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GMAT For Dummies

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GMAT For Dummies

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Learn to:Score higher on the GMAT and get into the business school of your choiceImprove your skills to conquer the verbal and quantitative sectionsWrite clearly and effectively to ace the analytical...More
Learn to:Score higher on the GMAT and get into the business school of your choiceImprove your skills to conquer the verbal and quantitative sectionsWrite clearly and effectively to ace the analytical...More
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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.

About the Author-
  • 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.
Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Putting the GMAT into Perspective 7

    Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on the GMAT 9

    Chapter 2: Maximizing Your Score on the GMAT 19

    Part II: Vanquishing the Verbal Section 29

    Chapter 3: Applying What You Learned (We Hope) in Grammar Class: Sentence Correction 31

    Chapter 4: Not as Enticing as a Bestseller: Reading Comprehension 51

    Chapter 5: Let's Think This Through Logically: Critical Reasoning 71

    Chapter 6: Bringing It Together: A Mini Practice Verbal Section 93

    Part III: Acing the Analytical Writing Section 107

    Chapter 7: Analyze This: What to Expect from the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) 109

    Chapter 8: Present Perfect Paragraphs: How to Write a GMAT Essay 113

    Chapter 9: Deconstructing Sample GMAT Essays 119

    Part IV: Conquering the Quantitative Section 125

    Chapter 10: Getting Back to Basics: Numbers and Operations 127

    Chapter 11: Considering All the Variables: Algebra 147

    Chapter 12: Getting the Angle on Geometry: Planes and Solids 169

    Chapter 13: Keeping in Step: Coordinate Geometry 189

    Chapter 14: Manipulating Numbers: Statistics and Sets 201

    Chapter 15: It's All in the Presentation: GMAT Quantitative Question Types 217

    Chapter 16: All Together Now: A Mini Practice Quantitative Section 233

    Part V: Excelling on the Integrated Reasoning Section 245

    Chapter 17: Best of Both Worlds: The Integrated Reasoning Section 247

    Chapter 18: Deciphering Data in Charts and Graphs 263

    Part VI: Practice Makes Perfect 275

    Chapter 19: GMAT Practice Test 277

    Chapter 20: Practice Test Answers and Explanations 297

    Part VII: The Part of Tens 321

    Chapter 21: Ten Questions You've Got a Good Shot At 323

    Chapter 22: Ten Writing Errors to Avoid 325

    Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting into Business School 327

    Appendix: About the CD 331

    Index 335

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