Economist GMAT Tutor?

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Hey guys, I'm just wondering how did you prepare for GMAT. I'm applying for grad school (MSF/MSMF) this Fall, and I'm thinking about getting down to GMAT earlier. I read the Economist every day so I was looking into their GMAT tutor. Any insights? Or maybe other prep materials/online tutors like Magoosh/others ? (I'm aiming for about 750)

Thanks a lot

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Mar 14, 2017

I didn't do the GMAT, but the GRE (which may be easier, I don't know). That being said, if you have the money go for it! It can't hurt.
I didn't have the money, and frankly I prefer to study on my own so I didn't bother with tutors. What I did was, I picked ONE prep book and read it front to back (they are all going to be fairly similar anyway, but make sure you read some reviews online to make sure it is not particularly bad one). After that, I did as many questions and mock tests I could, including two complete and "realistic" mock tests. That is in a setting as similar as the actual exam, with the same time, breaks, conditions, etc. I got 99 percentile in verbal and 92 in quantitative, so fairly decent. Some of these books you can rent in libraries and others you can get online if you know where to look. I inherited one from my sister and got some mock questions online, so I didn't paid a dime for my preparation. Good luck.

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Mar 14, 2017

Thanks a lot for your inputs !

Mar 14, 2017
gaius.marius:

I got 99 percentile in verbal and 92 in quantitative, so fairly decent.

I got my scores exactly reversed when I wrote the GRE. Wonder how y'all get these high verbal scores.

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Mar 14, 2017

I was aiming at the opposite actually: killing quant and ok verb. I guess I thought I was good at quant so I ended up studying more for the verbal part to compensate. Or it might have been luck. Who knows.

Mar 14, 2017

Use prep books. The Economist GMAT questions are too easy - not worth it if your target is a 750+.

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Mar 14, 2017

I never used the Economist, but really enjoyed TargetTestPrep for my Quant prep (a little more affordable as well).

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Mar 14, 2017

Thanks for the input ! I am a Math major myself haha and I have done some questions. I feel comfortable on this part. Looking for something that's gonna help me go through Verbal

Mar 14, 2017

Ok no need for TargetTestPrep then - I took ManhattenPrep as well and found their Verbal section pretty useful (albeit time intensive)...

Mar 14, 2017

I used the Economist and really liked the format. Due to time constraints I wasn't able to finish the program but did get a 50 out of 51 in the quant section if that helps

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Mar 14, 2017
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