I recently wrapped up my Manhattan GMAT course this week and feel pretty glad about having paid for a class rather than doing it on my own. I don’t think I would’ve felt this prepared and confident without some type of outside assistance. But now that the course is over, I’m facing a great deal of separation anxiety. No longer do I have a set schedule of homework and readings to complete each week. Now I need to create my own schedule.
Thankfully, I still have a great deal of content to work with and I think I have a good sense of what my weaknesses are. I’m already scoring well into the 90th percentile for Verbal, but my Math is still hovering around the 80th percentile. I’ll definitely focus a bit more on Math just to make sure I can break that 80 threshold that’s so greatly valued.
Below is an itemization of the self study material I will pursue during the period between the end of my GMAT course and the actual GMAT test itself. There’s definitely no shortage of work here, so now I just need to organize this into a weekly schedule and execute upon it. I have approximately a month and one half to get all of this done.
Official Guide Questions
Remaining OG questions
Review and redo incorrect and time intensive questions
Manhattan remaining 4 CAT exams
GMAC 2 CAT exams
Kaplan CAT exam
Supplemental Practice Questions
Beat the GMAT Practice Questions
MGMAT Online Question Banks
Content Learning / Review
Essays – format, structure, and approach
Data Sufficiency Strategies
MGMAT Online Labs
Harmonic Average Formula
Office Hours Notes
Create “Approach Slides” for each type of questions
Create “Review Deck” with key points I can review before each exam
Things to Memorize
Exponents and Roots
All Geometry formulas
Is there anything you would add to your final leg of studying?
This post is adapted from Random Wok, a blog written by Mako from Silicon Valley. You can read all of his posts at Random Wok.
Previous posts by Mako at PoetsandQuants:
Climbing the GMAT Mountain: 630 to 710 on a Practice Test
Do Consultants Have An Unfair Edge Over Other Applicants?
My New Critical Reasoning Strategy
Figuring Out My Odds of Getting Into Harvard, Stanford, Wharton
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