The GMAT For Dummies

The GMAT For Dummies

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The bad news is, you can't avoid the GMAT torture if you intend to go to graduate business school. Because of the grade inflation that skews GPAs, most graduate business schools now require the GMAT as a way of separating the wheat from the chaff. Now for the good news: By doing well on the GMAT you can overcome years of goofing off in school. A dynamite GMAT score can get you into a graduate program that otherwise wouldn't look twice at you and your C+ GPA. On the other hand, even with a GPA of 4. 0 from a top-flight school, you'll be facing some pretty stiff competition, and a high GMAT score could make the difference between being admitted or not. If you're one of the quarter of a million business school hopefuls taking the GMAT this year, you'll want to use this friendly guide to help you outsmart the competition.
Written by long-time test prep coach Suzee Vlk, The GMAT For Dummies offers you an enjoyable way to get quickly up to speed with what you need to know to: Fine-tune your test-taking skills Bring the right stuff to the test Psych out the test Spot traps built into test questions Figure out the point behind questions Make the best educated guesses Combat test-taking anxiety Use your breaks wisely Save time and beat the clock The GMAT For Dummies features dozens of practice questions, two complete practice tests, and reviews to help you monitor your progress. And it's loaded with test-taking tips, tricks, and expert advice on how to: Assess your strengths and weaknesses Think "the GMAT way" Approach different types of questions Nail the grammar questions Ace the reading comprehension and critical reasoning questions Shine on the analytical writing assessments Master the general math questions Excel on the data sufficiency math questions This fat-free test prep guide is for bright, ambitious people on the move. It gets you on track with what you need to know and can use on the GMAT quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 208.28 x 269.24 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0764552511
  • 9780764552519

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: An Aerial View: Putting the GMAT into Perspective. Chapter 1: The CAT Scan: What the GMAT Looks Like. PART II: A Word to the Wise: Verbal Questions. Chapter 2: Write On: GMAT Grammar Review. Chapter 3: If You're Illiterate, Read This: Sentence Correction. Chapter 4: Cheesier by the Dozen: Sentence Correction Practice Questions. PART III: Everyone's a Critic. Chapter 5: Readings That Can Affect Your Future: Blood Pressure, Astrology, and the GMAT. Chapter 6: Practice What I Preach: Reading Comprehension Practice Questions. Chapter 7: Even the GMAT Can Be Unreasonable: Critical Reasoning. Chapter 8: Reality Check: Critical Reasoning Practice Questions. PART IV: Right Writing and the GMAT: Analytical Writing Assessment. Chapter 9: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It: Analytical Writing Assessment. Chapter 10: Do You Have the Write Stuff? Analytical Writing Practice Questions. PART V: Two Years of Math in 58 Pages: The Dreaded Math Review. Chapter 11: More Figures than a Beauty Pageant: Geometry Review. Chapter 12: Gotta Catch Some (Xs, Ys, and) Zs: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids. Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Math You Probably Already Know. PART VI: Your Number's Up: Math Questions. Chapter 14: Sufficient unto the Problem Are the Data Therein. Chapter 15: The Dirty Dozen: Data Sufficiency Practice Questions. Chapter 16: Real Math at Last: Problem Solving. Chapter 17: A Chance to Show Off: Problem-Solving Practice Questions. PART VII: It All Comes Down to This: Full-Length Practice GMATs. Chapter 18: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part I: Practice Exam 1. Chapter 19: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations. Chapter 20: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part II: Practice Exam 2. Chapter 21: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations. PART VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Use GMAT Math in the Real World. Chapter 23: Ten Wrong Rumors about the GMAT. Chapter 24: Ten Dumb Things You Can Do to Mess Up Your GMAT. Chapter 25: Ten Relaxation Techniques You Can Try Before and During the GMAT. Chapter 26: Ten Questions You've Got a Real Shot At. Chapter 27: Ten Points You Should Always Double-Check. Chapter 28: Ten Math Concepts You Absolutely Must Know. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Suzee J. Vlk

Suzee Vlk author of The GRE For Dummies and The SAT I For Dummies, has been teaching students test-taking techniques for over 20 years. She holds an MBA and a J.D.
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