We had our 7th GMAT class on Monday on Reading Comprehension. Honestly, it wasn't a very good lesson in terms of the material. The class time, discussions were great and once again, the instructor provided some good tips. The study notes for Reading Comprehension were only marginally better than the kind of prep info one finds in the Amazon ordered Princeton Review or Kaplan books.
At the end of last week, I ordered the full Manhattan GMAT prep manuals for $149. They arrived today. I glanced at the reading comprehension book and it definitely had better study notes. But the booklet covered both Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
In all fairness to Veritas however, we had covered a concept called "Arguments" on day 1 that is a skill one needs for both Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning.
My ratings for GMAT study material I've seen for Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning:
Now that I have both Manhattan GMAT and Veritas books, I plan on comparing the two sets of books as I go through the material. I'm curious about the results as I move forward.
I've been offered quite a bit of "other" GMAT material, but you know... I'm not about to spend all my time becoming a GMAT material whore. I'm using 3 core sets of material at this point and this is more than enough for me. 1) Veritas books 2) Manhattan GMAT books 3) Official Guide
And one web site suggested by the Veritas Instructor on sentence grammar and that's it. The web site and the 3 sets of books are MORE than enough material for me at this point.
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This job is a great business opportunity for me and is a career change kind of job. I'll be moving from Project Management(old jobs) to Program Director at the new position. The new position requires sales, marketing, hiring/firing skills among other things with no hands on technical work. I hope all goes well in the next 2 weeks to confirm my appointment to the position.
=================================== My accounting class has turned nightmarish. The HAAS graduate instructor is kicking our butts. He had a surprise pop quiz today that caught all of us by surprise. (Yeah, I know... pop quizes are technically a surprise... but still....) On the way to the car tonight, 3 of the students from Accounting part I gave me an earful of venting talk about how this teacher talks a mile a minute and gives us about 10 hours of work to do each week. We're only 1/2 way into our 2nd week of classes too. Geez...