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# GMAT Quant and verbal suggestions

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20 Aug 2007, 19:26
My first post here, so I'll give some background. I'm a 28yo engineer in the US. Bored with the technical area, looking to move into finance or (more likely) MC. Looking to apply next year for class of 2009, will attempt GMAT in spring (march/april). Looking for a 750 score.

I just started looking into the GMAT and took the GMATPrep test last week without any studying or even knowing what types of questions to expect. I scored a 700 (Q: 46, V:40, skipped AWA) which is pretty good from what I know. I've always done on standardized tests, not sure why -- I scored a perfect 800 on the quant of the GRE. I must say though, the quant on the GMAT is wayyyy harder than any other test I've taken...I thought all I needed was HIGH SCHOOL MATH!!!

That being said, I'm looking for suggestions on what books I can use to improve my quantitative score. I'm looking for a book that knows what types of math questions are on the test (especially the harder questions in the 45+ quant range) such as probability, Venn diagrams, number properties etc...and shows very well how to tackle these questions. I'm trying to get a 51+ quant score and hopefully keep my verbal score in the same range.

For the verbal, I got Princeton guide...any feedback/suggestions on that would be great as well.
Thanks!

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20 Aug 2007, 19:39
If you want harder math, then buy any of the Manhattan GMAT books, you will get 6 free online CAT. Manhattan GMAT is known for its harder than real GMAT math questions. They are good practice. Or the challenge set on this site are good as well. For me, I also used veritas Project GMAT book. Very good for hard probability and combination questions.

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20 Aug 2007, 21:16
eileen1017 wrote:
If you want harder math, then buy any of the Manhattan GMAT books, you will get 6 free online CAT. Manhattan GMAT is known for its harder than real GMAT math questions. They are good practice. Or the challenge set on this site are good as well. For me, I also used veritas Project GMAT book. Very good for hard probability and combination questions.

Thanks for the info. Do either the Manhattan book or Veritas book have good info on number techniques (how many primes..., Venn diagrams, etc). I'm looking for an all-in-one guide for quant.

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20 Aug 2007, 22:19
welcome soni! and great first score! You'll do very well on the GMAT.

anyway, there is no "comprehensive" quant book designed for the GMAT that I know of... they probably break it up just to sell more books Veritas advanced number properties handout from a class is very good, if you can get your hands on that...

otherwise, I suggest you spend some time reading these threads to see which books are good and which CATS are good/bad...

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=42771

Good luck!

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21 Aug 2007, 04:17
kryzak wrote:
Veritas advanced number properties handout from a class is very good, if you can get your hands on that...

Thanks so much. I'll check out that thread you suggested.
As for the Veritas handout, I don't really know anybody that took the class but I'll look on ebay or google to see if anybody wants to sell theirs.

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