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Everything You Need to Prepare for the GMAT (retired)

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Thanks a lot for the stuff!! +1
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Thank you for this!
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Thx .. seems quite useful ..
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Thanks for compiling this!
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Thank you! It is really great stuff for a GMAT newbie
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amazing resource
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Great set of links. very useful.
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great post ...thx for the help
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Under GMAT Study Plans, how about adding a link to a page for GMAT-takers with a short time frame in mind to prep for the test? "One month," as in my case, seems to be fairly popular...

If I'm not mistaken, I think the advice that I found suggested running through all 3 OG guides (12th, verbal, and quant), and testing like crazy.

For my short-term strategy, I purchased the 12th ed. OG (though I may pick up the OG verbal as my primary concern is verbal) and Kaplan Live 2010 for access to the 5 additional CAT tests. Study time expected at +/- 20 hours per week.

Hopefully late-coming "slackers" can still score well.

Edit: here's a post from bb back in '03:
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Under GMAT Study Plans, how about adding a link to a page for GMAT-takers with a short time frame in mind to prep for the test? "One month," as in my case, seems to be fairly popular...

If I'm not mistaken, I think the advice that I found suggested running through all 3 OG guides (12th, verbal, and quant), and testing like crazy.

For my short-term strategy, I purchased the 12th ed. OG (though I may pick up the OG verbal as my primary concern is verbal) and Kaplan Live 2010 for access to the 5 additional CAT tests. Study time expected at +/- 20 hours per week.

Hopefully late-coming "slackers" can still score well.

Edit: here's a post from bb back in '03:
a-study-plan-1589.html

Take a look at this one: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html
I should re-work the other one - thank you for finding it!!!
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This is indeed a great guide. Everything I need to know about GMAT is here.
Thank you so much.
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I will be sure to plunder all these resources.
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06 Dec 2009, 16:06
My questin it to GMAT profis. I use the Off. Guide at the moment, my first aim is math. What do you think;imho the tasks and examples in this book is too easy as for high score. Are the tasks on really GMAT more difficuilt than in off. guide? What book has the most quantity of ex. that i can meet in GMAT?
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Lindsy wrote:
My questin it to GMAT profis. I use the Off. Guide at the moment, my first aim is math. What do you think;imho the tasks and examples in this book is too easy as for high score. Are the tasks on really GMAT more difficuilt than in off. guide? What book has the most quantity of ex. that i can meet in GMAT?
Lin.

They start out with problems that you can just figure out if you read the question.
By the end they should be hard.
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07 Dec 2009, 07:38
Thanks! But the really GMAT questions is smth like that in OG? Or much harter?
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It depends how well you do. They should be getting quite hard if you're doing well. If you make lots of mistakes, you will mainly encounter easy question. The questions in the OG are from the old exams.
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