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Joined: Feb 07, 2019
760 Q49 V45
So it's been a while since I did GMAT-related stuff (a few years out of college) and the course, and esp. the PAL system, was really a breath of fresh air.
Not only did I brush off all the rust from what I had learned but forgotten, I also found the different solution approaches extremely helpful in building up my personal repertoire. My personal advice - read all the solutions they give you and not just the recommended one, take the time to look at the different solution tools and ask yourself 'how could I solve the problem using that tool?'.
Also worth noting is that the support was great; I had a few very fun arguments with the staff about some of the questions (they were very responsive), which made it feel much more like a private-class-on-demand than a do-it-yourself sort of thing.
Anyways, strong recommend from me but make sure you use all of what they give you and be sure to put in your own thinking time!
Best of luck :)
Joined: Oct 07, 2018
710 Q46 V41
I was tremendously pleased with my examPAL experience.
I was initially attracted because they guaranteed 70 point improvement, which I was looking for. It delivered :) (600==> 690 :) )
For starters, I found the interface was extremely "friendly" right of the bat - it gave me a clear progression path to base my study plan. No small thing given how confusing starting to study can be...
Next, the Introduction videos were really good. Clear and accessible, and not too "jargony" - everything that was taught was made clear why it was... After this the Lesson videos really opened my eyes to a whole range of answer strategies. prior to this I was really solving everything the same, "get-the-exact-calculation-no-matter-how-long-it-takes-you" kind of way... the lessons helped me become WAY more efficient.
Finally, the questions the course includes on each topic were really helpful... once again not too many, but for each question a clear explanation was given and I could really see as the practice progressed I was improving. This was probably the main thing that set this course apart from others I had tried - it wan't just solving blindly, it felt i was really learning.
Finally, I used a few of the course's "extras": I had two AWA essays reviewed, with tons of really helpful comments (I was a bit surprised cuz I thought I had done better lol - but the comments helped me improve :) ), and I did a tutor session which was super eye-opening! the tutor really quickly "diagnosed" some issues with how I was solving and gave me somre really easy and useful tips. really helpful
examPAL was all I could have asked for in a