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I'm new to this forum. I'm an analyst in investment banking. I've been thinking about going back to school in the next year or two, so I need some suggestion on what prep material I should use for the GMAT test.
English is not my native language, but I'm pretty good at math. I bought the OG 11th, and Manhattan SC. Please advice on what else I should use if I'm aiming to get a score above 720. Thank you very much.
You also need an overall review book so you can get familiar with the test and learn some strategy. For that I would get Cracking the GMAT. It's from the Princeton Review. The tests in that book are really good too. Well, the tests are online but you need the DVD to get to the tests, so get the version with the DVD.
The OG is essential. Make sure you download the official tests too, GMATPrep. They're on www.mba.com. They're free. Gotta love that.
Thank you guys for your advice. I've been thinking about the Kaplan book, but I've read bad reviews about it. Is there a better all-in-one review book you would recommend? I would go deeper into the individual topics after I study and learn what my weaknesses are. Thanks.
if you have the OGs and MG guides, that should be enough. it's really about practice, documenting which problems you get consistently wrong, and making sure you figure out exactly why you missed them. if you do get through all the problems (which takes a while), go back and the ones you missed and see if you missed them again.
if you want to diagnose weaknesses, take a real practice exam from GMAT. that will probably give you the most accurate representation of your strengths and weaknesses.
also, here's my debrief which goes over more stuff in detail. 8-t66345
http://www.erb.umich.edu/ http://www.umsocialventure.com http://gmatclub.com/forum/post558169.html#558169 - a compilation of b-school interview questions http://gmatclub.com/forum/8-66345.html - my (detailed) gmat debrief
It depends on what level you are at now. If you're already getting 700's in the practice tests, then just review some materials. If you're scoring well below your aim, you might want to take some courses. Before I took the GMAT last year, I took a course w/Manhattan review and improved my score by about 80 pts. When do you think you'll be taking the GMAT?
Well a lot of Bschool isn't sitting in class memorizing strategies to take a standardized test. I took an online class and I thought it was great. I live in the middle of nowhere so that was a lot easier for me. Ended up with a 710 and am working on the other parts of my app right now...essays
That's a good point. I should rephrase it as: going to a class in person doesn't add much value to me other than the extra material they present in class; I would learn as well on my own. So I guess I would be up for the challenge of B school... hopefully