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Best GMAT Prep Books Recommendations [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2008, 05:55
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Hi guys,
I've got some books:

Kaplan Verbal Workbook
Kaplan Math Workbook
Kaplan Premier Program
GMAT 800
The Official Guide
Project GMAT Advanced Math

I know, quite a lot already but i prefer studying from books than attending workshops.
Now i'm wondering: is there any sense in getting Manhattan's books, e.g. on sentence correction, on top on what i've got already?


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Sounds like you decided to take a trip to Barnes and Noble and pick out random books on GMAT. I hope you saved your receipt because many of us (high GMAT scorers) used pretty much same book during our prep.

Verbal:
1) Do diagnostic testing on GMATPRep to get sense of your strength & weaknesses.
2) Sentence Correction - Manhattan GMAT SC is a MUST
3) Critical Reasoning - either Powerscore Critical Reasoning Bible or Manhattan GMAT CR Book (either one is fine)
4) Reading Comprehension - GRE Prep for RC from Princeton Review is a great choice
5) Then do this last - Official Guide for Verbal

Math:
1) same as Verbal (1)
2) Buy all or some of MGMAT's MATH guides based on your strength and weaknesses for fundamental review

3) Official Guide for Quantitative Review

Then retest yourself on GMATPrep + any CAT exams (such as MGMAT etc)
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Re: Book advice [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2008, 12:26
thanks for the quality response!
you were pretty right about my stroll down to barnes & noble. shame on me...
so i hear for high scores kaplan is not very good? at least for an intro though?
or should i be good with your list?

thanks again, really appreciate it!
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Re: Book advice [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 17:27
Thanks for the list.
I am curious to understand how the OG quant questions are broken down by difficulty? Are they broken down by level of difficulty in OG 11?
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Re: Book advice [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2009, 05:49
pippo wrote:
hi guys,

ive got kaplans verbal workbook, math workbook, premier program, gmat 800, the official guide and project gmat's advanced math. i know, quite a lot already but i prefer studying from books than attending workshops.
now im wondering: is there any sense in getting manhattans books, eg on sentence correction, on top on what ive got already?


Pippo,

ninkorn has covered the best of books available for GMAT as of today .........

tusharvk wrote:
Thanks for the list.
I am curious to understand how the OG quant questions are broken down by difficulty? Are they broken down by level of difficulty in OG 11?


Tushar,

All the three OGs have questions in increasing order of difficulty ..... but it is not possible to find the exact level of difficulty of each item ... So the first few questions are easier than the next few ... and so on ... This means the last few questions are the toughest in the OG ...

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Re: Recommendations for Best GMAT Prep Books [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 10:39
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Also, here is a list of MBA books to read:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/t74557-good-books-to-read-prior-to-mba-mba-books-master-thread

And, a list of books to read to improve your English:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/t76079-books-to-read-improve-verbal-score-and-enjoy-a-good-read
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Re: Best GMAT Prep Books Recommendations [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 05:55
What do people think of McGraw Hill? I somehow find them more credible than Kaplan and Princeton Review, though a notch below the OG and Manhattan...
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Re: Best GMAT Prep Books Recommendations [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2010, 08:39
first very helpfull forums and information, thank you all for taking the time to enlighten us. I am a structural Engineer meaning math is definitely my strength)

I am Planning to buy these books and I am wondering if they are compatible with each other:

Verbal:

1) Sentence Correction - Manhattan GMAT SC (From the forums i learned it refers to OG 12th ed. and OG Verb. 1st ed.)
2) Critical Reasoning - Powerscore Critical Reasoning Bible
3) Reading Comprehension - MGMAT RC (Would have liked to get GRE Prep for RC from Princeton Review but it seems like it is geared more towards GRE)
4) Official Guide for Verbal (I would have to get the first edition for it to be compatible with MGMAT SC) and is this one needed?

Math:

1) MGMAT Guides (Does this one seem excessive for an engineer?)

Practice Questions:

I would have to get Official Guide 12th ed. since MGMAT SC references it.

General Strategy Books:

Do I need this one? and what is the best one that completes the combo set I have up there.


Please Please feel free to add input to this list. I am going by the advice from forums and reviews I have read.

Thank you in Advance,
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Re: Book advice [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 20:53
nink wrote:
Sounds like you decided to take a trip to Barnes and Noble and pick out random books on GMAT. I hope you saved your receipt because many of us (high GMAT scorers) used pretty much same book during our prep


Bookmarked for future use.


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Re: Best GMAT Prep Books Recommendations [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2013, 21:32
Hi,
I am a GMAT Novice,please suggest me on the official guide for GMAT bt GMAC.
Shall i start with this book or some other one?

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Re: Best GMAT Prep Books Recommendations [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 06:09
Hi All,

I am an MBA aspirant and want to start preparing for GMAT. Could you please share your thoughts and experiences about/with the best books available which can help and prepare me fetch a ~ 750 score?

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