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July 25, 2021
kaladin123

Joined: Jul 06, 2019

Posts: 137

Kudos: 38

Verified score:
700 Q48 V38 (Online)

TTP - All You Need

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The TTP Course is hands-down the best course out there for quant.

Pros:
1) All you need to build a solid quant foundation
2) The lessons build on each other
3) The TTP team is super responsive - Scott, Jeff & Marty respond to queries very fast

Cons:
1) A bit expensive (~20% of monthly pay check for many Indian students)

FAQ:
Q: Will I get a 700+ score if I complete TTP?
A: TTP will help you lay a solid foundation for quant & verbal. Once you have studied the basics, it's a matter of practice. One has to keep solving questions & taking tests till the target score is reached. TTP was one of the key pillars of my own study. It helped me go from a 640 (Q39 V39) to a 700 (Q48 V38) in the actual GMAT (Online).

Q: How long does it take to complete TTP?
A: It took me 6 months (2 hrs. daily) to complete the course. YMMV.

Q: Is the TTP Verbal content good?
A: When I was practicing from TTP, their Verbal content was in beta stage. I was happy with the content.

TLDR: If you are looking for one course for all your GMAT needs, you can't go wrong with TTP.

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July 16, 2021
kaladin123

Joined: Jul 06, 2019

Posts: 137

Kudos: 38

Verified score:
700 Q48 V38 (Online)

GMAT Club Tests - Must Have for Success

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Introduction:
GMAT Club Tests are by far the the most powerful resource available in the market today.
The GMAT Club community has created such a valuable resource - it's a shame if one can't leverage it to get the best possible score.
Each question goes through an intensive peer-review process. The moderators are very responsive - quality issues get fixed very fast. This ensures a level of quality that most other test-prep companies are unable to match.
Trust me on this. I had once sent an email, pointing out a typo to a big-name test-prep company. A couple of days later, I received a boiler-plate response directing me to their (paid) one-on-one tutoring service. :)

Huge shout out to bb, Bunuel, chetan2u, GMATNijna, sayantanc2k & souvik101990.
You guys are awesome! :)

Sectional Test vs Full Mock?
When I was just starting my preparation, I used to think that since these tests aren't as good as full mocks. Unlike full mocks, GMAT Club tests are sectional since verbal & quant tests need to be written separately.
Well, I was wrong! I realize now that sectional tests are much better for practice. You can customize your practice towards the areas that you need to focus on.
In my case, my quant ability was weak. I started from a Q39. With regular practice was able to push it up to Q49 (latest official mock).

How I used GMAT Club Tests?
As a working professional, I used to study for 2 hrs every day.
I used to take a quant test early in the morning.
Then, over the next two days, I used to review my responses.
On the fourth day, I used to write another test. Rinse, repeat.

My Approach to reviews:
On average, I spent twice as much time on reviewing tests as I did writing them.
Here's how I review tests:
1) Solve all questions.
2) Check whether I can solve the question within 2 minutes.
a) If I can't, check for alternative ways of approaching the problem on the forum.
b) Finally, add the question to my error log (Anki).

Pros
1) Questions are of high-quality.
2) The product is very affordable (Value for Money).
3) Less time needed - ~1 hr vs 3 hrs for full mock.
4) Quant Tests are a bit more difficult than the the real GMAT - that's a good problem to have.

Cons
1) At the advanced level (~V40), you may need to supplement the Verbal Tests with other material such as LSAT.

TL;DR:
Overall: Best practice tests available in the market today.
For Quant: You can't go wrong with these tests.
For Verbal: For advanced level (~V40), may need to supplement with LSAT materials.

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