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February 02, 2020
Pumaman5

Joined: Jun 30, 2018

Posts: 9

Kudos: 8

Verified score:
680 Q44 V38

Solid course, preferable for scores >45

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Course Math Revolution All-In-One Courses

Location Online

Knowing that quant is my weaker area, I was looking for a course that does not only provide some test taking strategies but also covers math basics. MR did provide a recap and came with many additional course content, lots of videos and quant questions. Overall, I did not like the course a lot to be frank. The page is not user friendly and it looks like it wasn't updated since years. Further, the explanations were sometimes hard to comprehend (at least for me) and require a certain knowledge of math basics.
Why do I nonetheless rate it with 4 stars? Well, among my 4 attempts, I scored the highest score in quant in my 1st attempt when I was only using MR. However, I still don't understand how I got it. I did not come close to it in all of my mock tests (neither before not afterwards when I prepared for attempt #2 and #3).
So in the end, I think it was a combination of luck but also rigorous application of the MR frameworks. In my view this course is best suited for someone who already starts with a Quant score >40 and wants to hit the 50s, for someone like me who started lower, I believe better options exist. Following pros and cons summarized:

PRO
- Lots of math questions, practice tests and further content
- A powerful framework that increases your chances for educated guesses
- Good price for quality

CONTRA
- Webpage is not intuitive
- Explanations are rather short and require some upper level of math understanding
- Outdated here and there

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February 16, 2020
Pumaman5

Joined: Jun 30, 2018

Posts: 9

Kudos: 8

Verified score:
680 Q44 V38

Did not work for me.

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Course e-GMAT Verbal Online

Location Online

During my GMAT preparations, I have learned that there is not one course that suits everyone and so I have to say, unfortunately that e-gmat did not work for me at all. I have only purchased the verbal part, as I used MathRevolution for quant. The curriculum is well structured and the platform is for most of it parts very user friendly (I think some content has been updated while some part are still using an old style which is less interactive and visually appealing). What I struggled the most with it is basically the e-gmat verbal approach that just did not stick with me. It is quite theoretical and provides a grammatical reasoning for most of the questions. It is also quite extensive as it requires to follow a long list of potential errors to check. So if you are that kind of person that tackles the verbal section with a grammar book than this course might be the right fit. As i mentioned in my GMAT debrief, a good way to understand whether this is the right course for you is to check the expert solutions / replies on the gmat forum. If you like the way the e-gmat expert explain / tackle a question, then go for the course.
Worth to mention, they have a very solid question bank called scholarium and I think the mock tests are really good.

Pro:
- comprehensive course
- solid question bank with a lot of analysis functionality
- good value for money

Contra:
- An approach that does not resonate with me
- Partially old looking course materials

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