The first thing I must tell you is that I used to have a good grasp on GMAT study materials and study guides. I also knew how to use them to help me pass my exams. However, the more time I have spent studying for my GMAT examination the more I realise that GMAT is all about practice and I must accept that I need help and assistance to get round these time crunch factors and really prepare myself for this test. Having said that, I can certainly tell you that you can prepare yourself quite easily yourself online. I have recommended in the past some great online resources for mastering GMAT.
So, how do you cope with GMAT test dates? In all honesty I don’t think you can manage to get around it by yourself. It is a massive task, which requires a lot of effort and focus. For example, if you set up a study schedule around your GMAT test dates you will find that your focus and determination will suffer and you might end up procrastinating and staying at home on testing day instead of participating in GMAT preparations. This is because it is not just about having the time to study and learn, but in this particular instance you will have to make time for your GMAT preparations in a manner that suits you and gives you the best results.
When setting out to study for your GMAT test, I would highly recommend engaging the services of a tutor who will work with you and your time and help you maximise your chances of success – no matter what form your GMAT takes. There are many tutoring services available but I would like to point out that there are a few things that you should consider before choosing a service. Make sure you choose an accredited and professional service, one that has a good reputation and a proven track record in helping students achieve good grades. Tutors are there to support their clients and if they look after you properly, then you are likely to achieve a good result on your GMAT.
The reason why you should hire a tutor for GMAT test study is because they will give you expert advice, a challenging and stimulating curriculum and ensure you don’t get bogged down or pulled off track during the test itself. Having tutors to guide and manage your studying time is a big plus and can really help you nail your timetable and ultimately achieve your best results. Another big plus is that tutors will be able to pace yourself and take examinations at your own speed. This way, you are more likely to absorb and retain the material better.
Of course, all this comes at a cost. The fees charged by tutors for their services depend largely on the level of tuition fee charged by your university – in general, the more prestigious your university, the more expensive it will be. In addition, most tutors will expect their clients to commit to a certain amount of hours for each session. In addition, tutors will often charge their clients a fee for arranging for them to attend their office – so make sure you discuss these fees with your tutor before taking up their service.
Tutoring for GMAT test study can also be extremely helpful if you are taking the test in a short period of time such as a weekend. For example, it is perfectly acceptable to spend two full days preparing for a test in the spring, two weeks in summer, and four days in October. However, if you are taking the GMAT in January or February, you are better off preparing for it for four full weeks. The reason for this is that your comprehension skills improve significantly in January and February, when your body is just starting to recuperate from the long holiday, and your brain is just beginning to fire on all cylinders. So if you take the GMAT test in January, you will definitely be in the best frame of mind to score well.
If you are undecided about the services of a tutor, remember that most tutors will offer some sort of free initial assessment. In fact, they will usually encourage you to use their services in order to get a feel for whether you are going to enjoy the tutoring, and whether you would like to proceed with a tutoring plan. By taking the GMAT test study test, you will be able to gauge which areas you need more work and which areas you do well. And, the best thing about it – your test study will not cost you anything!