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I am writing to you just to ask what books would you recommend me for preparing the gmat. I'm going to get started on january, but I have to buy the books right now because they will take a long time to arrive home.

I am studying Engineering so I think that the quant part won't be a problem. I am pretty sure that I will have to spend a long time studying the verbal part.

On the other hand, I won't have enough money to afford a course so please do not recommend me to do so!!

I hope you can help me!!

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patto wrote:
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I am writing to you just to ask what books would you recommend me for preparing the gmat. I'm going to get started on january, but I have to buy the books right now because they will take a long time to arrive home.

I am studying Engineering so I think that the quant part won't be a problem. I am pretty sure that I will have to spend a long time studying the verbal part.

On the other hand, I won't have enough money to afford a course so please do not recommend me to do so!!

I hope you can help me!!


Hi patto,

For GMAT preparation, you need to build the concepts/fundamentals before you jump in solving the problems. You can do so by choosing one of the following ways:
1. In person classes/private tutoring
2. Online classes
3. Self paced online preparatory course
4. Book heavy approach

Whatever you choose, make sure that you choose one. Because GMAT tests you on some concepts and fundamentals that you can learn from a course. Most of the preparatory companies including ours offer a free trial of our course. You can take the trial and see if the course suits your needs.

In addition to the preparatory material, buy the Official Guides(both the Official Guide and the Verbal Review), Question Pack 1 and the 4 official mock CATs. They should be an indispensable part of your preparation.
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patto wrote:
Hi
I am writing to you just to ask what books would you recommend me for preparing the gmat. I'm going to get started on january, but I have to buy the books right now because they will take a long time to arrive home.

I am studying Engineering so I think that the quant part won't be a problem. I am pretty sure that I will have to spend a long time studying the verbal part.

On the other hand, I won't have enough money to afford a course so please do not recommend me to do so!!

I hope you can help me!!


1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides
2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
or
Aristotle Verbal Guide
for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data

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patto wrote:
Hi
I am writing to you just to ask what books would you recommend me for preparing the gmat. I'm going to get started on january, but I have to buy the books right now because they will take a long time to arrive home.

I am studying Engineering so I think that the quant part won't be a problem. I am pretty sure that I will have to spend a long time studying the verbal part.

On the other hand, I won't have enough money to afford a course so please do not recommend me to do so!!

I hope you can help me!!



Hi Patto,

I think you should consider taking an online course instead. You should dedicate around 4 months to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 4 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

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

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.

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.

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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