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“So I work the average 9am-6pm job, but usually by the time I get home and am done with dinner, it’s usually about 9pm.
For the first month, I studied only on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9pm to 12 midnight. Studied about 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday combined. So that’s about 9 hours of studying a week.
Second month, got more intensive. I studied from 9pm to 12 midnight from Monday to Thursday, and 2 more hours on Sunday night. That’s about 14 hours of studying a week. That’s all.
Official GMAT Review 13th Edition I sprang to buy the Manhattan CAT tests (5 tests for $49.90) because the night I wanted to do a mock test, the mba.com website was down for maintenance and I didn’t want to wait.
That’s all I used.
HOWEVER, I did every single practice question within the GMAT OG. Every single one I got correct, I didn’t review (although you should). But every single one I got wrong, I reviewed it and made sure I knew exactly where I went wrong, and I would re-do the question on the spot to help burn the solution into my brain.
Sat for the GMAT today, I scored 700.
Good luck to you all, and I just want to say: You don’t ALWAYS have to spring for all the extra books. For me, the OG worked just fine. However I made sure that I basically got every single question correct in the end, even if I got it wrong the first time.
Forgot to list my scores for the MGMAT tests:
Test 1 – 670 Test 2 – 620 Test 3 – 690
Edit: 24th Jan. Accepted into one of the Top 5 MBA programs in the UK. Good luck to you guys! =)”
Starting score and ending score: 670 (Manhattan) to 700 (Official)
Materials: Official Guide 2013, Manhattan CAT tests
Study time: two months, 92 hours
Key takeaway: Do every practice question in the OG, review it multiple times.
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