Day 5 - Finished the PR Verbal Review
Today my sister--a distinguished Kellogg alumnae--passed on some interesting information to me. The General Management Admission Council, makers of the GMAT, are offering people to take the GMAT for free at some of its new vendor sites this summer. It seems like a legit deal, check out the link here: Free GMAT [Editor's Note: This opportunity has passed, sorry.]
I just finished up the verbal review in the Princeton Review book, pages 208-257. I was struck by how the strategies for the GMAT verbal section are almost exactly the same as PR's suggested strategies for the SAT verbal, from what I remember back in the day. I wasn't so impressed by PR's suggestions for reading comprehension. But I found the Critical Reasoning rundown very informative. Without PR's introduction to the critical reasoning section, I do not think I would have formulated an effective strategy myself to attack this portion of the GMAT. I highly recommend test takers to read the PR book on this topic.
In other news, I forgot to mention a few days ago that I signed up for the Delta Course to supplement my math studies. The Delta Course has an excellent reputation for prepping GMAT students for advanced math questions found on the test, like combinations and permutations. For those of you who are somewhat weak in math like me you should check out this service. It's $27 for one year's access to the website. [Editor's Note: See my review of the Delta Course in my Reflections Post]
I've got to stop studying in the evening. And I have to stop studying in my room, where my comfortable and fluffy bed lies close by.
SUMMARY OF DAY 5 WORK:
1. PR Reading Comprehension and Critical Reading Sections, pages 208-257.
RECAP OF DAY 5 INSIGHTS:
1. Overall, PR's strategies aren't that different from SAT prep.
2. PR does a great job reviewing critical reasoning questions.
Labels: GMAT Verbal