GMAT For Dummies, Premier 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-42126-0

Jan 2012

360 pages

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Description

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.

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