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12 Jun 2006, 21:08
Which sample questions best resemble the real GMAT? Please rank.

Princeton Review
Kaplan
Barron's
800 Score
Crack-GMAT
GMATPrep

If you know of any other good source for questions, please post in your reply.

Many thanks for your help.

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13 Jun 2006, 09:34
You didn't mention about about Official Guide(OG), 10th or 11th in your list. Sample questions in OG are from actual GMAT tests conducted in past. Many people don't recommend Barron.

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13 Jun 2006, 10:58
From my reading of this forum the following are the recommended with * indicating must have:

OG 10th/11th Edition *
OG Quantitative Review *
Manhattan Sentence Correction *
Princeton Review
Kaplan 2006/2007 Premier Edition
Kaplan800
GMATPrep (official software from MBA.com)

SC1000/RC1000/CR1000 Collections from this site
LSAT CR (for additional Qs if you run out)

Please feel free to add/correct if I missed something.

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13 Jun 2006, 17:05
Depends on the use...

Best for practice questions: Official Guide, 11th edition (10th is too easy)
Best for practice tests: GMATPrep
Best for strategies, second best for tests: Princeton Review

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14 Jun 2006, 06:52
Thank you, everyone, for your input.

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25 Jun 2006, 13:45
I have taken your advices and purchased Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction book. It is excellent. I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to improve on the SC section.

However, I am also very weak on the Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning sections. Can anyone recommend good review materials for these sections?

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25 Jun 2006, 15:25
I will definitely add the Veritas Prep MAterials to the list. I am using it now.
I wont say the same for the tutors or the prep company as such for their help, but their materials are excellent.

I went through their Geometry. Really harder than OG.
Went through their CRitical Reasoning: Again very hard, good strategies
Went through their Perm and Comb book: Again good

They have a good syllabus and a plan of attack.

But the customer service and the tutors are bad, atleast the ones I got!

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25 Jun 2006, 21:11
I didn't mention PR for verbal before, but they're really good for verbal along with the overall strategies.

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25 Jun 2006, 22:53
Take Manhattan's practice exams. I think they sell it for \$39. You would get at least 6 unique exams. You can take more but some questions would be repeated from the first six.

Try LSAT's Logical Reasonings and Reading Comprehensions. They are much tougher than those of GMAT. If you score well (forget about making the time as LSAT's avg time per qn is ~ 75 to 85 seconds while that of the GMAT is ~ 109 seconds) you would do well in CR and RC in GMAT. Many questions from Kaplan (which is considered a tough GMAT book) are adaptions of questions from LSAT. You could get LSAT questions from other GMAT forums.
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26 Jun 2006, 02:35
What do you guys think of the following combination:

1. Official Guide 11th edition
2. Crack the GMAT 2007 by Princeton Review.
3. Kaplan 2007 Premier with CD
4. Kaplan 800 2007

Since English is not my native language, should I replace the PR book by the Kaplan Verbal book? ( I think I may not spend on both the PR and Kaplan Verbal).

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26 Jun 2006, 06:46
Has anyone used The PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible to improve the CR score? How do you think it compares to the Manhattan GMAT CR and RC book? Which one would you recommend?

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26 Jun 2006, 08:23
haas_mba07 wrote:
From my reading of this forum the following are the recommended with * indicating must have:

OG 10th/11th Edition *
OF Quantitative Review *
Manhattan Sentence Correction *
Princeton Review
Kaplan 2006/2007 Premier Edition
Kaplan800
GMATPrep (official software from MBA.com)

SC1000/RC1000/CR1000 Collections from this site
LSAT CR (for additional Qs if you run out)

Please feel free to add/correct if I missed something.

What book is OF Quantitative Review? Is this the official one? Any links?

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28 Jun 2006, 05:41
TM wrote:
Has anyone used The PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible to improve the CR score? How do you think it compares to the Manhattan GMAT CR and RC book? Which one would you recommend?

Sorry to bug you guys with this again, but can anyone recommend a good RC/CR book(s)?

Thanks

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29 Jun 2006, 17:59
Definitely do not replace the PR book with Kaplan for verbal. They are lightyears apart, and PR is much, much, much better for verbal.

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