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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 20:31
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That's exactly what I've been doing. Have completed around 70 questions with a 85-90% accuracy rate; is that decent?

85-90% is decent but keep in mind that the questions in the Grail aren't of a very high difficulty level. Try practicing some questions from the Kaplan Advanced book or maybe even from the Brutal SC doc and see how you are performing.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 01:08
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85-90% is decent but keep in mind that the questions in the Grail aren't of a very high difficulty level. Try practicing some questions from the Kaplan Advanced book or maybe even from the Brutal SC doc and see how you are performing.

Thanks man, will keep u posted :)
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 11:38
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I actually got it for a deal ( steal ) from Amazon.com. They had a kindle edition for $ 1.00. It is very good refresher. The very next day the price was $ 15. :) Yay !!!


I couldn't find it at all on Amazon.com... anyone could find it?
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2011, 21:37
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I actually got it for a deal ( steal ) from Amazon.com. They had a kindle edition for $ 1.00. It is very good refresher. The very next day the price was $ 15. :) Yay !!!


I couldn't find it at all on Amazon.com... anyone could find it?

I don't think they have come up with the kindle version of the 2nd edition; probably the reason you can't find it on amazon.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 22:34
I have bought this book .. I will go though as a refresher. To organize the concepts Learnt.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2011, 09:54
The sc grail book is quite concise and is of high quality. But the question bank is poorly written. I did just 25 questions, and now I release I m just wasting my time. Some of the questions were very good- good traps inside- but many of them were of poor quality.

If you google any of its question, you would find the sentence is a part of an or the news. I think the author took some random sentences and created 4 incorrect ones.

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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 23:12
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After reading a lot of good reviews I thought of getting my hands on ...so here is my 2 cents on the book so far -

1- Very concise, crisp and to the point guide!
2- Basically a spin-off of Wren and Martin with some tailoring to suit for GMAT! (Just few days back I went over Wren & Martin for jogging my basics so can say this good confidence)
3- Miscellaneous error at the end of the guide is quite useful (and good review material before you take on the test)
4- Idiom part is very comprehensive and backed up by examples.
5- I see many asking whether one should go for this if one has already MGMAT SC guide- to me it makes a lot of sense to keep both of these (both of these books are in different league- I would start with Aristole SC Grail then move to MGMAT SC)

Few not so good points about this is- not too many quality practice Q's ( but hey I got many other sources for that, to me it is not an issue at all), I find some examples given with minor mistakes (do not remember exactly the page number but it was regarding use of one-another/each-other and 1-2 more places but all these were easily identifiable one's )
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 20:10
Appears to be a primer for the GMAT SC.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 20:19
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Appears to be a primer for the GMAT SC.


Well IMHO that would be an understatement by any standard!
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 18:48
Is there a similar review of their CR set? I was planning to try some of their CRs this weekend; are they any good? I could not find any reviews or "relevant" discussions regarding their CR set here; sorry if this has been discussed. I only found this aristotle-cr-prep-questions-what-you-think-of-them-105809.html but I could not ascertain anything from this thread. Thanks.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 23:03
hey, thanks for the detailed review
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 07:54
Hi All,

I am stugling big time with SC.I already have Manhattan SC with me.But i am looking for some additional resource to improve my SC skills.I found SC grail has got great reviews and i have also seen GMATCLUB Ultimate SC is also considered good.Can you please tell among the two which one would be best to go with...
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 21:18
This book works as an excellent supplement with MGMAT SC book. It has helped me a lot to improve my SC scores in practice tests so far.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 02:31
Since there are a couple of threads on this I'll post the same question here:

Anybody knows if there is a difference between 2nd and 3rd Edition of SC Grail? And is it possible to purchase a pdf version of the 3rd Edition? I am from far away and shipping it would be quite costly. Thanks for help.

I would also like to hear about Aristotle CR Book?

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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2013, 02:45
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Since there are a couple of threads on this I'll post the same question here:

Anybody knows if there is a difference between 2nd and 3rd Edition of SC Grail? And is it possible to purchase a pdf version of the 3rd Edition? I am from far away and shipping it would be quite costly. Thanks for help.

I would also like to hear about Aristotle CR Book?

Thanks in advance!


I'm using the 3rd edition so don't have much idea about how different it is than the 2nd edition but you can read the difference between the two editions on the link below.. and what do you mean by "far away" ? :-D

http://www.aristotleprep.com/products/# ... d=15531382
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 03:55
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Since there are a couple of threads on this I'll post the same question here:

Anybody knows if there is a difference between 2nd and 3rd Edition of SC Grail? And is it possible to purchase a pdf version of the 3rd Edition? I am from far away and shipping it would be quite costly. Thanks for help.

I would also like to hear about Aristotle CR Book?

Thanks in advance!


I've gone through the CR book. I found it to be very good. It provides a nice framework of attacking the questions. Also, the 100 questions that come along with grail are pretty decent.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 08:18
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As might have been mentioned already, the third edition is available in hardcopy. Plus, there are 125 practice questions now. I haven't practiced with verbal questions since studying for the GMAT a few years ago, so my ability to evaluate the quality of Aristotle's SC question bank is limited. But it seemed okay. The book cover and pages are of good quality, and I liked the organization and presentation of the concepts.

This is a nice product, but SC preparation usually requires lots of proper question practice and re-reading of the guidebook(s).
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2013, 19:48
Aristotle SC Grail, where is the PDF, Free is admirable.
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 21:28
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THE THING I AM APPRECIATING MOST ABOUT SC GRAIL IS THE IDIOM LIST. THE LIST IS DETAILED AND FULL OF EXAMPLES.


Actually is it really required to mug up the entire list? Seems really too much work. In fact, I came across a 100+ page book on Idioms alone, from Magoosh. While I appreciate the comprehensiveness, I am really worried how much studying needs to be done....100+ pages on one chapter alone in Sentence correction...and there are many other chapters...and then there is CR and RC...and the entire maths..
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Re: A Review of Aristotle Prep SC Grail [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 06:32
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THE THING I AM APPRECIATING MOST ABOUT SC GRAIL IS THE IDIOM LIST. THE LIST IS DETAILED AND FULL OF EXAMPLES.


Actually is it really required to mug up the entire list? Seems really too much work. In fact, I came across a 100+ page book on Idioms alone, from Magoosh. While I appreciate the comprehensiveness, I am really worried how much studying needs to be done....100+ pages on one chapter alone in Sentence correction...and there are many other chapters...and then there is CR and RC...and the entire maths..


Nope you dont need to memorize it, we use them in our conversation every day. Just go through them.

In mgmat book they have mentioned few idioms that appear frequently.
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