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Magoosh v Manhattan Prep 30 Days EA

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New post 05 Jan 2018, 16:38
So I've been accepted in to two Top 25 MBA programs on the condition that I score well on Executive Assessment. I find the GMAC EA study guide is less than optimal. I figure that I'll study for the GMAT course for next 30 days minus the geometry portion and any other material that isn't scored on the EA. I need the most help with the quantitative and sentence structure part of the test. Should I buy the Manhattan Prep GMAT book set or follow the Magoosh 30-day study plan that uses Magoosh materials and the GMAC Official Guide?
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So I've been accepted in to two Top 25 MBA programs on the condition that I score well on Executive Assessment. I find the GMAC EA study guide is less than optimal. I figure that I'll study for the GMAT course for next 30 days minus the geometry portion and any other material that isn't scored on the EA. I need the most help with the quantitative and sentence structure part of the test. Should I buy the Manhattan Prep GMAT book set or follow the Magoosh 30-day study plan that uses Magoosh materials and the GMAC Official Guide?

Dear PaulSG,

This is Mike McGarry from Magoosh. I'm happy to respond. :-)

First of all, I don't know that either is a bad choice--it many ways, it's win-win. The MGMAT books are superb. Depending how much time you have, you could do both: read the MGMAT math (minus geometry) & SC books, and watch the Magoosh math (minus geometry) & SC videos. Hearing ideas in more than one way can help you learn more deeply. You will have a little extra time in the schedule if you omit geometry & RC & CR.

Certainly one option would be to sign up for Magoosh and check it out during the 7-day trial. That would give you a feel for what we offer.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask me anything else. Best of luck!

Mike :-)
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Thanks for the quick response, Mike. I'm a little confused on what topics I can forgo studying. Are Geometry, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning not covered on the assessment? Sentence Correction is covered, correct?
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New post 07 Jan 2018, 18:04
I haven't used the online tools for MGMAT, but the books are great. As far as Magoosh goes, it's the best all-in-one resource that I have used. I would warn you that the questions on average are slightly more difficult than those in the OG.
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PaulSG wrote:
Thanks for the quick response, Mike. I'm a little confused on what topics I can forgo studying. Are Geometry, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning not covered on the assessment? Sentence Correction is covered, correct?

Dear PaulSG,

I'm happy to respond. :-) Geometry is NOT on the EA. The EA has Integrated Reasoning, so those data-driven topics are in play: in fact, on the EA, IR and Q & V all count the same. The Verbal part has SC & RC & CR--all three question types are covered. I simply mentioned SC only because you gave me the impression, perhaps mistaken, that this was the only part of the Verbal test you felt you needed to study.

Here's a set of articles by that MGMAT genius Stacey Koprince:
How to Study for the Executive Assessment

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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