October 15, 2011 at 7:41 am #50099
whats the difference between kaplan and bpp study texts?
which is better?October 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm #88762
I used Kaplan for F4 & F5 for home study for June exams this year and passed both exams very well. Im using BPP for F6 in December as I bought them second hand from a friend who sat in June.
However I am returning to Kaplan for the remainder of my exams as I personally found them straight forward and user friendly. Several people have said that BPP go into a lot more detail than perhaps necessary, but Im finding them ok.
RegardsOctober 18, 2011 at 4:45 am #88763
Bpp books contain more theory , way more theory then kaplan. Language of BPP is more technical then Kaplan . Practical examples are often very lenghty and more complicated then in Kaplan.
Kaplan books are written in a bit simplier language, many heavy theoretical bits are ommitted.
However, practice shows that it’s better to combine those books, because with BPP you can be sure that you have every information necessary and with kaplan you can be sure that you will understand that information.
Otherwise, if people have to choose then traditional advice is to study theoretical subjects from bpp and practical from kaplan ..
But i need to mention that ..i’ve been always using both books from the very start and always enjoyed kaplan …but i’m very dissapointed with their f7 and f8 books. They are just not as clear as previous ones i used.
hope books for further subjects will be better.October 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm #88764
BPP is good in explaining theories and giving lengthy examples.
Kaplan is good in putting the matter with small examples, diagrams and easy formulae.
for me, first i read using kaplan textbook and same chapter using BPP textbook. then for revision again i revise using kaplan text.
BPP style of presenting a matter is superb but very lengthy.October 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm #88765
BPP=Detailllllleeeedd + Elaabbbooooraaated
Kaplan=Concise + straight to the point
choose the book which suits your learning.October 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm #88766
Kaplan is wayyyy much easier to comprehend compared to BPP. BPP is too technical but i like their revision kit coz the questions are pretty challenging. So, read kaplan and do the exercise in BPP.December 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm #88767
kaplan definitely……………December 17, 2012 at 11:30 am #88768
But what about GTG? Can you please give me an insight on how GTG study texts are? Are they like Kaplan (concise and to the point which ensure you pass)December 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm #88769
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gtg are the best! kinda of a mixture between bpp and kaplan so u have the perfect book!
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