Preparing for the GMAT
Part II: The Score Gap
If you enjoy internet research and love to learn, then self-studying for the GMAT is probably the thing to do. You're cautioned that it may take more time than you presently have to give... but ceteris paribus, if you're an autodidact, then you should go for it. My first time taking the test, I took two simulations, just days before D-day. I improved ten points from test to test, and ended up with 710. Turns out I had spent my life preparing for the Verbal questions, so I scored in the 99th percentile there. It also turned out that 2.5 years of studying pure math, at UC Berkeley, added up to a math score in the 65th percentile. That was a shock. It took me five years to figure out how to beat that section. I enjoyed the process, and If you have the love for research, then I highly recommend. It was a joy to solve the question, How to beat a question you've never seen before?
However, if you are more or less employed,