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# manhattan vs Veritas

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Updated on: 22 Jul 2018, 08:51
Manhattan vs veritas. Whats the best prep

Originally posted by premprabhs111 on 21 Jul 2018, 16:54.
Last edited by premprabhs111 on 22 Jul 2018, 08:51, edited 1 time in total.
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21 Jul 2018, 19:22
premprabhs111 wrote:
Hi Folks,

I'm in need of some guidance on my GMAT preparation.

I gave my first attempt on March 28th with no preparation and scored 460( Q31, V22). The mere purpose for this attempt was self assessment. Initially I thought that if I can score 460 without studies, then with little more studies, I could easily achieve 600 to get into my dream school.

After this I didn't touch GMAT at all and neither did any preparation only to revive it 2 weeks ago. I gave a mock test today at a proctored center and scored 490 (Q32, v25) which is far from my goal of 600+.

Since Its been a while since I graduated (2011) and with full time work it's been bit challenging for me. I am already at a point where I'm thinking if I'd ever be able to reach my goal.

I'd really appreciate some guidance and tips from the people who are going through and have been through the GMAT journey. It would also be helpful to know on how much time I should be aiming for realistic expectations.

Following are the details on my GMAT preparation

Total Time spent: Around 50 hours (not in continuity)

Resources used:
** Magoosh GMAT video tutorials
** Free practice tests from multiple vendors
** GMAT official guide bundle 2018 (not completed)
** GMAT club tests ( recently purchased)
** manhatten prep sentence correction (not completed)

Don't understand your post. Your profile shows a verified GMAT score of 720. Why are you then making a post of 460? Did you already get the 720 so is this post no longer valid, but then why is it dated today?

Let's assume your 460 is indeed the case. Here is what I've done:

Verbal: I am a native English speaker. Do not know if you are. I started off in V35 or so. I ONLY used the official 2018 guides and did every problem over and over until I understood why the correct answer is the correct answer.
Quant: I used GMATClub tests and the official guide. Same as above. I made sure to understand every correct answer so I could learn.

That's my advice - make sure you understand why the correct answer is the correct answer. I feel many people do not do this and simply move on.
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23 Jul 2018, 05:46
Hi premprbhs111,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. However, before providing specific advice, I’d like to learn a bit more about your situation with the GMAT. I have some questions:

1)How many times have you taken the actual GMAT? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken the GMAT, the total scores, the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests.

2) How many practice GMAT tests did you take? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

3) Please describe how you studied and what materials you used. How many hours a day did you study and for how many months?

4) If you did not hit your target GMAT score in a previous attempt, can you pinpoint why? What was missing?

5) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

6) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

7) How many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

8) What is your desired GMAT score?

You also may find my article helpful about how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.
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23 Jul 2018, 15:47
strivingFor800 wrote:
premprabhs111 wrote:
Hi Folks,

I'm in need of some guidance on my GMAT preparation.

I gave my first attempt on March 28th with no preparation and scored 460( Q31, V22). The mere purpose for this attempt was self assessment. Initially I thought that if I can score 460 without studies, then with little more studies, I could easily achieve 600 to get into my dream school.

After this I didn't touch GMAT at all and neither did any preparation only to revive it 2 weeks ago. I gave a mock test today at a proctored center and scored 490 (Q32, v25) which is far from my goal of 600+.

Since Its been a while since I graduated (2011) and with full time work it's been bit challenging for me. I am already at a point where I'm thinking if I'd ever be able to reach my goal.

I'd really appreciate some guidance and tips from the people who are going through and have been through the GMAT journey. It would also be helpful to know on how much time I should be aiming for realistic expectations.

Following are the details on my GMAT preparation

Total Time spent: Around 50 hours (not in continuity)

Resources used:
** Magoosh GMAT video tutorials
** Free practice tests from multiple vendors
** GMAT official guide bundle 2018 (not completed)
** GMAT club tests ( recently purchased)
** manhatten prep sentence correction (not completed)

Don't understand your post. Your profile shows a verified GMAT score of 720. Why are you then making a post of 460? Did you already get the 720 so is this post no longer valid, but then why is it dated today?

Let's assume your 460 is indeed the case. Here is what I've done:

Verbal: I am a native English speaker. Do not know if you are. I started off in V35 or so. I ONLY used the official 2018 guides and did every problem over and over until I understood why the correct answer is the correct answer.
Quant: I used GMATClub tests and the official guide. Same as above. I made sure to understand every correct answer so I could learn.

That's my advice - make sure you understand why the correct answer is the correct answer. I feel many people do not do this and simply move on.

lol. I think you caught one of the fake users in this forum.

I see so many reviews, questions, and debrief stories with the same style.
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