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I am studying GMAT but not planning to join school

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hi,

i am planning to do GMAT for the purpose of enhancing my skills in General. I have no plan to join any business school / MPA.

what would be the best study plan for me?

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You like self inflicted pain? ... I think you are looking for a diff kind of forum :lol:

Some people do enjoy solving critical reasoning puzzles or reading comprehension but GMAT is built around nuance and there’s a very strange way of testing business skills using high school math and basic logic. It basically overwhelms you and forces you to prioritize questions to answer, trying to get the highest score. I can tell you many people don’t feel it has a practical application and I would not blame them for it. It does have value but not sure exactly how you would use it... I would recommend that you instead study a foreign language or a practical skill you can use in your job such as Excel or visual basic or HTML or python or Haskell. Etc.

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Hi Khalid689,

There's certainly no harm in studying for the GMAT for the purposes of honing your general critical-thinking skills, but depending on the specific skills that you're looking to work on, you might find that studying for the LSAT might be more appropriate. Can you go into more detail about how you're specifically looking to enhance your skills?

If you do choose to study for the GMAT, then to start, it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at 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 3.5 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 discuss how you might best approach your studies.

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Hi Khalid689,

I’m also wondering what skills you are trying to enhance? Once I have that information, I can provide some more detailed information on how to move forward.
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thanks all for the reply.

The skills i am targeting to imorove is overall Comprehension skills and reasoning skills. I find studying for GMAT will make my efforts more timed and focused.
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Hi Khalid689,

Unless you're also interested in doing some significant Quant-based study/work, then what you're discussing would likely be better served by studying for the LSAT. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to take a FREE GMAT and a FREE LSAT Exam - so I suggest that you try one of each and decide which Exam you find more interesting overall.

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