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# Best approach on doing the MGMAT books

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04 Jan 2012, 19:21
I am doing the MGMAT verbal (SC, RC and SC) and Advanced Quant. They have problem references to the OG. Should I do those OG problems along with the chapters in MGMAT books or complete the MGMAT books and then start OG sequentially. Or I complete MGMAT and then do OG chapter wise. Each approach has different benefits. Just want to see if someone has experienced any benefit with any particular approach.
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04 Jan 2012, 19:22
Work on the OG as you cover the MGMAT Guides (follow the references - they are built to work on those questions immediately).
The books rely heavily on the OG for additional practice. Otherwise, they are a bit low on questions.

Also, there are additional questions online (the online practice banks that are good size) but you want to work on the OG as well (esp helpful for the Verbal part)
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04 Jan 2012, 20:58
Thanks bb. As I mentioned there are ups and downs with each approach. The downside I see with doing along with chapters is that I know that I have to look for particular area in OG problem rather than determining the area in itself first. For ex if I know I am doing an exercise for Parallelism I know I have to look for parallelism. Whereas first exercise is finding which category the problem is. I know no approach is best but just trying to brainstorm which approach maybe better for maximum benefits.
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04 Jan 2012, 21:39
OG meaning the official guid from GMAT directly
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04 Jan 2012, 21:59
Thanks for asking this question, I actually had the same one...MGMAT books and OG12 being shipped now from Amazon.
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04 Jan 2012, 22:00
And just to confirm, I think I saw the GMAT Club tests are also available if you have more than 200 posts AND have been registered on the site for over 90 days.
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04 Jan 2012, 22:05
Yeah but kudos encourages more users to respond. And its other way of saying thanks. I would prefer putting good comments which will help others and get kudos than to type lesser useful 100 posts.

But yeah everyone has different opinion and approach.
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04 Jan 2012, 22:18
You make a good point. I just wanted to make sure that I hadn't read the information incorrectly.
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04 Jan 2012, 22:38
thks for the info
i was wondering if some one had stats on IIMA , how many applications would they be getting for PGPX annually.

what are the total number of GMAT test takers annually world wide.
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04 Jan 2012, 23:01
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thks for the info
i was wondering if some one had stats on IIMA , how many applications would they be getting for PGPX annually.

what are the total number of GMAT test takers annually world wide.

Hey dev3017,

I think you might have better luck posting this in another forum. We were just discussing MGMAT books here.

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04 Jan 2012, 23:31
understand and make sense, its just that iam new to gmatclub :D, between whats a way out to start a new post.
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05 Jan 2012, 00:36
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understand and make sense, its just that iam new to gmatclub :D, between whats a way out to start a new post.

Probably the best way would be to do a search. There should be a search bar near the top of your browser that you could use.

Otherwise you could post a new topic, by using the "New Topic" button, and hopefully you'll get replies that way.
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05 Jan 2012, 01:40
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Thanks bb. As I mentioned there are ups and downs with each approach. The downside I see with doing along with chapters is that I know that I have to look for particular area in OG problem rather than determining the area in itself first. For ex if I know I am doing an exercise for Parallelism I know I have to look for parallelism. Whereas first exercise is finding which category the problem is. I know no approach is best but just trying to brainstorm which approach maybe better for maximum benefits.

Hey, in a sense that is not 100% correct. In my case, I have actually performed better in advanced questions than in basic ones. I have wondered myself how is this possible. Then I realized that even though you know that you will be tested mostly on some i.e. parallelism questions, that does not automatically mean that there will be no idioms, modifiers, tenses etc. Thus, you can understand parallelism well but could do poorly on most of those questions because of other reason than not understanding parallelism. I would recommend you to make an error log, and put down in a word document every problem that you did not solve correctly.

As I said in my example I had better percentage of correct answers in advanced questions than basics questions. I think the reason is that my knowledge has accumulated. For SC, you will need to know every chapter if you want to do well because GMAC, in my opinion, is mixing chapters when it makes those questions. So if I were you, I would do OG problems as soon I get a reference from MGMAT guide.
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05 Jan 2012, 05:41
Hey, in a sense that is not 100% correct. In my case, I have actually performed better in advanced questions than in basic ones. I have wondered myself how is this possible. Then I realized that even though you know that you will be tested mostly on some i.e. parallelism questions, that does not automatically mean that there will be no idioms, modifiers, tenses etc. Thus, you can understand parallelism well but could do poorly on most of those questions because of other reason than not understanding parallelism. I would recommend you to make an error log, and put down in a word document every problem that you did not solve correctly.

As I said in my example I had better percentage of correct answers in advanced questions than basics questions. I think the reason is that my knowledge has accumulated. For SC, you will need to know every chapter if you want to do well because GMAC, in my opinion, is mixing chapters when it makes those questions. So if I were you, I would do OG problems as soon I get a reference from MGMAT guide.[/quote]

Ok thanks I will try this approach.
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