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I can say that this was the course I started my preparation with was one of the worst decisions I ever made. The course did not work for the following reasons :
- The verbal section is kind of a joke. The quality of the questions and the format in which they are taught is just not compatible with the actual test.
- In the RC section the software forces you to follow a rigid approach and which is a big drawback for anyone who is a non native. Moreover the course will not progress ahead until you complete the RC questions i.e. you will not see any SC or CR questions until you forcefully answer the RC questions correctly. This is just not what one wants during the preparation
- The revision of important concepts on this platform is just IMPOSSIBLE as you cannot go back to revise important topics.
- In quant section some of the problems are taught in a way that they ask you to learn the answers rather than explaining the approach.
- The tutors on this course are of inferior quality and most are contracted workers who are more interested in getting the hour billed and interested in the fact that you book more hours with them in future rather than focussing on clearing the doubts of the students.
Please look elsewhere you will do yourself a great service.
After going through all the positive reviews of the e-gmat verbal live prep course I enrolled for the course and I must say I started at a verbal score of 17 and the course helped me move to V32 in the actual exam the approach for the sentence correction is especially very impressive and in my opinion very helpful for the non natives. The sections on CR and RC were also very comprehensive and helped in understanding the format in which GMAT asks the questions. I would highly recommend this course in case you are a non native and are looking forward to increase your verbal score.
After going through the reviews of various courses I was planning to opt for a course that could actually provide me with some tactical skills to tackle the GMAT. I opted for the Empower GMAT course and I found Rich to be very motivating and very responsive to the queries and questions. His tricks on the quant section of the test are really helpful to make you stress free during the actual tests. For e.g. the importance of staying organised for the DS questions and back-solving some of the PS questions were some of the tricks that are really helpful to get a high score in the actual test. On the verbal part Max was very helpful but I think certain improvements can be made to the verbal course especially to suit of the needs of the non-natives. Overall I would recommend this course.
I opted for this course in order to get the access to the MGMAT guides and officially began my preparation for the test. I think the books did a good job in providing the fundamentals of the course and the IR course on the GMAT interact helped in understanding that section. The OG tracker i.e. the navigator and the access to the 6 MGMAT tests came free with this course and were really helpful in measuring the performance during the preparation. I would recommend you to start your study for the GMAT with these books to develop your foundation and then maybe after some practice tests figure out your weak areas and see if the course can help, in case not you can either upgrade to live/interact or switch to a course that can provide you a online video based learning.