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The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-14082-6
336 pages
June 2011
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The only official verbal review for the GMAT from the creators of the test

Anyone preparing for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) knows it's important to study with the experts. With The Official GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition, you'll get questions, answers, and explanations straight from the source. The only official verbal review for the GMAT Exam, this book targets your study and helps you improve your verbal skills by focusing on your ability to read and comprehend written material, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard English. Inside, you'll find

  • 300 actual questions from past GMAT tests, including 75 questions new to this edition
  • Sections on Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, and Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Questions organized in order of difficulty to save study time

The Graduate Management Admission Council certifies all content so you can trust that you're getting expert guidance as you prepare for the GMAT Exam.

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the association of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC's mission is to meet the needs of business schools and students through a wide array of products, services, and programs. It is the owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. Available in nearly 100 countries, it is the global standard for entry to the MBA degree course.

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1.0 What Is the GMAT? 4

1.1 Why Take the GMAT Test? 5

1.2 GMAT Test Format 6

1.3 What Is the Content of the Test Like? 8

1.4 Quantitative Section 8

1.5 Verbal Section 8

1.6 What Computer Skills Will I Need? 9

1.7 What Are the Test Centers Like? 9

1.8 How Are Scores Calculated? 9

1.9 Analytical Writing Assessment Scores 10

1.10 Test Development Process 10

2.0 How to Prepare 12

2.1 How Can I Best Prepare to Take the Test? 13

2.2 What About Practice Tests? 13

2.3 Where Can I Get Additional Practice? 14

2.4 General Test-Taking Suggestions 14

3.0 Reading Comprehension 16

3.1 What Is Measured 18

3.2 Test-Taking Strategies 20

3.3 The Directions 21

3.4 Sample Questions 22

3.5 Answer Key 59

3.6 Answer Explanations 60

4.0 Critical Reasoning 112

4.1 What Is Measured 114

4.2 Test-Taking Strategies 114

4.3 The Directions 115

4.4 Sample Questions 116

4.5 Answer Key 152

4.6 Answer Explanations 153

5.0 Sentence Correction 236

5.1 Basic English Grammar Rules 237

5.2 Study Suggestions 242

5.3 What Is Measured 242

5.4 Test-Taking Strategies 242

5.5 The Directions 243

5.6 Sample Questions 244

5.7 Answer Key 268

5.8 Answer Explanations 269

Appendix A Percentile Ranking Tables 324

Appendix B Answer Sheets 330

Reading Comprehension Answer Sheet 331

Critical Reasoning Answer Sheet 332

Sentence Correction Answer Sheet 333

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