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15 Sep 2009, 20:35
Hi I bought OG 12th ed., OG Quant, OG Verbal, and Kaplan Premier live online 2010. I read the OG about Quant and Verbal as well as Kaplan. I am planning to study the Quant first and then Verbal. Questions: Should I complete the Kaplan diagnositic Quiz first and then study along the Kaplan. Then put the OG Quant and Verbal in between Kaplan study. Do the OG 12th at the end for practice questions?
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15 Sep 2009, 22:17
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Hi I bought OG 12th ed., OG Quant, OG Verbal, and Kaplan Premier live online 2010. I read the OG about Quant and Verbal as well as Kaplan. I am planning to study the Quant first and then Verbal. Questions: Should I complete the Kaplan diagnositic Quiz first and then study along the Kaplan. Then put the OG Quant and Verbal in between Kaplan study. Do the OG 12th at the end for practice questions?

Welcome to GMAT Club mbacfa!

Definitely start first with Kaplan. Save the OG's for the end.
See this post for a sample study plan: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html

Also, take a look here for a number of study options: top-gmat-prep-books-guides-reviews-comments-77703.html
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16 Sep 2009, 05:56
Along the lines of what bb posted (and this is contained in a number of his guides):

If you have not taken a diagnostic practice test yet, I advise you to do so. Simply studying and doing problems may not be as useful as you think.

Taking a diagnostic test will provide you feedback of where you are and what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Don't forget to use an error log to monitor and track progress.
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16 Sep 2009, 07:24
Thank you all.
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18 Sep 2009, 05:34
Hi everyone,
I'm also new to this gmat thing...
I need to take gmat in order to study business in U.S.A. starting September 2010.
I searched a few places and this site looks one of the best to start for. Now I will check other pages to get an idea about where I should be starting from..
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18 Sep 2009, 10:25
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Hi everyone,
I'm also new to this gmat thing...
I need to take gmat in order to study business in U.S.A. starting September 2010.
I searched a few places and this site looks one of the best to start for. Now I will check other pages to get an idea about where I should be starting from..

Welcome to GMAT Club Westsew.
You can start here: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html and work your way through the website.

use the top navigation menu to find the best content.
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31 Dec 2009, 00:58
Hi Bb........
ths's 1st time m ever writing to a blog......
I am also starting studying for GMAT as new year starts........

I am planing to start with kaplan and then proceed to OG..........

after reading your many posts i realise i am going on the rite track.Please confirm...........
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31 Dec 2009, 01:15
neha04 wrote:
Hi Bb........
ths's 1st time m ever writing to a blog......
I am also starting studying for GMAT as new year starts........

I am planing to start with kaplan and then proceed to OG..........

after reading your many posts i realise i am going on the rite track.Please confirm...........

neha, I have also followed similar approach. Make sure you go through and understand explanations for each and every answer given in these books. all the best.
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31 Dec 2009, 01:23
thnx.....hey as i told u i am just a starter i want to also know tht is self study efficient or do one need to join sm insti for the prep n all......i am more concerned abt the application procedure once i crack GMAT.....

plz rpl
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31 Dec 2009, 01:38
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thnx.....hey as i told u i am just a starter i want to also know tht is self study efficient or do one need to join sm insti for the prep n all......i am more concerned abt the application procedure once i crack GMAT.....

plz rpl

Regarding GMAT, I don't feel one needs to join a coaching institute. I prepared and scored well all by myself. But there are few others on this forum who have been benefited by a coaching institute. It all depends from person to person.

I would suggest you start preparing on your own, go through some of the GMAT debriefs, threads posted by bb, and make sure you maintain an error log. (Assuming you are from India) GMAT is easier as compared to other entrance tests like IIM CAT, IIT JEE etc. In case of GMAT you need to devote 3-4 months and you are done. But on the flip side, the preparation needs a different approach. I have seen people scoring well in IIM CAT, but hit badly in GMAT.

Regarding Applications, there are whole set of different consultants who helps in essay preparation etc. To take a service from a consultant or not is again a personal choice.
Some reputed consultants are associated with GMATClub as well. You can post your queries to them in the below forum:
admission-consultants-124/
For ISB, you can drop your queries to below thread, answered by ISB consultant:
please-join-me-in-welcoming-thinkisb-to-gmat-club-84103.html
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31 Dec 2009, 02:32
@ bigoyal,

please chk ur mail.........n rpl
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