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Re: HELP WANTED: 2 MONTHS TO ACHIEVE 700+

JAVA ZAX wrote:
1. what books would you recommend, and for what areas of the exam?
I would also recommend (as have others) the PowerScore Critical Reasoning Bible, which many have found very helpful for deconstructing the sometimes seemingly subjective CR questions.

by pJackson79

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: HELP WANTED: 2 MONTHS TO ACHIEVE 700+
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

^^ I agree, mistakes in RC do cost dearly. However, if you read some really heavy stuff, and you know that you do not understand a thing, it's better to move on, as the probabilty that you will hit the wrong answer is quite high. that's my opinion. And of course - study SCs, the ones that are prett...

by pJackson79

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: help with verbal timing strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

I would say make sure you know your fundamental content...in the OG there is a math review section and I would suggest making sure you know that material cold. Beyond that, I would say practice with Official Guide questions as much as possible as these are probably the most accurate.

by pJackson79

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Prep Suggestions (< 1 week)
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

You should also get the Verbal Official Guide

My experience in preparing for verbal has been the more official questions you get, the better. It is SO hard (IMHO) to find good quality verbal questions written by secondary sources.

by pJackson79

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Guidance in improving verbal score
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Have 7 weeks to get a good score

jp8811 wrote:
Its a new program at Duke, in their business school. MMS Foundations of Business. I honestly have no idea what to expect when applying to this since it is a brand new program.
Very interesting!! Thanks for the info. I did not know about this.

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Have 7 weeks to get a good score
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

I have the CR book (the older edition, when it was the same book for CR and RC). I thought it was ok, not as good as the SC, which was excellent.

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Manhattan GMAT CR book?
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: Powerscore CR bible?

Hi there, I heard that Powerscore's CR bible is like the best CR book out there. Is it true? I'm in the process of searching for a good book in CR. Thanks I have heard great things about it too. I think it is quite similar to the LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible, which came first and was a huge hit. Si...

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Powerscore CR bible?
Replies: 15
Views: 12618

Manhattan GMAT now offers free flash cards that are quite helpful...

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Good Grammar Books?
Replies: 5
Views: 6587

I have just Googled the question in quotes and I often find a good free detailed explanation.

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Prep Answer Explanations
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

What about adopting a strategy that says you will guess on 2 RC questions that ask about a detail back in the passage where you have no clue as to its location?? In this way, you save time for questions you can answer later. Just a thought...

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: help with verbal timing strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Anybody reffered 12th edition

Please let me know if anybody referred OG 12th edition. Just want to know is it worth buying. I have 11th edition and I have scheduled my GMAT appointment for june 13th. I did not know you had 11OG as the first post only referred to the 10OG so my apologies. I would say that since the 12OG has abou...

by pJackson79

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Target -720+ in june'09
Replies: 15
Views: 2887

In addition to Veritas, which you should take, also consider these free ones:

Mahnattan GMAT
GMAT Club
Kaplan
Princeton
Knewton

by pJackson79

Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Practice Tests
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: Help With DS

The issue is that even in OG the hard bin problems are only the last 30. the explainations aren't great either. If I may kindly ask, what is the evidence that GMAT is divided up into "hard" and other "bins" and that only the last 30 problems are in this bin? (I am not doubting per se, but I am curi...

by pJackson79

Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Help With DS
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

I wanted to point out that there are plenty of people who get higher scores on a diagnostic exam than on later tests. This is often the result of feeling calm and confident starting out, and not knowing 'what they don't know' until they start a class, study program, etc., Then, an anxiety creeps in...

by pJackson79

Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT: A basic beginner's guide
Replies: 9
Views: 3447

Re: Have 7 weeks to get a good score

I will be applying to a Masters program that accepts GMAT/GRE/SAT scores, and the deadline for scholarship money is June 15th. I figure if I want everything in on time (still cutting it close :shock: ) I will have 7 weeks to study. What is my best strategy? I have class all day today, but will be t...

by pJackson79

Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Have 7 weeks to get a good score
Replies: 7
Views: 1693