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# A Planned journey to 760

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Re: A Planned journey to 760 [#permalink]
Thank for sharing your journey. It definitely helps to understand what it takes.

Prabhu.
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Re: A Planned journey to 760 [#permalink]
First of all, congrats!.

What did you think of the Kaplan 800 book?
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octavian wrote:
First of all, congrats!.

What did you think of the Kaplan 800 book?

Thank you for the congratulations octavion. I wish you luck for your preparations.

Kaplan 800: I felt that the book is a bit overrated. I personally didn't gain much by referring that book. For maths, the barrier in crossing Q 50 to Q 51 is the one where it takes most efforts. The book doesn't highlight much questions of that high level of difficulty. The questions were simple and the approaches were also quite typical. If a person is scoring above or equal to Q 48 , i think he or she would already have the necessary knowledge of the approaches which are mentioned in the book. As per me in order to cross this barrier of Q 50, one would need to apply a lot of high level difficulty questions and understand the solutions even if he or she got the question right. This is assuming that one can find such questions from a trusted source which provides questions similar to the GMAT, which in fact are a very few.

For Verbal, I was already achieving close to 90% accuracy and 100% accuracy in CR and RC respectively. So i didn't want to waste my efforts going through those sections in the book. I started doing the SC section, but i realized midway that doing more SC questions from Manhattan sources and revising those rules would help me better and hence i left the verbal section of the book, since i could gain more from other sources.

At the end the suitability of the book can be decided on a personal basis. If you want to jump from Q 43-44 to Q 48-49, i would recommend you that book, otherwise not.

Do let me know if i can help you more any how.
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Re: A Planned journey to 760 [#permalink]
Congrats ankuragarwal1301

How did you prepare for Quant? You did OG questions right after finishing a particular topic from MGMAT Guides? Is there any other material which you used for the practise?

Thanks!
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Re: A Planned journey to 760 [#permalink]
Congratulations! Great debrief. Best of luck on your future endeavors.
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Re: A Planned journey to 760 [#permalink]
Thanks for sharing your story, it is indeed helpful! I have a question though - what did you use for practising verbal questions?

On another note - do u have the OG online access by any chance? I bought a used OG 2015 and didn't get access to the online resources. Please let me know if you could share.

Thanks again
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Funambulist wrote:
Congrats ankuragarwal1301

How did you prepare for Quant? You did OG questions right after finishing a particular topic from MGMAT Guides? Is there any other material which you used for the practise?

Thanks!

Hey,

No i didn't do the OG questions right after studying the theory. In my personal opinion i do not find that approach to be very useful. I complete all the theory once, prepared my notes and then attacked the OG at one go.For quants i only referred the OG official and the quantitative OG.

Please feel free to reach out to me in case of any other queries.
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roopz2scorpio wrote:
Thanks for sharing your story, it is indeed helpful! I have a question though - what did you use for practising verbal questions?

On another note - do u have the OG online access by any chance? I bought a used OG 2015 and didn't get access to the online resources. Please let me know if you could share.

Thanks again
Rupalie

Hey Rupalie,

Thank you for your acknowledgement, i appreciate that.

I wrote all the materials i used (including verbal) in my debrief above. Please reach out to me in case of any specific question regarding the material.

Also, i did have online access to the resources, however i have given them on temporary basis to my sister. I will reach out to her for the same. Please feel free to write to me on my email id below or post your queries here.

agarwalankur131@gmail.com
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Re: A Planned journey to 760 [#permalink]
congrats Ankur
Hard work invariably pays off...I have one question...Did you buy the veritas Prep online course?
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