Can you please give us information on the changes in real GMAT compared to all the infromation flowing on the forum.
Did your KAPLAN course
helped you tackle the changes seen in SC. I am also doing KAPLAN
online course and here is what i feel.
- Quant (very easy)
- RC (good)
- CR (not in same mood as you see in real GMAT)
- SC (oakish)
I don't think you should look at their questions per-se. Look at their strategies. They teach techniques which will very likely be useful on T-day. I actually remember solving one problem using their substitution approach and got the answer in less than 30 seconds. Solving it the way I would've typically done (engineer, so algebra is my forte) would have taken me atleast a min and half. Savings like these will help your overall score. I don't totally agree that Kaplan
's quants are very easy. If you start getting a lot of them correct in your test, you will start to see really tough questions. When I took my test, I did not follow their strategy for one question, give up if you cannot figure it out in 2 minutes, that cost me dearly as I ran out of time. But their overall strategy really helped me. I was confident that I will fall in this range (47 to 49).
Their RC is too good. I don't think I ever got all of Kaplan
's RC questions correct, but in the real GMAT, I felt the passages to be too easy. Must have lost one or two questions tops.
CR is comparable until you start seeing 700 level questions. It's a different ball game then. I had couple of questions that were way too close. Again, bad time management. I should've given up on those questions and moved on. Sentence completion is not even close is what I would say. The answer choices in real GMAT are so close, in fact this time I found a question that used "tend to" construct in two different ways. They both were grammatically correct. It was very difficult to differentiate the right from wrong. I would strongly suggest that you use OG12
and Verbal supplement for sentence completion. Just stick with Kaplan
for RC and use a mixture of Kaplan
and OG for SC. IF you are in Kaplan
's advanced course, use their advanced booklet, it has very few questions, but some of them are really good.
But most importantly, manage your time well on the test day. I'm positive that I would've scored 20 to 30 more points with better time management. It doesn't help if you have to solve a SC or a CR in 30 secs.
Let me know if you have any questions.