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# Is OG enough?

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19 Oct 2007, 09:03
Hello again.

I got the OG11 thanks to the advice of some of you. Now, I'm half way through the quant section of OG11 and apparently doing pretty good. It's boosting my confidence and now answering to a correct/wrong ratio of 18/20. The ones I'm getting wrong seem to be careless mistakes or concepts I need to remember.

Before I jumped into the verbal section, I peeked into the problems that will be awaiting for me when I'm done with a quarter of verbal, and they still seemed somewhat easy to me. I may be wrong, didn't read much of them, but wouldn't like to experience what I did with the PR book. I thought I was almost done with my quant when thanks to you I realized that was only going to give me a really low score.

I'm aiming for a 700-720, so I wouldn't like to discover at the test center that all these OG11 problems were going to take me only to a (let's say) 600. Thoughts?

As always, thanks!
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19 Oct 2007, 10:21
asdert wrote:
Hello again.

I got the OG11 thanks to the advice of some of you. Now, I'm half way through the quant section of OG11 and apparently doing pretty good. It's boosting my confidence and now answering to a correct/wrong ratio of 18/20. The ones I'm getting wrong seem to be careless mistakes or concepts I need to remember.

Before I jumped into the verbal section, I peeked into the problems that will be awaiting for me when I'm done with a quarter of verbal, and they still seemed somewhat easy to me. I may be wrong, didn't read much of them, but wouldn't like to experience what I did with the PR book. I thought I was almost done with my quant when thanks to you I realized that was only going to give me a really low score.

I'm aiming for a 700-720, so I wouldn't like to discover at the test center that all these OG11 problems were going to take me only to a (let's say) 600. Thoughts?

As always, thanks!

It is enough, if you can learn quickly. But the problem is that the OG is so good, would you be willing to use it all up before you have fully progressed?

It might be better to practice on some other material before you use the OG and GMATPrep.

btw the OG is not going to be very difficult until you're about 3 quarters of the way through. I suggest you finish up the first 2/3 or 3/4 of it and move onto to another prep book, then come back to OG when you feel you've learned most of the concepts.
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19 Oct 2007, 10:58
kidderek wrote:
It is enough, if you can learn quickly. But the problem is that the OG is so good, would you be willing to use it all up before you have fully progressed?

It might be better to practice on some other material before you use the OG and GMATPrep.

btw the OG is not going to be very difficult until you're about 3 quarters of the way through. I suggest you finish up the first 2/3 or 3/4 of it and move onto to another prep book, then come back to OG when you feel you've learned most of the concepts.

I found out that tasks in last 1/4 of OG10 are more difficult than any in OG11. So, I added the last 1/4 of every section from OG10 to overall preparation.
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19 Oct 2007, 22:08

Kidderek, I'm actually planning on doing that. Just using half of the book nowm then jumping to something els. I've read great stuff about the Manhattan prep material, so I'm thinking in getting those.

Just to not do something dumb, I want the Manhattan GMAT, the ones with the red cover, correct? Also, which ones should I get. Any recommendations?

Thangs again.
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21 Oct 2007, 00:32

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22 Oct 2007, 21:37
You need to do full practice tests as well, not just the OG. I don't understand what you mean by your comment about your experience with the PR book, but I am using those tests and am finding them to be very good. Also be sure to download the GMATPrep tests from mba.com.
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23 Oct 2007, 23:38
Hi Jane. I realized after reading/solving the PR book that I wasn't being prepared as good as I needed in order to achieve the score I'm looking for. It helped a lot in understanding the way the GMAT works, but I find some of their ways to work only on intermediate problems. Also, I find it faster to solve a lot of problems by traditional techniques, ie, quant.

After I finished, I found out that this is somewhat a generalized opinion.

That's why I'm was curious to see if there was a step up from the OG.

But that's just my opinion, of course.

I'm about to start solving their cats, though, since I've read they are pretty accurate. Question, though. I have also some from the 2005 edition. Do you think those work too?

Have a good one.
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24 Oct 2007, 14:57
I would recommend the Manhattan Review (blue cover) quantitative book. It's got a solid problem section, with some particularly useful probability and combinatorics questions.

http://www.manhattanreview.com/courses/ ... rials.html
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25 Oct 2007, 05:17
I would recommend the Kaplan 800 book if you're looking for some more difficult problems with good explanations.
25 Oct 2007, 05:17
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