GMAT Exam Prep

GMAT Exam Prep

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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.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 30.5mm | 771.12g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0789735938
  • 9780789735935

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Table of contents

Part I: Introduction to the GMATChapter 1 Overview of the GMAT The GMAC Format of the GMAT The Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) What's NextChapter 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 NextPart II: Preparing for the GMATChapter 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 Answer Key Section 3 Section 4 Answers and Explanations Answer Sheet Section 1: Analysis of an Argument Section 2: Analysis of an Issue Section 3: Quantitative Section 4: VerbalChapter 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 NextChapter 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 Ad Hominem Arguments Appeal to Authority Appeal to Majority-Quantity-Quality Fallacy Circular Argument Begging the Question Reductio Ad Absurdum Sampling Error Percent Versus Number What's NextChapter 6 GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Scoring the Analytical Writing Sections What the GMAT Readers Are Looking For Issue Task Sample Essay Prompt: Analysis of an Issue Argument Task Sample Essay Prompt: Analysis of an Argument Writing Techniques Writing Strategies Practice Writing Prompts Issue Task Argument TaskChapter 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 NextChapter 8 GMAT Verbal Reading Comprehension Anatomy of a GMAT Reading Comprehension Question General Strategies for Reading Comprehension Questions Reading Comprehension Question Types Practice 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 NextPart III: GMAT Content Area ReviewChapter 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 Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles Other Polygons Circles Three-Dimensional Figures Data Analysis Internalize the RulesChapter 10 Verbal Review Subject/Verb Agreement Person Number Voice Verb Tense Nouns and Pronouns Personal Pronouns Relative Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns Pronoun Consistency Misleading and Ambiguous Pronouns 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 RulesPart IV: Practicing for the GMATChapter 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 Answer Key Section 3 Section 4 Answers and Explanations Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2 Quantitative: Section 3 Verbal: Section 4 Answer Sheet Section 1: Analysis of an Argument Section 2: Analysis of an Issue Section 3: Quantitative Section 4: VerbalChapter 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 Answer Key Section 3 Section 4 Answers and Explanations Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2 Quantitative: Section 3 Verbal: Section 4 Answer Sheet Section 1: Analysis of an Argument Section 2: Analysis of an Issue Section 3: Quantitative Section 4: VerbalChapter 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 Answer Key Section 3 Section 4 Answers and Explanations Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2 Quantitative: Section 3 Verbal: Section 4 Answer Sheet Section 1: Analysis of an Argument Section 2: Analysis of an Issue Section 3: Quantitative Section 4: VerbalChapter 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 Answer Key Section 3 Section 4 Answers and Explanations Analytical Writing: Sections 1 and 2 Quantitative: Section 3 Verbal: Section 4 Answer Sheet Section 1: Analysis of an Argument Section 2: Analysis of an Issue Section 3: Quantitative Section 4: VerbalPart V: AppendixesAppendix A GMAT Vocabulary ListAppendix B Glossary of GMAT Math TermsAppendix C Additional Resources 0789735938 TOC 8/24/2006
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About Advantage Education

Steven W. Dulan, J.D. has been involved with GMAT preparation since 1989, when, as a former U.S. Army infantry sergeant and undergraduate student at Michigan State University, he became a GMAT instructor. He has been helping students prepare for success on the GMAT and other standardized exams ever since. Steve scored in the 99th percentile on every standardized test he has ever taken. After graduating from Michigan State, he attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School on a full honors scholarship. While attending law school, Steve continued to teach standardized test-prep classes (including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT) an average of 30 hours each week, and tutored some of his fellow law students in a variety of subjects and in essay exam[nd]writing techniques. Professor Dulan has also served as an instructor at Baker University, Cleary University, Lansing Community College, the Ohio State University[nd]Real Estate Institute, and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Guest lecturer credits include Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Detroit College of Law, Marquette University, Texas Technical University, University of Miami, and Wright State University.Thousands of students have benefited from Steve's instruction, coaching, and admissions consulting, and have entered the graduate programs of their choice. Steve's students have gained admission to some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world, and have received numerous scholarships and fellowships of their own. Since 1997, Steve has served as the president of Advantage Education (www.AdvantageEd.com), a company dedicated to providing effective and affordable test-prep education in a variety of settings, including one-on-one tutoring via the Internet worldwide using its Personal Distance Learning system. The information and techniques included in this book are the result of Steve's experiences with test-preparation students at all levels over many years.
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