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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 09:00
I wonder which books are best for a total beginner, aiming for about 500-600?
Is the OG 13 enough, or do I need any more books, which ones if so?

Please be very specific in writing out the whole titles of the books that you guys recommend, since I am a foreigner!
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 09:39
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I wonder which books are best for a total beginner, aiming for about 500-600?
Is the OG 13 enough, or do I need any more books, which ones if so?

Please be very specific in writing out the whole titles of the books that you guys recommend, since I am a foreigner!
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I would recommend, if you need to review the basic of quant and verbal, to read "Foundations of GMAT Math" and "Foundations of Verbal" by Manhattan GMAT.

Then you have multiple choices: GMAT Strategy Guide (by Manhattan GMAT or Veritas Prep) or you can go through the OG questions. it depends on you level and how "rusty" you are. :)
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 19:29
Tacoman wrote:
I wonder which books are best for a total beginner, aiming for about 500-600?
Is the OG 13 enough, or do I need any more books, which ones if so?

Please be very specific in writing out the whole titles of the books that you guys recommend, since I am a foreigner!
Thanks


If you are aiming for a 500-600 score, and are good at covering material thoroughly you can pretty much get that desired score by purchasing 2 books in addition to the 2 free books provided by this forum (Grammar book and Quant book), and using this forum to practice hundreds of questions that are totally free . The books i would recommend are :

* Kaplan Premier 2013 : Covers EVERYTHING tested on the GMAT, has a reasonable amount of practice questions, most of which are easy to moderate in difficulty ( but great for those that are starting out)
* Official Guide to GMAT, 13 : As a question bank it contains hundreds of official question, and tests all the topics in quant, verbal and IR . Most of the questions are easy - moderate difficult but towards the end of each section their are a dozen or so 700 level questions.

Once you exhaust these books you can start practicing questions on this forum, and then take a practice CAT. If you are still short of the 600 mark you can perhaps target your weaknesses and acquire some of the more popular specialty books , SC book, CR book, Word problem book, Geometry book etc etc..Some of the specialty books i would recommend :

* MGMAT Sentence correction book
* Powerscore CR Book/MGMAT CR Book
* Veritas Prep Data Sufficiency book
* Veritas Prep Advanced Word Problems Book

I would recommend buying one MGMAT book and One Veritas Prep book from the lot, so that you can get access to 10 CAT's (adaptive practice tests) ..
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 12:40
Thanks guys for the recommendations!

Which Kaplan Premier book is the current one? It seems like we have different editions abroad, and I can´t find the one you linked to!
Is it the "Kaplan New Gmat 2012-2013 Premier" or "Kaplan GMAT Premier with 5 Online Practice Tests"?
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 12:49
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Thanks guys for the recommendations!

Which Kaplan Premier book is the current one? It seems like we have different editions abroad, and I can´t find the one you linked to!
Is it the "Kaplan New Gmat 2012-2013 Premier" or "Kaplan GMAT Premier with 5 Online Practice Tests"?


This one: http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-Premier-On ... 1609780930 ;)

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 12:02
Thanks for the suggestions!
Just took a practice test to know were I stand, before I start studying.

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Total 450

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 19:16
Guys can someone recommend me the best book to practice IR questions... OG 13 doesn't have any IR practice questions...
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 20:03
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OG 13 doesn't have any IR practice questions...


OG13 does come with an online password to access IR content....
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 05:09
Hi VomHorizon.

Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so.

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 05:15
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Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
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As per my understanding, CAT's are only included if you buy directly from Veritas Prep or one of its partner companies (Whiteglow in India for example). The tests can be only take ONCE , and 6 are included. Not sure whether the same deal is offered if you buy from third party vendors such as amazon, or barnes and nobles.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 05:47
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Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so


As per my understanding, CAT's are only included if you buy directly from Veritas Prep or one of its partner companies (Whiteglow in India for example). The tests can be only take ONCE , and 6 are included. Not sure whether the same deal is offered if you buy from third party vendors such as amazon, or barnes and nobles.


Understood Vom. I was looking into Amazon and Flipkart :)
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 06:04
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Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so


As per my understanding, CAT's are only included if you buy directly from Veritas Prep or one of its partner companies (Whiteglow in India for example). The tests can be only take ONCE , and 6 are included. Not sure whether the same deal is offered if you buy from third party vendors such as amazon, or barnes and nobles.


Understood Vom. I was looking into Amazon and Flipkart :)




Most of the VP books are not available on Flipkart (out of stock)... Whitglow sells all (although they do not have the latest books for sale (the ones that were launched in aug-sept 2012), and sells them for the same price as that in the US (22 dollars USD per book)..
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:56
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2013, 03:04
The Official Guide for GMAT review, 11th Edition is good for preparation?
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 02:48
Hi guys,

would you advise to buy the Official guide for GMAT verbal despite that it is more than 3 years old? Aren't the questions a little bit outdated (some people say that the sentence correction part is now more focused on meaning and less on idioms than it was before).

Otherwise, what book would you recommend to somebody who really needs to work only the sentence correction part? I already have the MGMAT sentence correction book, which is great to learn the methods, now I am more looking for a book with a lot of questions (similar to what I will find during the exam) and detailed answers
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 22:48
Nevinlee, the 11th edition of the GMAT Official Guide doesn't have any IR questions at all, and that probably isn't ideal. Also, the questions are arguably somewhat outdated in the 11th edition--roughly 35% of the questions were changed between the 11th and 13th editions. In a perfect world, it's probably best to use the newer edition, but it's also fair to say that the newer questions (i.e. the ones inserted into the 12th & 13th editions of the OG) aren't, generally speaking, all that different from the ones they replaced. So if you really can't afford the newer OG, it's probably OK to use the 11th edition for now, but I'd recommend using the 13th edition if possible.

Jackouille, the SC questions in the GMAT Verbal Review Guide are old-ish, but so are the majority of the questions in the OG. And the writers of the GMAT insist that very little has changed in the past few years. The GMAT has always included SC questions that require you to think about meaning, and they haven't gotten rid of idioms: http://officialgmat.mba.com/2011/09/29/ ... gmat-exam/

I do get the feeling that the writers of the GMAT have de-emphasized the really arbitrary idioms (does anybody really care if test-takers know the difference between "centered around" and "centered on"?--the truly goofy idioms seem to appear only in the oldest GMAT questions), and they've definitely gotten rid of the specifically American idioms. But I don't really think that the questions have changed all that radically; if you can do well in the OG and the GMAT Verbal Review Guide, you're probably fine. The only other truly outstanding resource is the GMATPrep Question Pack, which includes the newest questions. After that, you'll be scraping the bottom of the SC barrel, unfortunately. Manhattan GMAT is great for content, but try to squeeze everything you can out of the official materials once you have a solid grasp on the grammar and usage fundamentals.

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 05:42
Yes it does help! Thanks for your answer
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 22:01
What do you guys consider as the best source for IR prep ? I am giving myself around 10-12 days to prep for IR, and intend on using the OG13 questions paired with the MGMAT IR book. Do you guys think it is enough time (total of around 20-25 hours of prep) .
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 00:19
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 13:55
Hi ,

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