The Economist Complete GRE Course Reviews
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Great site.
November 24 | 2016

       By alex8711 joined: November 24, 2016 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement: 10 Points |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  The Economist Complete GRE Course | Location:  Online |
I signed up for the free week trial of The Economist GRE Tutor after realizing I needed to take the GRE - as a Canadian, I had never heard of this test before and was shocked and stressed (math! Academic vocabular! What to do!). Within a week I took my first GRE test and scored Verbal 157 and Quant 148. I spent another three and a half weeks studying using the app, and after taking the GRE a second time I raised my Verbal score by 2 and Quant by 3.

I chose the weekly service as I didn't have time as a luxury, but I still felt much more comfortable going in and solving math problems (it's been about 10 years since I took a math class), and knew what to expect for Verbal and the essays. I would have liked more vocabulary practice from the app, but I used another website's flashcards for that.

I believe that with more time (1 month is not enough, especially working full time!) I could have raised my score higher, however as I didn't even know this test existed a month ago, I am happy to even have a decent score to submit with my PhD application. I appreciated the tutor sessions (I booked 2, would have liked another one but there were no more openings) and practice tests (I did 4).

I had a few technical issues with the website (Firefox and Safari are bugged and cannot scroll down on the practice test to view your results, and they didn't let me know of this until two days before my test), and my progress percentages went backwards at one point, but overall it was an amazing site to use and I'm happy with my money spent (wish the CAD-USD exchange rate was more even, though!). I really enjoyed the format and found it easy to navigate and a good deal for money spent.
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Extremely helpful and user-friendly tool for GRE preparation
October 21 | 2016

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       By poorvigoel joined: October 21, 2016 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement: 10 Points |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  The Economist Complete GRE Course | Location:  Online |
I think the Economist tool was extremely helpful to me because the manner in which the test strategy is taught makes it easy to retain and apply. I got a higher than expected score, and the live tutors were also an incrediby useful resource. Another useful aspect of the tool is that you can get a comprehensive picture of your preparation - including study hours, time spent answering each question, progress against targets, days remaining for the final test, time spent on preparing for different sections of the test etc. Thank you very much to your team for helping me.
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The Economist GRE Tutor Course Rankings
Overall Score Improvement
10 points
International Student Score Improvement
10 points
Verbal
100%
Quant
100%