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01 Nov 2017, 02:59
Hi everyone,
I want to ask you to evaluate my plan for GMAT preparation.
I want to take an exam at the end of March or beginning April 2018. According what I have read I decided to start my preparation in December. Because I'm not native and my biggest weakness is Verbal part, I will start my preparation with "Advance Grammar in Use- Cambridge". Then I will do OG 2017 and I want to buy an access to E-Gmat.

Should I change/ add anything? Or this plan has sense?

Thank you for any help or advice!

PS. My target score is about 670-700 and University to which I want to apply is St.Gallen.
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01 Nov 2017, 07:30
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Hi everyone,
I want to ask you to evaluate my plan for GMAT preparation.
I want to take an exam at the end of March or beginning April 2018. According what I have read I decided to start my preparation in December. Because I'm not native and my biggest weakness is Verbal part, I will start my preparation with "Advance Grammar in Use- Cambridge". Then I will do OG 2017 and I want to buy an access to E-Gmat.

Should I change/ add anything? Or this plan has sense?

Thank you for any help or advice!

PS. My target score is about 670-700 and University to which I want to apply is St.Gallen.

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First of all, give a Gmat prep test to assess your current level. Then you will come to know which topics need improvement. IMO start your preparation by reading MGMAT verbal guides. They are specific to GMAT and are very helpful rather than going for advance grammar. Brush up all Quant and verbal concepts and then start solving OG. If u want you can buy Egmat now itself as they will have sufficient theory and practice questions. Alternatively, you can follow Gmatclub self study plan.
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01 Nov 2017, 08:07
dave9783 wrote:
Hi everyone,
I want to ask you to evaluate my plan for GMAT preparation.
I want to take an exam at the end of March or beginning April 2018. According what I have read I decided to start my preparation in December. Because I'm not native and my biggest weakness is Verbal part, I will start my preparation with "Advance Grammar in Use- Cambridge". Then I will do OG 2017 and I want to buy an access to E-Gmat.

Should I change/ add anything? Or this plan has sense?

Thank you for any help or advice!

PS. My target score is about 670-700 and University to which I want to apply is St.Gallen.

I agree with souvonik2k. Manhattan GMAT books are the best materials available in market, and they will help you to study in GMAT specific areas. You need not to know all grammar rules in English to crack GMAT. GMAT focuses on some specific grammar errors.

1. Take a free GMATPrep test to understand your current level
2. Go through all the areas from MGMAT. You can follow GMATClub or any other good study plan(there are many good study plans available, just google it and find which suits your need)
3. After step 2, practice the Official Guide questions
4. Point out your weak areas and review those areas.

Additionally, you can buy eGMAT course, its really thorough and good for No-Natives.

Hope this helps. Best of Buck !
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01 Nov 2017, 08:18
Thank you!
So should I buy Manhattan Books from 1 to 8, right? And when I finish it, should I start E-Gmat course and OG 2017 at the same time or one of these courses should be first?
I will use one of the study plan, but I'm not sure about one thing. If I will use two sources then should I make exercises from both (e.g. if I will have to do questions from SC)?

Thanks once again guys!
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01 Nov 2017, 08:36
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Thank you!
So should I buy Manhattan Books from 1 to 8, right? And when I finish it, should I start E-Gmat course and OG 2017 at the same time or one of these courses should be first?
I will use one of the study plan, but I'm not sure about one thing. If I will use two sources then should I make exercises from both (e.g. if I will have to do questions from SC)?

Thanks once again guys!

I would suggest to go through MGMAT 1st, specially the SC. MGMAT does not have much exercise. After you complete a chapter, finish the exercise after end of the chapter. It will help to solidify your concept. And don't forget to take notes when you go through MGMAT, especially for SC. Yon need to review those notes 2 times a week so that you dont forget those concepts.
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01 Nov 2017, 10:56
I'm not from US and it's quite hard to find Manhattan Book . Could you show me which one exactly, because I found only MGMAT 6- CR, 7- RC, 8-SC. Is it this book or not?
And how should I implement E-Gmat to my prep?
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01 Nov 2017, 21:49
I agree with souvonik2k
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02 Nov 2017, 08:18
dave9783 wrote:
I'm not from US and it's quite hard to find Manhattan Book . Could you show me which one exactly, because I found only MGMAT 6- CR, 7- RC, 8-SC. Is it this book or not?
And how should I implement E-Gmat to my prep?
Thanks!

You can by the MGMAT books anywhere. Try to buy those from Amazon. Or you can buy the used books if someone sells those.
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06 Nov 2017, 10:20
dave9783 wrote:
Hi everyone,
I want to ask you to evaluate my plan for GMAT preparation.
I want to take an exam at the end of March or beginning April 2018. According what I have read I decided to start my preparation in December. Because I'm not native and my biggest weakness is Verbal part, I will start my preparation with "Advance Grammar in Use- Cambridge". Then I will do OG 2017 and I want to buy an access to E-Gmat.

Should I change/ add anything? Or this plan has sense?

Thank you for any help or advice!

PS. My target score is about 670-700 and University to which I want to apply is St.Gallen.

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2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
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Start with Quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

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With a planned Test Date in late March or early April, you've given yourself plenty of time to study - which is good.

Once you decide to formally begin your studies, it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) What is the application deadline for the Business School that you're interested in?

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07 Nov 2017, 05:07
dave9783 wrote:
Hi everyone,
I want to ask you to evaluate my plan for GMAT preparation.
I want to take an exam at the end of March or beginning April 2018. According what I have read I decided to start my preparation in December. Because I'm not native and my biggest weakness is Verbal part, I will start my preparation with "Advance Grammar in Use- Cambridge". Then I will do OG 2017 and I want to buy an access to E-Gmat.

Should I change/ add anything? Or this plan has sense?

Thank you for any help or advice!

PS. My target score is about 670-700 and University to which I want to apply is St.Gallen.

Hi

4 months should be good enough to achieve your target score. I would encourage you take one of the two GMAT PREP practice test. You can know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. Your choice of E-gmat is great. Both E-gmat Verbal online and Verbal Live are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you practice all the questions twice from the latest version of OG and the verbal review. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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10 Nov 2017, 03:52
Wow. I really appreciate that. Thank you for your support and help! It was very important for me.
Do you mean about these books, which I attached?
So my prep would looks like:
0. Trial Exam
1. MGMAT books
2. OG 2017
3. EGMAT
4. Final Exam
Of course I will do couple of mock exams during my prep. Should I make OG and MGMAT twice or once is enough?

Thanks guys once again!
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