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# POLL: How long do you plan to study for the GMAT?

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27 Mar 2013, 15:36
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How much time do you anticipate spending on studying for the GMAT? And/or, how much time did you spend studying for the GMAT?

Here's a list of study schedules for different lengths of time:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/gmat-study-schedule/

Questions about how long to study?
Experts --- any thoughts on this question?

Mike
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27 Mar 2013, 17:42
The most common study plan that I observe lasts about three months. In my case, however, this schedule did not suffice. I needed four to five months of intense study - and I'm glad that I went with this approach.

mikemcgarry wrote:
Questions about how long to study?
Experts --- any thoughts on this question?

I noticed that you asked how long people anticipate to study, rather than how long they actually studied. Was this deliberate? Either way, this is an interesting question and I look forward to seeing the full results!

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28 Mar 2013, 11:15
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BM wrote:
The most common study plan that I observe lasts about three months. In my case, however, this schedule did not suffice. I needed four to five months of intense study - and I'm glad that I went with this approach.

Yes, that does sound like a good amount of time. For example, with the Magoosh plans, we call a "three month" study plan, but of course if you devoted more time to review or spaced out the work a little to accommodate a full time job, it could easily fill 4-5 months. It does look like that's the "winning slot" in the poll at the moment. (Of course, what are the chances that someone who is planning to study only for a week or two even would find this poll?)

BM wrote:
I noticed that you asked how long people anticipate to study, rather than how long they actually studied. Was this deliberate? Either way, this is an interesting question and I look forward to seeing the full results!

You know, originally I said it that way because I though the majority of folks roaming around on GMAT club would be here because they have yet to take the test. I changed the wording above, because of course I am interested in folks who have finished their studying also.

Mike
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28 Mar 2013, 14:01
Started intense studying last July. Took off in November until I decided to re-take in Feb (so about 3 months off) and will be taking again in June/July depending on how I do on the practice tests.
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01 Apr 2013, 09:45
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RyanCJW wrote:
Started intense studying last July. Took off in November until I decided to re-take in Feb (so about 3 months off) and will be taking again in June/July depending on how I do on the practice tests.

Ryan,
You might consider the study plans I posted above. Also, you might be interested in this post:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/how-hard-is-the-gmat/
Best of luck to you!
Mike
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