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Can you offer any study tips and strategies for someone such as myself who’s a full-time schooler and employee?


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Can you offer any study tips and strategies for someone such as myself who’s a full-time schooler and employee?


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Hi Deannang,

Most of the members of this community are a full-time employee and preparing for the gmat.
So that leaves them with 2 hours (at the max) during weekdays and a few extra hours during the weekends to study for gmat. (and yet they manage to score 760 ;) ;) )

I am pretty sure you can do that too.

Here are some of the plans (if you are starting your preparation) to help you guide.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-self-pr ... tml?f=menu
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... ml?fl=menu

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Can you offer any study tips and strategies for someone such as myself who’s a full-time schooler and employee?


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Hi deannang,

You should dedicate around 4 months to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 4 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. Further I see you are a new member here at GMATCLUB and when you sign up at GMATCLUB you get a free 3 days access to EMPOWERgmat course. In fact it is the only way to get the deal which is very cool. You can free access to Magoosh and Optimus Prep so try those out as well.

Also I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives and they are both within your budget. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus well. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Can you offer any study tips and strategies for someone such as myself who’s a full-time schooler and employee?


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Hi
As already pointed out in the above posts, here, most members are working and simultaneously preparing for the Gmat.
Study tips and strategy:
First of all take a Gmatprep test -2 of them can be downloaded free from mba.com website.
The score in the test will tell you the strengths and weaknesses and accordingly you can start working on them.
Refer to MGMAT guides for Quant and Verbal. They cover all basic and advanced topics.
Start practicing from the Official guide. Even if you are unable to solve any question, go through the solution of OG in detail and if any doubt, search that question in the forum. All OG questions have been discussed in the forum extensively and you will find more than one way of solving the questions. Take mock tests at regular intervals of about 15 days to assess your current status and improvement.
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Hi deannang,

From your post, it's not clear how long you've been studying (or what studying - if any - you've done so far). Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

Goals:
5) What is your goal score?
6) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
7) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
8) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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