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# Advice - Starting GMAT Preperation

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06 Mar 2007, 18:32
Hi,

I am about to start my preperation for GMAT. I have a timeline of three months, which everyone is saying is generally sufficient.

I have heard about some of the materials that I can study:

- OG 11
- OG 11 Verbal
- PR Cracking the GMAT
- Kaplan 2007 Premier
- Manhattan GMAT SC

Can someone please confirm on this.

It will be really helpful if someone can provide me a roadmap of the preperation.

Ranajay

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06 Mar 2007, 18:57
Are you planning on matriculating in 2008? If so when do you plan on taking the GMAT ?I am currently in the process of studying and assume that 3 months should suffice.

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06 Mar 2007, 19:45
Guys, 3 months is usually Ok, but not necessarily the rule. Some people prepare in 6 weeks and score 750+ while others drag it over a year and take it 4 times before reaching their absolute maximum of 650.

It depends on your current situation. Take a diagnostic test (I'd suggest GMATprep as a good indicator of GMAT scores) and then share the data with others to estimate how long it'll take you. Generally speaking, if you get 600+, you can then study for about 3 months and improve enough to get 7XX. But if you are aiming higher or lower you may need to spend more or less time.

Cheers. L.

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08 Mar 2007, 23:43
Buy a bottle of pepto, unplug your phone, and if you have a girlfriend chryogenically freeze her until you get the score you want.

In all seriousness it sounds like you have a plan - OG11, its supplement guides, and GMATPrep are going to be the most important pieces. Dont burn through GMATPrep too fast, but once you have taken both use them for math practice because the questions on that section generally dont repeat. Keep doing the verbal section too just for practice - take it a lot the week before the test - and you will do fine.

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12 Mar 2007, 03:14
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OG 11
- OG 11 Verbal
- PR Cracking the GMAT
- Kaplan 2007 Premier
- Manhattan GMAT SC

Sorry, dont mind asking me this, i am new to GMAT , not started my prep...conditioning myself!! .

But what is OG 11
- OG 11 Verbal ,PR Cracking the GMAT ....

Who are the authors?? I am located in India, can somebody help me out?

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12 Mar 2007, 03:27
Hi,
OG 11 means official guide 11th edition, while PR means princeton. You may get these books from any good bookshop in India... you may also try your hands on Kaplan and Kaplan 800...

If you are from Mumbai, you may get them from crossroad, churchgate, sterling book-near VT station... and if you are from Delhi then you may look at shops like Jawahar book depot- ber sarai-nr IIT.

regards,

Amardeep

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12 Mar 2007, 09:43
The Official Guide Ed. 11 is definitely worth buying. Make sure you get all three books. They're made by the people who make the GMAT, so the level of questions are most reliable. The Kaplan and Manhattan Review books are also helpful. The Manhattan Review books have glossaries and terms that are used a lot in the GMAT, so if you're unfamiliar with it, you probably want to get those books too. Good luck with your prep!

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13 Mar 2007, 09:02
OasisNYK wrote:
Buy a bottle of pepto, unplug your phone, and if you have a girlfriend chryogenically freeze her until you get the score you want.

Doh! Not possible. Actually she helps a lot with my, ahem, stress relief

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22 Mar 2007, 19:17
hey guys...i'm looking to take the gmats in august. planning to get started tomorrow actually.

i ordered OG11 and PR study books. i should be getting them tomorrow from amazon.

i work full-time so i'm looking at maybe 2-4 hours of study on weeknights. on weekends probably mornings and evenings.

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