But let’s back up a minute here. Why did I choose to take the GMAT online? Well, having taken the exam many times I know it is not a problem, but I also know that it can be very time consuming to study when I have to do it at night after work, in traffic, etc. So I knew I wanted to reduce my studying time and I wanted to be able to study from home. Also, I wanted to be able to take my examination when I felt like it, not when I had to do it at short notice, like I usually have to.
When I first started planning how to take the online GMAT, I thought I would do my pattern of study the same way I would with any traditional GMAT exam. I’m talking about going to the library, picking up a book, looking up some test preparation guides, and doing a practice exam. I thought this would be a great way to learn how to take the GMAT online. Well, it turned out that you can’t just take any GMAT test preparation material from any bookstore and expect it to help you. The GMAT is a complex exam and the format of questions differs depending on the area of concentration you choose. In other words, if you read the text about vocabulary or grammar or whatever, your chances of being prepared are better than if you read about industrial design or something else.
That’s why I started searching for some online resources that would prepare me to take the GMAT. As it turns out, there’s a lot of free material available. I was pleased to discover that one website actually offers an entire eight-week GMAT review course that is free to take and review. I think this is a great idea because it takes time to get into the material and really understand it. Plus, you’ll learn a lot from a review course. You’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned and will feel more confident going into the test.
I also realized that I should probably spend a little bit more time finding practice exams. These exams are a great way to gauge how prepared you are for taking the real thing. By taking practice tests, you can gauge exactly how well you’ve done for yourself. This will let you know which areas you need to focus more on so that you’ll get the highest scores possible.
Once I had gotten a few practice tests, I started to study. I did this by logging into my university’s site, registering for classes, and completing coursework. I also made sure that I set aside time each day to study as well.
Once I became familiar with the GMAT online exam pattern, I started applying it to my life. I started studying a little more and studying a little less. I increased the time I spent studying each day and reduced the time I spent on free time.
In the end, I gained a 6 point deduction on my last attempt. That means I could now make up for almost half of my grade from my previous attempts. Since I kept practicing, I was able to keep my score within reach. Now all I have to do is take the actual test and I’ll be well on my way!