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# Manhatten GMAT books

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11 Aug 2006, 07:00
Can someone tell how good these books are and if they are worth buying for reviewing the material?

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11 Aug 2006, 08:43
they are great resources. They have great strategies that will help you get through some of the toughest problems!
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11 Aug 2006, 18:52
The SC book is supposed to be especially good. That's the one I see people recommending on the forums all the time.
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13 Aug 2006, 16:09
All the MGMAT books are excellent... especially the "Word Translations" and "Sentence Corrections". Use them in conjunction with the OG.
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16 Aug 2006, 05:31
I also highly recommend the SC book. I've purchased many books in the past for the GMAT, including ones from Princeton Review, Veritas, Kaplan and MGMAT. Here is how I would rank the books in regards to SC strategies:

1) MGMAT - The best. A MUST read.
2) Princeton Review - A good primer, although not as comprehensive as MGATM.
3) Kaplan - slightly below Princeton Review
4) Veritas - The WORST. Only available to Veritas students, but a COMPLETE waste of time. This book has a horrendous verbal strategy guide that is will ultimately LOWER your score.

Case in point: After reading the MGMAT books, I regularly get 80 - 90% of the SC questions right (after only 2 weeks of studying) and spend less than a minute on each question, VS. before when I was in the 50 - 60% range and spent 2 minutes on each question.

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17 Aug 2006, 07:53
Granted I have a natural penchant for verbal anyhow, but the Veritas stuff worked for me. Moved from 86-91 percentile to consistent 94-99
17 Aug 2006, 07:53
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