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New post 25 Apr 2017, 00:09
Hi,

I would like to prepare for GMAT in 4-5 months of time.

I have checked the "The Definitive GMAT Study Plan - 2016 Edition" posted by bb

I have checked online that Princeton's "Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests: 2017" is a good guide to start with prior to jumping to OG17.

But various study plans on this website haven't included it in the list.

1- I have ordered the Princeton book and it will arrive in 3-4 days.

Should I cancel the order of the Priceton book mentioned above and order something else instead?

2- I have ordered the following books as well and would these OG17 present similar information and questions or buying the three is worth it?

2a- The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2b- The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2c- The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video

Thank you for your time
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New post 25 Apr 2017, 00:27
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Hi,
I have checked online that Princeton's "Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests: 2017" is a good guide to start with prior to jumping to OG17.

But various study plans on this website haven't included it in the list.

1- I have ordered the Princeton book and it will arrive in 3-4 days.

Should I cancel the order of the Priceton book mentioned above and order something else instead?


Yes, absolutely.
If you are looking for an "all in" book, go for Kaplan Premiere. Its really a very good book with some awesome questions, specially the RC and CR section - short, crisp yet helpful. It does lack an extensive coverage of SC... so also order Manhattan Prep Sentence Correction.
Both the above books will give access to 5 Kaplan CAT and 6 MGMAT CAT - very powerful tool to measure your progress in the next 3/4 months.

mekhdi wrote:
2- I have ordered the following books as well and would these OG17 present similar information and questions or buying the three is worth it?

2a- The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2b- The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2c- The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video


The above list is a must have !!

All the best !! :-D
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mekhdi wrote:
Hi,
I have checked online that Princeton's "Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests: 2017" is a good guide to start with prior to jumping to OG17.

But various study plans on this website haven't included it in the list.

1- I have ordered the Princeton book and it will arrive in 3-4 days.

Should I cancel the order of the Priceton book mentioned above and order something else instead?


Yes, absolutely.
If you are looking for an "all in" book, go for Kaplan Premiere. Its really a very good book with some awesome questions, specially the RC and CR section - short, crisp yet helpful. It does lack an extensive coverage of SC... so also order Manhattan Prep Sentence Correction.
Both the above books will give access to 5 Kaplan CAT and 6 MGMAT CAT - very powerful tool to measure your progress in the next 3/4 months.




I have read that the Kaplan book isn't as good as Princeton as it is simple and doesn't provide a true questions presented in the GMAT.
Please advise
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mekhdi wrote:

I have read that the Kaplan book isn't as good as Princeton as it is simple and doesn't provide a true questions presented in the GMAT.
Please advise


All reviews are very subjective.
But, in comparison to Princeton Review Cracking the GMAT, Kaplan Premiere is undoubtedly good. [ to note we are comparing only two "all in one" book in the market - Kaplan and Princeton Review]

In addition here's what Tommy Wallach writes
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3. Do not go looking for "more difficult" material before you've mastered the basics. If you're not breaking 700, you don't need more difficult books. Alias, I'm interested to read that you found the Kaplan Premier textbook far too simplistic. At the mid 600 levels, that book should not have been too simplistic. A common mistake that students make is thinking they need to be looking at a lot of really difficult questions, when what they really need to do is hone their technique on easy questions!


This obviously a very positive review !!
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New post 25 Apr 2017, 04:24
Use MANHATTAN books for quant and official questions for practice.For verbal you can go for E-GMAT.
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New post 26 Apr 2017, 03:03
Hi Vikasp99 and Godot,
Thank you for your reply.
I ended up ordering:

1- Kaplan GMAT Premier 2016 with 6 Practice Tests: Book + Online + DVD + Mobile (Kaplan Test Prep)
2- OG (OG+ OG Quant+ OG Veb)
3- Manhattan Quantitative Book Set (Guides #1,2,3,4,5)
4- Manhattan Sentence Correction Guide #8


I canceled the Princeton review.

I am aiming for mid 700's with 3 to 4 month of studying but I'll see how it goes :)
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New post 26 Apr 2017, 03:09
mekhdi wrote:
Hi Vikasp99 and Godot,
Thank you for your reply.
I ended up ordering:

1- Kaplan GMAT Premier 2016 with 6 Practice Tests: Book + Online + DVD + Mobile (Kaplan Test Prep)
2- OG (OG+ OG Quant+ OG Veb)
3- Manhattan Quantitative Book Set (Guides #1,2,3,4,5)
4- Manhattan Sentence Correction Guide #8


I canceled the Princeton review.

I am aiming for mid 700's with 3 to 4 month of studying but I'll see how it goes :)


You have the best resources at your disposal, specially the Manhattan Prep series. Along with 5 Kaplan CAT and 6 MGMAT CAT - you are all set.
One note : as you consider Kaplan CAT, don't get too much carried away by their scores because they will overestimate your score a bit. But, overall a good practice, specially their Verbal part.

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Hi mekhdi,

Many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level, so you'll likely end up needing to invest in some non-book resources. Since you've already acquired some practice materials, you can get started with those though. The OG books are great sources for practice questions, but they're not designed to teach you Tactics, patterns or the little 'secrets' behind the GMAT - for those, you'll need Course-oriented materials. To that end, you should work on the OG a little later on in your studies.

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 discuss how you might adjust your study plan.

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Hi EMPOWERgmatRichC,

After creating an account and logging in, I downloaded the software to do the 2 CAT exams but I got stuff at the first page and "next" button nor button "N" where working.


I decided to do the Pretest in Kaplan 2016! I scored lower than expected :/
48% percentile 530-580
Quant: 31/37 All the mistakes are of "DS" type (6 wrong)
Verb: 23/41 Mistakes are from all types (18 wrong)

I was always excellent in Mathematics with SAT Math 760/800 and GRE Math 165/170 (Didn't study for the two). I read the solution for the first wrong "DS" question and redid the rest and got them right.

If I get all the Quant right, as per Kaplan book, the estimates grade will increase from 48% percentile (530-580) to 63% percentile (580-630) :/

That is not enough! I need to improve my english by at least 11 more correct answers.

1- So could you recommend which book other than Manhattan Sentence Correction to look into for me to focus on the three type of questions? Should I get the rest of the Manhattan English books and return the Math books to the supplier?
2- I have attached a snap shot for the CAT that got stuck, do you know whats the problem with it?

Thank you :)
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mekhdi wrote:
Hi,

I would like to prepare for GMAT in 4-5 months of time.

I have checked the "The Definitive GMAT Study Plan - 2016 Edition" posted by bb

I have checked online that Princeton's "Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests: 2017" is a good guide to start with prior to jumping to OG17.

But various study plans on this website haven't included it in the list.

1- I have ordered the Princeton book and it will arrive in 3-4 days.

Should I cancel the order of the Priceton book mentioned above and order something else instead?

2- I have ordered the following books as well and would these OG17 present similar information and questions or buying the three is worth it?

2a- The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2b- The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2c- The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video

Thank you for your time


Hi

These 3 Books are a must need for preparing GMAT

2a- The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2b- The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video
2c- The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2017 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video

plus you should get Manhattan GMAT Strategy guides of 8 books for learning each and every concept on GMAT
(5 quant and 3 verbal)
another option is Veritas prep guide series
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Hi Mekhdi,

I have tried Cracking The GMAT Premium Edition by Princeton and it was a decent for learning the basics and good value for money especially because it gives you access to 6 practice tests which contain some nice questions (however their scoring algorithm is a bit weird).

I think it was a good idea to try on the Kaplan GMAT Premier 2017as they also come with 6 practice tests that are a bit more reliable than Princeton.

You should try out all the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. 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.

If you are not happy with your progress in Verbal, try out the 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 practice tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Lastly the latest version of the OG and the verbal and Quant review that you have ordered are great materials 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

Hope this helps. All the best.
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