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Manhattan GMAT provides students with the skills and strategies essential for success. There are higher standards for what defines a competitive GMAT score today. We have no magic formula, no silver bullet, no empty guarantees. Instead, we have three basic principles that separate us from other test prep: the best teachers, the most advanced learning approach, and a focus solely placed on the GMAT. Save $250-350 on Manhattan GMAT courses with GMAT Club

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Not Impressed August 13 | 2012
     By Anonymous 5 8
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Overall, I was not impressed with the "in-person" course. Would have preferred to simply buy the materials and study on my own. Instructor gave majority of focus to quant. This was my weaker subject so I preferred this imbalance. However, his quant focus began at a high level and was often difficult to follow. He showed "his" methods which were very interested and "speedy" but were difficult to apply to many problems aside from the examples used in class. He was VERY smart, though.

Very disappointed with the course. Obviously I would not recommend it. I wish that the course had been more helpful. The course skipped so many fundamentals and focused on problem specific tactics that I did not find it very beneficial on test day. I really benefited form the text materials and from the practice tests that MGMAT has online. I spent approx 15 hrs per week studying.

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Manhattan GMAT 9 course review August 14 | 2012
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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Overall, I think Manhattan GMAT is a great program dedicated to helping students obtain their personal best scores.

I took the 9 week in person class at the Chicago-Evanston location. While the time commitment and work load were demanding, I think it really helped me stay on top of my studies and focus. Being in a classroom helped me focus during class; other than that though, I am not really sure if the in person class is significantly better than the online class, since the instructors and work load are the same. Looking back, I probably could have benefitted the same amount from the online course. But like I said, being in an actual classroom helped me zero in on the material being presented and not get easily distracted.

What stands out to me, however, is not necessarily the course itself but the course materials. They literally provide you with EVERYTHING you will need to study. From study guides which explain topics in detail to an online practice question tracking system to 6 online exams-- this course really covers it all. I never felt as if I didn't have the materials to succeed- it was just a matter of me utilizing them often. Even purchasing the materials alone will drastically help you improve your score.

After the 9 week course, I waited 3 weeks and then took my GMAT exam. This exam did not go as according to my plan. I had been consistently scoring upper 600s on my practice tests, and then scored significantly lower on my actual exam (640). Needless to say, I was a bit upset. However, Manhattan GMAT did not abandon me once my course was over. They offer a free post-exam assessment for individuals who feel they did not perform to their best ability on the exam. In this one hour session, an instructor who had previously reviewed all my practice tests and exam scores helped me identify the specific areas I needed to improve upon, as well as practical things I could do to improve my score. For the next 30 days, I really buckled down and focused on the areas I was weak in, as opposed to just covering ALL the material again. This ended up paying off!

I was very pleased with my score in the end-- it was my target score all along and I reached it. I know I couldn't have gotten there without the guided help from Manhattan GMAT.

Tips-- be sure to use the OG Archer tracking system from Manhattan GMAT; also, before you take the test make sure to download the free GMAC material and practice exams since those are exactly the same format as the test so you can get familiar.


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Immense Value @ MGMAT August 15 | 2012
     By yamenalhajjar 0 0
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The smartest decision I ever made. The bootcamp was a challenge because it was a lot of material in a tight period, but worked best for me as I invested my summer vacation into completing it, and there was a lot of work offline, but it paid off.

Going from a 500 range score to a 700 range score was exactly what I needed to supplement my profile. And as an international student it helped a lot with getting into the right mentality to play the GMAT game and not just "memorize and ace" exams as we were typically taught, but learning how the components work and the strategy to throw questions that just don't work to invest time on others was a big takeaway. The analytics were also impeccable at focusing on weaknesses and observing my own trends with time and questions to build an internal awareness of how "I" functioned in a test.

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720!! Improved 90 Points August 16 | 2012
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90 Points

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Great course! My instructor was hilarious and made the class engaging and fun. Because I travel during the week for work, I initially wasn't too excited about taking a weekend class - I was already very busy! However, taking this class turned out to be a very rewarding experience. The instructors are intelligent, personable and funny. It was a very comfortable environment in the classroom.

Heading into this class I wasn't too confident that I could leave with the score I wanted, but by the end, I was ready to just take the exam because I had done so much prep. The prep does a great job preparing you for the actual exam.

I'm not a natural standardized test taker, but this class made taking the GMAT manageable and even fun! :)

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From 690 to 740 August 17 | 2012
     By jense688 2 0
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50 Points

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This review is for: Manhattan Prep GMAT MGMAT Live Online | Location: Online

The Manhattan GMAT Online Live course helped increase my performance on the GMAT by 50 points. I initially began my preparation for the GMAT in the summer of 2011, and ended up taking the test two times last fall -- each time I scored a 690.

I knew that my GMAT score would need to increase by at least 20 points to be truly competitive at top-tier schools and I didn't know the best way to approach my studies for 2012.

The Manhattan GMAT course helped me reach my target score of 740 for a number of reasons:

The Syllabus
The course includes a weekly syllabus with recommended study activities. This proved to be very helpful for me; as an individual studying without direction I was never sure that I could stop studying. Before the course I found myself studying for hours on end and, in retrospect, this practice didn't yield the greatest result. The MGMAT course allowed me to complete the recommended activities and feel good about my study efforts each week.

The Books
I've utilized materials from Kaplan, GMAC, Veritas Prep and Manhattan GMAT, and the MGMAT materials are, without a doubt, the best. While it is important to supplement with the GMAC official materials, the MGMAT books provide better insight into each topic.

The Instructors
In addition to mastery of GMAT strategies, content and best practices, the instructors truly care about student goals and performance on test day. Jamie Nelson is an exceptional instructor; she should be commended on her ability to convey information clearly and to increase student mastery of math and verbal topics.

The Volume of Materials
Manhattan GMAT has assembled a plethora of study materials including Online Labs, Question Banks, Topic Books, Practice Tests and much more. The variety of materials makes it possible for each students to understand difficult concepts regardless of her preferred learning style.

I would recommend a Manhattan GMAT (online or live) preparatory course to all folks hoping to achieve a great score on test day.

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Best path to succesful score August 19 | 2012
     By Anonymous 0 0
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Working with a Manhattan GMAT tutor was fantastic. I had access to the full series of Manhattan GMAT courses as well as one-on-one sessions with a tutor. Manhattan GMAT teaches the methodology needed to master the GMAT and its instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and capable of explaining both material and approach.

Manhattan GMAT books are very good at breaking down all of the material in particular types of questions. The books give sample questions to practice with and MGMAT even has detailed explanations for the "real GMAT" questions from the MBA official guide books. For those answers alone the company is worth using.

If you are serious about the GMAT, Manhattan GMAT will give you the tools and support to succeed. I definitely recommend Manhattan GMAT!

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Excellent Course - Highly Recommend Manhattan GMAT August 25 | 2012
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I highly recommend the Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course for anyone studying for the GMAT. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the all content on the GMAT, focusing specifically on the content and test-taking strategies that I believe are the difference between a mediocre and a great test score. Moreover, and perhaps most importantly, the Manhattan GMAT course instills in you the confidence that is so important for success on the day of the actual test.

I am a lawyer and have not had much math in my daily life since high school. Of course quant was a big concern of mine. Manhattan GMAT's content-based approach and repetitive drilling helped me tremendously. My instructor Kate McKeon was also a huge help in this regard. She made the class fun and kept the atmosphere light, all the while challenging us to master a combination of the most tested and difficult content. In addition to helping me nail down the content, she taught me not to sweat the small stuff and what areas to focus on for test day. This relaxed approach kept everything in perspective as I prepared for the real test.

After scoring a 560 on my first practice test, I ended up scoring a 720 on the real thing and was thrilled. I am certain that without Manhattan GMAT I would not have achieved such a satisfactory result.

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MGMAT Review September 01 | 2012
     By samhandler 0 0
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Hi eveyrone,

I recently used Manhattan GMAT and had a great experience. The company's material is very applicable to the test, and the OG Archer is a great way to identify area where you need to improve.

My instructor, Jihae, was very good. She was engaging and did a great job connecting with the students despite the class starting after a full work day.

The most valuable asset, for me at least, was the FREE MGMAT post exam assessment. My test scores were as follows:

MGMAT Diag: 630

MGMAT 1: 730

MGMAT 2: 670

MGMAT 3: 690

MGMAT 4: 680

MBA.com 1: 720

MBA.com 2: 730

My goal was a 700, but I scored only a 620 when I took the test in July. After the test, I used Manhattan GMAT's post exam assessment. I spoke to Eric, and, after reviewing my file, he identified areas he felt I should focus and pointed out that I may have burnt myself out or that I perhaps rushed through problems on test day.

After speaking with Eric, I took a week off, relaxed and refocused for my exam in three weeks.

I scored a 710 (47Q, 40V) and am pleased with my performace.

Thank you Manhattan GMAT!

Sam

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A serious course that's worth the cash September 05 | 2012
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     By carholland 0 0
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70 Points

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I was not excited about ponying up the cash but I am so glad I did. I was dragging my feet on the GMAT and this course a) got my butt in gear, b) made me familiar with each topic, c) broke down the importance of each area and d) made me familiar with test taking strategies. I took the class with Steven Jupiter who was fantastic and very no-nonsense (good approach to have for the GMAT!).

Steven was good for both topics but my main weakness was in verbal (Reading comp and critical reasoning) and he totally nailed it for me. I don’t know how else to explain it except that I went to his class, did some practice sets, and that was that.

Regarding Manhattan GMAT in general: I appreciated that they had simulated testing rooms, too, and a seemingly unlimited amount of resources. My only advice would be to grab the "road to the GMAT" at the very beginning of the course - it can assist in providing study tips. Again, can't say how much this was worth it - I went from a 680 to 750.


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Manhattan GMAT Live Online November 01 | 2012
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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100 Points

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This review is for: Manhattan Prep GMAT MGMAT Live Online | Location: Online | Taught by: Ryan Wessel

The Manhattan GMAT Live Online course was excellent. Ryan Wessel and David Chong were really good instructors. I raised my GMAT score by 100 points (from 620 to 720) by taking the class. The class was given once a week for 9 weeks.
The most helpful lectures were on the subjects of:
- Sentence correction
- Data sufficiency
- Reading comprehension
The recorded labs offered had some of the most insightful tips and shortcuts I learned throughout all my time studying for the course. The information given in the labs was extremely relevant for test day; the labs taught things such as timing strategy, shortcuts to data sufficiency questions, etc.


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