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     By mymbadreamz 65 24
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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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     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 17 7
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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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     By tma77 0 0
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730

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The Manhattan Prep course was immensely helpful in improving my GMAT score. As someone that had never taken a standardized test prep course, it was very helpful in terms of test taking tips and tricks. I found a lot of value in having so much structure put in place (pre-course work, prep class, homework, recommendations on when to take practice tests). It was also helpful to be able to get personalized coaching based on my performance on practice tests on where I should focus my time in studying. The coach helped me develop a personalized study plan based on when I was planning on taking my actual GMAT.

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     By ya94 8 6
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730

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Location: Online
Taught by: Josh Braslow

Some background: I am an international student based in a Middle Eastern country with absolutely no quantitative background. The last time I took a math class was in high school, and I graduated high school 6 years ago.

I decided that I wanted to take the GMAT and took a diagnostic test and scored an underwhelming 580. I signed up for an in-person private tutoring course by another well-known international prep company, and I was able to consistently hit the low 600s, but never past 650. After doing some research and seeing some of the great reviews on here, I signed up for an online course with Manhattan Prep.

Since the company is based in the US, all but one of the course timings were not suited for my schedule. The only course that was available, and took place at a convenient time, was Josh Braslow's course.

Josh is a GMAT instructor living the dream, teaching GMAT skills to people around the world online while living on a Mediterranean island. This works out great timezone-wise for anyone in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We also had a few U.S. based students who wanted to get their GMAT lesson out of the way early in the morning before they went to work. The point to consider is that you will likely find something that works for your schedule.

Josh is a great instructor and will absolutely take you where you need to go with your quantitative skills. He makes himself available to all of his students for questions, and even offers great insights and strategies that he has taken the time to figure out himself. This isn't an instructor who is being provided with the lesson plan, he creates one that is unique to him. He makes sure that everyone gets a chance to contribute, and everyone walks away knowing so much more about the exam than before. His emphasis on strategies is essential to any significant score improvement. His insight on sentence correction is also invaluable, and he did a great job walking us through the various approaches that made the verbal section very manageable for a non-native speaker like myself. In the weeks leading up to the exam, my GMATPrep scores ranged from 720-770, (With my highest Q at 50, and highest V at 47) and I finally sat the test and scored a 730 (Q47/V42), which I am more than happy with. Definitely worth the money.

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April 20 | 2018
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     By rcali45 0 0
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690

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Elaine was a lifesaver - she made the process enjoyable and manageable. She is very smart and knows the test process in and out but what makes her GREAT is that she can communicate how we as students can apply what she knows in a way that makes sense. Also the Manhattan Prep materials from the books to the webinars were awesome! Helped me get into my dream school! My class was small and that made it really nice to be able to ask questions and engage. I studied on my own for 6 week prior to the class and I do believe that helped me quite a bit so that I could stay on track. The homework is heavy and you need time on your hands to be able to keep up.

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Great team!
April 11 | 2018
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     By rockinbassist96 0 0
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740

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Location: Online
Taught by: Mark Sullivan

The services provided by Manhattan Prep GMAT prepared me very well for the GMAT. It is the most comprehensive set of materials you will find anywhere. You definitely need to put in the time, but the MP GMAT team is a great resource. The team was happy to analyze my CAT data in order to find my areas of focus. Mark Sullivan and Joshua Braslow are really genuine people and were extremely willing to work with my accelerated schedule. They provided a lot of encouragement throughout the process and ups and downs. I thought the online class would be useless, but it turned out to be super engaging and helpful.

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     By jmyron99 0 0
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730

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I took a 9 session, live online course with Elaine Loh at Manhattan Prep. I couldn't speak more highly of her and the overall experience. I got a 580 on my first practice test at the start of class. My score slowly went up throughout class and peaked on test day at a 730 about 5 months after the start of class. Elaine brought a ton of enthusiasm and motivation to every single class. She also was extremely responsive and helpful after the class ended. She gave me multiple suggestions and strategy tips in the weeks leading up to my exam. I was able to increase my verbal score 3 points thanks to her last minute advice. I recommend Manhattan and Elaine especially to all GMAT takers.

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