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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-44974-5
840 pages
March 2009
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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition is the only book on the market written by the creators of the GMAT exam. Inside you’ll find more than 800 actual GMAT questions from previous tests with answers and detailed explanations. There’s also a grammar review, math review, actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information insights into the GMAT exam that debunk test-taking myths. Plus, use the diagnostic section to pinpoint your skill level and focus on the areas where you need the most help.
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Table of Contents

1.0 What Is the GMAT?

1.1 Why Take the GMAT Test?

1.2 GMAT Test Format.

1.3 What Is the Content of the Test Like?

1.4 Quantitative Section.

1.5 Verbal Section.

1.6 What Computer Skills Will I Need?

1.7 What Are the Test Centers Like?

1.8 How Are Scores Calculated?

1.9 Analytical Writing Assessment Scores.

1.10 Test Development Process.

2.0 How to Prepare.

2.1 How Can I Best Prepare to Take the Test?

2.2 What About Practice Tests?

2.3 How Should I Use the Diagnostic Test?

2.4 Where Can I Get Additional Practice?

2.5 General Test-Taking Suggestions.

3.0 Diagnostic Test.

3.1 Quantitative Sample Questions.

3.2 Verbal Sample Questions.

3.3 Quantitative and Verbal Answer Keys.

3.4 Interpretive Guide.

3.5 Quantitative Answer Explanations.

3.6 Verbal Answer Explanations.

4.0 Math Review.

4.1 Arithmetic.

4.2 Algebra.

4.3 Geometry.

4.4 Word Problems.

5.0 Problem Solving.

5.1 Test-Taking Strategies.

5.2 The Directions.

5.3 Sample Questions.

5.4 Answer Key.

5.5 Answer Explanations.

6.0 Data Sufficiency.

6.1 Test-Taking Strategies.

6.2 The Directions.

6.3 Sample Questions.

6.4 Answer Key.

6.5 Answer Explanations.

7.0 Reading Comprehension.

7.1 What Is Measured.

7.2 Test-Taking Strategies.

7.3 The Directions.

7.4 Sample Questions.

7.5 Answer Key.

7.6 Answer Explanations.

8.0 Critical Reasoning.

8.1 What Is Measured.

8.2 Test-Taking Strategies.

8.3 The Directions.

8.4 Sample Questions.

8.5 Answer Key.

8.6 Answer Explanations.

9.0 Sentence Correction.

9.1 Basic English Grammar Rules.

9.2 Study Suggestions.

9.3 What Is Measured.

9.4 Test-Taking Strategies.

9.5 The Directions.

9.6 Sample Questions.

9.7 Answer Key.

9.8 Answer Explanations.

10.0 Analytical Writing Assessment.

10.1 What Is Measured.

10.2 Test-Taking Strategies.

10.3 The Directions.

10.4 GMAT Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Issue.

10.5 Sample: Analysis of an Issue.

10.6 Analysis of an Issue Sample Topics.

10.7 GMAT Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Argument.

10.8 Sample: Analysis of an Argument.

10.9 Analysis of an Argument Sample Topics.

Appendix A Percentile Ranking Tables.

Appendix B Answer Sheets.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • A total of 907 questions and thorough answer explanations for each
  • 100-question diagnostic test
  • 807 practice questions in order of difficulty
  • 270 essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information
  • Comprehensive math and grammar reviews
  • The truth about the Top 10 GMAT myths
  • Tips to prepare for the GMAT exam
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Press Release

April 15, 2009

Exclusive Content in 12th Edition of Official Guide for GMAT Review Includes Hundreds of Past GMAT Questions

The 12th edition of The Official Guide for GMAT® Review ISBN: 978-0-470-44974-5(Wiley Paperback; March 30, 2009; $36.95) is now on sale in bookstores and online at www.mba.com. This guide to the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT) is the only study guide that includes past questions from the exam.

Thoroughly revised and updated, The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition, includes 300 GMAT questions never before available to the public. The newly released practice questions are among 800 verbal and quantitative questions from the GMAT that appear only in this guide.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardized exam used as part of the admissions process by thousands of MBA and other graduate management education programs around the world. The guide was written and edited by the same team that develops questions for the actual GMAT exam.

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition, features a comprehensive diagnostic section to help people determine where to concentrate their test-preparation efforts and complete explanations for the answers to every GMAT question that appears in the book. The guide also includes sections that focus on the essay-writing section of the GMAT and debunk common myths about the exam.

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition, is published by the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), a nonprofit organization of leading business schools around the world that owns the GMAT. The guide is published and sold by Wiley.

New editions of The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review and The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review-companions to The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition-will be released later in 2009.

The Official Guide series is part of a collection of six GMAT-preparation products that use past GMAT questions and are available at the mba.com store.

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