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Very Early Preparation for GMAT... Provide Tips

TehRahkTehRahk Registered User Posts: 407 Member
edited July 2006 in Business School - MBA
Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to better prepare for the GMAT. I don't plan to take it for at least 4 years. Maybe there are some classes I can take or something I can do. I understand that the GMAT is not the only thing admission committees value but it will be what I predict would be the worse attribute.

I am going to take Latin and increase my vocabulary. Anyone have any suggestions? Thank You.
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Replies to: Very Early Preparation for GMAT... Provide Tips

  • chenamachenama Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    same here.
  • RedRaider BazRedRaider Baz Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Start boosting your vocabulary for the written/language section. That's a must. Get the "word of the day" books etc too, no joke.

    The GMAT can be pretty serious. Buy a GMAT prep book (like a princeton review) now and look at the math it covers. It's pretty basic actually but if your major lets you slide by with no math you could easily forget some of it (like geometry).
  • chenamachenama Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    dude, get the princeton review GMAT 2006 to STUDY THE TECHNIQUES.


    for that, your going to need to buy the offical GMAT study guide from GMAC, you can find it online. practice those.

    so: gmat book + princeton review book.
  • TehRahkTehRahk Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    You think I should begin looking at those books now?

    I guess so, my friends were doing SAT test in 7th grade.
  • alicantekidalicantekid Registered User Posts: 1,284 Senior Member
    My honest advice is to not worry about it until at most a year before you plan on taking the exam. By reading books and stuff, you'll naturally build your vocabulary anyway. I'm assuming you're an undergrad, so just take math classes in college and you'll keep your quant skills sharp.

    Seriously, life is too short for you to be worrying about the GMAT this early. Go out, have fun, go to parties, get drunk (not too drunk), break some hearts, and enjoy being young. Don't be a huge nerd who gets to business school with a 770 GMAT but no fond memories of college.
  • TehRahkTehRahk Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    I'm not going to study for the GMAT 20 hours a week now until I take it. But some things take time, like building a better vocabulary. Especially one that you want to retain for a lifetime. In high school, our school never stressed the importance of standardized tests or EC's. Early preparation is always good. I know the importance of having fun while you're young and trust me I'm having a lot of fun. I do agree that some people try to juggle too many things at once and get burned out by the time they are finished.
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