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Beschreibung

Score higher on the GMAT

If the thought of the GMAT gives you the jitters, this trusted test-prep guide is here to wash your worries away! Covering everything you can expect to encounter on exam day, GMAT For Dummies gives you the practical, time-tested guidance you need to conquer your fears, maximize your score, and get into the business school of your dreams.

Designed to measure your mastery of verbal, mathematical, analytical, and writing skills, the GMAT serves as the gatekeeper of world-class graduate degrees in business, finance, management, accountancy, and economy. With this book and companion website as your guide, you'll find all the helpful tips and tricks you need to brush up on each section of the exam, chart your progress, and focus your study on the areas where you need more help.

  • Includes a plain-English explanation of the test's format
  • Provides reviews of foundational concepts for every section
  • Offers complete explanations of every question type
  • Includes two full-length practice tests in the book, plus three more online

Even if the big day is just around the corner, GMAT For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to outsmart the competition and get on the road to acquiring that coveted MBA!

Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA is president of College Primers, where she applies her expertise to guiding high school students through the college admissions process. Scott A. Hatch, JD has prepared thousands of individuals for standardized tests and legal careers since 1980.

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Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA is president of College Primers, where she applies her expertise to guiding high school students through the college admissions process. Scott A. Hatch, JD has prepared thousands of individuals for standardized tests and legal careers since 1980.

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Maximize your score with online practice tests

If getting into your top-choice MBA program requires you to take the GMAT, this trusted guide is here to help you do your best on that all-important exam. It covers all the test topics you can expect to encounter on exam dayand with practice tests in the book and onlineyou can focus your study, maximize your score, and get into the business school of your dreams. Whether you're vexed by the verbal section, want to amp up your analytical skills, or need to re-master math, this practice-friendly guide is here to make it easier!

Inside

  • Grasp how the GMAT is scored
  • Find out how to register
  • Review the test topics
  • Create a study plan
  • Get strategies and advice
  • Answer practice questions
  • Know what to expect on test day
  • Find more practice online

1-year access to online practice tests!

Zusammenfassung
Score higher on the GMAT

If the thought of the GMAT gives you the jitters, this trusted test-prep guide is here to wash your worries away! Covering everything you can expect to encounter on exam day, GMAT For Dummies gives you the practical, time-tested guidance you need to conquer your fears, maximize your score, and get into the business school of your dreams.

Designed to measure your mastery of verbal, mathematical, analytical, and writing skills, the GMAT serves as the gatekeeper of world-class graduate degrees in business, finance, management, accountancy, and economy. With this book and companion website as your guide, you'll find all the helpful tips and tricks you need to brush up on each section of the exam, chart your progress, and focus your study on the areas where you need more help.

  • Includes a plain-English explanation of the test's format
  • Provides reviews of foundational concepts for every section
  • Offers complete explanations of every question type
  • Includes two full-length practice tests in the book, plus three more online

Even if the big day is just around the corner, GMAT For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to outsmart the competition and get on the road to acquiring that coveted MBA!

Inhalt

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with the GMAT 5

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on the GMAT 7

Knowing Why the GMAT Is Important 7

Timing It Perfectly: When to Take the GMAT (And What to Bring) 8

When to register for and take the GMAT 8

Things to take to the GMAT (and things to leave at home) 10

Forming First Impressions: The Format of the GMAT 10

Getting familiar with what the GMAT tests 10

Understanding the computerized format 11

Honing your computer skills for the GMAT 12

Knowing Where You Stand: Scoring Considerations 13

How the GMAT testers figure your score 13

How the GMAT testers report your score 13

Why you should (almost) never cancel your GMAT score 14

Repeating the Process: Retaking the GMAT 15

Chapter 2: Maximizing Your Score on the GMAT 17

Discovering Strategies for Successful Guessing 17

Forcing yourself to guess so you can move on 18

Understanding the importance of completing each section 18

Winning the Race against the Clock 19

Giving each question equal treatment 19

Making time for the last ten questions 19

Keeping track of your pace 20

Getting Rid of Wrong Answers 20

Keeping track of eliminated answer choices for the computer test format 20

Recognizing wrong answers 21

Playing It Smart: A Few Things You Shouldn't Do When Taking the Test 25

Don't lose your focus 25

Don't read questions at lightning speed 25

Don't waste all your time on the hardest questions 25

Don't cheat 26

Tackling a Case of Nerves with Relaxation Techniques 26

Devising a Plan of Attack 27

Chapter 3: Mastering Business-School Admissions 29

Choosing a Business School 29

Lining Up Your Ducks Applying to Business Schools 31

When to apply 32

What to submit 32

Crafting Effective Business-School Essays 33

Part 2: Vanquishing the Verbal Section 35

Chapter 4: Applying What You Learned (We Hope) in Grammar Class: Sentence Correction 37

Building a Solid Foundation: Grammar Basics 38

Getting wordy: The parts of speech 38

Pulling together: The parts of a sentence 40

Pointing Out Mistakes: Common Sentence-Correction Errors 42

Can't we all just get along? Errors in subject-verb and noun-pronoun agreement 43

Building code violations: Faulty construction 45

Follow the idiom: Correct use of standard expressions 49

Implementing an Approach to Sentence-Correction Questions 51

Spotting the error 52

Eliminating answers that don't correct errors 52

Eliminating choices that create new errors 53

Rereading the sentence 53

Reviewing the process and guessing on sentence corrections 53

Sentence-Correction Practice Problems with Answer Explanations 53

Practice problems 54

Answer explanations 56

Chapter 5: Not as Enticing as a Bestseller: Reading Comprehension 59

Judging by Appearances: What Reading-Comprehension Questions Look Like 59

Approaching Reading Passages 60

Mastering the message: The main point 60

Absorbing the ambiance: Author's tone 61

Finding the framework: The passage's outline 61

Sticking to the Subject: Types of Passages 62

Experimenting with natural science passages 62

Gathering in social circles: Social science passages 62

Getting down to business passages 63

Approaching Reading-Comprehension Questions 63

Identifying the question type 63

Eliminating answer choices 66

Dealing with exception questions 67

Reading-Comprehension Practice Questions with Answer Explanations 70

Reading-comprehension practice questions 70

Answer explanations 74

Chapter 6: Let's Think This Through Logically: Critical Reasoning 79

Focusing on Critical Concepts: An Overview 79

Understanding the structure of the questions 80

Figuring out how to answer the questions 80

Making a Case: Essentials of Informal Logic 81

Fighting fair: The elements of an argument 81

Getting from Point A to Point B: Types of reasoning 81

Thinking Inside the Box: Question Types 83

Stalking Your Prey: How to Approach Each Question Type 84

Strengthening or weakening arguments 84

Delving into drawing conclusions 88

Spotting those sneaky assumptions 89

Using your noggin to make inferences 91

Making your way through method-of-reasoning questions 92

Critical-Reasoning Practice Questions and Answer Explanations 94

Critical-reasoning practice questions 94

Answer explanations 98

Chapter 7: Bringing It Together: A Mini Practice Verbal Sect...

Produktinformationen

Titel: GMAT For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9781119374084
ISBN: 978-1-119-37408-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: For Dummies
Genre: Sonstiges Schule und Lernen
Anzahl Seiten: 408
Veröffentlichung: 13.11.2017
Jahr: 2017
Auflage: 7. Aufl.
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 9.0 MB