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# How hard and "real" are the questions of Kaplan?

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04 Feb 2011, 14:14
Hi,

I have completed the OGs (11th and 12th), but in my opinion they are easier than the GMAT Prep. So, I need additional questions.

I'm thinking in using a Kaplan course. How difficult are their questions? How "real" are they in comparison with the GMAT Prep and the real exam? (Specially, in SC and CR).

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04 Feb 2011, 14:47
did you try using og 10th edition?
I promise; it will challenge you.
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04 Feb 2011, 14:50
elevinty wrote:
did you try using og 10th edition?
I promise; it will challenge you.

Yes, I used it. I think that GMATPrep is harder.
I need complex and harder questions in the verbal section.
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04 Feb 2011, 15:00
I can't stand the OG 12th edition. The questions are insanely easy compared to the real gmat. I really don't think that book (when used exclusively) will get you anything higher than a 600.

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04 Feb 2011, 15:04
southernstunna wrote:
I can't stand the OG 12th edition. The questions are insanely easy compared to the real gmat. I really don't think that book (when used exclusively) will get you anything higher than a 600.

You are right, my friend.
OGs give us only a glimpse about the GMAT.
We need harder questions.
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04 Feb 2011, 16:40
metallicafan wrote:
southernstunna wrote:
I can't stand the OG 12th edition. The questions are insanely easy compared to the real gmat. I really don't think that book (when used exclusively) will get you anything higher than a 600.

You are right, my friend.
OGs give us only a glimpse about the GMAT.
We need harder questions.

You've gotta go with the Manhattan GMAT stuff imo, thought I haven't looked at any other books closely. I am incredibly impressed with the MGMAT guides, they are well thought out, organized, and they teach you the theory behind the most difficult questions rather than cookbooking a recipe that will only work for some problems. They have helped me immensely in the past month or so with my studying.

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