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30 Sep 2009, 07:46
hi...i just started with the mgmat sc guide book am on the 6th chapter....somehow i feel it is a lil unclear...or is because the level of mgmat is too high for me :S plus there arent too many examples to actually show what they are saying...should i try powerscore? is that any better....

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30 Sep 2009, 09:08
Take it slowly. Consensus is that no book in market beats MGMAT SC. Read some grammar book before jumping to MGMAT SC, if you feel it's unclear. It will start making sense after couple of readings.

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30 Sep 2009, 13:37
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hi...i just started with the mgmat sc guide book am on the 6th chapter....somehow i feel it is a lil unclear...or is because the level of mgmat is too high for me :S plus there arent too many examples to actually show what they are saying...should i try powerscore? is that any better....

Hello zzxxdd,

Can you be a little more specific?

There is a general complaint about MGMAT SC that it relies too heavily on the Official Guide and OG Verbal.

best-gmat-verbal-prep-books-reviews-recommendations-78094.html

Also, what version of the MGMAT SC do you have? There is a significant difference between the 3rd and 4th ed books.
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30 Sep 2009, 23:27
o dear.... i have the latest version the 4th edition that has prac questions from OG 12...

by confusing i mean...the text goes on and on with very few infact one single example or at times no example of what they are saying...i really liked their guide on RC, hav the cr guide but have used powerscore instead and loved it ! but this one seems a drag! or is it because i m not a native speaker :S...but i know my grammar isnt that bad...
i thought about getting powerscore sc but i hav read reviews saying that mgmat is much better....do u think i should refer to some other book before studying from mgmat sc?

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01 Oct 2009, 08:06
zzxxdd wrote:
o dear.... i have the latest version the 4th edition that has prac questions from OG 12...

by confusing i mean...the text goes on and on with very few infact one single example or at times no example of what they are saying...i really liked their guide on RC, hav the cr guide but have used powerscore instead and loved it ! but this one seems a drag! or is it because i m not a native speaker :S...but i know my grammar isnt that bad...
i thought about getting powerscore sc but i hav read reviews saying that mgmat is much better....do u think i should refer to some other book before studying from mgmat sc?

I doubt not being a native speaker is the problem. The text is very LONG, but it provides the rules needed to solve the problems. It also has a VERY long list of idioms.

If you want a toned down version of MGMAT SC, try to score a third ed copy (but you will need 11ed OG and 1st ed Official Verbal).

Maybe the "beefed" up content is too much for you and you want more practice problems and examples?

I benefited greatly from the revised 3rd ed (same as the 4th ed, but refers to the 11ed OG and 1st ed Official Verbal). I also had the normal 3rd ed and preferred the "beefed" up version.
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01 Oct 2009, 09:12
i hav a copy of the third ed...maybe i can go over that frst and then complement it with the 4th one...?

also i wanted to know...am planning to take the gmat early to mid november...so far i havnt taken any prac test hav just gone through rc and cr guides along with the questions in the review books...i am planning to get done with math this week and take a test in abt 7 days time...do u think thats ok? or is that too late and i should take a test now?

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01 Oct 2009, 09:57
You have plenty of time to get practice tests in.

We normally recommend people take a practice exam as a diagnostic test to create his/her study plan, but you're well past that point.

Taking a test in 7 days is fine. Just remember: don't burn out on practice tests. Taking practice test after practice test is not always useful and you might burn out.
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01 Oct 2009, 15:21
You can ask Emily or Michael here if you have any specific MGMAT questions: manhattan-gmat-class-discount-everything-about-mgmat-84213.html
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