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# GMAT 800 (YAY or NAY)

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25 Apr 2005, 16:11
Who has used Kaplan's GMAT 800? I don't want to waste my time studying questions sets that's not really going to prepare me for the real thing.
any thoughts on KAPLAN GMAT 800?
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25 Apr 2005, 17:15
Very good book if you are targetting a 750+
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25 Apr 2005, 17:48
mckenna wrote:
Very good book if you are targetting a 750+
Thanks

thanks for the quick response mckenna. One more question, would you recommend the Kaplan GMAT 800 verbal or quant or both ?
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26 Apr 2005, 08:45
I used the GMAT 800 book and I thought it was super hard but it really prepared me well. I was getting about 3 out of every 4 wrong but it really toughened me up. I'd recommend it but be prepared for your ego to take a beating.
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22 May 2005, 21:22
Good book, although you might need to give it a repeat read to digest all the info. Some extra tested mistakes in SC section.
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02 Jun 2005, 08:48
Excellent resource in your final weeks of review. I am not quite sure if any of the hard questions from the Kaplan 2005 book are repeated in the 800 book. Any thoughts?
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10 Jun 2005, 12:54
fjohn19 wrote:
Excellent resource in your final weeks of review. I am not quite sure if any of the hard questions from the Kaplan 2005 book are repeated in the 800 book. Any thoughts?

No repeats. 800 has different questions. RC and SC in 800 aren't that difficult imo. CR's are. Few hard math questions.
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29 Jun 2005, 23:45
KAP800 verbal is a real stormer.
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30 Jun 2005, 14:40
hey guys....
I have just done Cr from Kaplan 800 ... Found it ok.... &was able to crack them....
After that i am practising from Dave.... & finding it a bit difficult.
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11 Jul 2005, 09:48
the verbal part is really challenging.

Also the math explanations are good. you'll get some tips how to solve them.
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11 Jul 2005, 12:06
IMO if u have KAP 2005 (CD) and use GMATCLUB challenges for Math, you will not need this book. Only +ve about this book is good CR, that's all. Math is a waste of time, so are the SCs and RCs. Their footnotes, like "a 800 test taker will do blah blah", are specially annoying. KAP's idea of creating tough SCs seems to be to jumble up sentences and create ambiguous choices. They are not of GMAT quality. Needless to say that KAP RCs are not representative of GMAT RCs as well.
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21 Jul 2005, 17:16
I bought this book after not getting my ideal score after 2 attempts. I have to say that I quite like its methodology. I've only reviewed the verbal portion, which is where I need help... but the problems are challenging and the responses insightful.

If your goal is more than 700 on the GMAT, then yes, get it.
21 Jul 2005, 17:16
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