Review of Economist GMAT prep

“Where the noise? It’s not speaking to me?” This is my over whelming thought about the Economist GMAT prep software. As I’m an extrovert, I might be a little unusual in wanting study programmes to talk.

I used the seven-day trial to get back into the swing of studying. I liked quite a few things about the programme:

Your able to study on your phone or PC.
I learnt and practiced a new answering strategy very quickly.
They get you practising GMAT questions from day one.
It’s possible to customise your study time from 10 minutes to an hour.
If your like graphs and data and there the potential for analysis on your study time, topics you find difficult.
There even the option to have one to one with a GMAT tutor included in the price. Nice!

There were also quite a few things I didn’t like:
It doesn’t make any noise. It has speech bubbles but no noise!
The explanation and learning point is brief, a bit too brief.
It is essentially a text book with speech bubbles.
When you don’t have a clue on how to answer a question it can take five goes until you see the right answer and you still have no idea why it’s right.
The practice test doesn’t offer extra time. A bit useless when you need to practice your timing and pacing.

I would recommend this prep for anyone is good at the basics, but just needs to brush up and learn the GMAT way. It’s also handy for busy people who can only squeeze in short study slots during the day. It is also good for those that learn by reading and doing.

I can safely say I already miss not being able to do a quick ten minutes of study on my smart phone while on the train.

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2 responses to “Review of Economist GMAT prep”

  1. Elizabeth says :

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for writing such a positive review of our course; we’re glad you liked it.

    We certainly hear you on the lack of noise — we are working to make the program more social, intuitive and easy to use! We just released our Android app in addition to iOS, so now even more users can study on the go.

    We hope everything works out great on your applications! Please keep us posted.

    All best,

    Elizabeth
    gmat@economist.com

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