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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  07 Sep 2012, 07:01
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  18 Sep 2012, 22:09
I am in the process of finishing the MGMAT math set (equations,fractions,word problems, numbers and equalities etc). I have finished OG 12 for all PS and DS questions on mathematics..In addition to these books i am considering doing the MGMAT advanced quant, and the Kaplan 800 ( both of which i have allready purchased) . I am looking for a score close to 50 on the quant. section of the GMAT. I would love to get opinions on whether i should buy more books for quant or move straight over to the OG13 and solving math secitons on the Kaplan, MGMAT CAT's that i have purchased.

For verbal I am halfway into the GMAT CLUB grammar book, after which i will be moving on to the MGMAT verbal set and the kaplan and Princeton review verbal books. I would appreciate some advice on some other materials for verbal , especially for Sentence correction as i find this aspect of the verbal section the hardest.

P.s - I am looking for a 700+ score on my GMAT and as per my assessment I am around the 80 percentile mark in quant after having finished the MGMAT set and the OG 12 ( 10 wrong answers out of the 230 OG12 PS timed) ...
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  23 Sep 2012, 06:00
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  24 Sep 2012, 05:51
bb wrote:
For ease of it, you can just OG 13 + the MGMAT Guides - that's what most do.

You can also add a few options such as GMAT Roadmap (I like this one)
Foundations of GMAT Quant if you need quant extra basics
Foundations of GMAT Verbal if you need verbal extra help
And that's it.

This is plenty for about 3-4 months.
you an also add the Kaplan Premier (1,100 pages and 6 CAT's for about \$40) but that's only if you need extra CAT's

Hi BB,

Can you tell us more about this Manhattan GMAT roadmap, will it be useful for somebody who has already taken GMAT, or is it good for fresh starters only and also a little about its contents.

Thanks so much, in advance.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 22:24
Thanks for share best GMAT Books-2012 .
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  11 Oct 2012, 16:24
Hi, I am new here and start preparing TOEFL & GMAT Test.
I plan to get books listed below for each test. Hope to any advise if this is sufficient.

GMAT Preparation
1) Official guide for GMAT Review 12th ed
2) Manhattan GMAT set of 8 strategy Guides

TOEFL
1) The official guide for TOEFL Ibt

Meanwhile, I am looking for used book for re-sell. Anyone??

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 04:26
This GMAT books are awesome but i have some collection of gmat, TOEFL,cat sample papers for our aspirants which would be useful to everyone if anyone interested then feel free to reply me.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 06:40
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Let's keep this thread clean.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 22:57
Which book will you guys recommend, for practicing 700+ (score) Quant question which accurately simulate those that appear on the GMAT... I have been recommended KAPLAN 800 , and MGMAT advanced math book .. Any other book that discusses strategies and provides practice sets for that level of difficulty??
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  16 Oct 2012, 03:36
Hi,
Have been trying to figure out a final list of books to get started with my prep for the GMAt 2013. Would appreciate if any of you could simply list out a comprehensive set of books that would be sufficient to get started with and then may be move on to advanced levels of practice. For now, I am looking for just the basics that will help me get into the groove.
1. GMAT OG - 12th Edition (already have this one)
2. a good book for verbal
3. A good book for Quants

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  16 Oct 2012, 05:41
Great Post BB, I used this post a lot in deciding on my prep materials and it paid off!

Thanks,

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  16 Oct 2012, 08:52
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Hi,
Have been trying to figure out a final list of books to get started with my prep for the GMAt 2013. Would appreciate if any of you could simply list out a comprehensive set of books that would be sufficient to get started with and then may be move on to advanced levels of practice. For now, I am looking for just the basics that will help me get into the groove.
1. GMAT OG - 12th Edition (already have this one)
2. a good book for verbal
3. A good book for Quants

For starters buy the Manhattan GMAT set of books, That will be more than enough to start of with and covers both Quant and Verbal. If you do not want to start with the MGMAT set , then buy the MGMAT Number properties book, Geometry book, Word problems book for quant and in addition buy the KAPLAN PREMIER.

For Verbal read the KAPLAN PREMIER and finish it, if you think that you need more help then buy the MGMAT SC/Powerscore SC Bible and Power SCORE CR Bible ..

If you want only ONE BOOK to start off with i would recommend the KAPLAN PREMIER...Finish the entire book and then try to take a diagnostic test to find out your weak areas and then concentrate on those particular aspects from the specialty books mentioned (both by me as well as by BB in the original post) .
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  16 Oct 2012, 22:06
Thanks for this thread .Nice information help for my study GMAT test.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  12 Nov 2012, 21:26
Hi Folks,

I have just started preparing for the GMAT. I am planning to appear for the exam in Feb 2013. I do have the 13th edition OG but was wondering if I should order the complete strategy guide series from MGMAT. I am not sure if I will be able to cover all the material in the OG and MGMAT before Feb. I know I am weak in both Verbal and Quant after taking my first prep test on the MGMAT's website. So I do need to practice and learn all the strategies in both sections. I am planning to target a score of 700+. I am planning to study 1-1 1/2 hr every weekday and about 4-5 hrs Sat and Sun. I have found the free flashcards provided by MGMAT to be very useful. Any thoughts.

BTW I found the videos posted online for the 1M post celebration today very helpful. Thx a bunch guys. You have helped clear a lot of questions that a newbie like me would have and also made my work in searching for a good school lot easier. Kudos.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  12 Nov 2012, 22:38
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Hi Folks,

I have just started preparing for the GMAT. I am planning to appear for the exam in Feb 2013. I do have the 13th edition OG but was wondering if I should order the complete strategy guide series from MGMAT. I am not sure if I will be able to cover all the material in the OG and MGMAT before Feb. I know I am weak in both Verbal and Quant after taking my first prep test on the MGMAT's website. So I do need to practice and learn all the strategies in both sections. I am planning to target a score of 700+. I am planning to study 1-1 1/2 hr every weekday and about 4-5 hrs Sat and Sun. I have found the free flashcards provided by MGMAT to be very useful. Any thoughts.

BTW I found the videos posted online for the 1M post celebration today very helpful. Thx a bunch guys. You have helped clear a lot of questions that a newbie like me would have and also made my work in searching for a good school lot easier. Kudos.

Hi,

I have very NO quant background ( Am a pathologist) and started my prep in middle of september after having not touched MATH for almost a decade. Currently i am hitting between 42-44 in Quant Mock tests, and attribute it to the MGMAT set of strategy guides and Practicing questions from the OG. I seriously felt that as far as Quant is concerned MGMAT provides the most comprehensive guidebooks and has a FUNDAMENTALS book for pepole who have lost touch with Quant (like me). Now, 42-44 is no where near what i am aiming at for my QUANT (47-49) but comming from the background that i come from, i think i have done rather well in the 1.5 months that i have been seriously studying for the test (lot more needs to be done still) If i were you, i would dedicate the first month of my prep to going over the MGMAT supplements (completely doable) and then moving onto OG before tackling the tougher books.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  13 Nov 2012, 08:45
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pikachu wrote:
Hi Folks,

I have just started preparing for the GMAT. I am planning to appear for the exam in Feb 2013. I do have the 13th edition OG but was wondering if I should order the complete strategy guide series from MGMAT. I am not sure if I will be able to cover all the material in the OG and MGMAT before Feb. I know I am weak in both Verbal and Quant after taking my first prep test on the MGMAT's website. So I do need to practice and learn all the strategies in both sections. I am planning to target a score of 700+. I am planning to study 1-1 1/2 hr every weekday and about 4-5 hrs Sat and Sun. I have found the free flashcards provided by MGMAT to be very useful. Any thoughts.

BTW I found the videos posted online for the 1M post celebration today very helpful. Thx a bunch guys. You have helped clear a lot of questions that a newbie like me would have and also made my work in searching for a good school lot easier. Kudos.

Hi,

I have very NO quant background ( Am a pathologist) and started my prep in middle of september after having not touched MATH for almost a decade. Currently i am hitting between 42-44 in Quant Mock tests, and attribute it to the MGMAT set of strategy guides and Practicing questions from the OG. I seriously felt that as far as Quant is concerned MGMAT provides the most comprehensive guidebooks and has a FUNDAMENTALS book for pepole who have lost touch with Quant (like me). Now, 42-44 is no where near what i am aiming at for my QUANT (47-49) but comming from the background that i come from, i think i have done rather well in the 1.5 months that i have been seriously studying for the test (lot more needs to be done still) If i were you, i would dedicate the first month of my prep to going over the MGMAT supplements (completely doable) and then moving onto OG before tackling the tougher books.

Hi vomhorizon,
Thanks for the info. Have you tried using their verbal books and have found them useful. I know their math series is very good. BTW when are you planning to take your GMAT.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  13 Nov 2012, 08:51
Fore verbal i have only purchased the Sentence correction book, which came highly recommended by one and all. I may go on to purchase their RC book as well given that i need 5-8 point improvement in my verbal section (from where i stand today). Their SC book is excellent and covers almost everything one needs for sentence correction. I have seen their CR book (5th edition) with a friend and it also seems quite comprehensive. For CR i am following the Power Prep Logical reasoning book (LSAT). I am planning to take the GMAT in the middle of February as i need some time off between May and August in order to take some Quant courses in order to boost my application (since i do not have a single quant course in my Undergraduate, and my doctorate).
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  01 Dec 2012, 02:55
Hi guys,

I'm wondering whether I should buy the MGMAT 8 books (4th edition) or the newer one (5th edition, 10 books)?
I'm taking the GMAT in the end of February/beginning of March and haven't even started yet.

Would be great to hear a qualified response!
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  01 Dec 2012, 13:52
yalitan wrote:
Hi guys,

I'm wondering whether I should buy the MGMAT 8 books (4th edition) or the newer one (5th edition, 10 books)?
I'm taking the GMAT in the end of February/beginning of March and haven't even started yet.

Would be great to hear a qualified response!

I am in the same boat as you are and planning to take the GMAT in Feb. I ended up buying the 5th edition as it also includes the IR portion. I have gone through their SC book already and have found it to be very useful. One suggestion would be to buy the set online. I found it cheaper at Barnes and Noble with free shipping than even Amazon....assuming you are in the US.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  06 Dec 2012, 12:00
Wish I found this forum earlier. Just got Kaplan Premier, wayyyy better than Princeton Review's "Cracking the GMAT", I really like the way they covered the Quant section breaking it down into problem solving and data sufficiency.
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