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I have been preparing for GMAT and given my second mock. It was Manhattan CAT and the score I got was 500 though an improvement from 320. That's still not a desirable score when I am focussing to take admission in NUS.
I have used Manhattan books and OG19 to study but I need advise what should I change in my strategy? Should I opt for any online GMAT prep course or should I go the self-study route?

EDIT: score was 500 (Q35,V24)

Originally posted by Prasannathawait on 27 Dec 2018, 05:16.
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Prasannathawait wrote:
I have been preparing for GMAT and given my second mock. It was Manhattan CAT and the score I got was 500 though an improvement from 320. That's still not a desirable score when I am focussing to take admission in NUS.
I have used Manhattan books and OG19 to study but I need advise what should I change in my strategy? Should I opt for any online GMAT prep course or should I go the self-study route?

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It would be helpful for the moderators to suggest you something if you tell them the splits between Quant and Verbal. MGMAT guides are good for concept building only, and OGs are not sufficient by themselves. But you must do all questions from OG or OGs. 500 is a below par score for any university so this means you need to work hard in both Q and V.

You can try any online course and check their reviews on GMAT club.
Two basic things I can share with you are.:

1. Revision is the most important part of prep. Dont neglect it to the end.

2. Keep working on RC daily. Dont keep it to the end too...
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Prasannathawait wrote:
I have been preparing for GMAT and given my second mock. It was Manhattan CAT and the score I got was 500 though an improvement from 320. That's still not a desirable score when I am focussing to take admission in NUS.
I have used Manhattan books and OG19 to study but I need advise what should I change in my strategy? Should I opt for any online GMAT prep course or should I go the self-study route?

Hi,

It would be helpful for the moderators to suggest you something if you tell them the splits between Quant and Verbal. MGMAT guides are good for concept building only, and OGs are not sufficient by themselves. But you must do all questions from OG or OGs. 500 is a below par score for any university so this means you need to work hard in both Q and V.

You can try any online course and check their reviews on GMAT club.
Two basic things I can share with you are.:

1. Revision is the most important part of prep. Dont neglect it to the end.

2. Keep working on RC daily. Dont keep it to the end too...

Thanks a lot, Akshdeep. I'll follow what you had shared.
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Hi Prasannathawait,

Raising a 320 to a 500 is a significant achievement, so you clearly have the ability to learn and improve. In a prior post, you stated that your Score Goal was 700+; if that is still your Goal, then you still have a lot of work to do. Raising a 500 to the point that you can consistently score 700+ will likely require at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level.

You also stated that you planned to take the GMAT in January. While there's no real 'harm' in taking the GMAT at that time, it is unlikely that you'll improve another 200 points in less than 1 month. Thus, you can save some time, money and aggravation by pushing back your Test Date.

1) What are the application deadlines for the Schools that you are considering? Are there later application Rounds (and if so, then what are they?)?

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Prasannathawait wrote:
I have been preparing for GMAT and given my second mock. It was Manhattan CAT and the score I got was 500 though an improvement from 320. That's still not a desirable score when I am focussing to take admission in NUS.
I have used Manhattan books and OG19 to study but I need advise what should I change in my strategy? Should I opt for any online GMAT prep course or should I go the self-study route?

EDIT: score was 500 (Q35,V24)

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If you are OK with the Books then self study approach may be good but an Online course is 3x more effective than books and try to practice questions at GMAT Club as the explanation in OGs are not as convincing as are on GMAT Club.

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Hi Prasannathawait,

First off, you should be proud of your improvement from 320 to 500. That is quite the feat, my friend! That being said, I understand that your journey is far from over, and I’m happy to provide some advice regarding your study plan. Since you scored a Q35/V24, despite the great improvement, it’s clear that you still lack some of the GMAT quant and verbal fundamentals necessary for a high score, right? Thus, moving forward, consider using an online self-study course, which will allow for flexible study as well as a linear and structured study plan.

To see what is available, check out the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant and verbal courses, and also read through some GMAT success stories to see what materials have worked well for other test-takers. You also may find it helpful to read this article about how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

Finally, if you’d like some specific advice on how to improve your quant and verbal skills, feel free to reach back out.

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Hi, Prasannathawait

I’m glad to hear that you have improved your score 320 to 500(Q35, V24). But as you know, you have to get one section score over 40 and the other section over 30 to hit the score 700+. I could give you more individualized advice if I know each score the first time you got. Firstly, you can choose self-study and achieve your goal if your study plan is concrete and solid, but it is really difficult. And you will need guides or tutors if you have questions when studying. So, I recommend you to utilize online courses. And if you are going to take online course, don’t forget the principle of "Slow, Hand, Detail"​ if you chose to study by taking online courses. Solve "slowly " when you study and practice and ​solve the problems by "hand " as a rule, which is solving them on paper yourself. Understanding how the problems are solved in videos or by tutors is very different from actually. When you solve them, write a "detailed " calculation process without skipping any steps.

If your improvement of Quant is much more huge than that of Verbal, then I recommend you to focus on getting high score in Quant. (Of course you should keep in mind that neglecting verbal is not allowed.) Because it means that you have ability in Quant and it could be easier to work on Quant and see improvements. Students with your score(Q35-44) usually spend 2-3 months studying Quant to hit the score over 49, assuming that they spend 2-3 hours everyday. refer to this : https://www.mathrevolution.com/board/li ... thGuidance

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