Can anybody recommend any specific material/guide you have had success with? Plan on taking it in a few months. I've heard it's a test of preparation and am looking to get a guide. Do not want to take a course (ie: Kaplan) just a book or so.
quote: Can anybody recommend any specific material/guide you have had success with? Plan on taking it in a few months. I've heard it's a test of preparation and am looking to get a guide. Do not want to take a course (ie: Kaplan) just a book or so.
If you can, sit in roughly 7th grade to 10th grade math classes. You will smoke the math part of the exam.
I would have crushed that part if I was in high school still when I took it.
I paid for 5 practice tests from Manhattan Prep or something like that. I took one full-length practice test to gauge my level. Then I bought a GMAT questions book from Princeton Review.
When you get a question right, the test asks you a harder question; when you get one wrong, it asks you an easier question. I studied questions in the tier ABOVE where I was scoring, the thought being those were the questions I was missing. Studied for about two weeks during the summer between my junior and senior year of school with a 720 being my highest practice test score. Took the test and scored a 740, so I guess it worked haha.
I used Knewton and it bumped my score up 80 points. Also, I tried Knewton and Kaplan's practice tests and neither could replicate the GMAT algorithm very well; I recommend sticking to the two official GMAT practice tests for that.
Mootsman South Carolina Fan Charlotte, NC Member since Oct 2012 2484 posts
re: GMAT Study Material(Posted by Mootsman on 3/5/13 at 3:36 pm to mule74)
I went through the practice quesitons and did ok. Have no idea where I would score. 680 to 700 would be ideal however I could easily do with less. Plenty of time to study for it as I won't be applying until next fall. It sounds like all the books are similar.