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17 May 2004, 12:21
I am really confused by the availability of different test materials by different publications.

If I start solving the Official Guide (OG) questions/material, then the powerprep tests that i will take later would repeat some the questions from this material and the scores would not be fare.

If I do not solve OG material, what do I solve for practice? I heard Kaplan is too difficult..Barrons is vague/incorrect at times.

Iam really confused.
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17 May 2004, 17:09
You can probably do a few Kaplan's tests (don't take the scores too seriously becoz like you said, it's more likely to be lower than what you'll get on PP). Then do the PP tests.
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17 May 2004, 18:16
No worries...do your Powerprep tests before going too far in the OG. If Kaplan freaks you out get the Princeton Review tests. There are 5 of them on the CD (well, one of them is online) that comes with the book, and they are much closer to the real GMAT in terms of difficulty. I have not tried Barron myself so I couldn't say if they're good.
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17 May 2004, 18:45
mbahope wrote:
I am really confused by the availability of different test materials by different publications.

If I start solving the Official Guide (OG) questions/material, then the powerprep tests that i will take later would repeat some the questions from this material and the scores would not be fare.

If I do not solve OG material, what do I solve for practice? I heard Kaplan is too difficult..Barrons is vague/incorrect at times.

Iam really confused.

Mr Hope, you are welcome to look through our reviews of books and materials. Also, if anybody wants to comment on a book they loved/hated, you can all do it here:

best-gmat-math-prep-books-reviews-recommendations-77291.html

P.S. you are absolutely correct about saving PP; a ton of people say that PP is usually the most accurate tool in estimating your final score even though it is quite dated.
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18 May 2004, 04:57
I will look at PR as well which i initially did not know how good was.

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18 May 2004, 14:23
mbahope wrote:
I will look at PR as well which i initially did not know how good was.

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21 May 2004, 09:05
See the Blog of Old Man walking on GMAT prep. Some tips there.

here it is

http://gmatclub.blogs.com/oldmanwalking/2004/05/reliving_my_gma.html#more
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