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My first study goal is to get through every

kaplan book (math, verbal, regular, 800) twice and then review the trouble problems that I mark on the second go around. After that I would like to get through the official guide at least once (probably twice for the verbal), get through all of the gmat club challenge questions, and take at least 8-10 practice tests (

kaplan, pp, arco gold...). This seems to be the recommended gmat club strategy, right?

Going through all these books twice seems like a ridiculous amount of work. The OG guide along is 800 questions, doing that twice, assuming you take no more than 2 minutes per question, would take 50 hours of work. Realistically though, with questions that stump you, breaks, reviewing material, checking your wrong answers, its probably closer to 100 hours, just for the OG.

My advice: Don't worry about doing

Kaplan twice... (in fact, I'd even go so far as to say, do the OG twice and then if you still feel you need work, do the

Kaplan stuff).

The problem with your approach, besides what appears to be the common mistake of "I'm going to do it all!!!" - is that you are putting

Kaplan in front of the OG. The OG is just that, Official. Why put a mediocre at best

Kaplan book ahead of the real deal? By doing this you risk burning out before you get to the actual OG questions...

I say move to the OG and THEN come back to

Kaplan, if you need to. I think you'll find that if you do the OG twice, you wont have to.