Getting a High GMAT Score: The GoGMAT Approach (Part 1 – Study)
The average worldwide GMAT score has been constantly increasing since the test was first introduced in 1954. Perhaps the test is becoming easier, perhaps test takers have started taking it more seriously, or (what I like to believe) perhaps people are becoming smarter. Regardless of the reason, the outcome is that business schools are getting more selective, and the average score of those accepted by top business schools is now often above 700 points. This is not to say that you cannot get accepted into a decent school, but to emphasize the increasing importance of GMAT prep.
At GoGMAT we believe that besides hard work there are three crucial elements of successful GMAT preparation: Study, Practice and Analysis. These are the three main preparation elements we kept in mind when designing our course, and in this series of four articles we will explain how these three elements are implemented in our adaptive GMAT Prep platform. This first post will focus on the study options we have to offer.
The GMAT tests a wide range of topics and skills, and the 16 GoGMAT study sessions offer every single bit of theory you will need on the GMAT. Every rule and formula is explained in detail and demonstrated on real GMAT questions, so you will not just learn math, grammar or logic, but study them as they relate to the GMAT.
There are two video lessons in each study session, so in total you will have access to 32 video lessons. These lessons are designed in a way that they start with the underlying principles and move on to more complex concepts once you have mastered the basics. Every rule is analyzed, explained in detail and shown in a real GMAT example for your better understanding.
You can watch any lesson or part of lesson as many times as you wish, or skip a topic if you are confident that you know it. However, we strongly recommend that you watch all lessons even though some material in the first sessions or at the beginning of a lesson may seem basic. These basics serve as the foundation for your understanding of more complex theory.
One problem faced by many during GMAT preparation is determining what exactly has to be memorized. People are forced to scroll through lengthy study guides or take notes during live classes in order to write out all rules, formulas or logical principles that they have to learn. At GoGMAT, every video lesson is accompanied by downloadable lesson transcripts, containing everything you need to learn from the lesson. You no longer have to take notes or write out main rules; a single mouse click will give you all the theoretical material you need from the lesson.
While video lessons are extremely useful when you need to learn a whole topic, for example everything you need to learn about inequalities on the GMAT, they may be somewhat inconvenient when you need a smaller bit of theory, for example when you need to review how to solve absolute value inequalities. For these cases, we have created a unique study tool: Knowledge Base. Knowledge Base is a well-organized source of theory where you can quickly search for every small piece of information. All theoretical materials are logically subdivided by topic and subtopic, so that you can quickly search for the part you need.
Knowledge Base is particularly useful when you have studied most of the theory, and just need to fill in some gaps that still remain. You can browse by topic (as shown above) or you can select the topic from an alphabetical list. By clicking the yellow star above any piece of material, you can mark it as a favorite for quick access.
Whether you have to learn all the GMAT theory from the ground up, or need to review only some of the topics, the GoGMAT platform has everything you need. Get all the knowledge you need with our set of GMAT video lessons, learn relevant rules or formulas from lesson transcripts, and strengthen your weak areas by quickly browsing through the knowledge base.
This post explained the best way to study with the GoGMAT platform, but as I have already mentioned, effective GMAT preparation is not limited to memorizing theoretical material, so make sure you learn every way GoGMAT can help you with your GMAT prep and read the other posts in the series:
- How to Get a Good GMAT Score
- Your GMAT Score
- GMAT Score: Crossing the 700 Line (Part 1)
- GMAT Score: Crossing the 700 Line (Part 2)