• PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer

770 -- 50 Q, 46 V -- Content First, Then Speed

This topic has 2 expert replies and 39 member replies
Goto page Previous Next
ket Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
15 Mar 2009
Posted:
93 messages
Thanked:
7 times
Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:21 pm
Jek what a wonderful debrief, thank you so much for advise and for putting it in such a clear way.

I wonder what was your time frame how long did you study?

thanks

Thanked by: prodizy
Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:29 am
Great debrief, and congrats on your MONSTER SCORE! Smile

_________________
Sorin Istrate - Community Manager

MBA Watch - Your one-stop shop for all MBA program research

jmitchell3 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
13 Aug 2009
Posted:
4 messages
Test Date:
12/7/09
Target GMAT Score:
710+
GMAT Score:
690
Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:47 pm
awesome.

i'll be taking the GMAT again (first score is now expired...took the exam as a junior in college).

My first GMAT score (6+ years ago) was a 660, Q42/V38, with a 5.0 AWA.

I've taken your advice and procured all four manhattan gmat quant guides, as well as the OG11.

Before I started studying, i took the Knewton trial exam and scored a 630.

I've completed "phase 1 - content" and took the first GMAC practice exam ---scored a 750 (Q48/V45)! although i was indeed running out of time at the end of the quant section...hurried through the last 10 questions and it showed...I missed 7 of them.

I've documented the questions i missed and i'm on to brush up on my weak quant areas before I begin the 6 MGMAT exams and the final GMAC practice exam.

Your program is working nicely...thank you!!!

_________________
Jeremy M.

artistocrat Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
12 Mar 2008
Posted:
152 messages
Followed by:
2 members
Thanked:
8 times
Post Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:48 pm
I realize that this post is almost a year old, but the advice is grounded and sane. I really appreciate the main thesis -master the content first, then aim for speed. In addition, I find that its easy to get into the habit of solving as many official or unofficial GMAT questions as possible, and then checking the explanations in order to learn. But I think its better to focus on quality versus quantity. This coupled with theory before practice should put me in a good position. Thanks!!

makj2000 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
24 Jun 2010
Posted:
6 messages
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:27 am
FANTASTIC WORK BUDDY
MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

abedinbhuiyan Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
13 Nov 2009
Posted:
11 messages
Post Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:10 pm
Jek,

R MGMAT Math books enough to get 770 in GMAT of course with Verbal Books as prescribed.

Gmat BLASTer

Ephraimite Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
29 Jul 2010
Posted:
2 messages
Post Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:57 am
Great Score! Thanks for the detail information

imdeepak2003 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
09 Jul 2009
Posted:
5 messages
Test Date:
OCT END
Target GMAT Score:
700+
Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:55 pm
Awesome post jek ,
I read it in morning and you made my day Smile
I was so exhausted with work and had started thinking negatively about my GMAT , but now I am positive again Smile
I am non native english speaker and my english from verbal to grammar is very bad Sad . Can you please, give me some advice for that?

Thanks

sakhter Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
28 Feb 2011
Posted:
5 messages
Post Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:39 pm
Hey,

Great journey on rocking the GMAT, congrats! I'm planning on using your approach and going through all of the MGMAT guides and mastering the content first. I'm thinking each MGMAT book can be completed in 2 weeks including review and enough time to digest all the info.

I was interested in your thoughts and how long it took you to go through all the guides. The Study Plan I've made using this approach will take me approximately 11 weeks to get through all of the MGMAT information. Do you think this is reasonable or should it be shorter/longer?

The next 4 weeks of my prep are dedicated to practice CATS - GMAT PREP, MGMAT & Kaplan, as well as the AWA section for 4-5 days resulting in a 15 week plan to cover all the information and practice tests.

Any thoughts on how the plan could be improved would be greatly appreciated. Also, any insight on how long it took you to get through the information would be great as well.

Congrats on your achievement!

Thanks,
Shakeeb

Epurmort Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
18 Apr 2011
Posted:
3 messages
Target GMAT Score:
720+
Post Sun May 01, 2011 1:29 pm
Great score. Congrats and thanks for the debrief. Whats schools are you considering?

rahul.sehgal@btgchampion Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
03 Mar 2011
Posted:
40 messages
Followed by:
7 members
Thanked:
3 times
Post Sun May 08, 2011 6:00 am
this is the best debrief Smile. Thanks for all the valuable information. Congratulations again on a great score..

prodizy Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
26 Jun 2011
Posted:
188 messages
Followed by:
5 members
Thanked:
34 times
Test Date:
November 4th, 2011
Target GMAT Score:
780
GMAT Score:
700
Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:19 am
One of the best posts I read here. Excellent. I am ACTUALLY following similar approach. Let's see how it goes Smile

westsidah408 Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
05 Apr 2011
Posted:
60 messages
Thanked:
6 times
Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:54 am
I'm starting prep soon and this is exactly the kind of post I've been looking for. Congrats on your excellent score!!

rcz Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
29 May 2011
Posted:
1 messages
Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:20 am
Thank you for this. I've been trying to figure out initial plan of attack.
I have the OG12 on my Ipad2 and have purchased all MGMAT books via a value pack on Amazon.
As far as Notes and notes on notes I will be using a combination of paper -> Word doc -> Evernote.
I find that writing things down manually helps with knowledge assimilation/retention vs just copy pasting something. And repeating the process through another medium just reinforces that.

Manual - You physically writing down concepts
Word - Reinforcing the manual exercise (and making things legible if you have crap handwriting like I do).
Evernote - Having your notes available offline and online via web.

I've also been using android/apple math apps to do mental math arithmetic exercises throughout the day when I get a break during work to help with speed.

Let's DO this!!!

cvsmech Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
06 Jun 2011
Posted:
6 messages
Post Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:28 am
I've read A LOT of debriefs but this IMHO is the best one on any gmat forums.

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience.

Best Conversation Starters

1 Vincen 180 topics
2 lheiannie07 65 topics
3 Roland2rule 49 topics
4 ardz24 40 topics
5 LUANDATO 16 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

146 posts
2 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

103 posts
3 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

100 posts
4 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

92 posts
5 image description Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

79 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts