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# sequencing the order of books ( self study )

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16 Apr 2014, 19:46
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Guys pls me which book to start and in the order. i have the following books:

1. Kaplan premier
2. Manhattan guides ( all )
3. OG 12
4. Kaplan 800
5. Power score CR bible

I am planning to register for MGMAT cats along the prep. with this materials , and with self study can i score a 700+ in 4 months of prep?

pls enlighten me seniors? and sequence pls?
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Status: Target 7XX
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18 Apr 2014, 18:40
Balajikarthick1990 wrote:
Guys pls me which book to start and in the order. i have the following books:

1. Kaplan premier
2. Manhattan guides ( all )
3. OG 12
4. Kaplan 800
5. Power score CR bible

I am planning to register for MGMAT cats along the prep. with this materials , and with self study can i score a 700+ in 4 months of prep?

pls enlighten me seniors? and sequence pls?

guys i have 44 views but no replies..kindly do the needful...
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Hi. You have acquired some good prep materials, but you certainly do not need all of them. Here is what I recommend:

With four months to prep, use the MGMAT guides. Cut the Kaplan book from your study plan as it is less in depth. Use the OG 12 to support your learning of the MGMAT strategies. You can sub in the Powerscore CR bible for the MGMAT Critical Reasoning book if you desire. Don't use both of those books as the strategies will conflict.

Kaplan 800 can be used later in your prep once you have mastered most of the strategies. Or never, as it is not great. Notice that I told you books not to use. More books do not always yield more effective prep.

What is your starting score? Its impossible to tell you whether 700+ is reasonable in 4 months without knowing where you are beginning.

Finally, I strongly recommend you pick up my guide to GMAT self-study: GMAT Clarity (amazon link). It will ensure that you prep intelligently and maximize your score in the least amount of time possible. It was designed for dedicated self-studiers such as yourself.
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20 Apr 2014, 19:50
ThomasHall wrote:
Hi. You have acquired some good prep materials, but you certainly do not need all of them. Here is what I recommend:

With four months to prep, use the MGMAT guides. Cut the Kaplan book from your study plan as it is less in depth. Use the OG 12 to support your learning of the MGMAT strategies. You can sub in the Powerscore CR bible for the MGMAT Critical Reasoning book if you desire. Don't use both of those books as the strategies will conflict.

Kaplan 800 can be used later in your prep once you have mastered most of the strategies. Or never, as it is not great. Notice that I told you books not to use. More books do not always yield more effective prep.

What is your starting score? Its impossible to tell you whether 700+ is reasonable in 4 months without knowing where you are beginning.

Finally, I strongly recommend you pick up my guide to GMAT self-study: GMAT Clarity (amazon link). It will ensure that you prep intelligently and maximize your score in the least amount of time possible. It was designed for dedicated self-studiers such as yourself.

Thank u sir...i wrote free diagnostic of manhattan, veritas and my scores are 590, 620 respectively with Q45 and V21/22....this was taken without any preparation....is it realistic on my part to get 700+ on 4 months or should i make it 6 months?
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22 Apr 2014, 13:20
The average of your diagnostics is a 605, and you want to reach 700+. To raise your score 100 points will take around 150 hours if you prep intelligently (ie with a private tutor, an elite course, or using my book GMAT Clarity). That would be about 9 hours of prep a week for four months. That is very doable.
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