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Hi Kari,

Since it sounds like you've done a bit of studying already, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). 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 4 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 come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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rbsusa wrote:
I found this verbal CR presentation on gmatclub. go through i, Maybe this will help.

Thank you rbsusa! This is a really helpful and compact presentation. I will study it carefully!

What is your opinion on studying Manhattan Basics of Math from 2010 and then doing the CAT test?

Best,
Kari Soustiel

Originally posted by souka92 on 08 Feb 2018, 02:56.
Last edited by souka92 on 08 Feb 2018, 03:14, edited 1 time in total.
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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Kari,

Since it sounds like you've done a bit of studying already, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from (and they come with some additional practice materials). 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 4 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 come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Hello EMPOWERgmatRichC

1)700
2) May or June
3) I am planning on applying in 2018 to get in the FALL 2019

I would like to kindly ask you the following:

1) What is your opinion on studying a Manhattan Guide from 2010 to refresh my math and then taking the CAT test? It seems like there aren't typical test questions but rather questions to reinforce your knowledge

2) What is your opinion in jumping right through the practice questions on the OG, and then taking the CAT test? Please note that I have all the 6 tests available from the Manhattan.
**Please note that I have taken the GRE test before (in 2016) so I am familiar with some math concepts.

I would really appreciate any thoughts or feedback on this.

Thank you,
Kari Soustiel
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Hi Kari,

While there's probably no inherent 'harm' in studying with some 8-year-old books, that approach is likely not the most efficient way to approach this process - and you'll end up having to study with additional materials (to cover whatever current concepts/ideas that that older material does not cover).

All of that having been said, you really MUST take that initial diagnostic CAT sometime soon. Many Test Takers are unhappy with their initial practice scores, but you really shouldn't be. It's just a measure of your skills right now - and we need to know your skills, strengths and weaknesses so that we can put together the proper study plan for you. You're not going to "ace" this first CAT, so don't worry about that - just do your best and we'll work to improve from there.

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souka92 wrote:
rbsusa wrote:
I found this verbal CR presentation on gmatclub. go through i, Maybe this will help.

Thank you rbsusa! This is a really helpful and compact presentation. I will study it carefully!

What is your opinion on studying Manhattan Basics of Math from 2010 and then doing the CAT test?

Best,
Kari Soustiel

Hi,

All Manhattan Quant books are really good. If you want to be strong in Quant then just go for Manhattan initially then do practice using GMAT Club test or any other good test prep website.