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Quant - Quant tests have a ton of really tough questions that are excellent for improving Quant score.
I really like these tests because they challenge all necessary areas and if you have a weakness, Quant tests will expose it. Many times you will get majority of the questions as 700+ level. Though you would not find a lot of such questions in the real GMAT, but they are good to practice and build stamina. I believe that the score is just not important, learning from questions is. Review your tests thoroughly before moving on to next set. (I used to refer to the explanations by Bunuel)
Verbal - I prefer official questions
I gave my first GMAT attempt and scored 600(49, 24). I am a non-native. After this attempt, I was struggling to find the right course and after going through several reviews I opted for e-gmat Verbal online. The course is great and it provides a comprehensive and methodical way to approach and solve CR, SC and RC.
I really liked the SC and CR approach. To be honest, I didn't go through much of the RC section.
Prethinking in CR and meaning first in SC really help me to tackle GMAT questions.
Few msitakes that I made during my preparation while going through the course, may be it can be helpful for anyone who is opting for this course:
1. The application files and practical files, quizzes after each topic, should be treated as check points, for example if you score less than 75% in Parallelism, then you need more practice on this topic. Review the concepts again and apply them to Official Guide questions.
2. One of the gem of this course is scholaranium. very helpful tool to analyze and improve the score. I wish I had utilized this tool to its full potential. There were files in which I scored less and still moved on to the Scholaranium. I ignored the signs that could have given me a realistic estimate of where I stood in my preparation.
3. Do not ignore Skill Data section in scholaranium dashboard. You can fine tune your preparation to a very good degree
I ended up scoring 690(49,34). Though my overall score improved by 90 points and Verbal score by 10 points, the real challenge starts from this score :P
I feel that the course did a fair job.
I got access to Scholaranium with Verbal Online course.
I used e-GMAT Scholaranium to identify my weak areas and work on them. I was able to pin-point the topics to improve on such as "Inference Questions" in RC.
What I really liked about this tool, apart from dashboard, is the "Skill data review" section.
In my opinion, questions are on higher side of difficulty but they are on track with GMAT. It will definitely help you build your stamina, especially the CRs and RCs . Also, solutions are provided in details.
If you want to fine tune your verbal preparation i.e identify and improve weaker areas then you should go for this tool.
I improved my GMAT score from V-24 to V-34