It is currently 20 Oct 2017, 23:59

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2017
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Aug 2017, 10:01
Hi Everyone -

I have older copies of the Manhattan GMAT Supplemental Strategy Books for Quantitative and Verbal studies. It is 4th Edition and published around 2009.

I took the exam before and decided to call it quits. However, recently been re-energized to re-take the exam today.

GMAT friends/takers/experts, I believe M-GMAT has 7th or 7th edition out, in your opinion and experience, would you recommend I purchase the newer books?

These are the supplemental verbal and quant books. Will the newer supplemental verbal/quant books have new strategies and tactics compared to the 4th edition? If your answer is yes, get the new books, can you please provide your reasoning and logic, I would greatly appreciate your time and insights.

My goal score range is 720-750

Thank you GMAT community for listening, please help

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesEMPOWERgmat Discount CodesMagoosh Discount Codes
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
P
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 9987

Kudos [?]: 3412 [1], given: 172

Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: 4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Aug 2017, 16:50
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Hi Suw146,

It's not clear whether you need these books or not - and it's completely possible that you would benefit from using some other study materials entirely. Since you're interested in retesting, I have to assume that there was something about your prior GMAT Score that you are not satisfied with. As such, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you previously studied and your goals:

Studies:
1) How did you score on the Official GMAT (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?
2) How long ago did you study (and for how long?)?
3) What study materials did you use?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
  Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

***********************Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!***********************

Kudos [?]: 3412 [1], given: 172

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2017
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: 4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2017, 07:20
Rich -

Thank you for your response and follow questions.

Regarding, the books, I understand your comments, and you may be right, I may need additional tactics. I guess my original question regarding the books, were to see if people thought it was outdated, and would warrant new books/new questions

Studies:
1) How did you score on the Official GMAT (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)? Quite honestly, I do not remember it was quite some time ago, but my total score was 620 if that helps.
2) How long ago did you study (and for how long?)? I studied back in 2010/2011, and for 3 months or so
3) What study materials did you use? I used the Manhattan GMAT Supplemental Strategy Books (Number Properties, Geometry etc.) , and I used the GMAT Official Guide for practice questions

Goals:
4) What is your goal score? 720-750 range
5) When are you planning to retake the GMAT? November/December of 2017
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? For the class being admitted in 2019, so next year
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Wharton (#1 target), Columbia, HBS, Booth, Yale, NYU, Cornell

One additional change from the last time I took this exam, is my mental state. I am much more confident and even excited to tackle this exam. Previously, I was not excited, and even intimidated. I know I can ace this exam and I know I can get into my target schools. I just want and need to make sure, first, I have the right study tactics and plan to earn the score I want. I will then figure out the rest later, but first step is getting that score.

Rich, thanks for listening and for the response.

Simond

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Expert Post
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
P
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 9987

Kudos [?]: 3412 [0], given: 172

Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: 4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2017, 14:56
Hi Simond,

Since you last studied over 5 years ago, it's likely that some of your GMAT skills have 'faded', so it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can refamiliarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. Even though you are now allowed a choice of 3 different 'orders' of the sections, a FULL CAT still takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
  Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

***********************Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!***********************

Kudos [?]: 3412 [0], given: 172

Re: 4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one?   [#permalink] 16 Aug 2017, 14:56
Display posts from previous: Sort by

4th Edition M-GMAT Strategy Books, Should I get latest one?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HiLine



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.