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21 Jul 2004, 07:51
Hi All!

I've been studying for the GMAT for about a month and a half now. I have studied using the Manhattan GMAT books and the OG book. Recently, I took a couple of practice tests from the Kaplan CD and got scores around 600. I also took a practice test from Manhattan GMAT and scored in the range of 690. I've heard the Kaplan tests are a little harder than the real ones. However, I thought I might ask the club here. I feel as though I am ready for the test, but I'm not sure considering the low Kaplan test scores. Is the Manhattan GMAT test more indicative of what I will score or are the Kaplan tests? Anyone have an opionion?

Thanks for the help.
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21 Jul 2004, 19:10
I would place much more emphasis on performance on ETS questions than on any of the non-ETS questions.

The key to knowing whether you are ready comes down to your comfort level with the material- solving problems should feel relaxed and virtually automatic (but not too relaxed).

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22 Jul 2004, 04:20
Hjort wrote:
I would place much more emphasis on performance on ETS questions than on any of the non-ETS questions.

The key to knowing whether you are ready comes down to your comfort level with the material- solving problems should feel relaxed and virtually automatic (but not too relaxed).

Hjort
cool.... yeah, i feel pretty comfortable with most questions I've done from the OG.... I'm taking the Power Prep practice test today so that should be another indicator....

Wish me luck...
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22 Jul 2004, 05:46
Agreed on the Powerprep tests...they're the most accurate. Be forewarned, though, that you'll see several questions you've already seen, because the OG and PP share questions. I wish ETS wouldn't do that but I guess they don't have enough questions for each independently.

Another thing you could do is take the Princeton Review tests. They're a close second to the PP tests and should give you a pretty good idea within 30 points or so.
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22 Jul 2004, 19:30
I just took the Power Prep test and got a 710. I hope this is a good measure of my ability.
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22 Jul 2004, 23:23
That is probably a pretty good measure of your current skill level as long as you have not practiced with the same questions before.
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