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Question about Books [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 17:30
Hi everybody. I will be taking the GMAT here in a couple of months. My school requires a 550 for the MAcc degree but I will need a little higher than that since my gpa is a little low.

After an hour or so of reading reviews, I have come to the conclusion that I will be getting these books:

kaplan gmat 2010 premier live online

kaplan gmat advanced 2009-2010 edition: intensive prep for top students

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition

the official guide for gmat quantitative review


My question is where should I begin? It has been a while since I have taken either a math class or english/grammar class.

I would like to start from the beginning and work my way from there. I have read that Baron's is pretty basic and a good place to start. Is this true, or is there another place I should look?

Thanks a lot. Its really cool to see the gmat community a' rockin like this.
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Re: Question about Books [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 17:33
p.s. I DID read the sticky ;)
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Re: Question about Books [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 19:58
If your target is around 550-650 then the books you mentioned should suffice

Start with GMATPREP exam to see where you stand and the areas you need to concentrate on.

Then Kaplan 2010 live premier for all the strategies and formulas and work out the problems in the book.

OG 12 and OG quant review for practise

Take up the second GMATPREP to see where you are

If you need additional practise then work on Kaplan Advanced.

If you feel verbal is the problem then I would recommend MGMAT SC for SC and PowerScore CR for CR. These two sections can boost your score quite a bit in verbal.
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Re: Question about Books [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 21:32
hey thanks.

I think i am going to start out with the math review for standardized tests for a few weeks to get a refresher and actually learn some geometry. I actually managed to avoid learning anything in that class in high school. Pythagor-what theorem?!
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Re: Question about Books [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 03:25
Hello ddollins,

A 600 is a score that could be obtained without too much time investment. If you're comfortable with the content and the timing of the test, you might not need much prep at all.


Take a diagnostic test to asses where you are. I recommend the Manhattan GMAT (MGMAT) free test as the results and feedback provided by MGMAT's CAT can be very beneficial to develop a study plan.

You can see the available tests (both free and pay) here:

all-gmat-cat-practice-tests-links-prices-reviews-77460.html

If you obtain your desired score on the MGMAT practice test, I would suggest downloading GMATPrep from mba.com and taking one of the two available practice tests there. If you still do well, I say just schedule the real thing.

If you are score in your targeted range more than once and feel good about the material and format of the test, take the test and get it out of the way.

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Re: Question about Books [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 03:34
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