Thursday, November 17, 2005

Information Overload

There is way too much GMAT material here on the internet. Every other preparation group or forum has tons of links available. Click happy people like me have a field day (week? month ? ) downloading all the stuff thinking it will all be useful.

This is one of the worst things to do while preparing for GMAT (or any other competitive exam). In fact, forget preparations, Information overload has invaded all aspects of our life..But I digress...

Coming back to GMAT... I have decided to stick to only the following material for now.
  • GMAT Official Guide (Lovingly called OG) : This is the bible, and is out in its 11th Edition now. I have a print copy of the 10th Edition, which will be sufficient. Not much changes between the two, so I have heard.
  • KAPLAN : Have read great things about its Verbal.
Only these two and I am done. I hope others reading this also realize the folly of downloading more stuff, and concentrate on quality, not quantity :)

1 comment:

Kanika said...

Saw ur comments on my blog.
All the best to u for ur GMAT.
I dont even know whether I'll really take the PGSEM course. But nice reading ur comment. Although the blog was so personal that I felt a little awkward that someone had really read it. But then thats fine.
As for the information overload...I agree to u whole heartedly. Just concentrate on the most important things. Once u r done with them, then u can probably look around for more material on the Net.
Good Luck.