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which books to use??? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2004, 09:27
hi guys,

i started preparing for the exam about two weeks ago. i'm planning to take it in april. i am targeting a 750 - 780 score. so far i have the following prep materials;

- kaplan 2005 + cd , kaplan math workbook 2005 and verbal workout 2001
- princeton review cracking the gmat 2005 + cd, pr verbal workout 1999
- arco master the gmat 2004
- kaplan 800 [2005]
- OG 10th edition
- barrons 2001

what other prep materials would you recommend??? would you recommend only getting the latest versions of prep materials or one can use older ones ??? any advice is welcome.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2004, 09:36
I would not recommend the use of Barron except if you ran out of material. The other prep material definitely form the crux of the GMAT. If anything else, I would suggest you to go through the huge 885SC question bank and CR bank in the "verbal lesson" forum. It is super good practice. As a sweetener, you can also buy the ETS old Paper tests on mba.com. I think they are about 25$ for a set of 3 and there are a total of 9 (3 sets)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2004, 20:58
thanx paul,

i;m also considering doing some old paperbased tests from old editions of kaplan or pr. would you recommend this??? i guess i want to practice as much as possible so i can master the format and the flow of the questions on the test. i'll definitelly check out all the materials provided on gmatclub.com, do you have any other recommendations for good online sources especially for whole tests???
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2004, 21:46
Hi kayser, I would definitely recommend you to use Kaplan paper test formats as long as you time yourself. Otherwise, you may end up doing the test in 3 hours instead of 2.5 hours and the paper test's purpose would be self-defeating.

In terms of online tests and resource, check out this great link:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=8202

Some of the links there will give you access to full online tests.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2004, 11:08
thanx for the advice and info paul , your advice is always greatly appreciated. and yes i am working on timing myself.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2004, 16:53
hi paul,

just a few more questions about prep materials. Are there any differences between the editions of the workbooks???? for example i have 2001 kaplan verbal [the red cover] and i was thinking about getting the latest one 2004 [the blue cover] i guess what i am asking is - are the exercises and tests very different or are they the same or they duplicate each other in some ways not fully/fully?? would you recommend buying the latest versions of the workbooks??? would i benefit from getting the latest versions ??and one more question - is there different content on the cds of the regular books?? is the cd on the 2003 edition the same does it have the same test/strategies/sample questions as 2004, 2005 etc?? thanx in advance for your reply
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2004, 12:59
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The above is a discussion on PR2005 CD vs older versions. I strongly believe that for PR, the newer version is better. However, Kaplan did not change their version from 2002 through 2004. I'm not sure for 2001 but the odds are I don't think they changed their edition anyways. Book editions are to my knowledge absolutely same.

In terms of CD content, I believe that it is good to buy those Kaplan/PR books WITH CDs as it will give you a "feel" of the acctual test. Also, rest assured that unlike OG, the question banks on the CDs are much wider than the questions included in the actual books.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 00:38
thanx for the infor and the link paul, i was expecting that the content will be the same but wanted to make sure and ask more experienced gmat takers. thanx once again
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