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16 May 2010, 22:42
Hi guys,

I have gotten hold of the following books. I am finished with revising my Maths in OG12, yet to start on qualitative.

Currently I have the following books:

1) The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition
2) The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, 2nd Edition
3) The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition
4) Cracking The Gmat, 2009 Edition (Princeton Review)
5) McGraw-Hill's GMAT, 2009 Edition

Some questions:
1) Which book should I start practicing on? I read somewhere that we should keep the OG questions for the last
2) Should I purchase Kaplan Premier and MGMAT?
3) Are these sufficient for a 750 score?

Thanks for your help and advice in advance! looking forward to bb's reply too!

Tan

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16 May 2010, 23:00
Welcome to GMAT Club Avolony,

If you are new to the GMAT, take a look at this thread: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html
I would suggest you get the Kaplan Premier to kick it off and then pick the next book.

If you are familiar with GMAT (structure/details/etc), you can jump into the MGMAT Guides - these are the best in terms of self study. See this list of books and study plans:
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16 May 2010, 23:20
Thanks bb.

I have already printed out the study plan sometime ago and I am trying to stick to the plan. I guess I will have to order the Kaplan Premier for the strategies then.

Yup, I am quite familiar with the GMAT structure but if I can just stick to the books I have bought (including the-soon-to-come Kaplan Premier), it would be great. The MGMAT Guides are a little pricey though.

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16 May 2010, 23:26
avalony wrote:
Thanks bb.

I have already printed out the study plan sometime ago and I am trying to stick to the plan. I guess I will have to order the Kaplan Premier for the strategies then.

Yup, I am quite familiar with the GMAT structure but if I can just stick to the books I have bought (including the-soon-to-come Kaplan Premier), it would be great. The MGMAT Guides are a little pricey though.

It is up to you to decide about your price sensitivity, esp if you have to pay high shipping costs (\$120+ shipping)
I have used just the Kaplan books for my prep, so if you are looking for a cheaper option would recommend a set consisting of:
1. Kaplan Premier (has 6 tests, 4 of which are CAT's; and some good framework)
2. Kaplan Math Workbook - I loved it
3. Kaplan Verbal Workbook - older editions were better (my opinion)

Also, take a look here if you want to be cheap: gmat-prep-on-the-cheap-side-how-to-save-the-most-money-82151.html
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16 May 2010, 23:36
Awesome. The library seem to have both the Maths Workbook and Verbal Workbook available for loan!

Thanks bb!

Hoping to contribute more to the GMATClub during this journey.

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17 May 2010, 14:51
Start with PR if you need to start from basics and pick Kaplan Premier after finishing PR book..
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