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Overall, the level of content and the products included are very helpful in helping you learn the basics of the exam, all the basics.
From what is on the exam to getting a feel for the actual test with the option to take a practice CAT at an official GMAT testing location. The other things included in the package are also helpful - the GMAT scratchpad with dry-erase pen gives you a good feel for what it's like on test day.
As for the content, I think Kaplan is very good at giving you a basic understanding of every inch of the exam. However, because there is so much to cover on the GMAT, the Kaplan program was sometimes "shallow" with its explanation of problems from the study material. The program also tracks all of the questions you've answered to give you a good assessment of how you're progressing.
Also, having 9+ CATs to take are invaluable.
Overall, the Kaplan program is pretty good and with it, I was able to bring my score up 60 points with it, 650 to 710.
Magoosh is a very simple platform that is equally effective. The dashboard gives you a comprehensive summary that tells you some of weak points, but also points out your strengths.
The number of questions that Magoosh provides is outstanding. I found the quantative section to be challenging (I was previously already strong at quant). The verbal I found to be very rewarding. Although not a perfect match for "real" GMAT questions, I think the point of the verbal questions provided by Magoosh was to teach and make certain points that are invaluable to test day success.
I absolutely recommend Magoosh to everyone! You can't beat the value.
This review is for HBS
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2019
-Case Method: This method is absolutely powerful in learning how to process incomplete information quickly (what future managers will need to do). Secondly, this method is quite fun. Although participation is required, participating in a debate with your close friends/classmates is quite enjoyable as well.
-Students: The students are some of the most accomplished from the business world - having the option to ask any question to your class, and having someone who has experienced exactly that to support you is invaluable. However, there are even more accomplished people outside of the business world that provide even more diversity - Military, teachers, etc.
-Professors: Accomplished and smart professors that really know how to guide a conversation (in class) and willing to support you in any way (outside of class).
-Alumni: Very supportive bunch in terms of career, general advice. etc.
Suggestions for future applicants:
-Really understand the Case Method: the method is NOT for everyone. it requires effort, the ability to quickly make an argument, etc. Really make sure that you want this before applying/heading to HBS..
The curriculum although required your first year is quite good. The point of the case method as well as the way HBS recruits is that you learn a great deal from your classmates. You may be an expert in one class, you are there to teach the rest of your class, etc.
There isn't a better school for recruiting. The HBS brand is very strong and will open up many doors..
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