GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 23 Oct 2018, 04:45

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Study Guide Advice

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Apr 2018
Posts: 2
Study Guide Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2018, 08:34
Hey all,

I took the GMAT six years ago for the MBA program and scored 620 without using any purchased study materials; I spent 8 weeks watching the old Kahn academy videos, practiced with problems I found online, and took the mba.com practice test repeatedly.

I need to retest for the PhD program so and I'm going to need a much higher score this time.

Do you all think the official GMAT guide and corresponding practice tests, coupled with free material online, will be enough? I am sticking to an 8 week study plan again but I need to up my game- big time!

I appreciate any advice.


Sent from my SM-G930V using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
V
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 12700
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Study Guide Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 04 Apr 2018, 11:37
Hi jsandroid,

Since you're coming back to the GMAT after 6 years, it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from http://www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can refamiliarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. 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.

Yesterday, GMAC announced that some changes are going to be made to the format of the Exam - there's a discussion thread about that here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-is-chan ... 62569.html

Since some of the specifics are not yet known, it's going to take a bit of time for all of the available practice resources (including the available practice CATs) to reflect these changes to the Exam. Thus, while the question types, content tested and Tactics will all be the same, everyone's probably going to need some time to properly adjust to the new format and 'feel' of the Exam.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:

1) What is your goal score?
2) What is the application deadline for the PhD Program you're interested in? Are you applying to more than one Program?
3) Is there a particular reason why you're trying to limit your studies to just 8 weeks?

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

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
  Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

*****Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!*****


Originally posted by EMPOWERgmatRichC on 04 Apr 2018, 11:12.
Last edited by EMPOWERgmatRichC on 04 Apr 2018, 11:37, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Apr 2018
Posts: 2
Re: Study Guide Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2018, 11:27
Thank you so much! I will take the practice test this weekend and get back to you.
FYI: I need a 700+ for admission. I'm hoping to get into the program at my local university and not too interested in applying anywhere else. All my eggs are in one basket!

Sent from my SM-G930V using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
VP
VP
User avatar
V
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1265
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Operations
GMAT 1: 480 Q38 V22
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Study Guide Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2018, 11:42
jsandroid wrote:
Hey all,

I took the GMAT six years ago for the MBA program and scored 620 without using any purchased study materials; I spent 8 weeks watching the old Kahn academy videos, practiced with problems I found online, and took the mba.com practice test repeatedly.

I need to retest for the PhD program so and I'm going to need a much higher score this time.

Do you all think the official GMAT guide and corresponding practice tests, coupled with free material online, will be enough? I am sticking to an 8 week study plan again but I need to up my game- big time!

I appreciate any advice.


Sent from my SM-G930V using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



Working with OGs and other free material will not be enough to score 700+. Start preparing from GMAT club directories and take up a good reasonable course in few weeks. That will help.

QZ
_________________

"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Study Guide Advice &nbs [#permalink] 04 Apr 2018, 11:42
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Study Guide Advice

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HKD1710



Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.