Whether to take tuitions or not??

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Hey guys, Is there anybody who can advise on whehter it is worth spending 800 pounds on GMAT tuition attending classes twice a week for 3 and half hrs for 8 weeks?? The compnay is called Manhattan Review. I guess many of you may have heard ab...
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Simz - I know 800pounds is freaking expensive. But when you are talking about Manhattan Review and London - you are looking at the best in the GMAT-business in a very, very expensive place

Dreamachiever - My take is do a rain-check. Spend some doing the following (strictly in order mentioned). This is presuming that you have done a preliminary analysis on GMAT - number of questions, areas test etc.

(1) Download GMATPrep software from MBA.com and take a diagnostic test. Get a feel of the test

(2) Try to get OG 11 and Manhattan SC & RC-CR books from the net. Google for it you will find it. I don' t think they sell it through book-stores

(2) 2 days doing 10 passages from OG 11 RC using the approach mentioned there (skeletal sketch & detailed map)

(3) 2 days doing atleast 50 questions OG 11, stressing on the primary focus areas - finding an assumption/conclusion.

(4) 3 days on OG 11 SC (including atleast 1 weekend because this is darn tough). Focus a lot on getting your concepts clear. There are about 9 "buckets" - do atleast 5 questions on each bucket.

(5) 2 days on OG 11 Quant - revise concepts and pick about 5 questions in each topic-area.

(6) 1 day on OG 11 DS - just get the concept of DS cleared out. This would mean understanding the "trick" and practising out about 20 questions.

(7) Take GMATPrep Second test (there are 2 tests in that software). See where you are going wrong and take a call.

The above is a 10-day plan. If you start off by this week you should be done by October 20th. Then you atleast have a clear idea of what to expect and what not.

2 things:

(1) I would expect you devote atleast 2-3hours a day for this. Nothing more, nothing less. If you are able to hit the books at around 7pm you should expect to do it till 10pm. Plan aggressively

(2) When I say 2days or 3 days, I don't mean you do just that topic. But more like a mix and match so that you don't end up getting bored. We are looking at about 20hours for the above.

One Oct 20th, even if you go ahead and take up the 800pound course, you will atleast be able to extract the most out of it. Or better still you might end up saving money.

Arun

PS: I would say target 600 for GMAT Prep 1st test. And about a 60-80 point difference for GMAT Prep 2nd test should mean you are doing good !! :)



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read title of the thread.
your query is not at all related to the topic.
we have two wonderful sticky threads for GMAT query and material 😃

use them next time.

still i d try to answer ur q-
''OFFICIAL GUIDE 11ED.'' is the book one should start with. 😃

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hi thanks for the gyan... i wrote cat 2006...scored 90.33 percentile, much below my expectation....thinking of gmat...i have no idea on where to start from....could you please guide me abt wht books to start referring...

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Psycho bhai,
don't you get tired writing such long comprehensive and detailed posts?

I salute you for the amount of free service you provide here!

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agree with malayali on CAT & GMAT not being the kinda exams u can get "tutored" for...hence, 800 pounds is ridiculously expensive.
There's lotsa free stuff available on forums...& prep options which would cost u a lot less..(Ref to psycho's plan)
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psycho has proved why he is a certified pagal!! hehe... amazing plan!!

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tuitions? to study wat weve studied in x xi and xii again?? feel its a waste of time and money.. i think ne one committed enough can crack the cat and gmat with enough practice... guess there wld b a lot who wld disagree..but this is my view point..

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one thing is absolutly clear the ppl making the papers have realised that students givin the paper are usually not showing their aptitude but their tutorial's hard work
that's exactly why all the papers this year have been such that ppl with least tutioning and least worry must have done well
no one needed any tution for cat and no amount of tution would have mattered in iift
the point is that the paper setters are trying to sweep of the tutions
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Simz - I know 800pounds is freaking expensive. But when you are talking about Manhattan Review and London - you are looking at the best in the GMAT-business in a very, very expensive place

Dreamachiever - My take is do a rain-check. Spend some doing the following (strictly in order mentioned). This is presuming that you have done a preliminary analysis on GMAT - number of questions, areas test etc.

(1) Download GMATPrep software from MBA.com and take a diagnostic test. Get a feel of the test

(2) Try to get OG 11 and Manhattan SC & RC-CR books from the net. Google for it you will find it. I don' t think they sell it through book-stores

(2) 2 days doing 10 passages from OG 11 RC using the approach mentioned there (skeletal sketch & detailed map)

(3) 2 days doing atleast 50 questions OG 11, stressing on the primary focus areas - finding an assumption/conclusion.

(4) 3 days on OG 11 SC (including atleast 1 weekend because this is darn tough). Focus a lot on getting your concepts clear. There are about 9 "buckets" - do atleast 5 questions on each bucket.

(5) 2 days on OG 11 Quant - revise concepts and pick about 5 questions in each topic-area.

(6) 1 day on OG 11 DS - just get the concept of DS cleared out. This would mean understanding the "trick" and practising out about 20 questions.

(7) Take GMATPrep Second test (there are 2 tests in that software). See where you are going wrong and take a call.

The above is a 10-day plan. If you start off by this week you should be done by October 20th. Then you atleast have a clear idea of what to expect and what not.

2 things:

(1) I would expect you devote atleast 2-3hours a day for this. Nothing more, nothing less. If you are able to hit the books at around 7pm you should expect to do it till 10pm. Plan aggressively

(2) When I say 2days or 3 days, I don't mean you do just that topic. But more like a mix and match so that you don't end up getting bored. We are looking at about 20hours for the above.

One Oct 20th, even if you go ahead and take up the 800pound course, you will atleast be able to extract the most out of it. Or better still you might end up saving money.

Arun

PS: I would say target 600 for GMAT Prep 1st test. And about a 60-80 point difference for GMAT Prep 2nd test should mean you are doing good !! :)

Arun ji

Ek dum jhakaas study plan. Way to go maan.
Yeah I will follow these for next 2-3 months (aiming for '07).
You really seem a great guru for GMAT. Can I become your disciple for GMAT guruji?
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Simz - I know 800pounds is freaking expensive. But when you are talking about Manhattan Review and London - you are looking at the best in the GMAT-business in a very, very expensive place

Dreamachiever - My take is do a rain-check. Spend some doing the following (strictly in order mentioned). This is presuming that you have done a preliminary analysis on GMAT - number of questions, areas test etc.

(1) Download GMATPrep software from MBA.com and take a diagnostic test. Get a feel of the test

(2) Try to get OG 11 and Manhattan SC & RC-CR books from the net. Google for it you will find it. I don' t think they sell it through book-stores

(2) 2 days doing 10 passages from OG 11 RC using the approach mentioned there (skeletal sketch & detailed map)

(3) 2 days doing atleast 50 questions OG 11, stressing on the primary focus areas - finding an assumption/conclusion.

(4) 3 days on OG 11 SC (including atleast 1 weekend because this is darn tough). Focus a lot on getting your concepts clear. There are about 9 "buckets" - do atleast 5 questions on each bucket.

(5) 2 days on OG 11 Quant - revise concepts and pick about 5 questions in each topic-area.

(6) 1 day on OG 11 DS - just get the concept of DS cleared out. This would mean understanding the "trick" and practising out about 20 questions.

(7) Take GMATPrep Second test (there are 2 tests in that software). See where you are going wrong and take a call.

The above is a 10-day plan. If you start off by this week you should be done by October 20th. Then you atleast have a clear idea of what to expect and what not.

2 things:

(1) I would expect you devote atleast 2-3hours a day for this. Nothing more, nothing less. If you are able to hit the books at around 7pm you should expect to do it till 10pm. Plan aggressively

(2) When I say 2days or 3 days, I don't mean you do just that topic. But more like a mix and match so that you don't end up getting bored. We are looking at about 20hours for the above.

One Oct 20th, even if you go ahead and take up the 800pound course, you will atleast be able to extract the most out of it. Or better still you might end up saving money.

Arun

PS: I would say target 600 for GMAT Prep 1st test. And about a 60-80 point difference for GMAT Prep 2nd test should mean you are doing good !! 😃

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