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Hi guys,

I would like to have your opinion on my GMAT strategy. So I am going to take the GMAT in December/January. This is what I am planning to do :

1) Understand the GMAT exam (in few days)

2) Take one online diagnostic test to figure out where are my strengths and weaknesses

3) Read each book of the MGMAT, focus on my weaknesses and skip when I know the things. At the end of each book, I am going to come back to questions I was unable to answer. I am also going to do some extra question at the end of each book to be sure I know everything. So I may spend 5 to 7 days per book.

4) After read all MGMAT books, I am going to take another diagnostic test.

5) According to my score, I am going to review some points.

6) New diagnostic

7) Do it again until I reach 720+ on the diagnostic test


What do you think of that strategy? I want a 720+ within 3 months. I can spend around 20 hours a week and I am not english native speaker.

Do you think I need to use the official GMAT book or some extra-tools? It seems that there is not many question on the MGMAT online question bank. I was also thinking to buy The Economist GMAT prep.

Thank you!

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thegame12 wrote:
Hi guys,

I would like to have your opinion on my GMAT strategy. So I am going to take the GMAT in December/January. This is what I am planning to do :

1) Understand the GMAT exam (in few days)

2) Take one online diagnostic test to figure out where are my strengths and weaknesses

3) Read each book of the MGMAT, focus on my weaknesses and skip when I know the things. At the end of each book, I am going to come back to questions I was unable to answer. I am also going to do some extra question at the end of each book to be sure I know everything. So I may spend 5 to 7 days per book.

4) After read all MGMAT books, I am going to take another diagnostic test.

5) According to my score, I am going to review some points.

6) New diagnostic

7) Do it again until I reach 720+ on the diagnostic test


What do you think of that strategy? I want a 720+ within 3 months. I can spend around 20 hours a week and I am not english native speaker.

Do you think I need to use the official GMAT book or some extra-tools? It seems that there is not many question on the MGMAT online question bank. I was also thinking to buy The Economist GMAT prep.

Thank you!


Your strategy seems fine. I would suggest for verbal ONLY go through the official questions. The OG, verbal review, retired gmat prep questions, current gmat prep questions will be enough for you to practice. For quant official material is not enough.
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Hi thegame12,

There are a couple of potential 'issues' with your overall Study Plan:

First, many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. Based on your plan, you won't realize whether you're stuck or not until at least 2 months have gone by - and that would impact how much time you would have to 'fix' everything (especially if you're planning for a 3 month study period). This is meant to say that you would likely need to invest in some non-book materials.

Second, there are aspects to honing your Test Taking skills that you can really only work on when you take FULL-LENGTH CATs under realistic conditions. That 'training' shouldn't be left until the very end of your studies, so you should plan to take a new CAT every 1-2 weeks (or so) to gauge your progress (and define whether there are any other issues that impact your performance).

1) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
2) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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