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# Kaplan GMAT 800

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06 Jan 2007, 09:27
Has anyone used the Kaplan GMAT 800 for their studies? If so how does it fare well compared to other guides out there? Please comment and critique. Thanks

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08 Jan 2007, 05:10
I think the verbal on this book is pretty good. It has some tough questions and the explanations are detailed well. Moreover the book does a good job in teaching the process of elimination.

I think the maths is okayish. The PS is straightforward while the DS does have a few tough problems.

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08 Jan 2007, 06:26
i used it only for verbal, and it was good for explanations. i didn't like the questions though.... seem too "artificial" to me. but it helped.
the OG11 verbal guide was better source of questions - but somewhat poorer explanations.
b.t.w somw of the kaplan800 questions appeared in kaplan CATs....

didn't use the quant at all so can't comment.

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08 Jan 2007, 11:35
I used it as my main source (it seems i'm the only one, though, who did that...) and together with OG 11 I got 730. I recommend it as a good book.
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08 Jan 2007, 20:26
I agree the verbal is pretty good, although a little unusual in the way they structure the questions.

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08 Jan 2007, 21:09
I found Kaplan GMAT 800 to be the toughest of all books I worked with. It is a very good practice for anyone aiming into high 700s. If you're just going for a 650, this book might be quite a torture.

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good verbal, not so fancy quantitative [#permalink]

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09 Jan 2007, 02:22
yes, i found the verbal excellent as well. highly recommend to people aiming for 700+. it really clarified concepts for me, especially SC. the style of the book is conducive to learning as it explains a principle, then illustrates with a few examples and then drills in with many problems..

quantitative was practically no use..

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25 Feb 2007, 09:50
I've been using -
Kaplan Online Course (\$599)
Princeton Review DVD (not a lot, mostly tests)
OG 11
Kaplan 800

Kaplan 800 is fantastic for SC and CR.
I wan't impressed by PS or DS, but these are very good in the Online course.

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25 Feb 2007, 17:50
I bought Kaplan's online quiz (200\$) . Found it very useful for mastering timing and pace. Also it clearly pointed my weak sides. Personally I would not spend more than 300\$ for online courses.

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03 Mar 2007, 04:10
if you are looking to score 700+ you need to get your hands at this book as this book takes you through some of the toughest questions. It might not be as close to real GMAT but it worth it.

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06 Mar 2007, 16:24
I use it. Thinks its a great book if your trying to improve from the mid 600s to the 700s. The explanaitons are more detailed than in the other books.

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