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Completely new to GMAT. I’m thinking of purchasing the self-study 10 book bundle from Manhattan as well as the Official Guide 2018. I’ve been studying an online math course (not GMAT related) for a month and a half just to freshen up on math skills. I don’t want to burn out studying for several months, but all reviews I’ve read point to this material as being one of the best. How large are the books? With a 1.5 hr a day and 5 hr weekend study how fast will I get through the Material?

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Completely new to GMAT. I’m thinking of purchasing the self-study 10 book bundle from Manhattan as well as the Official Guide 2018. I’ve been studying an online math course (not GMAT related) for a month and a half just to freshen up on math skills. I don’t want to burn out studying for several months, but all reviews I’ve read point to this material as being one of the best. How large are the books? With a 1.5 hr a day and 5 hr weekend study how fast will I get through the Material?

What other suggestions would anyone have?

Thank you,


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Hi jaredyohc,

MGMAT Guides are great. But the time one would take to cover them depends on how one is already prepared. It did not take me much time to go through them. But even if felt that my quant skills are fine, i learnt alot from these guides.

You should also try GMATClub Math Guide - its free.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-math-book-in-downloadable-pdf-format-130609.html

Please have a look at this URL for quant: https://gmatclub.com/forum/all-you-need-for-quant-140445.html
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Thank you, do you know how many pages each book has from MGMAT?


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Hi jaredyohc,

To start, you have to be careful about confusing the ideas that 'getting through study material quickly' and 'scoring at a high level on the GMAT' are the same thing. Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so that's something that you have to consider as you put together an initial Study Plan for the GMAT.

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

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Completely new to GMAT. I’m thinking of purchasing the self-study 10 book bundle from Manhattan as well as the Official Guide 2018. I’ve been studying an online math course (not GMAT related) for a month and a half just to freshen up on math skills. I don’t want to burn out studying for several months, but all reviews I’ve read point to this material as being one of the best. How large are the books? With a 1.5 hr a day and 5 hr weekend study how fast will I get through the Material?

What other suggestions would anyone have?

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jaredyohc wrote:
Completely new to GMAT. I’m thinking of purchasing the self-study 10 book bundle from Manhattan as well as the Official Guide 2018. I’ve been studying an online math course (not GMAT related) for a month and a half just to freshen up on math skills. I don’t want to burn out studying for several months, but all reviews I’ve read point to this material as being one of the best. How large are the books? With a 1.5 hr a day and 5 hr weekend study how fast will I get through the Material?

What other suggestions would anyone have?

Thank you,


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Hi jaredyohc,

You should study for around three months to achieve a good score. I would encourage you take one of the two GMAT PREP practice test. You can know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course.

Your choice of using MGMAT guides for your preparation is great. MGMAT guides are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. With the pace you mentioned you should be done with the entire set of materials in 1.5 materials. 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.

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 latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

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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I am currently using MGMAT Quant books. They are ~120-150 pages per book and you should expect 6-8 chapters with 10 questions for practice per chapter. I average 2 chapters a day ( I am just beginning). I find these books pretty good. However I find some topics easy and some considerably tricky. Not all books in quant are rated equally. You should browse the forum and I think bb rated them individually. I think MGMAT + OG should be more than enough ( if you have time)
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