HOW TO USE THE MANHATTAN BOOK SET (WHEN PREPARING FOR THE GMAT)Oct 21, 2022
We recommend starting your preparations for the GMAT with our preparation courses. This will help you get on the right track, in an efficient and effective way. You can also do this by practicing with questions, or you can consult books as well. Since there are so many different GMAT books available, we'll provide you with some further information. In this blog we will do so by telling you why and how you could use the Manhattan Book set while preparing for the GMAT.
WHAT IS THE MANHATTAN BOOK SET?
The Manhattan book set is developed by a company called Manhattan Prep. This company does not solely focus on the GMAT books but they produce preparation books for a variety of admissions-tests. The Manhattan book set provides you with the essential theory (and nothing more) of the aspects that you need to master before taking the GMAT. After studying these book sets you will know which skills are required in order to finish the GMAT exam successfully. The content of the Manhattan book sets is written by GMAT tutors so the theoretical explanation is tailored fit to all students’ needs. The book sets also include practice questions. Contrary to the questions in the Official Guides, the questions in the Manhattan book set are not real GMAT questions. Therefore, they are a decent- but not perfect representation of the questions you will encounter on the actual GMAT exam. Also, the books explain things. However, if you don't get it immediately, it's not likely to get a further explanation.
It is possible to buy a separate book for each subject of the GMAT, which is quite expensive. But, Manhattan provides a solution by offering two book sets. These book sets target the two sections that (for most of the cases) will define your score. You will find a short explanation about the two book sets below.
QUANT STRATEGY GUIDE SET
While previous editions of the book set consisted of five books, the latest version consists of six books. In the first five books, the theory of the essential subjects of the Quantitative section are explained. These subjects are: Fractions, Decimals & Percent’s, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry and Number properties. The sixth book explains the foundations of the mathematical problem of the GMAT.
VERBAL STRATEGY GUIDE SET
The Verbal section needs a less comprehensive theoretical explanation, therefore this book set consists of four books. Each of the first three books provides the essential theoretical explanation of the different subjects within the Verbal section. These subjects are: Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction. The last book of this set will provide an explanation of the foundations of GMAT Verbal.
In addition to the two book sets, Manhattan offers two extra books. The first book is called GMAT roadmap. In this book you will find a detailed explanation of the road you will travel towards the GMAT exam. The name of the second book is Integrated Reasoning & Essay. This book will help you prepare on the two remaining sections of the GMAT.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE THE MANHATTAN BOOK SET?
The Manhattan book sets are the right books to use when you are at the start of your preparation on the GMAT. That is because these sets offer an extensive theoretical explanation which is essential during this stage of your preparation. Besides that, you will get access to an online learning environment. Here you can find six practice exams, whereof one is a computer adaptive test. Besides that, there is the possibility to practice with 875 practice questions.
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