The Official Guide for GMAT Review [NOOK Book]

Overview

The only study guide bythe creators of the test

  • More than 900 questions from past GMAT® exams

  • NEW! Companion website includes 50 Integrated Reasoning questions

  • Diagnostic section helps you assess where to focus your test-prep ...

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review

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Overview

The only study guide bythe creators of the test

  • More than 900 questions from past GMAT® exams

  • NEW! Companion website includes 50 Integrated Reasoning questions

  • Diagnostic section helps you assess where to focus your test-prep efforts

Trust the worldwide bestselling study guide to help you prepare for the GMAT!

The Official Guide For GMAT® Review 13th Edition

Here's what you'll find inside the only book on the market written by GMAC, the creators of the exam.

  • Full answers and detailed explanations for practice questions

  • Grammar review covering concepts tested in the GMAT Verbal section

  • Comprehensive math review of the topics tested in the GMAT Quantitative section

  • Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information

  • Questions organized in order of difficulty to save study time

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119991700
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 616,381
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 1.37 (d)
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) is the association of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC’s mission is to meet the needs of business schools and students through a wide array of products, services, and programs, and the organization serves as a primary resource of research and information about quality graduate management education. GMAC is the owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Created in 1954, the GMAT is the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. Available in nearly 100 countries, it is the global standard for entry to the MBA degree course. Currently about 3,000 schools and 4,000 – 5,000 programs have adopted the GMAT.
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Table of Contents

1.0 What Is the GMAT? 6

1.1 Why Take the GMAT Test? 7

1.2 GMAT Test Format 8

1.3 What Is the Content of the Test Like? 10

1.4 Quantitative Section 10

1.5 Verbal Section 10

1.6 What Computer Skills Will I Need? 11

1.7 What Are the Test Centers Like? 11

1.8 How Are Scores Calculated? 11

1.9 Analytical Writing Assessment Scores 12

1.10 Test Development Process 13

2.0 How to Prepare 14

2.1 How Can I Best Prepare to Take the Test? 15

2.2 What About Practice Tests? 15

2.3 How Should I Use the Diagnostic Test? 16

2.4 Where Can I Get Additional Practice? 16

2.5 General Test-Taking Suggestions 16

3.0 Diagnostic Test 18

3.1 Quantitative Sample Questions 20

3.2 Verbal Sample Questions 27

3.3 Quantitative and Verbal Answer Keys 45

3.4 Interpretive Guide 45

3.5 Quantitative Answer Explanations 46

3.6 Verbal Answer Explanations 65

4.0 Math Review 106

4.1 Arithmetic 108

4.2 Algebra 120

4.3 Geometry 127

4.4 Word Problems 140

5.0 Problem Solving 148

5.1 Test-Taking Strategies 150

5.2 The Directions 150

5.3 Sample Questions 152

5.4 Answer Key 186

5.5 Answer Explanations 188

6.0 Data Sufficiency 266

6.1 Test-Taking Strategies 268

6.2 The Directions 270

6.3 Sample Questions 272

6.4 Answer Key 289

6.5 Answer Explanations 290

7.0 Reading Comprehension 352

7.1 What Is Measured 354

7.2 Test-Taking Strategies 356

7.3 The Directions 357

7.4 Sample Questions 358

7.5 Answer Key 408

7.6 Answer Explanations 409

8.0 Critical Reasoning 482

8.1 What Is Measured 484

8.2 Test-Taking Strategies 484

8.3 The Directions 485

8.4 Sample Questions 486

8.5 Answer Key 525

8.6 Answer Explanations 526

9.0 Sentence Correction 650

9.1 Basic English Grammar Rules 651

9.2 Study Suggestions 656

9.3 What Is Measured 656

9.4 Test-Taking Strategies 656

9.5 The Directions 657

9.6 Sample Questions 658

9.7 Answer Key 684

9.8 Answer Explanations 685

10.0 Analytical Writing Assessment 758

10.1 What Is Measured 759

10.2 Test-Taking Strategies 760

10.3 The Directions 761

10.4 GMAT® Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Issue 762

10.5 Sample: Analysis of an Issue 764

10.6 Analysis of an Issue Sample Topics 769

10.7 GMAT® Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Argument 790

10.8 Sample: Analysis of an Argument 792

10.9 Analysis of an Argument Sample Topics 796

Appendix A Percentile Ranking Tables 828

Appendix B Answer Sheets 834

Diagnostic Answer Sheet 835

Problem Solving Answer Sheet 836

Data Sufficiency Answer Sheet 837

Reading Comprehension Answer Sheet 838

Critical Reasoning Answer Sheet 839

Sentence Correction Answer Sheet 840

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Use this book second

    This book is a good resource for reviw questions, however, other sources such as the Princeton Review or similar sources should be used first, to learn the shortcuts, and ways to attack the questions. After using other sources, use this book to try your new techniques

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

    Not a good book for the Nook

    The book is a really good study guide. But, it is NOT good on the Nook. There are several tables in the book that become unreadable when viewing on the small screen. Increasing the font size or changing the font style does not correct the issue.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Crashes constantly on my Nook Simple Touch

    Bought the digital version to keep my study going on the road. Generally it's a well formatted eBook from what I can tell (though it looks like others have noticed issues with tables / images that are too low a resolution).

    For my part, I can't even get that far because it crashed EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to jump to a page - in this case to the Problem Solving section. Not sure if this is a problem with the Nook or with the eBook, but this seems to be the only title I have issues with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

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    Good study guide

    This book is full of actual questions/answers from previous GMAT exams. It also includes reviews for every section of the test. So if you're weak on math, there's a section to review math, etc. It goes from trigonometry, geometry, statistics, and every math type question asked.

    I recommend it if you're serious about taking the GMAT.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Good book BUT - crashes with Nook Color V 1.3

    Used this book without any problem for a month. Updated my nook color software to 1.3 and the book started immediately crashing. (Would open the book and once it got to a certain page, the book would close and go back to the home screen). This happened multiple times, in multiple sections of the book. After spending over 2hrs with customer support and eventually erasing and deregistering my device and re-downloading the book, (where it still crashed), I was told that there is a problem with that particular E.book and they will have to talk to the publisher (which could take 2-3 weeks to fix the problem). Just a warning. If you have V1.3 on your nook color, you may want to get the paper version of this book until they release a bug-free version that is compatible with V 1.3 BTW - the book opens and works fine on Nook for PC. The content is great and the questions and explanations are excellent. I'm only giving the book 2 stars now because of the technical issues with the Nook Color.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2012

    Great practice material

    While this book gives lots of practice examples, and some explanations as well, it may not be sufficient to train you to achieve your target score. Nonetheless, it is well worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Wonderful find

    It's a great book. I'm glad that I purchased it.

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  • Posted September 2, 2012

    Good study guide, essential for preparation. Will not run on ip

    Good study guide, essential for preparation. Will not run on ipad.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    good for to study for the first time

    This book is good for someone who would like to study GMAT for the first time. Though I am a foreigner, this is still great to know what kind of test GMAT is. In this book, everything is organized by subject compactly, it is useful to know what you should study with concentration.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    Great Reference for the Price!

    I got the book for reference and it is great. Although it is an older edition, it is very useful for many practice sessions, which I will need before the actual test. I also like the step by step explanation of the problems, it helps me understand the materials so much better. :D

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Tremendous Help!

    This guide should be a mandatory purchase for anyone looking to take the GMAT Exam. It was an essential ingredient to my scoring success on the exam. The Official Guide for GMAT Review offers hundreds of "retired" questions to fine tune your skills. I was fortunate to find it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Great prep

    This book was great in preparing me for the test.

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