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Kaplan GMAT 2010-2011 Premier with CD-ROM (Kaplan GMAT Premier Program (w/CD))
Kaplan GMAT 2010-2011 Premier with CD-ROM (Kaplan GMAT Premier Program (w/CD))
by Kaplan
Edition: Paperback
103 used & new from $0.01

38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Same Book as Last Edition, January 17, 2010
This is exactly the same book as not only the previous edition, but also few more previous editions for the last few years. The only difference you'll find will be the cover page and some miniscule changes of a few words. If you have an older edition, there is absolutely no need to buy the new one. Of course, if you are out to buy a test prep book for the first time, it may make sense to buy the latest edition. But, be aware that even the older edition would give you the same stuff. I still don't understand why they have to come up with a new edition when there are no changes in the book.

Anyhow, this is a nice book as it has everything packed in one book. You'll find all sections covered and also practice tests, which are not exactly like the real ones. It will give you a very good overall idea about each and every part of the GMAT, but it doesn't go below the surface of any topic. So, if you want more detailed knowledge about any specific area, you may have to refer to some other sources. This book also has a few typos in math, which is common in all math test prep books; however, what's shocking is that some of these typos have been carried forward edition after edition. If the editors can't change the content of the book, they should at least get rid of the misleading errors.

If you are serious about getting a high score, I'd recommend doing the following:
-Get the latest edition of OG, including quant/verbal.
-Get the latest version of Kaplan and/or Barron's book as these are one of the best all-in-one review books.
-For Verbal - Kaplan/PR Verbal Workbook, and Manhattan SC/RC if you want more practice with specific questions types.
-For Quant - Kaplan/PR Math Workbook, and EZ Solutions GMAT math series if you want in-depth and thorough exposure to each match topic.
With this, you will have all the tools you'll need to get a score without any additional help.

If you simply want a general refresher in all areas, then the Kaplan book is more than sufficient, but if you want a more thorough review, consider the EZ Solutions GMAT math series as your ultimate standalone series of books.

Thanks for reading this post and good luck on your test!

English Grammar For Dummies
English Grammar For Dummies
by Geraldine Woods
Edition: Paperback
94 used & new from $0.03

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for all test prep!, September 18, 2009
This book is a great book if you want to refresh your grammar skills for almost any standardized test. This book is precise, concise, and to to the point. It has easy-to-understand definition of all parts of speech. You'll find this book to be very helpful reference for brushing up your language skiils. Of course, this is not the most comprehensive grammar book, but it's good enough if you are preparing for the GMAT or the GRE.

The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, 2nd Edition
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, 2nd Edition
by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.05
407 used & new from $0.01

35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for GMAT OG Quant, September 18, 2009
The GMAT OG Quantitative book should be an essential book for anyone preparing for the GMAT.

The Good:
You'll get hands on experience with real GMAT quant questions that have been previously administered on actual tests, but have now been retired. Since the questions in this book were once part of the actual test, you'll know exactly what type of questions to expect when you take your test.

How to Turn the Good to Work:
To make the best use of this book, use it after you undergo a thorough review of all the math concepts. The best source for doing so would be the Kaplan book if you need a quick refresher, or the EZ Solutions GMAT series if you need a thorough review of each and every math concept imaginable.

The Bad:
Although this book has real test questions, the level of difficulty doesn't go too high. If you are specifically aiming for 700+ score, you ought to do a lot more practice question than what you can find in this book. The answer explanations are not that great because of two main reasons. First, the explanations are not clear. Second, sometimes you can find an easier/shorter way to reach the answer. Moreover, don't expect to get any review of any math content in this book.

How to Overcome the Bad:
Like mentioned above, use the EZ Solutions GMAT series for in-depth math review and practicing problems of all level, from basic to advanced. Another great resource would be the Kaplan math workbook to get some additional practice problems.

The Bottom Line:
In spite of the "bad's," the "good's" makes this book a must-have for all GMAT takers. For under $15, you'll get to see real math questions published by the test makers. Before you turn to any other book for practice, this should be your first choice. Of course, like I mentioned earlier, you'll need to seek additional sources for reviewing math concepts and practicing math question.

Final Note:
Whatever your case may be, do not skip this book. I can't stress enough, but if you are preparing for the GMAT, get this book, along with the main Official Guide.

In my opinion, the above is exactly what you will get from this book, not an inch more, not an inch less. I hope my review would help at least a few of you, if not everyone. Thanks for reading. Good luck.
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What to Do When You Become the Boss: How New Managers Become Successful Managers
What to Do When You Become the Boss: How New Managers Become Successful Managers
by Bob Selden
Edition: Paperback
Price: $24.95
66 used & new from $4.41

4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, May 2, 2009
This is book that you can read more than once. It's a good resorce for all managers. It's loaded with many experimental tools for managers to use for all kinds of situations they face every day, as they explore their management skills. This ia must have for every manager.

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