In the first week we will get to know the Verbal Section on the GMAT. For this you will need to buy a standard Kaplan GMAT or Princeton GMAT book. The sections in these books are fairly easy and the number of problems are also less. So they are perfect books to begin with. I had a Kaplan GMAT for myself. In two weeks we will finish the entire week. First week will be devoted to Verbal and second week to Quants and a diagnostic test.
As I said earlier I am expecting you to at least study for 3 hours at a stretch daily. If you could take out 4 hrs, that will be awesome. I will from here on refer to a 3-4 hours sitting as a Session. See my earlier post on how to set up your study area and generic techniques to follow throughout the GMAT Preparation. This is going to be so much fun!
So this week was a glimpse of what your weeks should look like…productive! Many people would feel that it’s a bit tough to follow this kind of schedule. But hey! Who said it was going to be easy. I don’t believe in insincerity, laziness and doing things without passion. I believe that GMAT is the first step in your endeavour. Its better to crack it on the first go rather than crying later after you have screwed it up. If you can’t find time, do one thing: write down all the things you do in a day, for a week. Spot items which you can sacrifice, like going to a movie, chatting, watching TV or going out just like that. I am sure you can take out 3 hours daily for this. If you feel you still don’t have time, you can schedule it for 4 months and stretch the schedule. But be honest to yourself. Nothing comes easy and certainly not a rock star score on GMAT. Good luck!