Now that I am an expert on GMAT, I can tell you that the GMAT prep course is not worth the paper it is printed on. It will only leave you with more questions you need to answer and cram memorized information. What I did to prepare for my GMAT Exam was to take the GMAT preparation course online. I learned that I don’t need to take the GMAT test on a Friday night.
You can take the GMAT exam any time of the week. Why? Well, the classes schedule their study sessions around when the student gets classes. If you study during the week, your brain tends to get busier. By taking the online course, your brain can relax and the information absorbed can be easily absorbed into your short term memory. You also save money because you don’t have to drive or take the train to get to the classroom.
So, I told my friend that if she wanted to take my GMAT Exam online, she could take the course at anytime of the day or night. She was thrilled! Of course, she also needed to be sure her computer was up to par with the requirements of the online program. So, I asked her what her computer specs were. Then I found out I wasn’t the only one using a slow computer!
I went ahead and took my GMAT Exam online on a Tuesday evening. The next day, I was able to go to all the classes that were offered. There were three different classes that I took and they each lasted about two hours. I believe the longest classes on any given day will take approximately four hours, depending upon the actual length of the exam.
Now, when I say take online, I’m not implying that you can just sit back in a corner and just watch the lectures. That would be very easy to do. What I am saying is that you can easily take notes on the things you learn, even write down questions you may ask before hand. Then, when you sit down in the class, you are ready to immediately begin tackling the problems that you hear.
So, I did not feel rushed at all when I sat down to take my GMAT Exam online. And, I believe you should not feel rushed either when you decide to take your GMAT Exam. I believe in the old adage: Test early, Test often. You do not want to miss out on one big thing, do you?
I also believe that you should not wait until the last minute either. It is quite understandable that you might not have a lot of time to prepare for the GMAT Exam dates. However, when you are in a state of full panic, it is easy to let yourself be overcome with procrastination. What you really need to do is to just buckle down and start studying. There are some really great online guides available that will help you learn everything you need to know about the GMAT. Once you start seeing some results, you will probably be ready to take that long awaited test.