# GMAT For Dummies

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

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

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
• Proven ways to save time and beat the clock
• Ten writing errors to avoid

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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### Contents

 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 Ratios Algebraic Factoring Problem Work Similar 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 uestionT 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
 Three Defining Graphing Functions Manipulating Numbers Statistics and Sets Combinations 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 Verbal Answers at a Glance Ten uestions Youve Got a Good Shot Ten Writing Errors to Avoid Ace the Interview