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Hi ErikaPrepScholar. I'm curious how you think PrepScholar compares academically to Target Test Prep, or ExamPAL?

by barksdale

Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 640 to 720 in 7 Weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

Not really, which is why the assessment was so helpful. My weakest areas were all over the place - Reading Comp, Coordinate Geometry, and Sentence Correction (idioms). I don't think I would have been able to pinpoint those specific areas/skills on my own. Thanks lambert. Would you be able to share ...

by barksdale

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 640 to 720 in 7 Weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

Economist

When I took the GMAT the first time, I received (in my opinion) are pretty good score - 630. However, within that 630 my breakdown was extremely uneven; I didn't do well in the Quant section (36th percentile) but I did well in the Verbal (85th percentile). I was unsure whether or not to take the GM...

by barksdale

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 730!!! 100 point increase with Economist Test Prep
Replies: 1
Views: 2848

No calculators allowed on the GMAT though, right? <i class="em em-confused"></i>

by barksdale

Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Power and Roots
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Mitch, I mean typing your responses in proper math writing:

$$\frac{x}{\left(x+y\right)}=6$$

Instead of x/(x+y)=6

Just a suggestion. It's so much easier to read.

by barksdale

Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: If x/(x+y)=6 then . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Thanks for your answers. I'm guess I'm particularly curious if you found any patterns and lessons learned from your most common mistakes?

by barksdale

Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 640 to 720 in 7 Weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

David and Mitch. Can you guys please use the math input method? It makes it a lot easier for me to follow along with your math steps. I and I'm sure others in the forum would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!!

by barksdale

Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: If x/(x+y)=6 then . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

2. Understand your mistakes. I know so many people who just do “50 problems a day� or whatever and consider that effective studying. I’d so much rather do 10 questions a day - and spend 15-20 minutes really understanding each question - than flying through them just to say I did them. Quality...

by barksdale

Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 640 to 720 in 7 Weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

Appreciate the breakdown. The Magoosh price is right in that budget sweet spot.


I found this amazing summary from GMAT Genius's review of the book on amazon: OVERVIEW of OFFICIAL GUIDE 2018 The Official Guides for GMAT Review contain retired real GMAT questions, and are an essential component of your GMAT preparations. The GMAC places questions in order of increasing difficulty...

by barksdale

Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: OG Quantitative Review
Replies: 4
Views: 4483

Thanks Rich. Do you have an opinion on which order is best, or how we should decide?

by barksdale

Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: News from GMAC - Select the order of your Test Day Sections
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Thanks for putting this list together beatthegmat! I like learning what other GMAT students did to beat this test, so this is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.

If you start reading these debriefs back to back you can spot patterns in what they did and how they approached the GMAT.

Props!

by barksdale

Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: How to Get a 700+ on the GMAT?
Replies: 7
Views: 12112

Best GMAT math flashcards?

There seem to be a lot of gmat math flashcard sets. Can any users or experts weigh in on the best set? Thank you.

by barksdale

Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Best GMAT math flashcards?
Replies: 3
Views: 4570

OG 2017 Q707 Not trusting themselves

Not trusting themselves to choose wisely among the wide array of investment opportunities on the market, stockbrokers are helping many people who turn to them to buy stocks that could be easily bought directly. A) stockbrokers are helping many people who turn to them to buy stocks that could be easi...

by barksdale

Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG 2017 Q707 Not trusting themselves
Replies: 2
Views: 1539

M is the sum of the reciprocals of the consecutive integers

Totally confused about the process of getting to a solution in the 2 minute average time. Guess on this question? M is the sum of the reciprocals of the consecutive integers from 201 to 300, inclusive. Which of the following is true? (A) 1/3 < M < 1/2 (B) 1/5 < M < 1/3 (C) 1/7 < M < 1/5 (D) 1/9 < M ...

by barksdale

Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: M is the sum of the reciprocals of the consecutive integers
Replies: 6
Views: 4898