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The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review Paperback – August 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0976570912 ISBN-10: 0976570912

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Product Details

  • Series: Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Graduate Management Admission Council (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976570912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976570912
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #601,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR GMAT® VERBAL REVIEW is an intensive study guide to focus your preparation on the key verbal areas of the GMAT® exam. This targeted review helps you get the most out of your study time and improve your verbal skills by focusing on your ability to read and comprehend written material, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.


THE OFFICIAL GUIDE FOR GMAT® VERBAL REVIEW is the only book of its kind on the market written by the creators of the GMAT® exam. With real GMAT® questions from previous GMAT® exams, this guide can help you focus on your verbal skills, with 300 answers and explanations in the following areas:

Reading Comprehension · Critical Reasoning · Sentence Correction · Analytical Writing Assessment

GMAC®, GMAT®, GMAT CAT®, Graduate Management Admission Council® and Graduate Management Admission Test®, are registered trademarks of the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Graduate Management Admission Council(r)A Champion of Graduate Management Education The organization now called the Graduate Management Admission Council(r) (GMAC(r)) began in 1953 as an association of nine business schools whose goal was to develop a standardized test to help business schools select qualified applicants. was taken just over 2,000 times; in recent years Graduate Management Admission Test(r), or GMAT(r), has been taken more than 200,000 times annually. Initially used in admissions by 54 schools, the GMAT(r) is now used by more than 1,500 schools and 1,800 programs. The Graduate Management Admissions Council(r) is composed of representatives from leading business schools worldwide. As a not-for-profit education association, it is dedicated to creating access to graduate management and professional education. Through their professional development programs for people who work at business schools, and through the information they provide to potential business school applicants and the media, the GMAC help people around the world realize success in business education --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

If I were to have to take the GMAT again, I would buy this book again.
Rajiv Mirchandani
Well, is not much of a choice, if you are studying on your own you must buy the official guides beside some other book.
Luis Viera Garcia
This book was very informative and shows you step by step how to work the problems.
Waquita Mack

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Sackmann on August 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
There isn't much in this book to distinguish it from the verbal portion of The Official Guide for GMAT Review, but that's ok: if there's one thing GMAT students need, it's practice questions that look and feel just like the ones on the test. While the questions in the Quantitative Review book are somewhat easier than in the Official Guide, that isn't the case (to the same degree, anyway) with the verbal, so I can recommend this to just about anybody.

Further, the difference between authentic questions and inauthentic ones (i.e., those generated by writers at test-prep companies) is much greater in verbal material than in math. I should know: I've written hundreds of practice verbal questions, and matching the voice, structure, and objectives of the original is a daunting task. Some inauthentic practice materials are better than others, but you should take advantage of all the "real" questions that the testmaker has made available.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Great Faulkner's Ghost TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
Contrary to the information at some MBA chat sites, the questions in the two supplements, The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review and The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, and the main volume, The Official Guide for GMAT Review, are largely carried over from the 10th edition and the PDFs of retired exams sold by MBA.com. So if you have the 10th, you won't get as much as you might hope from spending for the new main volume, or $17 a pop for the supplements. You will get what GMAT calls "improved" explanations. Improved? Maybe. They're still pretty circular at times (eg, D is correct because it's uh....correct), but they do seem more detailed and better organized. These books are good study tools, just not as new as the GMAT folks would like us to believe.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Maserati on April 24, 2007
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The difficulty level of the questions in this book is about the same as that of the Official Guide for GMAT Review. I recommend this book to people who wish to have more practice. I think two of the questions in this book can be found in the official guide as well. But it's only 2 out of 300 questions. It shouldn't be a big deal.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Luca on January 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book contains exactly the same material contained in the verbal section of the complete version of the Official Guide for GMAT Review (by the way I've checked only the reading comp section). So don't buy this book if you already have the Official Guide and you are looking for additional verbal questions.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brett W. Johnson on February 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you are serious about taking the Gmat and getting a good score, you absolutely must buy this book along with the other two official supplements. Between the three books, you will have access to over 1,000 problems that have been retired from the Gmat and are 100% representative of what you are going to see come test day.

My scores:

Powerprep 1 (Official software) - 700 - no studying
Princeton 1 - 630
Kaplan 1 - 560
Kaplan 2 - 600
Kaplan 3 - 580
Powerprep 2 - 730
Actual Gmat - 750

I am 100% certain that using all three books is what raised my score those last 50 points. On test day I was the only one at the center and I got to know the receptionist pretty well. She told me that she sees hundreds of these scores a year and the ones who get 700+ all have one thing in common - they have all done every problem in all three books.

My advice: spend the money on all three. Work every problem, noting which ones are hard and which you get wrong. When you are done, go back and work the hard/incorrect problems again. Then, when you are done, start over from page one. You effort will be rewarded on test day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jaewoo Kim VINE VOICE on December 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
The GMAT verbal, especially the Sentence Correction, has been made substantially more difficult than it has been in the past. For example, GMAT SC tests such things as "gerunds which pose as nouns" and how they can only be parallel to action (but not regular) nouns. Unfortunately, this book leaves a lot wanting in the more difficult questions of the GMAT verbal.

Simply put, this book does not provide the type of questions the present real GMAT will give you.

You are far better off studying the Manhattan GMAT (especially SC) 3rd edition books. And no I do not work for Manhattan GMAT.

Do yourself a big favor and practice GMAT Prep (downloaded free from MBA.com) prior to taking the real GMAT. Otherwise, you will be in a shock at the difficulty of the questions when you take the real GMAT.

Unless you are shooting for sub 650 score, do not rely solely on this book for your GMAT verbal preparation. I suggest you spend your valuable study time on Manhattan GMAT books and GMAT prep.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LimeyLe on February 25, 2008
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I have worked through most of the guides out there and the OG is one of my favorites. I believe their verbal explanations are only OK.Therefore if you are looking for detailed explanations on solutions this may not be worth your money as you will get the same level of detail found in the OG 11th edition main book. I liked this book because it gives you 100 questions to practice in each section CR/RC/SC. As anyone studying for GMAT knows the more practice the better! my only wish is that they would rank the questions so you know what is "easy vs. hard." GOOD value if you need more material to practice with.
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