750 GMAT Debrief: Q&A With Student

Today Leon, who scored 750 on his GMAT with GMAT Pill course, will share his perspective on how he looked into different study options and how went about studying for the GMAT exam.

1) How did you decide to study with GMAT Pill as opposed to studying with say Kaplan or ManhattanGMAT?

Leon: Originally I asked many friends for advice about what guides I need
for the GMAT. Some of them recommended me the GMAT Pill. I wasn’t sure
what it was, so I decided to look into it. I found a lot of comments
about how GMAT Pill was much better at explaining test strategies and
developing understanding on specific types of questions, all of which
seemed pretty attractive to me. But I also thought what was even
better was that the program was not made out of a long, strenuous
course like that in Kaplan and ManhattanGMAT. I finally made the
decision that the GMAT Pill would probably be the most efficient way
to improve my score. In the end, I have to say I made the right
decision. I don’t think the amount of effort I put in if I were in
either Kaplan or ManhattanGMAT would have allowed me get the score
that I want.

2) What kind of schedule did you have? Did you study every day? On weekends?

Leon: I do study everyday but rarely do I spend the entire day studying. The
good thing about GMAT Pill is that it breaks down the course into
question segments. This way, I can actually tackle the problem one by
one. The other good thing is that since the question usually comes
from a general strategy, once you get the hang of it, you can answer
that particular question type easily.

3) Where were your initial weaknesses and what did you do to address them?

Leon: I was very weak in sentence correction. I was never really strong in
grammar. However, the GMAT Pill covered everything that I needed to
know in the test. During the actual test, every question that I came
across I had already reviewed in the GMAT Pill section. I guess
initially I was a bit skeptical whether the GMAT Pill could have
covered all the stuff I needed to know, but as I started to answer the
questions in the Official Guide I realized all the concepts were
already taught to me by the program. Without it, I would have probably
done a horrible job on the test.

4) How was your overall experience?

Leon: When I first decided to take the GMAT, I took a few practice GMAT
tests to see where I stood. After scoring in the low 600s, I realized
I needed to improve significantly if I desired to get into the top
business schools. I was very weak in verbal and I was doing decent in
math. Knowing that I need to improve my verbal in order to really
stand out, that’s when I decided I needed a prep course. With that in
mind, at the time I was also very busy so I did not have a lot of

In the end, I was quite impressed with the program and especially
loved how much improvement I made using the program in such a short
amount of time. We are all busy and sometimes we just can’t spend too
much time studying the test. But with GMAT Pill I didn’t have to
sacrifice my score for the lack of time.

I also really liked the video segments. I can always rewind back and
forth so I never get lost in a question. It is also done in a very
clean, organized way so I can see very easily how Zeke breaks down the
question and uses specific concepts to solve it. I also find this
extremely helpful because I ended up doing the same thing Zeke did
while I was taking the test-breaking it down, taking the right
approach at the problem, etc etc. I think he is really good at helping
you to figure out the best ways to identify the problem and solve it.

I think that is really the best that anyone can ask for. Sure, this
program probably won’t guarantee everyone to get a 750, but Zeke
really does a good job making you realize that the GMAT is not as hard
as you think once you know what to tackle.

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