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 a 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
- Class Notes
- Create “Approach Slides” for each type of questions
- Create “Review Deck” with key points I can review before each exam
Things to Memorize
- Timing Benchmarks
- Essay Outline
- FDP Conversions
- Exponents and Roots
- All Geometry formulas
Is there anything you would add to your final leg of studying?