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How to Proceed with Studying for the GMAT

Post Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Hey all,

I plan on taking the GMAT sometime in the next 6 months. I have spent a little over a month working through the entire Official 2016 GMAT (GMAC) book and then took 1 practice test from the GMAT website. I scored a 730 (44 verbal, 47 quantitative, and 7 integrated reasoning). While I am happy with this score, I want to make sure that I can maintain this score consistently and possibly improve this score.

I have a few questions:
1. What book(s) should I buy to continue in my preparation (Manhattan, GMAT etc.)? If Manhattan, should I buy the two foundation books, or should I skip those?
2. What practice tests should I be taking and how often?

Thank you!

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Post Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:58 am
Hi drewjr28,

A 730 is an outstanding initial CAT Score. Assuming that you took this CAT in a realistic fashion, this score shows that you're a really strong critical thinker. The missing points that you're looking for in the Quant section will likely require a bit more focus on Quant Tactics, pattern-matching, etc., but you likely won't need 6 months to hone those skills.

1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

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