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05 Feb 2018, 21:40
Hi everyone.

I am interested in completing the GMAT this summer, which means that I have approximately 6 months to prepare myself. My current and previous studies did not provide me with education wothmentioning in the GMAT content (especially math).
What do you recommend to use as study/practise materials, and do you have any tips regarding a schedule or any other matters.

The score I am aiming for is 650+
I want to apply for a MSc at Erasmus Rotterdam.

Thank you in advance!

Daan

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06 Feb 2018, 02:01
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DaanZw wrote:
Hi everyone.

I am interested in completing the GMAT this summer, which means that I have approximately 6 months to prepare myself. My current and previous studies did not provide me with education wothmentioning in the GMAT content (especially math).
What do you recommend to use as study/practise materials, and do you have any tips regarding a schedule or any other matters.

The score I am aiming for is 650+
I want to apply for a MSc at Erasmus Rotterdam.

Thank you in advance!

Daan

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Hi Daan,

Best Material for Quant
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Best Material for Verbal:
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Best / Complete Thread for Quant :
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08 Feb 2018, 10:15
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DaanZw wrote:
Hi everyone.

I am interested in completing the GMAT this summer, which means that I have approximately 6 months to prepare myself. My current and previous studies did not provide me with education wothmentioning in the GMAT content (especially math).
What do you recommend to use as study/practise materials, and do you have any tips regarding a schedule or any other matters.

The score I am aiming for is 650+
I want to apply for a MSc at Erasmus Rotterdam.

Thank you in advance!

Daan

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Hello

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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08 Feb 2018, 11:06
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Hi Daan,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then 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 the application deadline for this Program?
2) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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09 Feb 2018, 10:40
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DaanZw wrote:
Hi everyone.

I am interested in completing the GMAT this summer, which means that I have approximately 6 months to prepare myself. My current and previous studies did not provide me with education wothmentioning in the GMAT content (especially math).
What do you recommend to use as study/practise materials, and do you have any tips regarding a schedule or any other matters.

The score I am aiming for is 650+
I want to apply for a MSc at Erasmus Rotterdam.

Thank you in advance!

Daan

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Hi DaanZw,

6 months is a good enough time to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 6 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They 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 easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

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 to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. 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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09 Feb 2018, 11:23
Hi,

Thank you all for the elaborated information.
I'm interested in the Msc IM CEMS, which has its deadline the 31st of January.
At this moment I am able to spend approx 1/1.5 hour a day during weekdays and 2/3 during the weekends.
The difficulty I'm facing is that I started my studies at a low level elementary, which did not involve a lot of math.
During my current study I'm confronted with this, but not in the way that GMAT requires. I therefore lack the basic concepts.
I will dedicate the next couple of days acquire as much info as possible and will take the CAT test next weekend and inform you regarding the outcome.

Do you recommend that I separate verbal and quantitative for studying, so that I can concentrate on one topic?

Again many thanks for your help. It is appreciated!!
Kind regards

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12 Feb 2018, 17:23
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DaanZw wrote:
Hi everyone.

I am interested in completing the GMAT this summer, which means that I have approximately 6 months to prepare myself. My current and previous studies did not provide me with education wothmentioning in the GMAT content (especially math).
What do you recommend to use as study/practise materials, and do you have any tips regarding a schedule or any other matters.

The score I am aiming for is 650+
I want to apply for a MSc at Erasmus Rotterdam.

Thank you in advance!

Daan

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Hi Daan,

No worries!
You can surely hit your target score.
We can give you advice on math only we are specialised in math.
It seems like you have enough time to hit your target score.

There are two important things when it comes to studying GMAT:
Firstly, GMAT is a logic test, not a general math test. That is, you need to learn the logic to tackle GMAT questions.
You can still solve GMAT questions with the conventional method.
If you aim at hitting a high score in quant, the conventional method is time-consuming and inefficient.
You may hit Q45 or above with the conventional way, but it is extremely difficult to hit Q49-51.
Hence, we strongly recommend learning the logic, which you can learn from our online course.

The other important factor is to practise the most current GMAT questions. A number of questions you get to practise online tend to be out-of-date and they are not that relevant to the current type of GMAT questions. If you are not used to the current type of questions, this could also be a reason to why your score is not improving. However, all the questions you get to practise from our online course are developed based on the current type of GMAT questions.

From our course, you will learn our unique techniques for solving questions using the Variable Approach for DS and the IVY Approach for PS. With our strategies, you can solve any question in less than 2 minutes compared to the usual 4 minutes, or the typical 2-minutes it takes to solve a question, can be improved to 0.5- 1 minute. Moreover, you can solve 100% of DS questions with the Variable Approach and 30-40% of PS questions with the IVY Approach, which can boost your score.

​You may try our Free Resources including 4-hour video lesson, Diagnostic Test and Mock Test. You can test whether you like them or not before you enroll.

Additionally, the below is a useful article featured in GMAT Club for your reference. This will be helpful for you.

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Finally, we would like to share the link below. Hear actual students give their opinions of our courses after taking the exam or during the course study ; https://gmatclub.com/forum/math-revolut ... 24118.html
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13 Feb 2018, 20:59
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Hi Daan,

Assuming that you will need to improve in both the Quant and Verbal sections to hit your Score Goal, it would likely be best to do 'some Quant study and some Verbal study' each week though (as opposed to the "all of one, then all of the other" that you might be thinking about). You'll likely find it easier to retain everything overall if you're working on a mix of subjects.

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