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GMAT 800: Advanced Prep for Advanced Students (2004-2005) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The Math Sections - The most important piece of information that is excluded from the editorial overview is the fact that most - if not all - the questions included in the math sections appear as part of tests given in the CD-ROM attached to the main preparation book Kaplan offers called 'GMAT'. In other words, the math part of this book is a printed edition of many questions that are explained exactly in the same way in the CD. There is no any substantial additional material, except for a forward before some questions, emphasizing their exceptional difficulty, and occasional notes indicating how 'an 800 test taker' would deal with the questions. In all, I wouldn't recommend this book to somebody who wants to improve his math skills if he's already bought Kaplan's excellent 'GMAT' with the CD-ROM. The Verbal sections ¿ I can't say here what I said above (about the same questions given in both this book and the CD-ROM of 'GMAT') because I haven't completed all the exercises offered in the CD-ROM. As for the material itself, it seems that the writers did very well in here, since there is an in-depth analysis of the hardest types of questions in the critical reasoning, reading comprehension and sentence correction. To sum up, if your weak link is your performance in the verbal sections ¿ and if you prefer written material to a computer screen - this book can be of help (though you should check out first their outstanding CD-ROM, that offers more material than any other CD I've tried, and decide whether it's enough or not).