GMAT Exam Prep

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Description

• Dimensions: 8-3/8x10-7/8
• Pages: 432
• Edition: 1st
• Book
• ISBN-10: 0-7897-3593-8
• ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3593-5

The GMAT Exam Prep provides a comprehensive text for studying for the GMAT test. This book takes each topic and provides numerous examples, explanations, strategies, and tips for both understanding the content of knowledge that the test covers, as well as in helping in preparing the student to score higher on the test. In addition to coverage of all topic areas, the book has an expanded topical review coverage on the Quantitative section, due to the fact that many students find they don't understand this topic very well. The book also offers specific strategies for answering various question types, reviews the psychology of testing, and provides a guide for understanding scores. Finally the book has four full practice exams with detailed answers to all questions covering all topics areas.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Part I: Introduction to the GMAT

Chapter 1 Overview of the GMAT

The GMAC

Format of the GMAT

What’s Next

Chapter 2 Taking the GMAT

Registering for the GMAT

Paying for the GMAT

Taking the GMAT

The Testing Center

What to Bring to the Testing Center

Test Takers with Disabilities

Scoring the GMAT

What Your Scores Mean to Schools

A Note on Scoring the Practice Tests in This Book

Retaking the GMAT

What’s Next

Part II: Preparing for the GMAT

Chapter 3 Diagnostic Test with Answers and Explanations

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Section 3

Section 4

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Chapter 4 GMAT General Testing Strategies

KSA (There Is Some Science Behind This Process)

Focus on the Easy Stuff

Stay “On Point”

Simplify

Anatomy of the GMAT

Guess Wisely

Manage Stress

Relax to Succeed

Specific Relaxation Techniques

A Note on Music

What to Expect on Test Day

What’s Next

Chapter 5 Introduction to GMAT Logic

Arguments

Context

Chain of Reasoning

Assumptions

Validity, Truth, and Soundness

Conditionals

Contrapositive

Sufficiency and Necessity

Compound Conditionals

Negation

Fallacies

Slippery Slope

Correlation—Causation

Equivocation

Appeal to Authority

Appeal to Majority—Quantity-Quality Fallacy

Circular Argument

Begging the Question

Sampling Error

Percent Versus Number

What’s Next

Chapter 6 GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

Scoring the Analytical Writing Sections

What the GMAT Readers Are Looking For

Sample Essay Prompt: Analysis of an Issue

Sample Essay Prompt: Analysis of an Argument

Writing Techniques

Writing Strategies

Practice Writing Prompts

Chapter 7 GMAT Quantitative

Multiple Choice

Anatomy of a Multiple Choice Question

General Strategies for Multiple-Choice Questions

Data Sufficiency

Anatomy of a Data Sufficiency Question

General Strategies for Data Sufficiency Questions

What’s Next

Chapter 8 GMAT Verbal

Anatomy of a GMAT Reading Comprehension Question

General Strategies for Reading Comprehension Questions

Critical Reasoning

Anatomy of a Critical Reasoning Question

General Strategies for Critical Reasoning Questions

Critical Reasoning Question Types

A Note on Question Format

Practice Critical Reasoning Questions

Sentence Correction

Anatomy of a GMAT Sentence Correction Question

General Strategies for Sentence Correction Questions

Practice Sentence Correction Questions

What’s Next

Part III: GMAT Content Area Review

Chapter 9 Quantitative Review

Numbers and Operations

Properties of Integers

Real Numbers

Order of Operations (PEMDAS)

Decimals

Fractions, Rational Numbers, and Scientific Notation

Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Squares and Square Roots

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

Factors and Multiples

Mean, Median, and Mode

Probability and Outcomes

Absolute Value

Algebra and Functions

Factoring

Exponents

Inequalities

Word Problems

Geometry

Coordinate Geometry

Triangles

Other Polygons

Circles

Three-Dimensional Figures

Data Analysis

Internalize the Rules

Chapter 10 Verbal Review

Subject/Verb Agreement

Person

Number

Voice

Verb Tense

Nouns and Pronouns

Personal Pronouns

Relative Pronouns

Indefinite Pronouns

Pronoun Consistency

Verbs and Verb Forms

Simple Past Versus Past Participle

Parallel Construction

Run-on Sentences

Sentence Fragments/Incomplete Sentences

Misplaced Modifiers

Idiom

Rhetoric

Commonly Misused Words

Accept, Except

Affect, Effect

Among, Between

Assure, Insure, Ensure

Because, Since

Compare to, Compare with

Complement, Compliment

Farther, Further

Fewer, Less

Imply, Infer

Its, It’s

Lay, Lie

Like, Such As

Number, Amount

Precede, Proceed

Principal, Principle

Set, Sit

Than, Then

That, Which

There, Their, They’re

To, Too, Two

Whether, If

Your, You’re

Internalize the Rules

Part IV: Practicing for the GMAT

Chapter 11 Practice Test 1 with Answers and Explanations

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Section 3

Section 4

Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2

Quantitative: Section 3

Verbal: Section 4

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Chapter 12 Practice Test 2 with Answers and Explanations

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Section 3

Section 4

Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2

Quantitative: Section 3

Verbal: Section 4

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Chapter 13 Practice Test 3 with Answers and Explanations

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Section 3

Section 4

Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2

Quantitative: Section 3

Verbal: Section 4

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Chapter 14 Practice Test 4 with Answers and Explanations

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Section 3

Section 4

Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2

Quantitative: Section 3

Verbal: Section 4

Section 1: Analysis of an Argument

Section 2: Analysis of an Issue

Section 3: Quantitative

Section 4: Verbal

Part V: Appendixes

Appendix A GMAT Vocabulary List

Appendix B Glossary of GMAT Math Terms