Knowing the best way to prepare for your GMAT can be the difference between a great score and a mediocre one; a spot at the top or floundering in mid-level obscurity. For this reason, it's imperative that aspiring Business school students show some management-level decision making skills when it comes to choosing the best GMAT preparation model.
The major advantage of free GMAT preparation over a GMAT online course is that it’s free, obviously, but that is probably the only advantage. This is not to say that GMAT preparation without third party assistance is impossible, but it is much harder, more time-consuming, and less likely to take you to your target GMAT score. Here’s why.
First, most of the free GMAT study guides and practice tests are not exhaustive; they do not always represent the kinds and extent of theory and questions you will face on the GMAT. Indeed, if all that free GMAT content so heavily advertised online was sufficient, why would anyone pay for online GMAT services?
Online GMAT preparation is becoming increasingly popular among GMAT takers, and this comes as no surprise. In fact, the title of this post could be changed to something like Four Reasons to Select an Online GMAT Course instead of a Live One. Here’s why