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     By mymbadreamz 65 27
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If you want to score a 700+, look no further. Going through the well explained Manhattan GMAT guides and watching Thursdays with Ron alone will help you score that 700+.

The Manhattan GMAT guides are detailed and explained in a way that is understandable to any beginner with rusty quant or verbal.

The Manhattan GMAT test analysis has the detailed level of analysis that no other test prep company offers. I also loved their OG tracker, which helped me pin point my weak areas and practice OG questions by topic.

Thursdays with Ron is a hidden gem that is absolutely free. Watch these sessions and you will no longer think about quant or verbal in the same way.

MGMAT and Ron Purewal are awesome! My score improved from 650 to a 710 just because of MGMAT and Ron.

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Manhattan GMAT is great
May 14 | 2012
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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In researching GMAT courses to take, I read many reviews and talked to a few people. Most people said Manhattan GMAT was the best, and the reviews were certainly excellent. I signed up, hoping it was worth the price.

It was. MGMAT's 9-week live course isn't cheap, but it is excellent. I highly recommend it if you are serious about getting a top score (I got a 740). The written strategy guides are good, the OG Archer is a must-have resource (the other online resources are pretty good, too), and my instructor was excellent. He was funny, enthusiastic, very smart, and very able to break down complex problems into bite sized chunks.

Ultimately, your score really depends on the work you put into studying for the test. With discipline, focus, and a few months of your life dedicated to studying, you can do very well on the GMAT. But having a top notch instructor and a solid curriculum really help too. If you're serious about getting an excellent score, I highly recommend Manhattan GMAT.


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1 Commented by rohankaushik13 on August 28, 2015
Verbal 47, one heck of a score !! Congratulations. I am finding MGMAT maths to be way too tough in the CATs. Could you please share your MGMAT CAT scores?
2 Commented by Gigto on October 26, 2015
i used the Manhattan course as well, but scored 420 on test day, and about 550 4 of the practice tests leading up to that, what else did you find helpful?
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June 21 | 2018
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     By steezy 0 0
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Location: Online
Taught by: Mark Sullivan

As someone who travels frequently for work, the online virtual weekly class was rather convenient for my schedule.

While I had been interested in applying to business school for sometime, I dreaded the prospect of preparing for another standardized test. My class instructor, Mark Sullivan, eased that dread by presenting the course content in a way that was intuitive and enjoyable. Mark was successfully able to frame something I had been dreading for years into one of the highlights of my week. Mark was extremely friendly, answered my emails promptly, and genuinely cared about my success on this test. The flipped class method that Mark uses for his class encourages you to leverage all of Manhattan Prep’s best resources.

Manhattan Prep lived up to the hype for me. Their online resources are easy to use and access no matter where you are. The courses provide extensive data for you to continuously strengthen any weak areas.

Prior to this course, I had minimal GMAT experience. Within two months and two weeks I had an official score of 720. I will be taking the GMAT again soon to see if I can improve that score even more.

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     By ysathe 0 0
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770

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Took Manhattan Prep's 9-session GMAT course with Paul. It was clear from the first session onward that Paul had a very strong understanding of what drives success on the exam. The time Paul spent on discussing test-taking strategies, which I would otherwise not have paid much attention to, felt effectively used. In particular, Paul is great at forcing you to look at problems in multiple, unique ways, a habit that allowed me to solve some questions on test day that I would have otherwise struggled with. Paul and the course were also instrumental in helping me drop the perfectionist mentality and skip questions that were losing battles. I would definitely recommend Paul and Manhattan Prep to anyone looking for an efficient way to raise their score.

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     By mjkassel 0 0
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The Manhattan prep course led by Paul Fisher helped me make a major jump in my score. I learned how to handle the challenges unique to the GMAT test, especially timing. Additionally, the software resources and practice exams complemented what we learned in class so that my knowledge was reinforced. In particular, the Quant section lectures and practice problems really made me feel prepared for the exam. The schedule was not too rigorous while at the same time, it kept me on pace when it came to studying. I would highly recommend taking this course to any future test takers.

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     By jakeeriksen 0 0
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750

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Took the GMAT in-person prep course with Paul. He was very engaging throughout the course, and helped clarify a lot of concepts that weren't necessarily fully explained in the book - whether there was a shortcut or new method that was more effective for solving a problem, or just clarifying and giving an example of a concept that was easy to understand. The class felt very welcome asking questions about test content and approaches to specific problems, and Paul always knew best how to answer and clarify so everyone understood. I started the course with a 600 on my first Manhattan Prep CAT, and roughly 4 weeks after the last class I took the test and scored a 750.

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Highly recommend
May 30 | 2018
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     By jennywolock 0 0
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I could not recommend Manhattan Prep more. I did a 9-week online course, some solo studying, and then two private tutoring sessions with Jeff Vollmer before my exam.

1) The 9-week online course: Highly reccomend. This course got me on the right track in terms of studying and strategy, freshened up my rusty quant and verbal skills (haven't studies this content since high school aka 10+ years), and the teachers (Stacey Koprice and Liz Moliski) were great teachers. This course includes all study materials (about 9 books) which were super digestible and helpful throughout and after the course. Course also comes with a ton of online resources. Worth every penny.

2) Private tutoring: very helpful. After taking the course, I felt as though I was floating out in space alone. Jeff helped me identify some areas I needed to touch up on within the last two weeks before my exam which helped me gain a better understanding of important topics and improved my performance. Very grateful to him and would definitely reccomend.

Overall, I wouldn't do it any differently. Manhattan Prep instructors are enthusiastic teachers and you can tell they really care about their students' performance.

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     By AWnyc2018 0 0
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720

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I can't recommend the Manhattan Prep course and my instructor Mike Morgan enough.

My score increased from a 590 to a 720 thanks to Mike's highly effective teaching methods. He not only knows the material & test strategy like the back of his hand, but is also a truly skilled teacher that is able to translate difficult concepts into easily digestible learning material. Mike also genuinely cares about his students and deeply wants them to succeed, which is another component in his effectiveness as a GMAT instructor.

The program itself is designed in a highly targeted yet comprehensive way and absolutely sets students up for success.

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     By norovers 34 8
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I decided to enroll in the course after it came highly recommended by a few colleagues. However, I was utterly disappointed by Manhattan Prep's live class for a few reasons.

Firstly, the course is unbelievable expensive (even for an undergrad the course will run you about 1000 dollars). I used a few free online trials from other companies (all of which offered their services for a fraction of the cost of Manhattan Prep) and was much happier with my free trial then I ever was with Manhattan Prep. Also, Manhattan offers no score increase guarantee at all.

The teacher was incredibly smart, but I did not see much use for his being there to be honest. There was not much teaching going on in this course. Most of the material was learned beforehand through Manhattan's Strategy Guides (Overall, those are quite helpful, even to me, and I am a visual learner). Thus, the class conisted of us solving a few problems, and the teacher going through explanations, but Manhattan Prep gives the same explanations through their learning software.

Further, I could tell the teacher did not really want to be there. He did not seem to care about his student's performance, and it was clear this was just another job for him.

Manhattan's learning software (atlas) is actually quite good due to the comprehensive syllabus, and high-quality OG explanations, however, all of this can be had for a fraction of the cost using Manhattan's cheapest offering.

Overall, I might be inclined to recommend some of Manhattan Prep's services, but definitely not the live course. It was a waste of valuable time and money.

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Good starting point
May 04 | 2018
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     By kzh0843 0 0
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770

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Manhattan was a good starting point that helped focus my GMAT strategy. The classes were good to teach the tips/tricks and high level thought strategy needed to wrap my head around basic quant & verbal but I don't think it was as helpful if you needed basic math & verbal skills teaching.

I actually used the online test diagnostics to hone in on the specific sub topics that I needed help in most and that was very useful to pinpoint my weak areas vs. haphazardly studying. On the more $$$ side but I would take the course again if I had to redo this whole process!

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