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Joined: Apr 19, 2015
540 Q27 V38
I am a native English speaker and took e-gmat’s online verbal course. This was the best decision I have made with regard to my GMAT preparation. As an older student with a life spent in math orientated careers, I felt my challenge would be in the verbal section of the test. For this reason and the length of time that had expired since I last took any tests, I felt I needed some insight to the latest verbal rules and nuances of the test. While reviewing several popular GMAT prep sites, I found e-gmat. Reading the description, posts and reviews I decided that because this course was oriented towards non-native speakers, it would provide greater coverage of the rules of English, and do so in a foundational, building-block manner. This course delivered on that assumption.
On-line power-point presentations of the English grammar rules can be dull and boring, but e-gmat writers and graphic designers really go out of their way to include graphics and emo-cons that give a little comic relief and helps keep your attention moving with the concepts. I went through every section presented in the verbal on-line course and attended many of the free introductory courses. I feel this was the pivotal point of my preparation and was very pleased with the result.
My last ‘test’ that included any type of writing was decades ago. From the day I learned what the GMAT was I only had 2 months until I sat for the exam and I feared the worst. However, after using e-gmat verbal on-line to study, my first attempt landed me a V38 and AWA of 5. While I would love to improve my score (which I will try later, as my quant score that I was so confidante in took a deep dive – apparently recently teaching pre-calc was not the preparation I thought it would be, so I am now enrolled in e-gmat’s live and on-line quant course), I was happy with these stats: overall 85%; critical reasoning 88%; Sentence Correction 81% and the low ball was Reading Comp at 68%. This almost exactly parallels my study emphasis. I assumed Reading Comp would be my best and studied it the least. The take away here is to study it all equally!
Do as many problems as possible, use the process that is laid out by the instructors. Rajat, Payal and the entire team of instructors are experts and tell us that at first it takes more time to follow their strategies, but with practice this time is shortened and the information obtained is critical to answering the questions correctly and not wasting precious time. I found this to be true and will follow their advice even more closely when I retake the exam next month. I believe going from 0 to 85% in 2 months of prep, including prepping for all the other parts of the exam which were all unknown to me at the on-start, was an outstanding result and I am very satisfied with the time and money spent for e-gmat!
Joined: Apr 19, 2015
540 Q27 V38
e-gmat’s quant and verbal Scholaranium are extremely helpful tools. This type of testing format gives you the ability to pinpoint your weak areas and spend precious time addressing them. The ability to create tests with questions you need to focus on was more helpful than just answering random questions. The other important reason this tool is so valuable is because of the detailed solutions to the questions. With this immediate feedback you can quickly assess your skill level and knowledge, further refining the areas to concentrate on. Additionally, the ability to ask questions to the experts on the particular question is very helpful; receiving an answer back can help illuminate a particular concept you are having difficulty with or confirm your understanding and approach to solving a question. Without a doubt, this is the best value of tools offered to improve your GMAT score.