This is a strategy course for GMAT students. It contains shared experience from my studying for GMAT and obtaining a 700 score. It tells you how to achieve fast and smart solutions to the GMAT problems and highlights how not to waste your effort while studying and during the test. This is a very practice-oriented course. I have assembled the methods that worked for me, you need to make them your own through exercise and repetition.
You can benefit from suggestions for free prep resources and tips on how to get the most out of the official prep software through minor hacks. I will also answer all your questions and elaborate on topics that interest you the most from those covered in the course.
Too many students waste their efforts and study too much without the desired results. I want to end their frustration by showing them what to focus on and how to avoid the GMAT traps.
Do you think all GMAT questions are equally important for your score? Let's find out!
Then we'll look at how the test algorithm is playing against you and how to avoid its traps.
Finally, those GMAT questions that you think are too easy should also be checked - run down the included checklist to find the approach you should take.
This quiz will help you develop your sense of accuracy when estimating whether you're dealing with an easy or tough GMAT question. The level of difficulty should guide your decision on how much time to spend working on the particular question.
This table provides guidelines on time distribution per section and type of GMAT question. You need to have such breakdown at the start of your practical preparation if you want to work efficiently.
Having acquired the basic strategy knowledge in Lecture 2, the next batch of tips provides you with extra skills to manage your GMAT performance:
- What gives extra points and what takes away points from your score
- Can you skip and be more relaxed on particular questions?
- Penalties and crossing the finish line
- At the end: The best advice I can give you!
There is a way to get more questions than you think out of a prep software. Here is how to make the most out of your practice work!
Good quality and up-to-date free resources that I recommend to my students and which I used for my own preparation.
Which GMAT sections allow you to save some extra minutes, what you can skip, which types of questions absorb more time, how to keep track of the clock - find the answers in this lecture! Plus some great templates you can sketch during your test to work faster.
Mental maths, estimations, what to do before you start solving a problem - all of the essentials of guesstimation!
Analyze the question before solving and choose the strategies you can apply.
I have been teaching GMAT for 6 years, first with a big international GMAT school and then on my own. I have broken the 700-barrier and want to show you how you can do that too. The strategy I use is simple and straightforward, based on my personal experience as a GMAT student and teacher. It saved a lot of time to my students and they achieved excellent results!