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I ve got an ETS official guide to GMAT, but in the verbal section, i find it very difficult when compared to other books say ARCO, KAPLAN, PRINCETON..............but i feel that those questions from ETS would come in the test..........any suggestions??

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New post 29 Nov 2003, 00:16
If I were to pick one book to study from. it would be the OG. The fact that the problems are more difficult is a GOOD thing == especially since the OG provides complete explanations for every question and answer both right and wrong.

If you really want to learn this stuff, go through the OG and do not leave a question until you are completely able to understand and explain in your own word both correct and incorrect answers.


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hi, as far as I can tell. The verbal section on real GMAT is actually more difficult than the ones on OG. Also, studying OG's math is really just a matter of familiarize yourself to the language of ETS, since the real GMAT math is much difficult than the questions on OG.
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Hi Minghoo, that's an interesting comment about the real thing being more difficult than OG. Are you saying that the powerpreps (in which the questions are weighted by difficulty) result in less difficult questions per percentile score?

Because I think it's difficult to maintain that the OG has easier questions, when GMAC does not indicate difficulty levels per question. Maybe your assuming that the hardest questions in OG math are 99th percentile questions, and are easier than the corresponding ones on the real test. I wish I were able to confirm or refute what you are saying (meaning that I scored 99th percentile LOL) :-D. However, having seen the OG math (not tremendously challenging) I'd bet you're correct, assumptions and all.


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New post 07 Feb 2004, 07:07
I am sorry to disagree. MANY of the OG questions are challenging and if you are seeing them for the first time, getting the answer right (FROM THE CHOICES) in under 2 minutes is NO JOKE. GMAT questions MIRROR OG. As Aka says, it is the only book that is almost perfectly balanced. Kaplan comes WAY behind OG although Kaplan is way ahead of all the other stuff that is pedalled.

Powerprep has questions from OG. But if you have EVER seen or done the questions from OG, your powerprep experience is futile and the scores that it represents are not a correct representation of your GMAT. ONLY if you have never seen the OG - AND you do attempt the powerprep - then yes, your PP scores will be very near to what you will get in the actual test.

All of the above - whatever I have written - and more - has been put in this forum many times. I would request that new posters take the time to go through previous posts. This is an invaluable and incomparable resource.
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