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# Best GMAT Books - Latest Update

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15 Sep 2011, 09:27
Hello--

I have OG 12. I am thinking buying OG Quant (possibly OG verbal as well). Do the questions in OG 12 and OG Quant repeat or are they mostly new questions?
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15 Sep 2011, 09:42
thank you!

I read that OG Quant is somewhat easy (compared to GMATclub tests and other things). I have all the MGMAT workbooks and am looking to supplement that studying with practice questions (since they dont provide many). I am thinking of supplementing my studying with OG Quant first.. before diving into OG 12 since OG Quant is easier. Thoughts?
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05 Oct 2011, 08:10
Hi,

Quant is my main focus area. I am currently going through the Manhattan set of Quant books.
Which is a better book to supplement the practice for the techniques learnt from these books..Kaplan Quant Workbook or the Total Gmat Math?
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24 Oct 2011, 20:53
Hi, has anyone used the REA GMAT prep book? I've used the OG 12th ED, Kaplan workbooks and Manhattan guides. I would just like to know whether REA is a good source for additional questions and practice.
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25 Oct 2011, 03:28
anshugupta84 wrote:
Hi, has anyone used the REA GMAT prep book? I've used the OG 12th ED, Kaplan workbooks and Manhattan guides. I would just like to know whether REA is a good source for additional questions and practice.

Sorry, not familiar. I think you have had enough questions between all those books - you sure you need to keep practicing? Perhaps you should spend more time on studying the concepts and rules behind the GMAT questions?
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12 Dec 2011, 20:48
Hello ...

Can anybody please help me with old books [strike]or send PDFs for Aristotole SC and Power Score CR books.
Few days back I started my prep for GMAT.And decided to compelte SC and CR first.[/strike]

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14 Dec 2011, 09:42
roshanivahora wrote:
Wonderful! books is very informative. i want to download this book what i do?

To download them legally, please go to Amazon and use the Kindle version (many of them are available in Kindle format).

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17 Dec 2011, 12:32
I just took the GMAT today and scored a 510 after a little over a month of studying. I had a 35 in Quantitative and a 25 in verbal. My ideal goal is 650+ but I need at least a 600. I am taking the test at the end of January. I did not use the OG guide 12 as much as I probably should. Do I need to use this material extensively and not worry about other materials or should I supplement the OG12 with the series of Manhattan books? The thing that I look at with the OG guide is that it is great for practice but it lacks strategy and I think I need a strategic foundation. If I get these Manhattan books and supplement with the OG12 guide can I feasibly increase my score by 90-140 points in a month of studying? Any suggestions by anyone? I'm open for all Ideas..I also have a subscription to Magoosh's online class...what would be the best way of studying to increase this score and what would be the best materials to use? I need help!!
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26 Jan 2012, 01:52
Awesome compilation
I have OG12, Kaplan Premier, PR2011, MGMAT Verbal,

But guess to improve my Verbal shall need OG Verbal 2 - shall try to buy that...
Anyone traveling from anywhere to Qatar ??? :p
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06 Feb 2012, 22:38
I have been trying to find reviews of the kindle versions of Manhattan GMAT vs the print versions, no avail....

is it harder to check answers on kindle? what are the disadvantages or annoyances? are there still lots of error problems in kindle versions? a robust dialogue about print vs e-edition would be especially relevant these days, as I suspect the majority of investors are contemplating the same edition choice I am...
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06 Feb 2012, 23:31
cole2012 wrote:
I have been trying to find reviews of the kindle versions of Manhattan GMAT vs the print versions, no avail....

is it harder to check answers on kindle? what are the disadvantages or annoyances? are there still lots of error problems in kindle versions? a robust dialogue about print vs e-edition would be especially relevant these days, as I suspect the majority of investors are contemplating the same edition choice I am...

Yes, it is harder to flip pages/check answers.
I believe errors are minimized. Originally they were only related to the display issues that Kindle has with some of the formulas. Last I've heard was 99% of it was good and just a few discrepancies.

We have the Interactive version of only the MGMAT SC on the iPhone toolkit and that has answers built into it so no flipping is required and you keep track of your progress/timing in the book. (still \$9.99 but the app costs \$25).

I don't think it is much worse to get the Kindle version from accuracy perspective but I do find studying with the screen harder, even if it is iPad and not a PC.
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06 Feb 2012, 23:38
so you personally, bb, gun to your head, if you had to do it all again right now, would buy print on all 8 mgmats and do it all old-school? i'm at the point of sale and am really quite torn....
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07 Feb 2012, 01:25
very useful post. Thanks for posting.
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11 Feb 2012, 11:02
Hi BB,

I am aiming to get 650+. Planning to purchase the OG 12 and MGMAT guides. Do you think it is necessary to purchase the OG Verbal, OG Quant, and/or Kaplan Premier? If so, what is the justification? I am a newbie to GMAT so I want to ensure that I have my basis covered. Thanks in advance!
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12 Feb 2012, 02:07
I have been browsing this forum for a couple of days now and found that supposedly, there are a few books available which have the range of questions in the 750+ range. Can u please refer to me some of those books, if u have experience with them.? Both for Quant and Varbal. I will use Manhattan Guides for the basics...
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12 Feb 2012, 04:54
Hi Kansas,

in addition to Manhattan GMAT's strategy guides, in order to get some 750+ questions you can have a look at:

- GMATClubs Math Questions - seem to be a very good preparation for hard questions
- Jeff Sackmann's TOTAL GMAT Math

For Verbal I think MGMAT (particularly for SC) is the best you can get. It depends on your weak area. For Verbal you can rathermore think of some additional Grammar book as Doing Grammar or GMAT Club's Grammar. Both are frequent suggestions.

Regards!
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12 Feb 2012, 07:09
bgpower wrote:
Hi Kansas,

in addition to Manhattan GMAT's strategy guides, in order to get some 750+ questions you can have a look at:

- GMATClubs Math Questions - seem to be a very good preparation for hard questions
- Jeff Sackmann's TOTAL GMAT Math

For Verbal I think MGMAT (particularly for SC) is the best you can get. It depends on your weak area. For Verbal you can rathermore think of some additional Grammar book as Doing Grammar or GMAT Club's Grammar. Both are frequent suggestions.

Regards!

Thank u so much for the help. In the verbal section, how about referring to grammar books like Wren & Martin's High School Grammar and composition and Norman Lewis's How to read better and faster. I have seen people recommend them but am not sure whether they will increase my scores substantially..
And about the GMAT club Maths questions are there some more available other than the Maths tests.? I see some attachments but am not sure whether to use them..
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12 Feb 2012, 13:45
tstud20 wrote:
I just took the GMAT today and scored a 510 after a little over a month of studying. I had a 35 in Quantitative and a 25 in verbal. My ideal goal is 650+ but I need at least a 600. I am taking the test at the end of January. I did not use the OG guide 12 as much as I probably should. Do I need to use this material extensively and not worry about other materials or should I supplement the OG12 with the series of Manhattan books? The thing that I look at with the OG guide is that it is great for practice but it lacks strategy and I think I need a strategic foundation. If I get these Manhattan books and supplement with the OG12 guide can I feasibly increase my score by 90-140 points in a month of studying? Any suggestions by anyone? I'm open for all Ideas..I also have a subscription to Magoosh's online class...what would be the best way of studying to increase this score and what would be the best materials to use? I need help!!

I have mgmat and OG12. For practice Take the OG12. For Content MGMAT.

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21 Feb 2012, 02:45
I will be going to attend the event which will be held in Bangalore for Gmat Quant Booster, By crackverbal and hope that i don't need any books for my Gmat perparation after that workshop.
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26 Feb 2012, 12:40
I'm not planning to take the GMAT until after June 5th, but a classmate is going to sit it in April and so far he has been using the book Crack the GMAT. It was available in my university library, so I borrowed it to take a look at it. It is very, very basic. It is good to understand how the GMAT works and what is included in each part, but apart from that, I can only see it being useful for someone who has been out of college for several years, or who has studied an undegraduate in which no quantitative courses where taught.

For anyone considering to buy it, I'm pretty sure there's better material available such as the one recommended in this thread.
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