GMAT For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 2, 2012 - Study Aids - 360 pages
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Learn to:

  • Score higher on the GMAT and get into the business school of your choice
  • Improve your skills to conquer the verbal and quantitative sections
  • Write clearly and effectively to ace the analytical writing section
  • Prepare for the big day with expert strategies for solving integrated reasoning problems

Review your math knowledge and verbal skills with the interactive flashcards, and take 5 simulated GMAT tests on the companion CD

Practice your skills and score your highest on the GMAT

Nervous about taking the GMAT? Don't sweat it! This hands-on, friendly guide gives you all the preparation you need to maximize your score and outsmart your competition. You'll discover how to think the GMAT way and chart your study progress with updated practice questions, math and grammar reviews, and five full-length practice exams.

  • Conquer the verbal section — get the 4-1-1 on how to spot the common types of errors for sentence corrections, how to read through a passage quickly and effectively, and how to break apart and analyze arguments
  • Ace analytical writing — discover what the GMAT is looking for in the analytical writing section and find pointers on writing a well- organized and compelling essay
  • Make sense of math — find plain-English explanations of what you'll encounter in the quantitative section, from basic arithmetic and algebra to more complex concepts like coordinate geometry
  • Rip through the reasoning — get strategies for approaching the integrated reasoning section and find out how to extract data from tables, charts, and graphs

Open the book and find:

  • A plain-English explanation of the test's format
  • What to bring on exam day
  • How to make educated guesses
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Tips and advice to calm your nerves
  • Proven ways to save time and beat the clock
  • Ten writing errors to avoid
  • Guidance on increasing your chances of gaining admission to the business school of your choice

CD Includes

Five full-length practice tests in timed and untimed modes, flashcards to review important formulas and concepts, and a set of integrated reasoning practice questions.

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.


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Table of Contents
The Part of Tens
Getting the Lowdown on the GMAT
Thin s to take to the GMAT
Honing your computer skills
Retaking the GMAT
Vanguishing the Verbal Section
The parts of
Con uerin the uantitative Section
Other Polygons

Cant we all iust get along?
Correct use
Spotting the error
Practice problems
Not as Enticing as a Bestseller Reading
Types of Passages
Reading Comprehension Practice
Lets Think This Through Logically Critical
Delving into drawing conclusions
Critical Reasonin Practice uestions
Bringing It Together A Mini Practice Verbal
Understanding Whats Right with Answer
Acing the Analytical Writing Section
Getting to know your readers
Present Perfect Paragraphs How to Write
More dos and donts
Deconstructing Sample GMAT Essays
Graphing Functions
Manipulating Numbers Statistics and Sets
Mean Median
Tacklin GMAT Math Practice uestions
Best of Both Worlds The Integrated
Table analysis
Graphics interpretation
Deciphering Data in Charts and Graphs
Clarifying Circle Graphs A k a Pie Charts
Analytical Writing Assessment
Answers at a Glance
Ten uestions Youve Got a Good Shot
Ten Writing Errors to Avoid
Ace the Interview

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About the author (2012)

Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA, and Scott A. Hatch, JD, teach SAT®, ACT®, LSAT®, GRE®, and GMAT® test preparation through programs at more than 300 colleges and universities.

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