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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2012, 23:11
Hi bb,
Hi guys,

as you know - I've been quite for a while around here and am some months into my GMAT preparation. Unfortunately, starting April, I only had few possibilities to study and therefore got behind schedule. Initially, I wanted to take GMAT before the conversion in June, but then decided that the Integrated Reasoning section won't be that much of a difference.

My question:

Having in mind that I already have the MGMAT 4 Ed. 8 pack (just CR from Powescore), OG 12 pack (with VG2 and QG2), as well as both MGMAT Foundations books, which new books should I buy now to be updated? I definitely think of getting OG13 (Verbal 3? Quant 3?), but am still unsure about the new MGMAT books. I will definitely need something about Integrated Reasoning.

I surely want to sit for the GMAT until the End of July.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2012, 20:39
I like "1,012 GMAT Practice Questions (Graduate School Test Preparation) (Paperback)" and i think this one is cheaper and useful for GMAT Test.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2012, 20:41
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I like "1,012 GMAT Practice Questions (Graduate School Test Preparation) (Paperback)" and i think this one is cheaper and useful for GMAT Test.


i think you are referring to the PR 1012 questions. They have released a new book a month ago with 1039 questions and IR section included.
It is quite good as a question collection but does not contain any strategies or materials to learn to improve, just questions and explanations.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2012, 06:43
Hello again

I was just wondering if these books are enough to aim for a 700+ score, or should i order some more.

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2012, 20:08
I currently have the 11th edition of OG, but planning to buy the MGMAT Guides; having trouble deciding b/w the 8 books of the 4th edition or the 10th books of the 5th edition (about a $30 difference - every $ I save counts). Should I opt to buy the 5th edition of the guides and buy the 13th edition of OG? I am planning to use self-prep along with the Magoosh premium service. Just FYI - will need a strong math review. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2012, 02:03
I quote my question :) What should I buy in order to be able to sit for the new GMAT?

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Hi bb,
Hi guys,

as you know - I've been quite for a while around here and am some months into my GMAT preparation. Unfortunately, starting April, I only had few possibilities to study and therefore got behind schedule. Initially, I wanted to take GMAT before the conversion in June, but then decided that the Integrated Reasoning section won't be that much of a difference.

My question:

Having in mind that I already have the MGMAT 4 Ed. 8 pack (just CR from Powescore), OG 12 pack (with VG2 and QG2), as well as both MGMAT Foundations books, which new books should I buy now to be updated? I definitely think of getting OG13 (Verbal 3? Quant 3?), but am still unsure about the new MGMAT books. I will definitely need something about Integrated Reasoning. Would you recommend me to buy the the MGMAT IR?

I surely want to sit for the GMAT until the End of July.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 23:21
How many new questions have been introduced in OG 13 that are not available in OG 12. Does OG 13 has more SC problems that deal with meaning issues (as are seen in the new GMAT format).

Is it absolutely essential to buy OG 13 to ace the new format? How about the IR section of OG 13? Is it helpful?
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2012, 06:52
I am a bit concerned with the answers here as there isn't much about the Manhattan GMAT Complete Strategy Guide Set, 5th Edition

and therefore I was wondering if this version is different or better than the previous edition (from 2009 I believe)

I was thus sceptical about the necessity of buying the last version !


I am also going to buy the OG13, after having read a lot of this forum I figured out those two should be a strong basis that I could complete anytime afterward with more specific material.

D'avance merci !

I am sorry that I haven't taken yet the time to introduce myself nor to complete my profile but I am in a bit of a hurry as I need to get those books asap
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 12:01
There is a deal happening on Facebook's GMAT page for $185 you get a number of books. What do you think of the value of this deal?

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 23:06
Please post the link to the above deal.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 18:47
Hi everyone,

I want to start and complete my study without leaving any gaps. Specifically, I want to make sure that I have covered all the possible quantitative parts, and all the possible verbal parts, as well as a good quality practice tests. However, I do not want to have multiple books that aim for teaching the same field. There are so many books that you may get lost among them. So, does anyone have the suggestion about the best combination of books?

Best one to cover quantitative topics A to Z: ?
Best one to cover verbal topics A to Z: ?
Best one in terms of practice tests for 750+ score: ?

After reading this thread I started thinking that having ONLY OG and Manhattan GMAT would cover everything from A to Z. What do you think?

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2012, 14:52
All Books are in excellent condition. Best Books for GMAT preparation - Go ahead and do your research. Scored 730 using following books. Good Luck!!!

1) GMAT Official Guide 11th Edition - $3.00
2) GMAT Official Guide 12th Edition - $5.00
3) GMAT Official Verbal Review - 2nd Edition - $5.00
4) GMAT Official Quantitative Review - 2nd Edition - $5.00
5) Kaplan - Math workbook - 7th Edition $6.00
6) Kaplan GMAT Premier 2012 with CD - $7.00
7) PowerScore Critical Reasoning Bible - $10.00
8) Manhattan Reading Comprehension - $5.00
9) Manhattan Sentence Correction - $10.00
10) Princeton Review -1012 GMAT Practice Questions- 5.00
11) Barron's GMAT 2007-2008 with CD - $2.00
12) ARCO Master the GMAT with CD 2006 - $1.00
13) Manhattan Test Simulation Kit - $6.00

Or Buy All - for $60.00

If you are in USA, I can mail you the books. If you are in Pittsburgh, PA - you can come and pick it up.
Contact me at sqa_rp@hotmail.com, if you are interested.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2012, 21:19
I am completely new to the GMAT thing. What is the best way to start preparing for GMAT.? Any opinions..
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 11:12
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Hi everyone,

I want to start and complete my study without leaving any gaps. Specifically, I want to make sure that I have covered all the possible quantitative parts, and all the possible verbal parts, as well as a good quality practice tests. However, I do not want to have multiple books that aim for teaching the same field. There are so many books that you may get lost among them. So, does anyone have the suggestion about the best combination of books?

Best one to cover quantitative topics A to Z: ?
Best one to cover verbal topics A to Z: ?
Best one in terms of practice tests for 750+ score: ?

After reading this thread I started thinking that having ONLY OG and Manhattan GMAT would cover everything from A to Z. What do you think?

Thanks in advance



The score you might achieve is a fairly individual matter, but OG12 + OG Quant2 + OG Verbal2 + Manhattan GMAT 8 Guides Set is usually enough for an average student to reach his maximum potential.

After you start studying you might realize that you need extra work for certain sections or specific concepts, but other than that you should be fine as far as theory and basic exercising are concerned.

Gmatclub has a very good selection of upper level questions; personally I would use that instead of, for example, Kaplan's 800.

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 01:57
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