Premium | Location: Online | Taught by: Mike McGarry

I have tried couple of other products. What I found unique about Magoosh is that even when you are practicing problems you will always find yourself in front of a screen and a timer, so you become mentally prepared to solve questions with 2 mins limit. Something the proved invaluable when I took the actual test.

Magoosh dashboard is your best friend. There you can monitor your progress and analyze your performance by topic and difficulty level.

Additionally, I found Magoosh questions to be a bit harder than the actual exam which I thought was pretty helpful because they train you to spot patterns and discover the underlying issue very quickly

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e-GMAT - GMAT Live Prep course November 06 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online

Having already spent a lot of money on course books and on classes with one of the test prep companies, I was hesitant to spend more money on test preparation.

However, mid-way into my preparation, I can confidently say that joining the GMAT Live Prep course of e-GMAT is undoubtedly one of the best investments I have made in my GMAT journey. Based on my experience, some of the plus points of e-GMAT courses are:
- Studying Audio visual content is way better than reading books after a tiring day at office
- The modular design of the courses and detailed study plans help in tracking the course progress
- The course instructors are extremely helpful and responsive
- Scholaranium is a great tool to assess your ability
- Detailed solutions to OG SC questions
- Convenience: for people in jobs that require frequent travel, you don’t need to worry about which books to carry 

For people who are trying to figure out how to start their GMAT preparation, my 2 cents is:
- Join the Free Trial of e-GMAT: I used the content available in their free trial to assess the quality of course material compared to the other books I had studied
- Attend one of the free webinars for SC / Quant: see how the classes are conducted and interact with the faculty to clear your doubts.

For re-takers, I believe the score improvement guarantee makes the decision even easier

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EGMAT QUANT Live Prep November 06 | 2015
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     By Priya15081 8 0
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This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep | Location: Online

I am Priya Brata Sen. I am currently a graduate student at Minnesota State University. I am from Bangladesh. Today, I am going to share my GMAT experience so far. In 2013, I finished my undergraduate program with an Accounting degree. At that time, I enrolled in that same university back in Bangladesh. I along with my some friends started thinking about pursuing higher studies in the USA. We started preparing for GMAT and enrolled in a GMAT coaching.
At the beginning, I found that I am good in the quant part. I have quick understanding and I can solve problems within 2 minutes. I used to solve a lot of problems and also get consistently Q47-Q49 in my mock. I was highly confident about this quant part and thought that it is my strength. However, I cannot forget my first GMAT attempt where I got Q39, a nightmare!!!!
As I enrolled in EGMAT course five months ago, I understood some points after going through the Live Prep Quant course. One of my biggest mistake in my first attempt was concentrating on different materials which don’t include GMAT like questions. In quant part, many people think that everything is mathematics. So, it doesn’t matter wherever I practice. This is again a big misconception. GMAT tests specific skills of the test takers, and the questions are designed in that way. It is highly important to do GMAT like questions to become more habituated with those questions. Another important thing I understood from the course is the importance of first 10 questions. It is highly important to do extremely well in the first 10 questions to make the trend strong.
The EGMAT live quant course includes separate concept, application and practice files for separate topics covered in the quant part of GMAT. The best thing is that the questions used on those files are very much GMAT like questions. The concepts files are also designed in such a way that anyone can understand the concepts and the approaches necessary to ace in the quant part of GMAT. I took the test again few months ago and I scored Q48 in my second attempt which is a 9 points improvement over my past quant score. Again I emphasize on understanding the approaches to solve a problem rather than just doing thousands of problems. The EGMAT approaches to solve problems are very simple even for the advanced topics like Probability, Combination and Permutation. The visuals used in the concepts make it more understandable. I believe this live course can be very much useful for anyone.

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EGMAT Verbal Live Prep November 06 | 2015 0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online

I am Priya Brata Sen. I am currently a graduate student at Minnesota State University. I am from Bangladesh. Today, I am going to share my GMAT experience so far. In 2013, I finished my undergraduate program with an Accounting degree. At that time, I enrolled in that same university back in Bangladesh. I along with my some friends started thinking about pursuing higher studies in the USA. We started preparing for GMAT and enrolled in a GMAT coaching.
When I was in the coaching, I found that my quant skill was reasonably good, but my verbal skill was not up to the mark. I talk to my instructors. The only advice I got every time from everywhere is the more you practice, the better your skill will be. Currently, I totally disagree with that. Practice is important, but without knowing the proper approach, only practice doesn’t make enough difference. At that time, the only book used to learn the concepts was the Manhattan GMAT. For the SC, I found that this book is more about a grammar book then a GMAT book. I thought SC is all about grammar, a misconception that cost me a lot. In Case of CR, I was totally clue less. I have no idea how I should approach the questions. Most importantly, I used to get almost 90% assumption questions wrong. Now, I know that if you don't have a good understanding on assumption, you cannot do well on evaluate, strengthen and weaken type questions. Finally, in case of RC, I was told that English is not our first language, and that is why we always struggle in this part. Basically, there is nothing to do with RC. So, you can understand where I was in terms of my preparation. I was trying heart and soul and doing hundreds of questions, but I was in the same position. As time passed, I was frustrated gradually. I took my first mock ended up with a V15, Q47. V15 didn't change in the next few attempts. So, Getting a V20 was a dream for me.
At this time, I saw a free Assumption Webinar conducted by EGMAT. I registered in that program as I had a major lacking in Assumption questions. That Webinar changed my conception about GMAT CR. We spent three hours to learn how to tackle assumption questions, and the pre-thinking and negation test were like magic to me. I was amazed by that webinar. At that time, I understood if I get any help in my GMAT preparation, it will be from EGMAT only. Due to some financial issues, I couldn't purchase the course but I went through all of their free files and Webinars. These helped me to improve my GMAT score. I used to get V27-V28 at that time. So, I set for the test. Although it was not great enough but I got my score which I needed to get admission in Master of Accounting program at my current university.
As I am in the graduate program, still I am not done with my GMAT. I want to get into a good PhD program as I want to build my career in teaching profession. The issue is now with GMAT again. I have a Bachelor and MBA degree, major in Accounting and I am currently also a Master of Accounting student. However, PhD programs still want high GMAT score as very few universities provide PhD program in Accounting. Therefore, I have bought the Live Prep course of EGMAT because I believe that if someone can help me to reach to my dream score, it is only EGMAT. After going on with EGMAT, I have improved a lot and at the same time I have understood that I had a lot of misconception previously regarding the verbal part. I am going to explain one by one.
In SC part, I understood from the course that understanding the intended meaning is the main issue in SC problems. Previously, I thought it is a test of grammar, but actually the amount of grammar needed for SC is very low in amount. The three step process of EGMAT helps me to understand the given sentence by breaking it in separate clauses and to logically answer the question. I believe this the best way to approach the SC problems. This takes sometimes to get habituated with, but it works best once someone is habituated with the process.
The next part is the CR part, as I told earlier, the CR part of the course brought a huge difference for me. Before that I didn’t know how to approach the problems but now I know how to approach different types CR problems. The negation test for assumption questions, variance analysis for evaluation question, approaches related to cause and effect type questions and bold face questions are helping me to improve my skill. Without these, it would not be possible for me to improve my skill just by reading the CR books available in market.
Finally, the biggest thing is the RC part. The most impressive thing about this part of the course is understanding the passage and making summary of the passage. This approach specifically increased my accuracy level for “main idea” question type. Beside this, EGMAT helps me to learn how to get immersed into the passage. Previously, I got lost when I used to read a long and difficult passage. The course is also helping me to improve my ability in “Inference” type and “Descriptive” questions.
Finally, I want to talk about the “Scholaranium”, where one can test his or her skill level by taking exams. To me, “Scholaranium” is important because the questions included in the system are GMAT like questions. After my first GMAT attempt, I understood that non-GMAT like questions can decline my ability. Therefore, it is highly important to work with GMAT like questions. “Scholaranium” represents very much the GMAT like questions, and the ability scoring is very close to the scoring of GMAT prep, which is the official software. Moreover, The Live perp course helps me to understand the application of the related concepts through the online live classes. Anyone can raise any types of questions. The instructors are very much approachable. I believe the live session is more productive because it helps to know how to approach and apply the relevant concepts depicted in the concept file. The audio visual concept files and the live class make the learning more enjoyable and understandable.
In conclusion, I am going to sit for the test again on December and I am thankful to EGMAT for everything. At least, now I can approach questions with more confidence. In my first attempt, I had no clue what I was doing and why I was selecting an answer in the verbal part. Now, I have better understanding and more confidence when I approach a GMAT question. From my experience, I believe that only practicing more and more questions is not going to help. The most important thing is to know that what things are necessary to do well in the test and how to approach specific types of questions. EGMAT usually tells this course is developed for the Non-native people. However, from my experience, I can suggest that it can be helpful for the native people also because still when I bring some SC or RC questions to my friends who are from the USA, they have no idea what is happening in those questions. Moreover, they also agree with me that the approaches are very much logical when I show them the approaches which I use to answer questions. So, even it is important for everyone to know what is tested in GMAT and how to prepare to tackle GMAT questions. It is not about native or non-native. Nowadays, The Live Prep course becomes more effective after introducing new system where one can practice problems in the application file, and the system shows the ability score of the person on that specific issue. As a result, now it is possible to understand more accurately what the ability level is. I highly recommend EGMAT Verbal Live prep who are searching for a live course to ace GMAT.

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process oriented course to excel in GMAT verbal November 04 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online

I am a non-native English speaker. When I decided to appear for GMAT and took a diagnostic test to get a feeling where I stand in the verbal section, I got a miserable 21. I have enrolled in to the E-GMAT verbal online course and went through the well developed, process oriented approach to each of the verbal section. After completing 80% of the course, I have written two more mock tests to check where am I at this point of time. To my surprise( may be not a surprise, because now I am well equipped) I scored 36 and 39 respectively. This a tremendous improvement, for me at least.
I happily recommend this course not only to the non-native speakers but also to the native speakers. Because the approach developed by the E-GMAT helps beating the GMAT.

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Excellent in content and pedagogy November 04 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online | Location: Online | Taught by: Payal Tandon

As someone who works in consulting industry which involves a lot of traveling,i was looking for an online option which could help me in my GMAT preparation.After a bit of research, I zeroed in on e-GMAT & took their Verbal online course subscription.

Coming to the course content, it is divided into three modules:CR,RC & SC.Each module begins with an introduction to the concepts & builds from there on.After each concept your understanding is tested through quizzes(not timed). At the end of the entire module,you are tested through timed quizzes.I like this approach as it helps you to focus on accuracy first & then as you gain foothold in the concept,time is factored in as well.

Also, you are taught the importance of pre thinking in CR,methods to quickly summarize RC's and methods to quickly solve SC question.These concepts if mastered over time should help you to get a pretty good score.There is a section called "Scholaranium"for those of you who want to have a go at a large number of practice questions.Overall i am very satisfied with their content & pedagogy.Highly recommend the course to GMAT aspirants.

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Higly Recommended Quant Course November 03 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep | Location: Online

I was very good at quant since my schools days, but after giving gmat last December I started doubting my self. But then I attended free session number properties I was sure that I wanted to buy the course.

The basic concepts are broken into small chunks with relevant examples to apply the learned concepts are very good.

Classes are structured very well & steps to solve DS & PS are very helpful.

I am yet to finish the course as I am doing it with verbal simultaneously.

To reach my target score 50, I am attending Live prep sessions. Chaitanya and Japinder are great and very patient in explaining each and every step of the process. live classes helped in fine tuning my prep, and most importantly helped me a lot in correcting my approach towards DS.

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Awesome Corse for Non Native Sudents. November 03 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online

Well I have not yet finished the course. I am doing simultaneously with quant. The concepts & steps to solve SC are very good & for a non native student like me these steps have helped a lot. I am focusing more on the understanding the meaning of the original sentence & started spending 60% of my time on option A and that is helping me a lot in improving.

I have attended the first classes for CR. Pre thinking is very helpful for solving CR.

Basic concepts are explained in detail & are very easy to understand.

Classes are very structured & all the doubts are cleared at same instant.

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Think no more. If you reached this page, just go ahead with it. November 03 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep | Location: Online | Taught by: Neeti Sohal

So I am writing this review after taking gmat twice and going through every good course that is available for verbal.
Nothing works like EGMAT! Among the rest, by far Manhattan was the best when it came to concepts but once I started attempting questions with thorough understanding of concepts, I got half of the questions wrong. I had an accuracy of 60% but after finishing egmat, official questions were a breeze. Improved my accuracy to 80% with just concepts and no practice.

EGMAT is the not only the best out there for non natives but also for the natives!!
By the end of the Verbal Live course, I stopped freaking out and felt so much more confidant. I was in absolute control while attempting questions.

Although I was hesitant to spend on this course after spending thousands on most materials, the reviews won me over and indeed it was worth the extra spend. Every penny. I only wish I had done a little bit of research and taken this course first.

Anywho, if you are reading my review, think no more. Just go ahead with it. It comes from someone who is an average student, who studied day and night with materials from Manhatttan, Jamboree, Princeton review and Powerscore. I was scoring around 26-29 after all the other materials and now I am at 35-38 range with egmat :)

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The best online preparation for Gmat November 03 | 2015
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This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep | Location: Online | Taught by: Payal Tandon

I think e-Gmat is the best online preparation for Gmat with really reasonable price, infact I have taken princeton review classroom prep and I would still recommend egmat. I was never the online classes person, I mean I have some serious ADD, online classes were risky, but egmat honestly kept me more engaged than one on one personal sessions with Princeton review!! The design, structure, delivery, curriculum and supporting materials (which include Mocks, CATs, Forums, Online sessions and workshops) are perfect and have made the learning experience very effective for me. The teaching is clear and the language is very comprehensible. The practice files and queues are very useful to apply what I have learned.

The best Quant prep I have ever come across. Before e-Gmat Quant, I used several prep materials ( Books and online) including Kaplan, MGMAT and Princeton Review. The only one helped me during that period was MGMAT, but my score was around 40-41 and I couldn't improve it. But with e-Gmat I have noticed a big different in my performance. I wish I purchased egmat right at the beginning.

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