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# Study Guides for the verbal

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05 Sep 2018, 07:45
Hi team,
I have finished studying for QUANT. I want to start next week with the verbal! I have Manhattan Prep guides 6-7-&8 for the verbal.
Do you recommmend me these guides or should I get any another guide?

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05 Sep 2018, 08:08
Hi mekhdi,

Manhattan prep guides are among the best, especially the SC guide. Most feel that the PowerScpre CR is the best book out there for critical reasoning. Check out the following threads:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/study-plan-f ... 98342.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 17254.html

Hope this helps!
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05 Sep 2018, 19:25
mekhdi wrote:
Hi team,
I have finished studying for QUANT. I want to start next week with the verbal! I have Manhattan Prep guides 6-7-&8 for the verbal.
Do you recommmend me these guides or should I get any another guide?
Are you planning to study only verbal (no quant) now? If yes, it might be a good idea to keep doing a little quant, so that you don't forget what you have learnt.
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05 Sep 2018, 20:01
Hi mekhdi,

The last time you discussed your studies was over 4 months ago, so before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying during that time - and your goals:

1) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
2) What is your goal score?
3) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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08 Sep 2018, 11:08
mekhdi wrote:
Hi team,
I have finished studying for QUANT. I want to start next week with the verbal! I have Manhattan Prep guides 6-7-&8 for the verbal.
Do you recommmend me these guides or should I get any another guide?

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Hi

Best Verbal Books

For SC: Manhattan SC Guide
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

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08 Sep 2018, 11:36
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While study guides can be good, many of the best GMAT strategies can only be shown through practice or some kind of simulated thought process.

That is the approach we strive to achieve in our video tutorial walkthroughs -- something you cannot find in any guidebook.

During your SC studies, we encourage you to follow along expert video explanations to guide you in your thought process.

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08 Sep 2018, 13:17
mekhdi wrote:
Hi team,
I have finished studying for QUANT. I want to start next week with the verbal! I have Manhattan Prep guides 6-7-&8 for the verbal.
Do you recommmend me these guides or should I get any another guide?

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Hi mekhdi,

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. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have 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.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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10 Sep 2018, 11:05
Hi mekhdi,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help.

Although I can’t say what will work best for your GMAT prep, the important thing is to objectively evaluate your progress so that, in the event that your prep books aren’t meeting your needs, you don’t end up overinvesting time in a resource that isn’t working for you. Thus, if after four to six weeks you find that you are not making the improvement you need, you should perhaps think about changing up your study routine.

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