I have the main OG and will look into the other guides. I need to take my second test by mid-November, so time is tight.
Why don't you like the Kaplan
Materials? I like the Schweser materials (A Kaplan
company) for the CFA.
I worked for Kaplan
. Their materials focused too much on educated guesses and bullshit strategies, which are not going to get you a 700.
also, there were some mistakes I found in their quant materials. most students wouldn't even notice them because they were 'conceptual' mistakes, however if you are a naturally logical person they would drive you nuts. i'd say more but i don't want kaplan
to sue me for violating my nondisclosure agreement.
the verbal section was pisspoor IMHO. Reading comp and CR questions just weren't good representations at all. I had a 95+% hit rate in the OG's
but I would get A LOT of kraplan questions wrong because of faulty logic or poor construction.
as far as time goes, you need to make sacrifices if you want to score well.
you can finish the other two guides in a week if need be. you can skip the first third and focus on the last two thirds since they are in order of difficulty.