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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:49 pm
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:18 am
Haha, I really don't think we have a Princeton Review agent in our midst. Smile

I tend to agree that Cracking the GMAT is better to study with than Kaplan, although PR is not very rigorous (in my opinion).

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haha, that's funny.

There's another GMAT board I was on, and everyone there was complaining about Kaplan and suggesting GMATPrep, OG and PR instead. I honestly just think those materials are so much better. I think Kaplan is good if you want tough practice questions, but practically everyone says not to use the tests for anything else. The quant questions are good, tho.

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Post Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:18 am
Haha, I really don't think we have a Princeton Review agent in our midst. Smile

I tend to agree that Cracking the GMAT is better to study with than Kaplan, although PR is not very rigorous (in my opinion).

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Post Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:12 am
haha, that's funny.

There's another GMAT board I was on, and everyone there was complaining about Kaplan and suggesting GMATPrep, OG and PR instead. I honestly just think those materials are so much better. I think Kaplan is good if you want tough practice questions, but practically everyone says not to use the tests for anything else. The quant questions are good, tho.

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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:04 am
SummerSquall wrote:
haha, that's funny.

There's another GMAT board I was on, and everyone there was complaining about Kaplan and suggesting GMATPrep, OG and PR instead. I honestly just think those materials are so much better. I think Kaplan is good if you want tough practice questions, but practically everyone says not to use the tests for anything else. The quant questions are good, tho.
why i did write that has reason though...hope you take it lightly Laughing

...that not a single ( or almost all) post you published has anything other than Princeton reiview.
You have never placed a query here on this forum board nor you introduced yourself nor you ever talked about your GMAT plan
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hee haa ha
buddy you are one of the significant figures here but we hardly know anything about you... Very Happy Smile 8) Question

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Post Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:36 pm
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Stop taking the Kaplan tests. They are not realistic, especially for verbal. It doesn't sound like the class is helping, and it might not be worth it to continue. I don't know if their moneyback guarantee is good if you quit the class or only if you take the real GMAT and bomb it, but if you're studying Kaplan materials 2 hours a day and not getting anywhere, you need to do something different.

Use the Princeton Review books instead...Cracking the GMAT is MUCH better on strategy, especially verbal, and the tests are much more like the real GMAT. Do the PR tests and the official GMAT Prep tests. Don't waste any more time on Kaplan tests, because they will not reflect your real capabilities. Keep working with the OG, but use PR's strategies instead. I guarantee you will see an improvement.
I suspect princeton reviews clone here Laughing

Seriously,
but then i think why Princeton review , the great (?) gmat prep company wants a clone identity on beatthegmat forums!! Question Exclamation Exclamation
I have my reasons to believe it but above argument just washes whole thing away. Confused

SummerSquall, Eric; any comments?

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Post Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:27 pm
Kaplan tests are still worthwhile as practice--but as was said before, don't take these scores seriously. I remember that I felt exactly the way you did when I was preparing for my own GMAT. I was consistently scoring in the high 500s on Kaplan tests and didn't seem to be improving.

Don't take your Kaplan test scores seriously.

I was still able to score a 700+...

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Stop taking the Kaplan tests. They are not realistic, especially for verbal. It doesn't sound like the class is helping, and it might not be worth it to continue. I don't know if their moneyback guarantee is good if you quit the class or only if you take the real GMAT and bomb it, but if you're studying Kaplan materials 2 hours a day and not getting anywhere, you need to do something different.

Use the Princeton Review books instead...Cracking the GMAT is MUCH better on strategy, especially verbal, and the tests are much more like the real GMAT. Do the PR tests and the official GMAT Prep tests. Don't waste any more time on Kaplan tests, because they will not reflect your real capabilities. Keep working with the OG, but use PR's strategies instead. I guarantee you will see an improvement.

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