Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases

It is currently 23 May 2017, 19:44


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

GMAT newbie here

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
User avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 752
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

GMAT newbie here [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2005, 17:11

A few days ago, a little birdie told me to take a shot at MBA school, and this is my first post here :) To start with, I'd like to say HELLO!!! I spent a few hours this morning trying to find an appropriate forum to use as a base for my GMAT preparation, and I stopped looking after I stumbled across this site.

To give you guys some background, I'm in Silicon Valley, CA, and the part-time MBA would be an ideal choice. I'm a software engineer, and will have completed almost 6 years of work experience by the time I apply next Fall, the last 3 involving project management. Did my undergrad back in India, and completed my MS in Comp. Sci from USC a few years ago.

Due to family circumstances, I won't get down to serious preparation before Jan end, and I want to budget 5 months for the GMAT (too much?) and another 5 for essays/recos etc. What do you guys think?

At this point, I'm trying to get my study materials in order. I'd like to know what recommendations folks here have for verbal, since that is going to be my problem area, I just know it :) I don't mind burning the midnight oil over grammar books, but I believe studying intelligently would make more sense than just studying a lot.

Am looking forward to feedback, and hello again :)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 05 Oct 2005
Posts: 413
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0


Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2005, 18:04
5 months prep may be a bit too long. Keep it to 2 to 3 months if you do not want to lose steam towards the end.

For books, the OG is definitely a must-have. I also stand by PR Cracking the GMAT. That's all I used for my own prep. There are many other often-mentiond recommendations in this forum - you can look around for ideas.

All the best! Send my regards to the little birdie :lol:
  [#permalink] 28 Dec 2005, 18:04
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
GMAT Newbie with Good Questions. fausty0 1 13 Jun 2013, 12:45
GMAT Error Log- Confused Newby rds7784 1 06 Jun 2011, 12:14
Newbie here fileextension 2 28 Jan 2011, 00:31
Experts publish their posts in the topic Help required, GMAT Newbie here hellraiser06 3 06 Apr 2010, 07:18
Experts publish their posts in the topic Newbies to GMAT gkalidasu 1 27 May 2008, 02:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

GMAT newbie here

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HiLine

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.