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Target Test Prep Dedicated Study Reviews

As of February 1, 2024, the GMAT Focus is the only GMAT. But not to worry: Target Test Prep™ (TTP™) will give you only what you need for the GMAT Focus Edition and nothing you don’t need.

Target Test Prep™ is an innovative test prep company that has been helping students break long-standing barriers to success on the GMAT for the past 16 years. TTP™ has created a powerful, online self-study platform that helps students earn impressive Quant, Verbal, and Data Insights scores with the Target Test Prep™ GMAT Focus course.

The Target Test Prep™ GMAT Focus course is accessible on all devices and includes the following:
  • 52 rigorous chapters broken into 1,500+ lessons
  • 4,000+ realistic GMAT Focus Quant, Verbal, and Data Insights problems
  • 1,300+ instructor-led HD videos
  • 1,200+ digital flashcards for studying on the go
  • 130-point score improvement guarantee
  • A personalized study plan and daily study calendar
  • Customizable practice tests
  • Intelligent analytics and a detailed error tracker
  • Live online support from GMAT Focus experts
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for a full-access, risk-free 5-day trial for FREE and get every lesson, every practice question, every tool and feature that the TTP course provides with a paid subscription.
 
Don’t settle for GMAT Focus prep that gives you only some of what you need. With the Target Test Prep™ GMAT Focus course, you get everything you need to succeed on test day!
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May 21, 2024
Azakura16

Joined: May 17, 2024

Posts: 1

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Verified GMAT Focus score:
805 Q90 V90 DI90

Excellent Program

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Strengths:

TTP is very thorough and well organized.

Would make the product better:

None I can think of

This is a great course. It's got levels to select based on the score you're targeting, and I picked the highest tier. It's very thorough. It took a lot of time. I spent about 9 months on it, and about 500 study hours. If you want a hardcore review of basically any topic that might come up on the GMAT, then this program provides that. It can be challenging, but the GMAT is challenging, so I consider that a benefit. It also really helped me train up for the mental fatigue that comes with taking a test that's as long and demanding as this one is, which I assume will also be good practice for grad school.

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June 04, 2024
Blee3

Joined: Jun 04, 2024

Posts: 1

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Verified GMAT Focus score:
675 Q84 V87 DI79

Best way to prepare for GMAT

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Strengths:

Extremely comprehensive information on all topics. More than enough practice questions to hone in on various areas. Straight forward and organized learning plan.

Would make the product better:

Going through the entire learning plan perfectly will take over 3-4 months even with several hours of work each day. Not sure if TTP would improve have to improve anything with that but just something to be weary of if you want to do the given learning plan.

Target Test Prep has been great for my GMAT journey. I started with a 475 and bumped my score up to a 675 on the GMAT focus in less than three months. There are so many questions for each topic which allowed me to really hone in on topics and master them. I like how they outline a organized learning plan for you with questions for each chapter. One thing to note is that the learning plan will take over 3 months to do. I barely finished my entire learning plan and still got a 200 bump in score so if you are able to really dedicate and prepare a several months to TTP I am positive that you can get an even better bump or score!

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June 12, 2024
Sed1234

Hi Blee,
first congrats on your great score. I only have two Month for the Preparation of the GMAT. Would you still recommend TTP in this case, since you mentioned that the learning path takes 3-4 month, or can this be done quicker than suggested by TTP?

June 01, 2024
bjorn552

Joined: Jan 30, 2024

Posts: 1

Kudos: 0

Verified GMAT Focus score:
685 Q81 V89 DI82 (Online)

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Strengths:

TTP creates a tailored study plan that can be updated/modified as you prepare. By simply selecting which sections you want to focus on and designating a number of weekly study hours, TTP builds a day-by-day plan to complete the course by your test date.

A review of concepts is built into the course. As you move onto a new module, you are frequently tasked with completing quizzes on questions you missed from earlier sections, solidifying your understanding.

TTP offers strong explanations for answers to difficult questions. Each question has both a written and video explanation for how the problem is to be solved. Even if you are confused after reviewing these resources, you can contact their live helpline where they provide a personalized explanation.

Would make the product better:

After TTP, series/sequences was the only area I felt less prepared for on quant. These were 2 of the 4 questions I missed during my GMAT. However, my impression is that TTP is constantly updating its curriculum. During my subscription, multiple new readings were added to the quant section.

Target Test Prep was the single most impactful GMAT preparation service I used, specifically for the quant section. As someone with little experience in math, I scored a 29 percentile on the quant section of my diagnostic test. It was very apparent I needed a crash course, so I purchased a TTP subscription. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the decision.

TTP provided a comprehensive review of each topic in the quant section. You cover each topic by reading short digestible passages and immediately applying the concept to practice problems. Instead of becoming bogged down by lengthy readings, you learn a new concept, validate your understanding, and move on. This approach makes the course significantly more fun and engaging. At the end of each section, you are given practice tests of easy, medium, and hard difficulty. This organization forces you to both master the basics and apply new concepts to unfamiliar problems. Through TTP, I improved to 71 percentile in quant and raised my overall GMAT score by 90 points! Highly recommend.

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May 20, 2024
MSant

Joined: May 11, 2024

Posts: 1

Kudos: 3

Verified GMAT Focus score:
645 Q79 V84 DI83

Target Test Prep - An Excellent Fundamental Course

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Strengths:

This course is going to give you all the fundamentals you need to succeed. In particular, this course is going to strongly improve your Quant fundamentals, especially if it has been a while since you last took a fundamental Quant class. The product also has a great interface to follow you, so you don't need to do planning. You just need to give yourself the appropriate time to follow the course plan and if you do so, and are calculated in taking more time on topics you struggle with, the Target Test Prep course will provide you with the right topic coverage and guidance to succeed.

Would make the product better:

When I took the course, the GMAT classic was transitioning to the GMAT Focus and the Data Insights section of the GMAT was newer so the content in the course was limited in comparison to the rest of the modules. Nonetheless, it gave me everything I needed to make substantial improvements in Data Insights scores.

Target Test Prep is a great course. It is long and some complain about this but it is long for a good reason - it is thorough. Every fundamental I faced on the GMAT Focus, from all sections, I was exposed to in the Target Test Prep course.

Target Test Prep really thrives for those who are determined to do well, will stick with a plan, and avoid shortcuts (hint: there's no shortcut to doing well on the GMAT or any standardized test). In terms of a fundamental course that can be self paced and as someone who has traditionally never achieved an above average score on any standardized exams (grade school standardized exams, SAT and LSAT) and having taken different formats of prep courses (instructor led/self paced/hybrid), I can say with confidence for a self motivated individual who can learn on their own, Target Test Prep will not disappoint. I've never encountered a prep course that focuses on perfecting the fundamentals as much as Target Test Prep, and this genuinely paid off the most for me.

Some differences in my experience that will likely be different than others experiences include the following. I had a decent Verbal score to begin with because I had previously prepped for the LSAT and GMAT Verbal was somewhat similar to LSAT Verbal. Therefore, I had a bit of practice with similar questions. Nonetheless, I still improved my Verbal score between my first practice exam and the one Official GMAT Focus attempt I did. The last note is you must give yourself time to complete the course (or at least come as close as possible to completing the course). Admittedly, I did not complete the course entirely as I was in a time crunch to apply to my preferred programs before a due date. I spent 4.5 months between starting my Target Test Prep course and writing the Official GMAT Focus. If you don't complete as much of the course as possible, aka the fundamentals they introduce, you will likely be missing out on valuable fundamentals that you may encounter.

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April 25, 2024
abhshkr

Joined: Apr 22, 2024

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Verified GMAT Focus score:
755 Q90 V87 DI85

TTP is Great for Foundations (Especially on the Quant Side)

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Strengths:

Quant foundations

Would make the product better:

Verbal explanations can be improved

TTP is a great resource to use for GMAT prep. Would recommend to supplement this with official questions and videos from the GMATNinja verbal and DI series

Great material to go through for quant related topics, lots of questions, incredible depth of materials and explanations. Some questions in the material are also slightly harder than the actual GMAT which helps you prepare well for any unexpected hard questions on the actual test.

The verbal section dives a bit too deep into question types too quickly, and I feel there is opportunity to add material that helps students holistically identify traps and choose between the final 2 (most confusing) answer choices. It's useful to start off with TTP for a topic like this, and then supplement with other resources if you feel your score is plateauing

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April 24, 2024
IanTW2002

Joined: Feb 20, 2024

Posts: 1

Kudos: 3

Verified GMAT Focus score:
685 Q82 V87 DI83

TTP All The Way

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Strengths:

The Quant sections were very step-by-step and consequently easy to follow. I never felt overwhelmed, even when learning some concept I could not remember at all from high school or middle school. Examples embedded within each lesson were also helpful for solidifying skills.

Verbal sections were similarly helpful in their step-by-step nature. Emphasized all of the different variations of verbal questions that showed up on the test. Tons of practice and examples too.

Would make the product better:

Not much to suggest here!

I absolutely recommend this product. I would have been lost in my GMAT studying without it, and its detailed structure made it easy to create a study plan to follow. It covered Quant topics in detailed, manageable steps, and I was able to easily relearn concepts I hadn't seen in years. There are tons of practice problems to work through at different levels of difficulty, which really allowed me to focus on what I was struggling with. The platform also gives test-taking advice and strategies, which are supplemented throughout Quant, Verbal, and Data Insights lessons. It has additional tools such as flashcards as well, which were especially useful for memorizing equations and such.

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April 08, 2024
averagedude23

Joined: Sep 23, 2023

Posts: 14

Kudos: 55

Verified GMAT Focus score:
675 Q81 V90 DI79 (Online)

Best course ever

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Strengths:

I loved how thorough TTP was. The other courses simply did not have the same depth when it came to explaining quant.

Would make the product better:

I think the strategies from the verbal section are too long. It would be nice to have an accelerated verbal option.

TTP was amazing and helped me get my dream score. I went from 555 to 675 with their help!

When I first started studying, I knew my biggest challenge would be the quant section. On my first practice test I got 25th percentile in quant. On my first official test (before finding TTP), I got 35th percentile on quant. TTP ended up helping me get my quant score up to 71st percentile, which when paired with the rest of my score, helped me score in the 96th percentile overall!

What mainly separates them from the others is that they assume you know nothing about math at the beginning. This was crucial for me because I had not taken a math course in 6 years!

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April 02, 2024
user1592

Joined: Dec 28, 2023

Posts: 3

Kudos: 3

Verified GMAT Focus score:
645 Q84 V81 DI80

One Stop Shop for Comprehensive GMAT Prep

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Strengths:

Extremely detailed, well organized categories of quant, verbal, and data. Customizable study plan based on desired score.

Would make the product better:

I would only recommend more practice questions! I did the maximum amount possible, but would've loved to try more.

TTP was essential for me to achieve such a large increase in my score. Having no prep and jumping into TTP, I completed the course and felt confident regarding content going into my practice exam phase. The lessons and study plan in TTP are extremely comprehensive. At no point did I ever feel as though I hadn't seen any kind of new information on the GMAT official guides and exam. Scott and the instructors are very responsive and on GMAT Club, I find their explanations the most understandable as well. With TTP I was able to jump from a 505 first practice exam score to a 645 GMAT Focus official score. Thank you TTP!

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March 31, 2024
bwashburn15

Joined: Feb 02, 2024

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Kudos: 51

Verified GMAT Focus score:
645 Q82 V85 DI79

Amazing product with thorough resources to succeed.

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Strengths:

Very thorough course that it split up into sections based on types of questions and skills needed to succeed. This helps fine tune specific skills and understand weakness areas to focus on.

Would make the product better:

I think the course was a little dense in the sense of it taking quite a while. A lot of that was it being a little wordy.

Such a great and thorough class that really explores every area of the GMAT Focus. I started this class with little knowledge of how the test worked or what it would be asking, and after going through TTP I felt totally confident and prepared to succeed. My score went from a 575 to a 645 in 6 months! I would recommend, and be sure to track mistakes to get the most out of it.

I would emphasize that this course takes 100+ hours to complete, and trying to do it any faster than this will not be helpful. Be sure to be thorough! Best of luck.

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March 20, 2024
mloh24

Joined: Nov 25, 2023

Posts: 1

Kudos: 7

Verified GMAT Focus score:
755 Q88 V86 DI88

755 in 2 months

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Strengths:

1) Extremely thorough curriculum that helps you to understand the fundamentals of all quant concepts as well as the methods of thinking required to perform well
2) Huge library of practice problems that are very similar to the ones on the actual GMAT focus exam
3) Comprehensively covers all types of questions that you can expect to see as well as all the more advanced variants of common questions
4) Excellently designed course that understands that guided repeated practice is the key to mastering difficult topics

Would make the product better:

I really only have good things to say about this course

I started my GMAT focus journey back in December 2023, taking my first ever official practice test with no prior preparation. I scored a 635 with a glaring weakness - quant. As a senior in my undergraduate studies planning to apply to deferred MBA programs, I only had a few months to practice and take the actual exam. After mulling over my options, I decided that TTP was overwhelmingly recommended as the best resource for improving your GMAT score (I believe this to be the case as well). I spent about 2 months on studying from early January to early March, completing the course in just under 200 hours. I was already very confident in my verbal abilities so I opted to skip most of TTP's verbal section (However, I did do a few sections and it was also very comprehensive and similar to the actual GMAT focus). I took the actual GMAT focus exam a few days ago and fortunately received a score of 755. TTP is the only resource I used and I'm beyond happy with how effective it was. I genuinely believe that TTP is the only resource that you need outside of the official GMAT focus questions and practice tests. In my case, I didn't even practice with official questions as I felt that the TTP questions were sufficient.

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