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# GMAT Forums

Everyone preparing for the GMAT should know about the best GMAT resources, and among the best resource are the two big GMAT forums:

Why is it so important for potential GMAT test takers to be familiar with these forums?

## The forums are free

As a general rule, it would seem that valuable resources tend to cost a pretty penny, while resources that are cheap or free are typically not as helpful.  Yes, that’s a general pattern, but first of all, I would argue that Magoosh is a notable exception, offering some of the highest quality prep at bargain basement prices.  I will admit, though, that these two GMAT forums are even more of a bargain, because they offer something valuable for free!  It’s hard to beat that price!  You can sign up for a free account by just giving your email, and at no time will your membership in either forum cost you a dime.   How can they do that?  We all know: there’s no such thing as a free lunch!  How can these forums offer something for nothing?

## How the forums work: a GMAT expert’s perspective

Of course, there’s a modicum of GMAT-relevant advertising on the site — compared to other advertising-driven websites, the advertising on these forum is relatively low-key, and it’s all highly relevant to folks preparing for the GMAT.  This unobtrusive advertising keeps those sites running.

## Summary

If you start poking around on GMAT Club, feel free to look me up (username: mikemcgarry) and ask for my help.  I encourage you to check out the forums, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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### 9 Responses to GMAT Forums

1. Linkan December 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

Need some idea on how GMAT verbal score is calculated?
Out of 41 questions, 13 were incorrect. Below is the breakup:

CR – 11 Correct and 3 Incorrect
SC – 9 Correct and 4 Incorrect
RC – 8 Correct and 6 Incorrect

I got only 27. Is it possible to get such low score with only 13 incorrect?
Does RC questions have more weightage?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 2, 2016 at 1:24 am #

I apologize for how late this reply is. I hope it both helps you and others with the same question, even a month later!

The GMAT score is partly based on the raw score (number right and wrong) but it also adjusts in real time to your performance and the difficulty of the questions you miss and get right. It could be that you only missed 13 but they were all “hard” level and your correct questions were primarily easy and medium level questions. In that case, despite answering many questions correctly, they did not demonstrate a proficiency at a higher score level due to the difficulty of what was answered.

I hope that sheds some light onto how it is possible to get many questions right and still have a score lower than you would like. I also hope you had the opportunity to improve since you’ve asked this question! Since you’re asking smart questions, I suspect you have. 🙂

2. Fernanda Oliveira July 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

How and where can I upload my essay so maybe an expert can critique it?

• Adi March 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

Hi, Did you get any answer to this question. I have the same question in mind and would like to get evaluated on essay writing.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 10, 2016 at 6:54 am #

While we would love to evaluate student essays, that is not currently a service we provide. Your best bet is to get onto one of the popular GMAT prep forums and ask for other super users to give you feedback based on their experience. Many students who got 720+ are still on those forums, helping others to success. 🙂

3. Kenni March 30, 2014 at 8:03 am #

This is a great initiative. I am humbled by Mike’s achievement. Please keep up the good work. God bless you in plenty folds.

• Mike March 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

Kenni,
Many thanks for your kind words. Best of luck to you in the future.
Mike 🙂

4. alex December 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

Hi Mike, Great advice. The forums have a plethora of information on any and all topics GMAT and B-school related.

• Mike December 11, 2013 at 10:04 am #

Alex,
You are quite welcome. Best of luck to you!
Mike 🙂

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