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Is the Kaplan GMAT 2010-2011 Premier with CD-ROM (Kaplan GMAT Premier Program (w/CD)) (Paperback) really that helpful?


I'm reading the reviews on amazon and they are very very mixed. I'm trying to figure out what Gmat books to buy.. and so far, all I have on my list is the OG. I need one good overall review book but the reviews on that Kaplan one are swaying me a bit.

After that, I figured maybe I'd just buy one book specializing in Math, and another in Verbal. I already know i'm going to have to brush up on my Math skills.

What's the best overall review book out there? Thanks!


The best overall book is Kaplan Premier. It's by far not the deepest book of all of them but definitely the best (between Princeton Review, Peterson, etc). I would challenge you to find something better. You can ignore the reviews on Amazon - there is no better book in its class, but there are definitely better specialized resources, and people's expectations are just not set right. Of course MGMAT CR will be more detailed. Duh.... :roll:

Anyway, I have no interest of selling you on Kaplan - we are not even partnering with them if you notice around the website. Getting specialized books works too - review the other threads (math books and verbal books) for recommendations and please provide your feedback as well if you find something very useful. I own about 30-40 GMAT Books and always look for new stuff.
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I apologize bb ~
It was actually bkd's post I confused with you. From discovering that, I also found a great side-by-side comparison of Veritas and Manhattan. Very helpful. thanks. mva
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My Mathematics and English very both rusty when I started studying for the GMAT. To date I have been through : MGMAT Guides (RC, CR for Verbal and all Gudies for Quant). Additionally, I solved the three guides (published by GMAC) and Kaplan Verbal Workbook and Kaplan Math Workbook. I however have not improved much. Yesterday, I solved the SC section in the Kaplan Verbal Workbook and in each for the three exercises I had four incorrect answers. When I solved the the GMAC Official Guides the last 30% of the questions were just not my piece of cake. My GMAT exam is in 10 days exactly. I had planned to solve all the exams at the end (they would cover all the material so act like a refresher, plus I would work on the timing). Any ideas on how I can improve my GMAT related abilities?
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If you remember what you covered and you truly learned it, you should not have issues. It is all about the basics, not questions. Solving questions usually does not yield strong results
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Your response is very encouraging. At the same time I want to use these seven days wisely. Any suggestions? I have been going through GMAT Advanced and GMAT GMAT Premier Online today (Kaplan). Of course have not completed either. Should I just focus on the tests from this point forward? ANy advice is highly appreciated. Thanks.
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Your response is very encouraging. At the same time I want to use these seven days wisely. Any suggestions? I have been going through GMAT Advanced and GMAT GMAT Premier Online today (Kaplan). Of course have not completed either. Should I just focus on the tests from this point forward? ANy advice is highly appreciated. Thanks.


Yes, polish your test-taking skills, make sure strategies stick and finally error analysis (print out or save the ones you made a mistake in and then review the last 2 days).
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Great post guys! Very very helpful for someone who is looking at selecting study material! Thanks heaps!
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Which Kaplan book comes with CAT tests apart from Kaplam premier book as I would do practice while I'll be visiting countryside, where there is no online access. So looking for a Kaplan book with CATs only on CD. And also which MGMAT book comes with additional CAT tests? For example I buy only MGMAT Number Properties, does it come with CATs? or any of the 8 MGMAT guides, similarly does MGMAT RC also include CATs?

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All 8 MGMAT Guides come with online access to the CAT's. The only book from the MGMAT that does not have cat access is the MGMAT Math Foundations

Kaplan Premier 2010-2011 comes with a CD that has 4 tests, one in the book, and one online.
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All 8 MGMAT Guides come with online access to the CAT's. The only book from the MGMAT that does not have cat access is the MGMAT Math Foundations

Kaplan Premier 2010-2011 comes with a CD that has 4 tests, one in the book, and one online.



Thanks! for your quick response & suggestion. Definitely, going to get them tomorrow, but I think MGMAT isn't available here so gotta contact some friend for online shopping of one of the Quant books.

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Is Barron's anytime recommended book for GMAT?
My friend is referring to this book for practice purpose but I do not feel to go for it. Any third opinion??
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Is Barron's anytime recommended book for GMAT?
My friend is referring to this book for practice purpose but I do not feel to go for it. Any third opinion??
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Let's put it this way - have not heard a lot of good things about it.
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Are there any reviews of Jeff Sackmann's books? Total GMAT Math and Total GMAT Verbal are his books. He can be found at a website named GMAT Hacks.
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Just wanted to come in and thank everyone who helped out. I basically had 10 days to prepare for my GMAT and scored 660 on it today (Q-47, V-34). English is my third language, so was still impressed at how I did. I might try and go for a higher score, but at this moment, for my purposes, this seems to be more than satisfactory! Thanks!

Btw, as I had limited amount of time, all I did was the Kaplan Premier. Read the entire books, and did the practice questions for each section (50 questions each). And then a day before the exam, I was able to do both the GMATprep software exams. Not the best preparation, but given time constraints, I thought it went pretty well.

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Thanks bb -- the "Ultimate" column is basically my study plan at this point. Few follow-up questions:

- Kaplan Premier is one of the starting "general" books, while MGMAT etc are the foundation of the specific quant and verbal books. So would it be fair to assume that sequence: ie, Kaplan as a warm-up, then MGMAT for true drilling / learning?

- For Quant especially, Kaplan 800 is frequently derided on other posts as "Kaplan 650" and so on. The OGs cover a lot but are exhaustible at some point (I'm planning to get 10 and 12 as 11 seems to be close to 12). There are varying views on the toughness of the Sackmann questions. For 800 level questions then (esp quant), where are additional sources for questions?

- For Verbal in the same vein, where can one find 700+ level questions?

Looking forward to your thoughts, bb. Thanks again for all your advice!
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Has anyone tried "High School English Grammar & Composition" by P.C. Wren & H. Martin, published by S. Chand? If yes, please! give some reviews.
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Is "Powerscore.LSAT.logic.reasoning.bible" a good study material?
I came to know from my friend about the same but it is actually for LSAT.. can anyone pls throw some light on the usefullness w.r.t.

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Hi,

Can you guys please give me some input.
I already have OG 12 and GMAT Premier live online (unfortunately without the CD so fewer practice tests - in fact I think I only have 1 test online which sucks). I'm about to order MGMAT SC, as SC is a weak point for me and I want access to the 6 online CAT tests.
Are there any other books that are worth it (yes I have read the reviews in the first post)? Should I get OG 11 if I have OG 12? What about Kaplan 800, it seems to have so many mixed reviews. I'm aiming for a 700 on the GMAT.

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Is "Powerscore.LSAT.logic.reasoning.bible" a good study material?
I came to know from my friend about the same but it is actually for LSAT.. can anyone pls throw some light on the usefullness w.r.t.

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See review and post on forum by members about the book. I think it is best if you have just Powerscore CR Bible (both are kinda same) for GMAT. You only need practice questions of LSAT if u r not satisfied with gmat questions and u think u need more to practice then get LSAT practice question with explanations. That's my point of view. Rest, others are here to help.
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