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I'm comparing different online study courses, specifically e-GMAT and Manhattan Prep, but I'm curious to know which program helps the most with GMAT strategy. I feel like I have a solid base foundation understanding of principles, but I am lacking in question strategy and how to approach questions and better recognize patterns.

Does anyone have any suggestions on who offers the best course detailed towards test taking strategy and not just the basic fundamentals of rules and principles. Thanks for the help.
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Hi jp28,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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I'm comparing different online study courses, specifically e-GMAT and Manhattan Prep, but I'm curious to know which program helps the most with GMAT strategy. I feel like I have a solid base foundation understanding of principles, but I am lacking in question strategy and how to approach questions and better recognize patterns.

Does anyone have any suggestions on who offers the best course detailed towards test taking strategy and not just the basic fundamentals of rules and principles. Thanks for the help.


Hey jp28 ,

Both the courses you mentioned are great. You need to understand that a course can help you only in understanding the strategies or structure of the questions tested on GMAT. What can help you the most is how consistent you are with your preparation and the implementation of the strategies.

Join anyone based on your budget and learn the strategies and then start implementing them on the real questions.

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Hi jp28,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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Studies:
1.) I have been studying for about 5 months.
2.) I have used OG Quant and Verbal, as well as Manhattan Prep Quant review books and Sentence Correction
3.) Score for CATs have been about 37 Q and 33 V

Goals:
4.) Goal score is 700+
5.) Planning to take the GMAT in about 3 months, beginning of September.
6.) Planning to apply to Business Schools this fall during round 1, if I feel confident with my GMAT score.
7.) BYU, University of Utah, and a couple other T50 schools in the west.
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jp28 wrote:
I'm comparing different online study courses, specifically e-GMAT and Manhattan Prep, but I'm curious to know which program helps the most with GMAT strategy. I feel like I have a solid base foundation understanding of principles, but I am lacking in question strategy and how to approach questions and better recognize patterns.

Does anyone have any suggestions on who offers the best course detailed towards test taking strategy and not just the basic fundamentals of rules and principles. Thanks for the help.


Both the courses you mentioned are great. You need to understand that a course can help you only in understanding the strategies or structure of the questions tested on GMAT. What can help you the most is how consistent you are with your preparation and the implementation of the strategies.

Join anyone based on your budget and learn the strategies and then start implementing them on the real questions.

All the best :-)



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Indeed knowing the concepts just isn't enough to do well on the exam.

We focus on thought process and try to remain consistent with approach to every question with an eye for what types of questions can expect - categorized in to 10 core frameworks.

Here's a shared Google doc of OG SC video links you may find helpful:

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You can learn more about GMAT Pill at:

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You'll notice our approach is very strategic - some questions we can answer in < 30 seconds -- and it's because of the level of confidence we have in certain types of questions. This involves not reading portions of the sentence and even ignoring some answer choices without reading them fully.

This is the kind of strategy that sets us apart. You can also get a taste for our online question bank here:

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-test

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jp28 wrote:
I'm comparing different online study courses, specifically e-GMAT and Manhattan Prep, but I'm curious to know which program helps the most with GMAT strategy. I feel like I have a solid base foundation understanding of principles, but I am lacking in question strategy and how to approach questions and better recognize patterns.

Does anyone have any suggestions on who offers the best course detailed towards test taking strategy and not just the basic fundamentals of rules and principles. Thanks for the help.


Hi,

Both the courses you mentioned are good, and there are few others also in the market. You can also check those. Basically, it is upto you how much you can extract from the courses. IMO e-gmat is more budget suited than Manhattan prep. Both teaches you great strategies, just the difference is how better you implement those. Consistency with a particular strategy is the key. Learn the strategy and apply consistently will take your he score to next level. Work on GMAT club as this club has good practice material from all the test prep companies.

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Hi jp28,

From what you describe, your studies so far have been 'book heavy.' Unfortunately, many Test Takers who use a book heavy study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. It's unclear whether this has happened to you or not, but if it has, then you'll likely end up needing to invest in some new, non-book resources. When I asked about your CAT Scores, I really need to know the EXACT results (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores) for EACH CAT). That data helps to define whatever progress you may have made over the last 5 months and whether you have actually gotten stuck at a particular score level or not.

1) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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