The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review Paperback – Aug 17 2009
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The Official GUIDE FOR GMAT verbal review, 2nd EDITION
Anyone preparing for the GMAT knows it's important to study with the experts. With The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition, you'll get questions, answers, and explanations straight from the source. An excellent supplement to The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition, this book helps you target your study and further hone your written and verbal skills. Inside you'll find:
300 actual questions from past GMAT tests—including more than 75 questions new to this edition
Sections on Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction
Questions organized in order of difficulty to save study time
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BUY THIS BOOK IF:
1. You are studying using Manhattan GMAT books (there are only a few practice questions in the books and for additional practice,they refer to questions in the OG 12 and this book)
2. You need more practice with average and low difficulty verbal questions
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IF:
- You have OG 10 (there is quite a bit of overlap)
- You have used or were planning to use power prep (previous version of the GMAT prep software has quite a bit of overlap too)
- You have purchased paper GMAT tests from GMAC (overlap again)
- You have not gone through OG 12 yet
Yes, this book is a cheap source of Real retired GMAT questions; (first being the Free GMATPrep software, second, The Official Guide), but the questions are easy and quite a bit dated. Bet the Main Official Guide first, go through 900 questions, and then decided if you really need more questions - most people don't. Also, it's not practicing thousands of questions that get your high score, rather it is a strong knowledge of basics, strategies, and control of the test.
In terms of difference between 1st and 2nd editions - there are 75 new questions and it seems all sections got a bit of a refresh, so you will find about 25 new questions in CR, RC, and SC sections. No other changes have been made. If you own the first edition of this book - don't bother.
Top 6 Mistakes People Make on the GMAT:
1: Rushing to take tests before learning basics
2: Starting with the Official Guide instead of a guidebook/textbook
3: Giving GMAT the worst quality time of the day - studying after a long day
4: Skipping basics and rushing to advanced topics
5: Starting to prepare with poor English proficiency
6: Not following strategies exactly or cutting corners
BB - Founder of GMAT Club
GMAT Score 750 (49, 42)
Let me know if you have any questions about GMAT books - I have read and reviewed all of them.
The bad news is that the 2nd edition doesn't really break much new ground. There are 82 new questions in this edition (31 RC, 23 CR, 28 SC--some weirdo at a website called GMAT Ninja counted all of them), and they aren't all that dissimilar to the ones they replaced. It's arguably worthwhile to pay $13 for 82 "real" GMAT questions, but only if you really feel like you need all the help you can get. Otherwise, you'll be fine with the 1st edition if you already have it, especially if you're pretty confident on the verbal section.
The item arrived on time.
It is very useful when studing.
It has a lot of examples.