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Just registered - 20 days until exam [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 13:51
I just now decided to take the GMAT and signed up for a test in 3 weeks. I am normally very, very good at standardized tests (176 LSAT and passed levels 1&2 of CFA exam all with minimal study), but I have no clue how to prepare or what materials to use. Any tips would be much appreciated.
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Re: Just registered - 20 days until exam [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 14:08
I am using Manhattan GMAT Study Guides and I really like them. Best of luck on Level III; I finished that up last year and I'm glad it's over. Get the Official Guide to practice the MGMAT techniques.
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Re: Just registered - 20 days until exam [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 21:38
Okay thanks - the "official" one appears to be the same my brother recommended. What do you mean by MGMAT? Math? I know part of the test is just familiarity with problem types (a logic games book really helped there for LSAT), but also I'm curious what sort of math is on the test...I have a BA/MS in math but I don't imagine that helps much if I don't remember a lot of stuff about geometry and whatnot.

Basically, I'm looking for 1 or 2 books that are fairly comprehensive and also contain at least a couple full-length practice tests. Appreciate jdough's suggestions but would be interested in what others think as well.
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Re: Just registered - 20 days until exam [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 21:24
If anyone cares, ended up getting bogged down with work, took official practice test two nights before with 760 (49M=85%, 46V=99%), looked at the math review the next day on the plane (first time ever opening the book), took the test today and 760 again (51M=98%, 42V=96%). I was happy enough given the lack of prep, but a bit disappointed with the verbal given my practice exam and LSAT score. My first LSAT practice was 177 and I got 176 after studying, apparently the value added of the review books is questionable.
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Re: Just registered - 20 days until exam [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 07:20
kartelite wrote:
If anyone cares, ended up getting bogged down with work, took official practice test two nights before with 760 (49M=85%, 46V=99%), looked at the math review the next day on the plane (first time ever opening the book), took the test today and 760 again (51M=98%, 42V=96%). I was happy enough given the lack of prep, but a bit disappointed with the verbal given my practice exam and LSAT score. My first LSAT practice was 177 and I got 176 after studying, apparently the value added of the review books is questionable.


nice. I think the test was a mere formality for you :)

not sure if the value added is questionable. Probably you would have gotten a 780/90/800 if you did a little more practice. (needless to say, not worth the effort)

good luck for your applications!
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Re: Just registered - 20 days until exam [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 15:04
Wow, congratulations, kartelite! That's a phenomenal result, and there's absolutely no reason to feel badly about the verbal score. Almost everybody reading this would happily give their left testicle for that GMAT score.

For what it's worth, I'd be willing to bet that you only missed some of the goofy sentence correction questions that cover arbitrary crap that nobody really cares about in real life. No shame in that. And when you have a 760, a few sentence correction errors are completely irrelevant.

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