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I have bought and finished the OG,I also have verbal review and quant review but after doing the questions in the OG, I found that I wasn't able to answer many questions correctly, especially the ones at the end of each topic. I am utterly confused as to how should I proceed with my study plans. I am average in both Quant and Verbal (according to the OG diagnostic tests). I feel fine with boyh but I wanna build my confidence. Should I buy additional books? Which ones? Which ones helped u the most? I am thankful in advance for all the answers!

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Hey Utkarsh1041

To build the basic strategy to tackle GMAT, you could use the Manhattan Strategy Guides.
These books, IMO, are the best resource that one can use in order to understand the basic
strategy to tackle GMAT. It makes sense to clear your concepts for every topic and then to
follow that up with some practice.

Verbal Section Prep
Alternatively, for CR, you could use the PowerScore CR bible in order to build your concepts.
For RC, you could refer the below-given links
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/guide-to-rea ... 21112.html

For practice, you can find all the questions at GMATClub. You should use the Timer feature to
time yourself once you are familiar with the concepts.
Some links you might find useful
SC: https://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-cor ... 29750.html
CR: https://gmatclub.com/forum/critical-rea ... 28861.html
RC: https://gmatclub.com/forum/reading-comp ... 29341.html

Quant Section Prep
Follow Bunuel. Solve all the questions in his signature. They contain some awesome questions
that give you the true taste of GMAT(Baker's Dozen, 12 Easy Pieces, Fresh Meat etc..) Make it
a habit to solve each and every question he puts up on the forum to improve your accuracy,
once you are clear with the concepts.

During the last leg of your Quant prep, this post immensely helps with improving your scores.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 41670.html

Link to GMAT Quantitative Mega-Thread(which helps reinforce the concepts)
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Additionally, for tests, you could purchase the GMAT Prep Collection Bundle(contains 2 exam
packs - EP1 and EP2 and a question pack). There are 2 free tests offered by GMAC, the makers
of the test. The scores on these tests are the best indicator of your current ability at the time of
taking the test.

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Thanks for the answer. I figured that I would have to buy additional material but I was concerned as to which books would be the best choice, although I was myself more inclined towards Manhattan. I am really thankful for all the tips and especially the useful links you've attached to the answer! Thnx a ton!

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Utkarsh1041 wrote:
I have bought and finished the OG,I also have verbal review and quant review but after doing the questions in the OG, I found that I wasn't able to answer many questions correctly, especially the ones at the end of each topic. I am utterly confused as to how should I proceed with my study plans. I am average in both Quant and Verbal (according to the OG diagnostic tests). I feel fine with boyh but I wanna build my confidence. Should I buy additional books? Which ones? Which ones helped u the most? I am thankful in advance for all the answers!

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Hi Utkarsh1041,

I would encourage to focus on clearing your concepts and solidifying your base before you move onto the OG Questions. It is vital that you solve the OG only after you have gone through the concepts. For Quant, You can try out the Math revolution or TTP course as both the courses are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. Plus both have great reviews on GMATCLUB. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them. Note that you it is advisable to do the GMATCLUB only once you have achieved Q45+ to make the most out of these tests.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the GMATPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice.

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Utkarsh1041 wrote:
I have bought and finished the OG,I also have verbal review and quant review but after doing the questions in the OG, I found that I wasn't able to answer many questions correctly, especially the ones at the end of each topic. I am utterly confused as to how should I proceed with my study plans. I am average in both Quant and Verbal (according to the OG diagnostic tests). I feel fine with boyh but I wanna build my confidence. Should I buy additional books? Which ones? Which ones helped u the most? I am thankful in advance for all the answers!

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Best Books

For learning Concepts

Manhattan Quant Guides
Manhattan Verbal Guides
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

For Practice

The Official Guide for GMAT 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-18

Best Courses

1. Empower GMAT
2. Math Revolution (Only Math)
3. E-GMAT (Only Verbal)

You can start with Quant or Verbal which suits you. If you have started with Quant then Start with the Arithmetic but if started with verbal then start first with Sentence correction. One month for learning Quant concepts and one month for practicing question and same practice for Verbal. During you Practicing question don't forget to make an error log to track your weak areas after practice. Once you know your weak areas revise your Concepts related to those areas and do some more Practice. 6-8 CATs are enough for practice the real tests. Make your Stamina for sitting 3 hours in the test and don't study more than 2 hours in one sit and 4 hours per day

Top CATs for Practice

1. Official GMAC CATs
2. Manhattan CATs
3. Kaplan CATs
4. GMAT Club Quant CATs

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