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7 out of 9 people found the following review helpful
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     By mymbadreamz 70 17
Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

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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710 -> 770
January 14 | 2013
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
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     By mokwopa 0 0
Self-reported Score:

770

Q50

V46

Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

When I took the GMAT in 2006, I thought a single volume, all-in-one book was enough. And it was enough, at least to get a 710.

Fast forward to 2012. My previous score had expired, so I needed to retake the test. What I felt I lacked in my previous attempt was a focus on concepts, instead of just "tricks". Manhattan GMAT seemed to advertise more than any other prep program that it was "concept-focused". Not only was this true, but I think it had the perfect balance of concepts with strategies ("tricks") to make it the perfect prep program. Full disclosure: I consistently scored very high on the Verbal section, so I completely blew off studying the Verbal strategy guides and focused solely on the Quant section. I'm sure the Verbal was just as good, though. :)


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great prep course
June 20 | 2017
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     By ryukbyun 1 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q53

V56

Improvement:

200 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

coming form a non traditional background, I decided to use manhattan gmat at my friends' recommendation. When I first took the practice test, I ended up getting a score in the 500s. However, after I studied for 2 weeks with manhattan gmat, I ended up getting 760. it is a great course and I didn't even watch any videos - just reading the books and the practice tests were plenty. I highly recommend manhattan gmat to anyone taking the gmat. the drastic improvement was something experienced by all my friends who ended up taking the gmat to apply to business school. can't recommend it enough

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NOTHING CAN BEAT MANHATTAN
April 15 | 2017
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     By yashbabu 38 6
Self-reported Score:

660

Q44

V35

Improvement:

180 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

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+.
My verbal did not improve from my diagnostic exam. (I am a native speaker). In my diagnostic exam I got a 41V but on test day I got a 37V. I am not sure why this is as I have scored at least a 38V or higher on all of my practice tests. I do wish that the MGMAT verbal guides had multiple choice questions in the back (to simulate test questions) instead of the short answer questions that they currently have.
For Quant, the books are good to clarify concepts and lay down fundaments but I felt overall the quant tests from MGMAT are a bit more tedious than the actual GMAT which has slightly more witty questions which can make the real GMAT challenging. Along with this I would suggest to use the gmatclub Quant practise tests which are extremely representative. I suggest to focus on verbal for MGMAT and gmatclub tests for Quant.

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     By nitish16k 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q48

V42

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

As I mentioned, MGMAT Prep is a good investment but I do think to really ace both Verbal and Quant you need a bit more specifically on the quant side. The verbal of MGMAT is brilliant - it seriously helped me clarify my understanding and devise an attack strategy for my verbal. For Quant, the books are good to clarify concepts and lay down fundaments but I felt overall the quant tests from MGMAT are a bit more tedious than the actual GMAT which has slightly more witty questions which can make the real GMAT challenging. Along with this I would suggest to use the gmatclub Quant practise tests which are extremely representative. I suggest to focus on verbal for MGMAT and gmatclub tests for Quant.

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Must USE!
February 26 | 2017
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     By gjonrexha 42 6
Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

The MGMAT course review books are so fundamental to picking upn on the basics of the GMAT. I Dont know about all of you but they make concepts so clear and concise and so easy to follow that they really did help me better understand the material. The Quant Section was very good I especially liked the Advanced sections at the end of every book. Verbal was more or less ehhhh but Verbal is not a hard component of this test unless your a non-native speaker would highly recommend!! I would especially recommend the advanced quant book from MGMAT it really is a comprehensive book which lays out all the different tricks and GMAC can formulate questions. Would highly recommend coupled with the OG Guide to perform well on your exam.

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Manhattan GMAT prep
February 13 | 2017
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     By yuvaksh 3 1
Self-reported Score:

690

Q50

V32

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Manhattan GMAT prep has a very extensive preparation material. I took 6 mock test package.
The mock tests with Manhattan were really good and were really realistic. The content of the test, the questions were pretty much close to the actual GMAT or of higher level. But the pattern of question is as good as actual GMAT.
For Verbal section the content is very rich and approximately of same toughness as in GMAT hence very useful.
For Quant section the content is lil on the higher side of toughness when compared with GMAT but a 46-47 here means 50 in the actual GMAT.

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     By dailydose 25 5
Verified Score:

730

Q48

V41

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

The Manhattan GMAT prep set was the only resource I used to study for my GMAT. The discrete guides were a great way to really focus on your weaknesses. In general, you want to avoid spending too much time on things that are already strong on so I truthfully read about half the books in depth and skimmed the other half.

Additionally, the practice pad was instrumental in getting my score squarely above 700. I would attribute a good 20 points to proper pad management - setting it up ahead of time and using it to help manage time.

Additionally, the teaching content of the guides were great - the GMAT is a game and the MGMAT materials treats it as such - it gives you the strategies and trains you to know how to play the game. You don't need to genuinely understand or know the content intimately to ace the GMAT - you need to know how to play the game.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By workmanac 0 0
Verified Score:

770

Q49

V46

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I purchased the verbal course from Manhattan Prep as I saw most room for improvement in that area and gave myself 4 weeks to study intensely. I scored a 99 percentile in the verbal - despite thinking quant was my strong suit.

In short - MPrep is absolutely worth it - you get a complete set of materials and their practice exams prepare you VERY well for the real test. The tutorials on timing and bucketing questions were worth their weight in gold.

in more detail -
The content is very straight to the point and focused on the actual test questions (as opposed to teaching endless grammar rules). MPrep also focuses on the most popular GMAT question types and content (a lot of other sources do not prioritize the material in this way, leading to a highly inefficient studying experience)
The interface is very easy and entertaining, the mix of video content and textbook work is good and keeps you engaged

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By aivanov17 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

160 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I would like to share my positive experience with Manhattan Gmat Prep self study kit and a 9 week prep course taught by Noah Teitelbaum. In addition to very interactive and engaging instruction, the material and strategies covered during the preparation helped me improve my score from 570 (Q37, V29) to 740 (Q49, V41). The key to my preparation was blocking out time slots throughout the week to go through the material and follow the syllabus during the course and then focusing on practice and solving the problem from GMAT Official Guide for a few weeks after the course was completed to allow the information to fully sink in, timing per problem to improve and become more consistent. Keeping up the pace throughout the exam and being ready to endure the 3.5hrs exam without loosing focus is also crucial.

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