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GMAT For Dummies 2021


GMAT For Dummies 2021

Book + 7 Practice Tests Online + Flashcards
9. Aufl.

von: Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch

21,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 01.12.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119711919
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 448

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<p><b>FEATURES</b> <ul> <li>7 Practice Tests Online</li> <li>Expert Strategies</li> <li>100 Flashcards</li> <li>Study Tips</li> </ul> <p><b>Master the GMAT with??online practice tests</b> <p>Required by many MBA programs, the GMAT measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. But don't let the test scare you! You have a study partner in this GMAT guide. This new edition of <i>GMAT For Dummies 2021</i> starts with a pre-assessment test that helps you craft a study plan. The authors review foundational concepts and help you figure out how to manage your time during the exam. This handy guide also includes more than 100 electronic flashcards and seven full-length practice tests to help you be prepared to face the GMAT with confidence! <p><b>Inside...</b> <ul> <li>Assessing what you know</li> <li>Maximizing your score</li> <li>Creating your study plan</li> <li>Brushing up on grammar</li> <li>Honing your reading comprehension</li> <li>Writing the ultimate essay</li> <li>Deciphering data</li> <li>Tackling Integrated Reasoning questions</li> </ul>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 2</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Beyond the Book 3</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 3</p> <p><b>Part 1: Getting Started with the GMAT 5</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: The Lowdown on the GMAT</b><b> 7</b></p> <p>Knowing Why the GMAT is Important 7</p> <p>Timing It Perfectly: When to Take the GMAT (and What to Bring) 8</p> <p>When to register for and take the GMAT 8</p> <p>Things to take to the GMAT (and things to leave at home) 10</p> <p>Forming First Impressions: The Format of the GMAT 10</p> <p>Getting familiar with what the GMAT tests 10</p> <p>Understanding the computerized format 11</p> <p>Honing your computer skills for the GMAT 12</p> <p>Knowing Where You Stand: Scoring Considerations 13</p> <p>How the GMAT testers figure your score 13</p> <p>How the GMAT testers report your score 13</p> <p>When should you cancel your GMAT score? 14</p> <p>Repeating the Process: Retaking the GMAT 15</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Maximizing Your Score on the GMAT</b><b> 17</b></p> <p>Discovering Strategies for Successful Guessing 17</p> <p>Forcing yourself to guess so you can move on 18</p> <p>Understanding the importance of completing each section 18</p> <p>Winning the Race against the Clock 19</p> <p>Giving each question equal treatment 19</p> <p>Making time for the last ten questions 19</p> <p>Keeping track of your pace 20</p> <p>Getting Rid of Wrong Answers 20</p> <p>Keeping track of eliminated answer choices for the computer test format 20</p> <p>Recognizing wrong answers 21</p> <p>Playing It Smart: A Few Things You Shouldn’t Do When Taking the Test 25</p> <p>Don’t lose your focus 25</p> <p>Don’t read questions at lightning speed 25</p> <p>Don’t waste all your time on the hardest questions 25</p> <p>Don’t cheat 25</p> <p>Tackling a Case of Nerves with Relaxation Techniques 26</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Mastering Business School Admissions</b><b> 27</b></p> <p>Choosing a Business School 27</p> <p>Lining Up Your Ducks — Applying to Business Schools 29</p> <p>When to apply 30</p> <p>What to submit 30</p> <p>Crafting Effective Business School Essays 31</p> <p><b>Part 2: Creating a GMAT Study Plan 33</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Planning Your Approach</b><b> 35</b></p> <p>Using the Preassessment: The How-To 35</p> <p>Evaluating Section 1: Quantitative 35</p> <p>Evaluating Section 2: Verbal 36</p> <p>Evaluation Section 3: Integrated reasoning 36</p> <p>Devising a Plan of Attack 36</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: GMAT Practice Assessment</b><b> 39</b></p> <p>Section 1: Quantitative 40</p> <p>Section 2: Verbal 44</p> <p>Section 3: Integrated Reasoning 48</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Scoring and Interpreting the Practice Assessment</b><b> 53</b></p> <p>Section 1: Quantitative Reasoning 53</p> <p>Section 2: Verbal 61</p> <p>Section 3: Integrated Reasoning 64</p> <p>Answers at a Glance 67</p> <p><b>Part 3: Vanquishing the Verbal Section 69</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Applying What You Learned (We Hope) in Grammar Class: Sentence Correction</b><b> 71</b></p> <p>Building a Solid Foundation: Grammar Basics 72</p> <p>Getting wordy: The parts of speech 72</p> <p>Pulling together: The parts of a sentence 75</p> <p>Pointing Out Mistakes: Common Sentence-Correction Errors 76</p> <p>Can’t we all just get along? Errors in subject-verb and noun-pronoun agreement 77</p> <p>Building code violations: Faulty construction 79</p> <p>Follow the idiom: Correct use of standard expressions 83</p> <p>Implementing an Approach to Sentence Correction Questions 85</p> <p>Spotting the error 86</p> <p>Eliminating answers that don’t correct errors 86</p> <p>Eliminating choices that create new errors 87</p> <p>Rereading the sentence 87</p> <p>Reviewing the process and guessing on sentence corrections 87</p> <p>Sentence Correction Practice Problems with Answer Explanations 87</p> <p>Practice problems 88</p> <p>Answer explanations 90</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Not as Enticing as a Bestseller: Reading Comprehension</b><b> 93</b></p> <p>Judging by Appearances: What Reading Comprehension Questions Look Like 93</p> <p>Approaching Reading Passages 94</p> <p>Mastering the message: The main point 94</p> <p>Absorbing the ambiance: Author’s tone 95</p> <p>Finding the framework: The passage’s outline 95</p> <p>Sticking to the Subject: Types of Passages 96</p> <p>Experimenting with natural science passages 96</p> <p>Gathering in social circles: Social science passages 96</p> <p>Getting down to business passages 97</p> <p>Approaching Reading Comprehension Questions 97</p> <p>Identifying the question type 97</p> <p>Eliminating answer choices 100</p> <p>Dealing with exception questions 101</p> <p>Reading Comprehension Practice Questions with Answer Explanations 104</p> <p>Reading comprehension practice questions 104</p> <p>Answer explanations 109</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Thinking This through Logically: Critical Reasoning</b><b> 115</b></p> <p>Focusing on “Critical” Concepts: An Overview 115</p> <p>Understanding the structure of the questions 116</p> <p>Figuring out how to answer the questions 116</p> <p>Making a Case: Essentials of Informal Logic 117</p> <p>Fighting fair: The elements of an argument 117</p> <p>Getting from Point A to Point B: Types of reasoning 117</p> <p>Thinking Inside the Box: Question Types 119</p> <p>Stalking Your Prey: How to Approach Each Question Type 120</p> <p>Strengthening or weakening arguments 120</p> <p>Delving into drawing conclusions 124</p> <p>Spotting those sneaky assumptions 125</p> <p>Using your noggin to make inferences 127</p> <p>Critical Reasoning Practice Questions and Answer Explanations 130</p> <p>Critical reasoning practice questions 130</p> <p>Answer explanations 134</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Bringing It Together: A Mini Practice Verbal Section</b><b> 139</b></p> <p>Working through Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions 140</p> <p>Understanding What’s Right with Answer Explanations 148</p> <p><b>Part 4: Acing the Analytical Writing Section 155</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Analyze This: What to Expect from the Analytical Writing Assessment</b><b> 157</b></p> <p>Fitting in the AWA with the Rest of the GMAT 157</p> <p>Calling 411: Your AWA Writing Tools 158</p> <p>Analyzing an Argument 158</p> <p>Racking Up the Points: How the GMAT Scores Your Essay 159</p> <p>Getting to know your readers 159</p> <p>Interpreting the scores 160</p> <p>Requesting your essay be rescored 160</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Present Perfect Paragraphs: How to Write a GMAT Essay</b><b> 161</b></p> <p>Avoiding Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics Errors 161</p> <p>Punctuation errors 162</p> <p>Sentence-structure problems 163</p> <p>Faulty forming of possessives 163</p> <p>Spelling issues 163</p> <p>More dos and don’ts 164</p> <p>Practice makes perfect! 164</p> <p>Building a Better Essay: Ten Steps to a Higher Score 165</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Deconstructing Sample GMAT Essays</b><b> 169</b></p> <p>Defining GMAT AWA Scores 169</p> <p>Taking a Look at Sample Essays 170</p> <p>Sample essay #1 170</p> <p>Discussion of sample essay #1 172</p> <p>Sample essay #2 172</p> <p>Discussion of sample essay #2 173</p> <p>Sample essay #3 174</p> <p>Discussion of sample essay #3 175</p> <p>Sample essay #4 175</p> <p>Discussion of sample essay #4 176</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Sampling a Series of Writing Prompts</b><b> 177</b></p> <p>Sample Prompt #1 177</p> <p>Sample response to essay #1 178</p> <p>Dissection of essay #1 178</p> <p>Sample Prompt #2 179</p> <p>Sample response to essay #2 179</p> <p>Dissection of essay #2 180</p> <p>Sample Prompt #3 180</p> <p>Sample response to essay #3 181</p> <p>Dissection of essay #3 181</p> <p>Sample Prompt #4 182</p> <p>Sample response to essay #4 182</p> <p>Dissection of essay #4 182</p> <p><b>Part 5: Conquering the Quantitative Section 185</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Getting Back to Basics: Numbers and Operations</b><b> 187</b></p> <p>Just Your Type: Kinds of Numbers 187</p> <p>It’s Not Brain Surgery: Basic Operations 189</p> <p>Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing 189</p> <p>Checking out the real estate: Properties of real numbers 191</p> <p>Using Little Numbers for Big Values: Bases and Exponents 194</p> <p>Adding and subtracting with exponents 194</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing with exponents 194</p> <p>Figuring out the powers of 0 and 1 195</p> <p>Dealing with fractional exponents 195</p> <p>Working with negative exponents 196</p> <p>Checking Out the Ancestry: Roots 196</p> <p>Order of Operations: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally 198</p> <p>Splitting Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 198</p> <p>Defining numerators, denominators, and other stuff you need to know about fractions 199</p> <p>Adding and subtracting fractions 201</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing fractions 201</p> <p>Calculating percent change 203</p> <p>Taking it further: Repeated percent change 204</p> <p>Making Comparisons: Ratios and Proportions 205</p> <p>Playing the Numbers: Scientific Notation 206</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Considering All the Variables: Algebra</b><b> 209</b></p> <p>Defining the Elements: Algebraic Terms 209</p> <p>Braving the unknowns: Variables and constants 210</p> <p>Coming together: Terms and expressions 210</p> <p>Knowing the nomials: Kinds of expressions 211</p> <p>Maintaining an Orderly Fashion: Algebraic Operations 211</p> <p>Adding to and taking away 211</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing expressions 213</p> <p>Extracting Information: Factoring Polynomials 216</p> <p>Something in common: Finding common factors 216</p> <p>Two by two: Factoring quadratic polynomials 216</p> <p>Minding Your Ps and Qs: Functions 218</p> <p>Standing in: Understanding function terminology 218</p> <p>Taking it to the limit: Domain and range of functions 220</p> <p>Putting On Your Thinking Cap: Problem Solving 222</p> <p>Isolating the variable: Linear equations 222</p> <p>Bringing in the substitution: Simultaneous equations 224</p> <p>Not playing fair: Inequalities 225</p> <p>Solving quadratic equations 227</p> <p>Reading between the lines: Word problems 229</p> <p>Burning the midnight oil: Work problems 230</p> <p>Going the distance: Distance problems 231</p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Getting the Angle on Geometry: Planes and Solids</b><b> 233</b></p> <p>Fishing for the Answers: Lines and Angles 233</p> <p>Trusting Triangles 236</p> <p>Triple treat: Types of triangles 236</p> <p>The area of a triangle 237</p> <p>The Pythagorean theorem and other cool stuff about right triangles 238</p> <p>A striking resemblance: Similar triangles 241</p> <p>Playing Four Square: Quadrilaterals 242</p> <p>Drawing parallels: Parallelograms 242</p> <p>Raising the roof: Trapezoids 243</p> <p>Showing Their Good Sides: Other Polygons 245</p> <p>Eating Up Pieces of Pi: Circles 245</p> <p>Ring measurements: Radius, diameter, and circumference 246</p> <p>Blueprints for Noah: Arcs 246</p> <p>Line ’em up: Chords, inscribed and circumscribed figures, and tangents 247</p> <p>Getting a Little Depth Perception: Three-Dimensional Geometry 249</p> <p>Chipping off the old block: Rectangular solids 249</p> <p>Sipping from soda cans and other cylinders 250</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Keeping in Step: Coordinate Geometry</b><b> 253</b></p> <p>Taking Flight: The Coordinate Plane 253</p> <p>Line dancing: Understanding coordinate geometry 253</p> <p>What’s the point? Finding the coordinates 254</p> <p>On all fours: Identifying quadrants 255</p> <p>Slip-Sliding Away: Slope and Linear Equations 255</p> <p>Taking a peak: Defining the slope of a line 255</p> <p>Using the slope-intercept form to graph lines 257</p> <p>Meeting in the middle 259</p> <p>Going the distance 260</p> <p>Considering other shapes on the coordinate plane 261</p> <p>Fully Functioning: Graphing Functions 262</p> <p>Passing the vertical line test 262</p> <p>Feeling at home with domain and range 264</p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Manipulating Numbers: Statistics and Sets</b><b> 267</b></p> <p>Joining a Clique: Groups 267</p> <p>Setting Up Sets 269</p> <p>Set terminology 269</p> <p>Getting a visual: Venn diagrams 269</p> <p>Making Arrangements: Permutations and Combinations 271</p> <p>Positioning with permutations 271</p> <p>Coming together: Combinations 273</p> <p>Meeting in the Middle: Mean, Median, and Mode 275</p> <p>Straying from Home: Range and Standard Deviation 277</p> <p>Scouting out the range 277</p> <p>Watching out for wanderers: Standard deviation 277</p> <p>Predicting the Future: Probability 279</p> <p>Finding the probability of one event 280</p> <p>Finding the probability of many events 280</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: It’s All in the Presentation: GMAT Quantitative Question Types</b><b> 283</b></p> <p>Enough’s Enough: Data Sufficiency Questions 283</p> <p>You don’t need the solution to find the answer 284</p> <p>Steps to approaching data sufficiency problems 284</p> <p>Taking a Look at Data Sufficiency Practice Problems 287</p> <p>Practice questions 287</p> <p>Answer explanations 289</p> <p>Houston, We Have a Problem: Problem Solving Questions 293</p> <p>Trying Out Some Problem Solving Practice Problems 295</p> <p>Practice questions 295</p> <p>Answer explanations 297</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: All Together Now: A Mini Practice Quantitative Section</b><b> 301</b></p> <p>Tackling GMAT Math Practice Questions 301</p> <p>Checking Out the Answer Explanations 309</p> <p><b>Part 6: Excelling on the Integrated Reasoning Section 319</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Best of Both Worlds: The Integrated Reasoning Section</b><b> 321</b></p> <p>Understanding What the IR Section is All About 321</p> <p>Skills tested 322</p> <p>Question format 322</p> <p>Figuring Out How the IR Section is Scored 324</p> <p>Making the Most of Your Time 324</p> <p>Approaching Each Question Type 325</p> <p>Table analysis 325</p> <p>Two-part analysis 328</p> <p>Graphics interpretation 331</p> <p>Multi-source reasoning 332</p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Deciphering Data in Charts and Graphs</b><b> 337</b></p> <p>Approaching Integrated Reasoning Data in Five Easy Steps 337</p> <p>Translating Information in Tables 338</p> <p>Making Comparisons with Bar Graphs 339</p> <p>Simple bar graphs 339</p> <p>Graphs with many bars 340</p> <p>Segmented bar graphs 340</p> <p>Evaluating Line Graphs 342</p> <p>Basic line graphs 342</p> <p>Scatter plots 342</p> <p>Complex scatter plots 344</p> <p>Clarifying Circle Graphs (also Known as Pie Charts) 345</p> <p>Extracting Data from Venn Diagrams 345</p> <p><b>Part 7: Practice Makes Perfect 349</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 24: GMAT Practice Test</b><b> 351</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 353</p> <p>Section 1: Analytical Writing Assessment 356</p> <p>Section 2: Integrated Reasoning 357</p> <p>Section 3: Quantitative 358</p> <p>Section 4: Verbal 365</p> <p><b>Chapter 25: Practice Test Answers and Explanations</b><b> 377</b></p> <p>Section 1: Analytical Writing Assessment 377</p> <p>Section 2: Integrated Reasoning 379</p> <p>Section 3: Quantitative Reasoning 379</p> <p>Section 4: Verbal 394</p> <p>Answers at a Glance 403</p> <p><b>Part 8: The Part of Tens 405</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 26: Ten Question Types You’ve Got a Good Shot At</b><b> 407</b></p> <p>Main-Theme Reading Questions 407</p> <p>Specific Information Reading Questions 407</p> <p>Sentence Corrections 408</p> <p>Exception Questions for Reading Passages 408</p> <p>Strengthening or Weakening Critical Arguments 408</p> <p>Data Sufficiency Math Questions 408</p> <p>Math Problem Solving with Figures 408</p> <p>Math Problems Involving Basic Operations 408</p> <p>Substitution Math Problems 409</p> <p>Graph and Table Analysis Questions 409</p> <p><b>Chapter 27: Ten Writing Errors to Avoid</b><b> 411</b></p> <p>Composing Complicated Sentences 411</p> <p>Presenting Your Text in Passive Voice 411</p> <p>Wasting Time with Unfamiliar Words 412</p> <p>Using Unclear (or Zero) Transitions 412</p> <p>Going Overboard with Generic Terms 412</p> <p>Writing in Informal English 412</p> <p>Giving a Laundry List of Examples 412</p> <p>Succumbing to Sentence Fragments 412</p> <p>Announcing a Position without Explanation 413</p> <p>Putting Aside Proofreading 413</p> <p><b>Chapter 28: Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting into Business School</b><b> 415</b></p> <p>Accumulate a Little Work Experience 415</p> <p>Ace the Interview 416</p> <p>Apply Early 416</p> <p>Apply While You’re Upwardly Mobile 416</p> <p>Capitalize on What Makes You Unique 416</p> <p>Demonstrate Interest 416</p> <p>Focus on Fit 417</p> <p>Get the Right Recommendations 417</p> <p>Study for the GMAT 417</p> <p>Write a Memorable Admissions Essay 417</p> <p>Index 419</p>
<p><b>Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA,</b> has created and administered standardized test preparation and legal career courses for more than 300 universities. <b>Scott A. Hatch, JD,</b> has been helping students prepare for standardized tests and legal careers since 1980. He develops courses for a variety of careers.
<p><b>FEATURES</b> <ul> <li>7 Practice Tests Online</li> <li>Expert Strategies</li> <li>100 Flashcards</li> <li>Study Tips</li> </ul> <p><b>Master the GMAT with??online practice tests</b> <p>Required by many MBA programs, the GMAT measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. But don't let the test scare you! You have a study partner in this GMAT guide. This new edition of <i>GMAT For Dummies 2021</i> starts with a pre-assessment test that helps you craft a study plan. The authors review foundational concepts and help you figure out how to manage your time during the exam. This handy guide also includes more than 100 electronic flashcards and seven full-length practice tests to help you be prepared to face the GMAT with confidence! <p><b>Inside...</b> <ul> <li>Assessing what you know</li> <li>Maximizing your score</li> <li>Creating your study plan</li> <li>Brushing up on grammar</li> <li>Honing your reading comprehension</li> <li>Writing the ultimate essay</li> <li>Deciphering data</li> <li>Tackling Integrated Reasoning questions</li> </ul>

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