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DISCLAIMER: The author of this article has taken Knewton on demand course, veritas live online course, e-gmat SC cource, 5 e-gmat live classes, almost all thursdays with Ron classes, MGMAT Advanced SC workshop, a few MGMAT live classes, GMATPill free videos, gone through all MGMAT 4th edition books, 5th edition CR book (probably not in excruciating detail), all Veritas Prep 10th anniversary books (except geometry, AWA/IR), Aristotle new 3rd edition SC and CR grail and MGMAT Advanced Quant. He does not work for Veritas Prep or its competitors in any function and any resemblance to any character, living or dead, is probably intentional :)

Well, I thought I would write a very elaborate review on veritas prep live online course after I have taken my GMAT so that it adds some credibility. But due to some work issues I had to postpone my GMAT to at least February and so here we go, before I forget what happened in those Live Classes.

Details of the course


    Instructor: Bill Robinson and Mark Douglas.
    Course duration: 6 weeks. 12 classes in total spanned over the weekends.
    Duration: Classes normally take around 3-3.5 hours and the instructor stays as long as you want him/her to (i have to stress this) for elaborate Q & A sessions.
    Instructor Support: Good. I have to mention that I did not hear back from my instructor after the course was over. Well, that happens everywhere I guess.
    Practice CATs: Took only 1. Score 750. Good verbal. DS became especially difficult during the end.

Quant: Problem Solving and Data sufficiency


Veritas completely aced here. Not only were the classes stimulating, but also were probably the best in the business (I have been in a couple of MGMAT classes: courtesy friends). Veritas classes on quants really take it hard from the very beginning and is especially helpful for guys with a quant background (*cough* Indian IT *cough*) who think that quant will be a piece of cake. It WILL NOT.
The book covers almost everything. Couple of things to mention here about the books:
  • Veritas has the BEST books on Statistics/Combinatorics, Word problems and Arithmetic. Dont get me wrong. The other books are awesome too. But these books stand out as the best in the market right now.
  • I doubt there is any type of quant question you are going to get on GMATPrep or the actual GMAT which tests concepts that has not been discussed in the material.
  • Veritas Prep does an excellent job by tackling data sufficiency as a standalone topic rather than fusing it with problem solving. Most companies do this but are not entirely successful.
  • Coordinate Geometry is the only topic which I think veritas prep should give more importance to. There are a couple of DS questions on Coordinate geometry which takes some analytical graphical skill (better explained in thursdays with Ron and Bunuel's sets). Bunuel is a human quant course anyway so any help would not be far away.
  • The problem sets were good and the instructor specifically mailed the problem lists containing the harder problems for people who are already familiar with the GMAT.

Sentence Correction/Critical Reasoning/Reading Comprehension


Although I used to be proud of my verbal skills, I was unpleasantly surprised with my verbal performance in couple of problem sets. I shared the class with Vips000 (moderator and an awesome contributor on GMATClub) and there was this day in which I just blanked out and we were getting almost all wrong (I would like to attribute my performance to fatigue after a nap, but then that would be as lousy an excuse as the new Apple Maps). Veritas CR and RC will make you cry if you thought you were a verbal prodigy. I had a CR accuracy of 93% in OG 13 in august and in 2 problem sets it was definitely below 80%. In RC, however it was below 70%. This not only served as a reality check, but also gave a nice little blow to my fledging over confidence. For people who struggle with RC, veritas prep, IMO, has the best RC strategy there is (STOP strategy they call it). Couple of points to note here.
  • Critical Reasoning book is definitely satisfactory and surprisingly thin. This is not bad at all because too many theories is CR essentially reduces one's power of comprehension, which the GMAT tests in the first place.
  • The RC book is nice and fat and worth every page. (thing to note here is that the books have plenty of spaces to take notes for a postponed review. Makes sense to include the space.
  • The SC book, IMO, lacks content and needs some work. No matter how much we hate it, SC does need a lot of rules which the veritas guys decided to skip. So a second SC book is necessary (see competitor analysis below)
  • Problem sets including SC are really great and a refresher to work through. Each problem is unique in the particular concept it tests which makes it more interesting.
  • There is a separate book for advanced verbal strategy. Stay away from the book until you are done with the other ones. This book might make you scream. Remember the super tough CR from the GMATClub contest? Its there.
  • The biggest advantage/disadvantage of the veritas problems is that they are not available in GMATClub or the other forum we go to sometimes. This enables you to really think about it rather than just looking through what other people said. I remember Vips (the same guy mentioned above) got into engaging conversations with a couple of questions, and I am sure it has helped him in some way or the other.

Final Thoughts


ROI: I won Veritas Prep live online course, thanks to the GMATClub contest. I got it for free. It is pretty expensive considering the conversion rates to international economy. However the ROI is pretty decent IMHO, as you get all the books, 15 CATs (too much though) and all the videos and the IPad app.
IPad App: This was the most brilliant feature of the course. I really really hope they would market the app more as the app is simply amazing. The app essentially contains video lessons of every GMAT topic on earth (taken from the veritas books) and also contains an amazing collection of questions and explanations (all in video; really interactive and brilliant stuffs).
AWA and IR: I skipped the class as I had a party. I will, however, watch the recording (a fairly common feature in prep companies).
Recommended?: Yes, absolutely. But Veritas is not the prep company which believes in spoon-feeding. You have to do a lot of work yourself and the pre assessment tests are pretty comprehensive and elaborate.

Competitor Analysis


    Manhattan GMAT: In my opinion Veritas beats Manhattan GMAT in terms of Quant and RC books and course contents. MGMAT however, has thursdays with Ron, which most of us would agree as the most invaluable free material out there. Ron Purewal is the champ. So is Stacey Koprince. There are incredible people in veritas such as Bryan Galvin, Bill Robinson as well but they are not as available to people as Ron is. But then not everybody could be as awesome as Karishma (VeritasPrepKarishma in GMAT Club) and she does overcompensate for the absence of others. Kudos to her. I was in Manhattan GMAT advanced SC workshop and I am really sad that I could answer every question correctly. I really signed up for it to be a challenge. One or two questions in the advanced bank were wrong, though Ron was nice enough to acknowledge and correct them. Detailes here. Manhattan GMAT, has a very strong forum which has its experts participating in a very little turn around time and a lot of valuable discussions can be found there.

    e-GMAT: e-GMAT is probably the GMAT Course with the best ROI in the market (there are other players in that budget such as GMAT Pill but I have always thought e-GMAT to be far superior in verbal). One of the major advantages with e-GMAT is that they will make you grind through official questions, which is unarguably the best source out there. e-GMAT SC, as acknowledged by countless users in GMAT Club is probably the best out there and I am a huge fan of their RC strategy as well (huge congrats to Shradhha for winning the iPad: Perhaps an iPad app in the news? :P). Also I think e-GMAT is working really hard on content and they try to make you work as minimally as possible, in contrast to Veritas and MGMAT which really needs you to browse a LOT of forum, find out a lot of hidden topics that the GMAT tests and discover yourself. However, e-GMAT lacks quant and grockit does not compensate for a full blown course. There are a couple of minor errors with a couple of CR questions that they created (some SV errors in the prompt) which were being discussed in some other forum which got me depressed as I am a huge fan of e-GMAT. While I agree that e-GMAT has the best SC coursework, I do stand by veritas Prep in its RC and CR materials. Got me blown away.

    Aristotle SC grail: Confused with the name? Read the 3rd edition SC grail and you would not. SC Grail 3rd edition, is by far the best SC book out there and yes I have read MGMAT SC more times than I have checked my Kudos count :P. MGMAT SC is priceless but was pretty difficult to grasp when I was just starting out. SC Grail second edition was a smooth journey and the 3rd edition is twice as fat and all the pages are well worth their existence.

    Other PREP Companies: I took knewton because I adored Jose Pereira. It was good while it lasted. I did not know anything about GMAT when I started off and knewton gave me a solid groundwork. But I am sure it could not take me beyond 680-700. Veritas Prep, Manhattah GMAT, e-GMAT are there to do that but you must put a lot of efforts yourself.

That was a lot wasn't it? It is too big for me to check for grammar/ spelling errors so please don't make fun of them.
Thanks to Veritas Prep for giving me the course for free. I hope this review helps you get the investment returned :-)

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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 15:21
This is great!
I was happy to read your comparison between Veritas and other companies!
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 00:16
Man you are a GMAT Monster. You have studied almost everything under the sun.
How would you rate MGMAT Advanced SC Workshop as far as its CORE technique is concerned ? Does it offer a new perspective to attack SC problems.
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 22:44
Hey Souvik,

That's an awesome review !

I undoubtedly agree with the above that Veritas Prep CR and RC books are great !
I have actually gone through the complete Veritas Prep SC book twice. I would agree they are not here to cover each and every grammar rule unlike Mgmat SC ! But yes they give a significant emphasis on use of logic in SC. you need not remember every hard and fast rule, as most of the incorrect answer choices in SC test second tier errors like "because vs due to" , "idioms", "parallelism between gerunds and action nouns". But the good thing is, even without the knowledge of these second tier errors, we can eliminate the wrong answer either though one of the core errors or through logic. I loved Veritas's coverage on illogical meaning and "subject predicate must make sense (termed as logical predication in their book)". Most of the incorrect choices has wrong idiomatic expressions and correct answer choice has the correct idiomatic expression. But if you understand the logic / meaning of the sentence, you can easily recognize the correct choice given the fact that " usage of idioms is a way of encapsulating the correct answer choice, it only misdirects the test taker in thinking hard of the correct idiom or may be make him rely on his ear to eliminate the wrong ones" But use logic and even if you are unaware of the correct idiom or a second tier error, you can easily zero down to the correct answer choice.

So, that's a good aspect Veritas SC preaches you! But as Souvik says, it is not too detailed.

I thought Veritas prep SC + Aristotle SC grail 3rd edition + SC strategies from Veritas advanced verbal strategy book is a great combo.

Alternatively Veritas prep SC + Ron's SC videos work wonders too.

However, I followed the former approach and for folks who's seen me asking for SC help initially , I could say with confidence that the former approach did increase my accuracy to above 80% in OG.
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Man you are a GMAT Monster. You have studied almost everything under the sun.
How would you rate MGMAT Advanced SC Workshop as far as its CORE technique is concerned ? Does it offer a new perspective to attack SC problems.


Thanks for the kind words man.
MGMAT SC advanced workshop is good but I am doubtful about the ROI.
Sure the questions are a bit on the 750 side, but you get those on the OG and GMATPREP SC question pack as well.
And separating the core out of the modifiers is a common technique to be used in most questions anyway.
The latest thursdays with Ron takes that into picture as well.
250$ is a lot of money IMO.
Its better to buy the gmatprep Q Pack, watch thursdays with Ron and browse the MGMAT verbal forum extensively with your time.
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 01:49
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Hey Souvik,

That's an awesome review !

I undoubtedly agree with the above that Veritas Prep CR and RC books are great !
I have actually gone through the complete Veritas Prep SC book twice. I would agree they are not here to cover each and every grammar rule unlike Mgmat SC ! But yes they give a significant emphasis on use of logic in SC. you need not remember every hard and fast rule, as most of the incorrect answer choices in SC test second tier errors like "because vs due to" , "idioms", "parallelism between gerunds and action nouns". But the good thing is, even without the knowledge of these second tier errors, we can eliminate the wrong answer either though one of the core errors or through logic. I loved Veritas's coverage on illogical meaning and "subject predicate must make sense (termed as logical predication in their book)". Most of the incorrect choices has wrong idiomatic expressions and correct answer choice has the correct idiomatic expression. But if you understand the logic / meaning of the sentence, you can easily recognize the correct choice given the fact that " usage of idioms is a way of encapsulating the correct answer choice, it only misdirects the test taker in thinking hard of the correct idiom or may be make him rely on his ear to eliminate the wrong ones" But use logic and even if you are unaware of the correct idiom or a second tier error, you can easily zero down to the correct answer choice.

So, that's a good aspect Veritas SC preaches you! But as Souvik says, it is not too detailed.

I thought Veritas prep SC + Aristotle SC grail 3rd edition + SC strategies from Veritas advanced verbal strategy book is a great combo.

Alternatively Veritas prep SC + Ron's SC videos work wonders too.

However, I followed the former approach and for folks who's seen me asking for SC help initially , I could say with confidence that the former approach did increase my accuracy to above 80% in OG.


@igloo
you are absolutely right. Logic and meaning should be the first step in understanding a sentence correction question.
However, some idiom/rule tricks do come in handy.
For example I did not know "is descended" and "has descended" means entirely two different things and appears to be the deal breaker in one of the official questions.
MGMAT forum and daagh were probably the ones who pointed it out.
Also, whenever I see terms like "ability for", "capability to", my spider sense starts tingling and I get on high alert.
I do, however, think that spending too much time on idioms is a BAD idea holistically.
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 01:55
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Hey Souvik,

That's an awesome review !

I undoubtedly agree with the above that Veritas Prep CR and RC books are great !
I have actually gone through the complete Veritas Prep SC book twice. I would agree they are not here to cover each and every grammar rule unlike Mgmat SC ! But yes they give a significant emphasis on use of logic in SC. you need not remember every hard and fast rule, as most of the incorrect answer choices in SC test second tier errors like "because vs due to" , "idioms", "parallelism between gerunds and action nouns". But the good thing is, even without the knowledge of these second tier errors, we can eliminate the wrong answer either though one of the core errors or through logic. I loved Veritas's coverage on illogical meaning and "subject predicate must make sense (termed as logical predication in their book)". Most of the incorrect choices has wrong idiomatic expressions and correct answer choice has the correct idiomatic expression. But if you understand the logic / meaning of the sentence, you can easily recognize the correct choice given the fact that " usage of idioms is a way of encapsulating the correct answer choice, it only misdirects the test taker in thinking hard of the correct idiom or may be make him rely on his ear to eliminate the wrong ones" But use logic and even if you are unaware of the correct idiom or a second tier error, you can easily zero down to the correct answer choice.

So, that's a good aspect Veritas SC preaches you! But as Souvik says, it is not too detailed.

I thought Veritas prep SC + Aristotle SC grail 3rd edition + SC strategies from Veritas advanced verbal strategy book is a great combo.

Alternatively Veritas prep SC + Ron's SC videos work wonders too.

However, I followed the former approach and for folks who's seen me asking for SC help initially , I could say with confidence that the former approach did increase my accuracy to above 80% in OG.


@igloo
you are absolutely right. Logic and meaning should be the first step in understanding a sentence correction question.
However, some idiom/rule tricks do come in handy.
For example I did not know "is descended" and "has descended" means entirely two different things and appears to be the deal breaker in one of the official questions.
MGMAT forum and daagh were probably the ones who pointed it out.
Also, whenever I see terms like "ability for", "capability to", my spider sense starts tingling and I get on high alert.
I do, however, think that spending too much time on idioms is a BAD idea holistically.


can you guys share a direct link to Ron's SC lessons?
thanks again :)
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 12:33
Do you recommend this class for someone who isn't strong in quant?
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Hey Souvik,

That's an awesome review !

I undoubtedly agree with the above that Veritas Prep CR and RC books are great !
I have actually gone through the complete Veritas Prep SC book twice. I would agree they are not here to cover each and every grammar rule unlike Mgmat SC ! But yes they give a significant emphasis on use of logic in SC. you need not remember every hard and fast rule, as most of the incorrect answer choices in SC test second tier errors like "because vs due to" , "idioms", "parallelism between gerunds and action nouns". But the good thing is, even without the knowledge of these second tier errors, we can eliminate the wrong answer either though one of the core errors or through logic. I loved Veritas's coverage on illogical meaning and "subject predicate must make sense (termed as logical predication in their book)". Most of the incorrect choices has wrong idiomatic expressions and correct answer choice has the correct idiomatic expression. But if you understand the logic / meaning of the sentence, you can easily recognize the correct choice given the fact that " usage of idioms is a way of encapsulating the correct answer choice, it only misdirects the test taker in thinking hard of the correct idiom or may be make him rely on his ear to eliminate the wrong ones" But use logic and even if you are unaware of the correct idiom or a second tier error, you can easily zero down to the correct answer choice.

So, that's a good aspect Veritas SC preaches you! But as Souvik says, it is not too detailed.

I thought Veritas prep SC + Aristotle SC grail 3rd edition + SC strategies from Veritas advanced verbal strategy book is a great combo.

Alternatively Veritas prep SC + Ron's SC videos work wonders too.

However, I followed the former approach and for folks who's seen me asking for SC help initially , I could say with confidence that the former approach did increase my accuracy to above 80% in OG.


@igloo
you are absolutely right. Logic and meaning should be the first step in understanding a sentence correction question.
However, some idiom/rule tricks do come in handy.
For example I did not know "is descended" and "has descended" means entirely two different things and appears to be the deal breaker in one of the official questions.
MGMAT forum and daagh were probably the ones who pointed it out.
Also, whenever I see terms like "ability for", "capability to", my spider sense starts tingling and I get on high alert.
I do, however, think that spending too much time on idioms is a BAD idea holistically.


can you guys share a direct link to Ron's SC lessons?
thanks again :)


Here you can get the recordings
http://www.manhattangmat.com/thursdays-with-ron.cfm
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Souvik-Awesome analysis man and Kudos for the effort you've put in to compile this thread.

Really helpful for course selection.
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Souvik-Awesome analysis man and Kudos for the effort you've put in to compile this thread.

Really helpful for course selection.

Thanks dude :-)

Glad it helped.


Sure thing :)

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Hey Souvik,
I've few queries on the Veritas prep books :

1.Can you please let me know that between Veritas prep's SC1 and SC2 what's the basic difference ? If I consider it for practice,which book should be better-1 or 2 ?

2.Also it would be great if you shed some light on Algebra book...how many Questions(700+),any special strategies etc.!

3.Which one is better and worth to own Algebra or Arithmetic book in your opinion?

Appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 10:53
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Hey Souvik,
I've few queries on the Veritas prep books :

1.Can you please let me know that between Veritas prep's SC1 and SC2 what's the basic difference ? If I consider it for practice,which book should be better-1 or 2 ?

2.Also it would be great if you shed some light on Algebra book...how many Questions(700+),any special strategies etc.!

3.Which one is better and worth to own Algebra or Arithmetic book in your opinion?

Appreciate your feedback.

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1. I got the latest 10th anniversary Veritas books which did not have SC1 and SC2. It had 4 Verbal books. 3 for SC, CR and RC and 1 advanced verbal workbook.
2. I have not gone through the quant books except the probability and the word problems book :P. I completely trust the GMATClub tests and Sir Bunuel.
3. None. For quant I would just do GMATClub tests, browse the forum, watch thursdays with Ron, follow Bunuel, try Bunuels signature and if possible do grockit (very good questions on a low budget)
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 20:28
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debayan222 wrote:
Hey Souvik,
I've few queries on the Veritas prep books :

1.Can you please let me know that between Veritas prep's SC1 and SC2 what's the basic difference ? If I consider it for practice,which book should be better-1 or 2 ?

2.Also it would be great if you shed some light on Algebra book...how many Questions(700+),any special strategies etc.!

3.Which one is better and worth to own Algebra or Arithmetic book in your opinion?

Appreciate your feedback.

Hi!

1. I got the latest 10th anniversary Veritas books which did not have SC1 and SC2. It had 4 Verbal books. 3 for SC, CR and RC and 1 advanced verbal workbook.
2. I have not gone through the quant books except the probability and the word problems book :P. I completely trust the GMATClub tests and Sir Bunuel.
3. None. For quant I would just do GMATClub tests, browse the forum, watch thursdays with Ron, follow Bunuel, try Bunuels signature and if possible do grockit (very good questions on a low budget)


Thanks for your quick reply!
1.I see..things seem to be bit different in your case.May be they didn't want the general course to be thrown away for free :P
2 & 3.Yup ! Agree with you..undoubtedly Sir Bunuel is a 'Masterpiece' and so his creations are..:) thursdays with Ron is also a great free resource out there in the market..

And oh! I've consolidated thursdays with Ron on SC in my post..Please refer to my sig. I don't think you've seen that..

Actually from your review,I thought you went deep into the Veritas Quant books... :wink:
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 21:07
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1.Also it would be great if you shed some light on Algebra book...how many Questions(700+),any special strategies etc.!
2.Which one is better and worth to own Algebra or Arithmetic book in your opinion?

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3.I see..things seem to be bit different in your case.May be they didn't want the general course to be thrown away for free :P

Hey debyan,
I just thought I'd pitch in here.
<<I just took liberty to re-number your questions in the order they appeared >>
1. Algebra book starts with some very basic questions and goes beyond 800 problems :) There is actually a pretty challenging set of questions towards the end that combines word problem with combinatorics with logical interpretations. Anyone who has tried this would surely agree.
2. Both are Ok. But as souvik too pointed out Combinatorics and probability one is awesome. Covers your ground for GMAT test without wandering outside the field.
3. I dint get this point. On veritas site as well, they are offering same set of 12 latest books that Souvik mentioned. Just check if you've older editions of Veritas books or there is a secret shelf in veritas library? :roll:
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 21:22
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debayan222 wrote:
1.Also it would be great if you shed some light on Algebra book...how many Questions(700+),any special strategies etc.!
2.Which one is better and worth to own Algebra or Arithmetic book in your opinion?

Quote:
3.I see..things seem to be bit different in your case.May be they didn't want the general course to be thrown away for free :P

Hey debyan,
I just thought I'd pitch in here.
<<I just took liberty to re-number your questions in the order they appeared >>
1. Algebra book starts with some very basic questions and goes beyond 800 problems :) There is actually a pretty challenging set of questions towards the end that combines word problem with combinatorics with logical interpretations. Anyone who has tried this would surely agree.
2. Both are Ok. But as souvik too pointed out Combinatorics and probability one is awesome. Covers your ground for GMAT test without wandering outside the field.
3. I dint get this point. On veritas site as well, they are offering same set of 12 latest books that Souvik mentioned. Just check if you've older editions of Veritas books or there is a secret shelf in veritas library? :roll:


As per your order my friend :wink:
1 & 2. Thanks Vips for sharing your valuable inputs.Really helpful.
3.I doubt if you're still able to purchase GMAT books directly on Veritas site ! See

this

but I did purchase last year the CR 1&2 directly from them. Now,SC 1&2 is available on Amazon etc. And Oh! on the back cover page,they list 15 books NOT 12...! :roll:
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Re: Veritas Prep Live Online-My Take [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 21:37
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Vips0000 wrote:
debayan222 wrote:
1.Also it would be great if you shed some light on Algebra book...how many Questions(700+),any special strategies etc.!
2.Which one is better and worth to own Algebra or Arithmetic book in your opinion?

Quote:
3.I see..things seem to be bit different in your case.May be they didn't want the general course to be thrown away for free :P

Hey debyan,
I just thought I'd pitch in here.
<<I just took liberty to re-number your questions in the order they appeared >>
1. Algebra book starts with some very basic questions and goes beyond 800 problems :) There is actually a pretty challenging set of questions towards the end that combines word problem with combinatorics with logical interpretations. Anyone who has tried this would surely agree.
2. Both are Ok. But as souvik too pointed out Combinatorics and probability one is awesome. Covers your ground for GMAT test without wandering outside the field.
3. I dint get this point. On veritas site as well, they are offering same set of 12 latest books that Souvik mentioned. Just check if you've older editions of Veritas books or there is a secret shelf in veritas library? :roll:


As per your order my friend :wink:
1 & 2. Thanks Vips for sharing your valuable inputs.Really helpful.
3.I doubt if you're still able to purchase GMAT books directly on Veritas site ! See

this

but I did purchase last year the CR 1&2 directly from them. Now,SC 1&2 is available on Amazon etc. And Oh! on the back cover page,they list 15 books NOT 12...! :roll:


Great.. So you do not have the latest edition. :-D
SC1/SC2 books were part of old set of 15 books. Check out the publication date, 2009, of the SC2 book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Sentence-Correcti ... 1936240114
Latest set, published last year, has 12 books.

Yes, I noticed they do not have these books on sale from Veritas site. One reason that I can come up with is that they are going to revise the books and bring out the corrected ones. Last year they had released books but those had some errors and they kept publishing errata on True track (Veritas studet site).
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