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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2012, 21:20
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 08:16
Pretty psyched out, but confused too. A lot of people have praised the 2nd edition SC Grail and the 3rd edition looks pretty promising, and so does their new CR book (because the MGMAT note-taking method isnt suiting me well)
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 10:43
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I pre-ordered their SC Grail 3rd edition . But definitely not the CR. Nothing beats power score for it . Infact i am struggling with SC and i have completely got mgmat sc out of my prep schedule instead after some probing and requesting help on the forums , I am using sc grail , veritas prep sc and some ron videos for my sc preparation.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 14:12
Yep. Thats pretty much what Im planning to do too and I've pre ordered both the grails. For CR, even though MGMAT was spot on, the note-taking method puts me off track for some reason (maybe its just me). So am going by a hunch here to wrap things up with Veritas CR and the CR Grail.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 21:08
I had pre-ordered the SC Grail 3rd edition too but haven't received it yet. Seems like in India it will release later than the US. :( Have any of you received it ? Have ordered CR Grail too though I have Manhattan CR. I don't like Manhattan CR's approach- the book is just full of diagrams and I don't want to follow that approach. I know I can just focus on the concepts in the books but they invariably insert those signs and symbols which ain't for me I guess because I don't remember the last time I made a diagram for CR. For the time being, I'm really excited about getting the SC Grail 3rd ed but it'll still be a couple of days wait for me
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 09:34
The PowerScore books are lengthy and difficult but truly worth it.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 06:53
Add ets papers to the list...they are awesome
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 02:02
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Apart from the most common books that an aspirant chooses to prepare from , i came across 2 very useful books especially for the non-natives
1. SC bible
2. Aristotle SC Grail

these 2 books explores the depth of the language which is needed for poeple to attack 700+ questions. But i would suggest these books only to those who has the lavishness of time , say 4 months prep plan. not for students wit 60-80 days plan.

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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 10:55
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hi All,

During my course of preparation i am going through several SC books..namely,
1. MGMAT SC
2. SC bible
3. GMAT Prep Book
4. Veritas materials
5. Kaplan Material
of all these , i would say, MGMAT & SC bible are the two books those take a step ahead of others. being a non-native i didn't many small intricasies in the language which was pointed out in those books. To all aspirant, i would suggest get hold of both these books together, as it compliments wach other the best.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 10:56
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of course there is one more book , whose mention i have not seen almost anywhere. it is Aristotle SC Grail. Very Useful

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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 10:57
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Please buy original books and stop piracy.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 23:55
Guys, I am in two minds to purchase Aristotle SC Grail (3rd edition) to practice 700+ level Q's. Could anyone comment on the difficulty level of the Q's in this book, especially toward the higher level for a non-native. I got the feedback that it has good number of meaning based Q's.

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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 02:20
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Since u mentioned you are a non-native, may I ask your intial mock test verbal score? That way it would be easy for me suggest.
I am a student preparing for GMAT and struggling very hard to improve my verbal score.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 02:58
Currently,my mock test scores are averaging between 32 and 35. You can compare the book's 700+ Q's with MGMAT 700+ level Q's, else may be take some reference pt.

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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 03:37
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32-35 is a good variant during the initial phase. I would say get the LSAT Book for sentence correction/reading comprehension and Critical Reasoning. You would get around 800+ level questions. Aristotle SC is good but it is more popular for the concepts it has shared in their books.


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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2013, 22:32
Can u suggest some books for verbal so that my score improves to 40+ in verbal. Currently, it is around 34-35. I need practice with advanced content. Have finished the manhattan guides(English) and the kaplan 800. From the test evaluation, I have problems in the 700-800 level questions.

I have a month to go for my GMAT test.. Please help..


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Why don't u try picking up new questions from the GMATPrep software and also buy SP1. IT might help. No test prep company can achieve the elegance and finesse in terms of quality as the GMAC have. SO I would suggest stick more to the official questions and analyze the errors you have made. Try OG Archer by manhattan to track your errors.
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Re: Best Verbal GMAT Books 2012 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 08:39
Great resources and I have used all of them. That said, one pitfall of Veritas RC book is that the actual passages are on the shorter side as compared to the actual GMAT (usually 30-35 lines, GMAT passages can go to 40+)
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