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26 Apr 2010, 03:41
Thanks bb. This is one of the best forums for GMAT realted stuff. I wish I had seen the forum earlier before giving my first attempt.
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29 Apr 2010, 00:36
hi,
i just logged in the forum as a newbie

the post sure did seem wonderful.....
but it would be great if u could guide me to which book should i start my prep with....

jus a name or two..would be great

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29 Apr 2010, 21:36
BB, thanks for a great starting point.
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30 Apr 2010, 01:27
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hi,
i just logged in the forum as a newbie

the post sure did seem wonderful.....
but it would be great if u could guide me to which book should i start my prep with....

jus a name or two..would be great

thanks a lot

Here is a quick summary:
Buy MGMAT set of 8 guides, OG 12, OG Verbal, and OG Quantitative. Start with the MGMAT guides and practice with OG 12 after each chapter. Once you are done with all 8 MGMAT books, do the 6 CAT's that come with the MGMAT set, and use the OG Verbal and OG Quantitative guides for more practice.

If you find that you need more practice along the way, there are a lot of other good resources in various recommended books threads.

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30 Apr 2010, 12:02

Hi there,
I am worried about the GMAT exam. Can your pls. give me gmat study plan of 15 days as likely to take the test on this May 15.
Pls. give a schedule involving all the sections.
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30 Apr 2010, 18:07
Hey BB,
Again, a newbie here about to embark on that all too familiar mission of scoring 700+! I just ordered my MGMAT set and the OG 12. Do the MGMAT guides refer to questions from the separate OG Verbal and Quant guides?

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30 Apr 2010, 18:43
Thanks Username. I sure wish the OG guides were available as a PDF file or on an E-reader such as the Kindle. I live a traveling lifestyle which forbids me from lugging those huge books around. Does anyone know if they are available electronically?
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30 Apr 2010, 20:36
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Hey BB,
Again, a newbie here about to embark on that all too familiar mission of scoring 700+! I just ordered my MGMAT set and the OG 12. Do the MGMAT guides refer to questions from the separate OG Verbal and Quant guides?

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The MGMAT books refer to the OG 12 and also Quant OG and Verbal OG for even more additional target practice.
You can get either first or second edition of Quant OG/Verbal OG - both work
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30 Apr 2010, 23:25
Hi,

I have started the journey today.

The first step was taking one GMATPrep Mock Test to get sense of my strength / weakness. I have scored 650 (Q -49 / V -30). I skipped the AWA section.

I am doing full-time job & have around 3 months of time to prepare & crack GMAT. My target is 750+.

The forum is really good & I would like to thank bb for all his efforts in setting up this nice forum.
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01 May 2010, 10:29
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Hi,

I have started the journey today.

The first step was taking one GMATPrep Mock Test to get sense of my strength / weakness. I have scored 650 (Q -49 / V -30). I skipped the AWA section.

I am doing full-time job & have around 3 months of time to prepare & crack GMAT. My target is 750+.

The forum is really good & I would like to thank bb for all his efforts in setting up this nice forum.

650 is impressive!!!
I got 540 the first time around (after some studying too).
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04 May 2010, 22:58
This is a fantastic starting point. Thanks for simplifying GMAT Preparation; it would be rather hard to wrap ones' head around everything without GMATClub and guidance from the many individuals in this community.
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11 May 2010, 00:13
nice hierarchy BB.

You have stated that we should read during low productive time. What about understanding the content?

should we just keep on reading without understanding deeply what is stated?
I have this question just because I have recently finished one Indian Novel and was able to understand the story even if I wasn't aware of some word meanings. I just skipped and was able to comprehend the story.

But in reality RC will be different. We need to read deeply and understand the intend.

Do we gain this by just reading during our low productive time even if we are not able to concentrate 100%?

On an average how many months are required to become an active reader? this is weird question but still any idea?
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nice hierarchy BB.

You have stated that we should read during low productive time. What about understanding the content?

should we just keep on reading without understanding deeply what is stated?
I have this question just because I have recently finished one Indian Novel and was able to understand the story even if I wasn't aware of some word meanings. I just skipped and was able to comprehend the story.

But in reality RC will be different. We need to read deeply and understand the intend.

Do we gain this by just reading during our low productive time even if we are not able to concentrate 100%?

On an average how many months are required to become an active reader? this is weird question but still any idea?

I used this method and spent probably 2-3 months reading books.
You won't be able to get every word, esp if you are on a subway or bus or on a lunch break without a dictionary around. However, you will get the meaning and that's what counts (or maybe not and you will need to look up that word if that's important enough). Your GMAT experience will be pretty similar - you will encounter unfamiliar words and part of the game is how you deal with that. You wont' have a dictionary of course. I think 1-2K pages over 2 months is enough to immerse yourself into the language and train your ear.
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18 May 2010, 02:18
Background:
I am 38 years old and I need to take the GMAT. I have been out of college for over 12 years and only took one Algebra and one Statistics class. I looked at the Math and some of it looked like a foreign language. I do not work in a business setting (firefighter) so I have not really utilized the stuff I learned in college. I have a BS in Counseling. I only need to score a 400 to apply for the job I am interested in.

If I could get a good solid game plan on how to achieve this from the infancy stage I would greatly appreaciate it. I can dedicate 2-3 months of solid time to preparing for the GMAT. I have Peterson's GMAT study guide and that is it!

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28 May 2010, 08:07
Thanks BB....for the great plan!
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Background:
I am 38 years old and I need to take the GMAT. I have been out of college for over 12 years and only took one Algebra and one Statistics class. I looked at the Math and some of it looked like a foreign language. I do not work in a business setting (firefighter) so I have not really utilized the stuff I learned in college. I have a BS in Counseling. I only need to score a 400 to apply for the job I am interested in.

If I could get a good solid game plan on how to achieve this from the infancy stage I would greatly appreaciate it. I can dedicate 2-3 months of solid time to preparing for the GMAT. I have Peterson's GMAT study guide and that is it!

Thanks!

Sorry, I have been traveling heavily and missed your post.
Take a practice test and if you are still no there, get a Kaplan Premier book and you should be set.
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28 May 2010, 09:59
Hi BB - Thanks for the information.. I have spent couple of hours going through various GMAT topics and have found it very helpful. Great Forum.

I had initially started studying for GMAT begining of this year and had scheduled GMAT for July. I will now be postponing it as I wasn't able to dedicate much time to studying and lost motivation (after taking the first Kaplan CAT exam - got a 550).

I'm in an accounting firm and have year long busy season (i work about 65+ hours a week). If I try to map your 3 month plan to my schedule, it would end up being a 6-7 months plan.. Do you think it would be too long of a time?

I have gone through GMAT Premier program and PR1012.
I plan to buy and study the OG 12 and MGMAT Verbal books.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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