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# Study Guides

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15 Dec 2017, 10:43
Hey everyone! I just registered for that GMAT and will be taking it the end of April. I have no clue where to begin studying though. I took a practice test and got 400... my goal is 600. What are some good resources online? Are there any free videos online? I learn better watching or hearing someone speak rather than just reading it in a book. Thank you!
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15 Dec 2017, 10:52
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Hello and welcome to gmatclub!

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... 80727.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/new-to-the-g ... 30870.html

There are some great videos:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/mgmat-study- ... 09183.html

Happy studying!
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15 Dec 2017, 17:53
Hi jsherman10,

You've given yourself plenty of time to study for the GMAT, which is good. Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores though - and raising a 400 to a 600+ will require that you make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. 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 work so far and your goals:

1) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this initial CAT?
2) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
5) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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Location: United States (OR)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Schools: McCombs
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V40
GPA: 2.99
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15 Dec 2017, 20:05
On eBay, for \$100, I bought 3 lightly used book lots: 1) VPrep set, 2) MPrep set, and 3) the last 3 OG editions. (Bonus: the MPrep books, and the OG books, all had valid computer access codes! No such codes for VPrep books.) The MPrep books are also superior to VPrep's, because MPrep books include the solutions -- VPrep books do not. A student must pay to access the VPrep solutions. I am using the \$49 MPrep Navigator to work through the OG problems and the bonus problems (that I accessed with the valid computer codes). The MPrep solutions offer a slightly different approach to the questions, compared to the OG solutions. It seems prep materials, such as books and videos, are dated -- about 5-years old, but so is the OG. Take advantage of all the free 5-day and 7-day access. Happy prepping!
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17 Dec 2017, 07:34
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Hi there

Sherman is it?

Like Rich said, moving from 400's to 600's is a challenge and will require your time and efforts.

If are looking for free videos, I humbly suggest you try examPAL. The lessons are completely free for everyone, and not under any 'free trial' restriction.
Not using books is the right choice. If you think about it, the GMAT is a computer adaptive test, and the chance a book will get you ready for a computer adaptive test is very slim. The adaptiveness of a course is really important and can save you a lot of time and get you where you want to be faster.
Dave from examPAL wrote about it here: http://exampal.com/gmat/blog/books-will-never-prepare-you-for-gmat/
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Joined: 15 Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Location: United States (OR)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Schools: McCombs
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V40
GPA: 2.99
WE: Education (Consulting)

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17 Dec 2017, 16:20
Sherman, I agree w/Erez. examPal is different. You get 30 free credits to use for solving problems, etc. I like the "credits" system of billing; however, I can't figure out how to pay for just 50 or 100 credits. (That really needs to happen.) Otherwise, it is \$439 for 1000 credits. But, you do get free access to the entire course! I like the CAT method of testing and the PAL method of solving problems. Overall, a very nice addition to study with inexpensive prep books from eBay.
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Intern
Joined: 15 Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Location: United States (OR)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Schools: McCombs
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V40
GPA: 2.99
WE: Education (Consulting)

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17 Dec 2017, 19:45
Found the other prices. 30credits/\$29. 100c/\$65. 250c/\$125. Again, not bad.
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18 Dec 2017, 04:45
RigelKent wrote:
Found the other prices. 30credits/\$29. 100c/\$65. 250c/\$125. Again, not bad.

I'm glad you could find it. Saw your other post about you helping your son. I think it's really cool that you do that and I think you'll have a lot to share with the community after your son takes the GMAT.
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