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# Best GMAT Books - 2012

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  29 Jun 2013, 19:44
Hi Everyone,

I wrote the GMAT last week and scored 540 - (Q42,V23). I only studied with Kaplan Premier, my target score is 650 - 700. Needless to say, I'm going to re-write and have lots of work to do!

I'm thinking of buying the following:
Aristotle Verbal Grail Combo - RC/SC/CR
MGMAT - Either the Complete Prep Set or Complete Strategy Guide Set (which do you recommend? It's a difference of \$100)
PowerScore CR Bible
OG Verbal

Any thoughts? Thanks guys.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  01 Jul 2013, 18:07
Are these books reflective of the new test format that was revised in 2012?
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  03 Jul 2013, 17:21
Other than the KAPLAN Premier, none of those particularly target IR
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  19 Jul 2013, 02:14
Thanks for the list.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  20 Jul 2013, 12:18
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MGMAT improvised all their books (most improvement going towards the CR one). They also have an as awa+IR book.
Aristotle recently released their 3rd edition books. IMO they are as awesome as can be.

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  28 Jul 2013, 04:20
Do we need to go for both Aristotle and MGMAT for SC? Two books for the same subject. Does anyone have experience in both of these. Are they exclusive of each other.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  03 Aug 2013, 22:34
Hi all,

That is definitely a very detailed and useful analysis table. For me, I used Manhattan Gmat books, Official guide and Gmatpill. I highly recommend all these self-study methods.

All the best!
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  05 Nov 2013, 20:42
Really nice post to make a strong discussion
thanks a lot bb...........
doing well carry on
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  06 Nov 2013, 06:47
Ksterr wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I wrote the GMAT last week and scored 540 - (Q42,V23). I only studied with Kaplan Premier, my target score is 650 - 700. Needless to say, I'm going to re-write and have lots of work to do!

I'm thinking of buying the following:
Aristotle Verbal Grail Combo - RC/SC/CR
MGMAT - Either the Complete Prep Set or Complete Strategy Guide Set (which do you recommend? It's a difference of \$100)
PowerScore CR Bible
OG Verbal

Any thoughts? Thanks guys.

Check out my guide, but I think the Aristotle SC Grail and the PowerScore CR Bibles are must. Also try out the Verbal Magoosh (TONS of practice questions, ALL of which have video explanations). In my opinion, seeing someone SOLVE THE QUESTION IN FRONT OF ME is way better learning tool than just reading concepts and solving questions.

Also, from this day on keep a error log. This is extremely useful in getting better in SC.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  09 Nov 2013, 11:36
Anybody have any experience with Official Guide 9? Is it even worth it?
I am not trying to go crazy here but I really want a top score and I have a copy of it.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  09 Nov 2013, 17:52
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Anybody have any experience with Official Guide 9? Is it even worth it?
I am not trying to go crazy here but I really want a top score and I have a copy of it.

As far its official guide any edition is worth...But you may want to check 12 or 13 edition for some new questions..
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  18 Nov 2013, 11:33
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From what I recall, OG 10 was a particular favorite. But OG 9 seems quite old. And while it wouldn't hurt to go over these questions, more recent editions are superior. If you want a strong performance and need more practice questions outside of the OG material, look into GMATClub tests (and forums), Jeff Sackmann, and Ariel Goldberg. Just make sure that you are comfortable with the OG questions before moving on to other, more difficult resources.

Good luck!
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  15 Dec 2013, 02:09
Hi,
I am just starting up, I have finished KAplan premier Verbal section once but I am not really happy with the quant part.I have also bought, Official guide but havent practiced much as I don't want to waste question of OG. Now what should be my next step??
since,I am doing self study so I think My next book should be Manhattan series (8 strategy books) What do you think?.Also,can you help me and suggest me a good Quantitative book that touches all the topics properly with satisfactory explanation.
Thanks,
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  17 Dec 2013, 01:51
Hi Dear,
Official Guide for GMAT Review 10th ed book is really helpful for GMAT students many sample questions are given in it and all most syllabus are cover by this book
the best thing is it is very helpful to crack this exam in minimum time. and I also want to opinion about GMAT 2013 with 6 Practice Tests Book...
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  22 Dec 2013, 00:23
Going through Aristotle SC. Very nice book. very clear explanation and classification of SC problems.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  12 Jan 2014, 21:32
If you can afford it, buy a few of the major books - Prnctn, Kplan, etc. I found that when I looked at three of them, the areas on which they intersected were the important ones.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  16 Jan 2014, 09:24
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Hi all,

For 2014, the only book we recommend in conjunction with our course is the Official Guide, 13th edition.

You should only use this book once you have completed most of our program, as it is only a practice book and does NOT teach a student how to attack each question type. Our course already includes 5,000+ questions, so the Official Guide, which only has about 850 questions, contains fewer questions.The Official Guide does not always provide the most thorough explanations, so do rely on our lessons and techniques even if you use the OG. The point is: The Official Guide is an excellent extra resource. Use it in conjunction with our program, not as your main study resource.

Thank you,

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  25 Jan 2014, 23:18
Hello BB,

i have started study since 3 weeks by the official guide 13th edition and then i found the "GMAT CLUB MATH book " where i found it very useful when i try solving question from the official book and really the note increase my ability so am just asking if i am on the good path and i can see all the posts are old so please if you do a favor and post new post with recommended resources and questions and what material must i buy ?

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  25 Jan 2014, 23:56
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Hello BB,

i have started study since 3 weeks by the official guide 13th edition and then i found the "GMAT CLUB MATH book " where i found it very useful when i try solving question from the official book and really the note increase my ability so am just asking if i am on the good path and i can see all the posts are old so please if you do a favor and post new post with recommended resources and questions and what material must i buy ?

You have sent me this over a PM. Please do not double-post.
You should start here: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink]  08 Feb 2014, 01:12
Manhattan series is the ultimate for in depth knowledge of concepts !
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