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# Where and how to start for GMAT !

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26 Oct 2006, 09:44
Hi All,
I am about to start GMAT preparation and I really don't know which books to buy how to approach for the exam and how long does it normally take if I devote 4 hrs a day(I work full time).

What I want to know is :

The book(s) that'll help me gain confidence as well as brush up my long lost skills from school days.

I am fairly ok with quant (so I think,will only know in time).A book(s) which has good tricks as well as fundamentals and practice.

I really want to know if Manhattan SC book is worth it ? What about the others in the same series for verbal.I am not so good in verbal.

Basically, I want your expert feedback on the list of books which I can order from the net to equip me for GMAT.

Your replies would be much appreciated.
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26 Oct 2006, 12:55
Your first step is to take a practice test (CD on back of Kaplan 2007 Study guide) and see where you stand. Then you need to buy the Offical Guide to the GMAT 11th version, then get math and verball OG too. Conquer that stuff then take the GMAT Prep test to see where you stand. Many people say that score with me 30 points + or - your real score. Good luck!
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08 Nov 2006, 10:25
The OG is the bible, but the Princeton and Kaplan guides can give you some good basic straegies for questions.

I have heard nothing but praise for the Manhattan SC book.
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11 Nov 2006, 17:34
Well,

there are plenty of ways to begin with GMAT. The 11th Official Guide is a must and I also strongly recommend you the Manhattan GMAT books. They are expensive, but they're focused more on the theory than on the tricks to solve the exercies, which is what Princenton and Kaplan do.

That should take some time and in the meantime you can begin with tests. A diagnostic tests is a good idea, but not all of them are reliable and you will find out that the good ones (GMATPrep and Powerprep mainly) are scarce, and I definitely would save them for the end of your preparation.

I also strongly recommend you to review your mistakes in the OG (there are some people who have an error log, I just crossed them in the book) and do them again until you get close to 100% right.

After doing all that, you should be able to score above 650's (depending on where you are). And to get the >700, well, that's another story.
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12 Nov 2006, 14:40
Thanks guys ,
I have this kick start problem and think too much and act less !
but now i am determined to start studying for GMAT and I am sure I will make it to the 700+ club .
I know I am sounding too confident but i think i can do it and am gearing for it.

Please keep you suggestions flowing in .
It'll help me a great deal
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03 Mar 2007, 03:35
take a diagonistic test and see where you stand. It will also enable you to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Give a large proportion of your preparation time to your weaker areas mean while get OG11 and the reviewsalso get some practice materials such as kaplan , princeton and practice practice and practice. Reserve official guides for the last 20-30 days of your preparation.

Cheers!
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