Reading Comprehension GMAT Preparation Guide

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The Reading Comprehension guide (1 of the 8 books in Manhattan GMAT's Preparation Guide series) provides a highly organized and structured approach to the variety of questions in this verbal content area. The guide introduces sketching and headlining techniques designed to facilitate active reading, increase comprehension, and improve time management. The guide also provides strategies for different question types, and a battery of sample ...
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Overview

The Reading Comprehension guide (1 of the 8 books in Manhattan GMAT's Preparation Guide series) provides a highly organized and structured approach to the variety of questions in this verbal content area. The guide introduces sketching and headlining techniques designed to facilitate active reading, increase comprehension, and improve time management. The guide also provides strategies for different question types, and a battery of sample passages of increasing difficulty.

The book offers a unique balance between two competing emphases: test-taking strategies and in-depth content understanding. Practice problem sets build specific foundational skills in each topic and include the most advanced content that many other prep books ignore. As the average GMAT score required to gain admission to top b-schools continues to rise, this guide provides test takers with the depth and volume of advanced material essential for succeeding on the GMAT's computer adaptive format. Book also includes online access to 6 full-length Simulated Practice GMAT Exams at Manhattan GMAT's website.

Special Features:

*Each of the 8 Guides covers 1 major topic in extensive depth, providing students with many more pages-per-topic than found in all in-one books. Single-topic focus of each guide allows the student to purchase only those guides that pertain to his/her weaknesses.

*Purchase includes 6 Full-Length Computer Adaptive Online Practice GMAT Exams and Bonus Reading Comprehension Online Question Bank developed exclusively by Manhattan GMAT. Your book includes a unique access code that enables you to access these online resources.

*Cleanly-presentedstrategies, problems sets, and explanations with sidebars that highlight key concepts; no need to wade through cramped pages in small typeface.

*After mastering all the Reading Comprehension strategies, you can test your knowledge on arguments and passages that have appeared on past GMAT exams. These problems are contained in The Official Guides For GMAT Review (sold separately), published by GMAC, the organization that administers the GMAT.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981853352
  • Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Manhattan GMAT's 8 preparation guides were developed by Manhattan GMAT's talented staff of real teachers, all of whom have scored in the 99th percentile on the official GMAT. As the company focuses solely on the GMAT (no other tests), it continually updates the guides to reflect the GMAT's most current trends. Questions are refined and strategies enhanced, blending the academic and test-taking skills that have been essential to the success of Manhattan GMAT students around the world. The nation's largest GMAT-exclusive preparation provider, Manhattan GMAT was founded by Zeke Vanderhoek. A Yale graduate, Zeke taught as a member of Teach for America at New York City public junior-high school, earned a Masters in Philosophy & Education from Columbia University's Teachers College, and supplemented his day-job by tutoring individuals in various subjects at all educational levels. Word-of-mouth referrals soon brought in a remarkably high number of GMAT test-takers, and thus Manhattan GMAT and its prep guides were born.
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Table of Contents

The Reading Comprehension guide (115 pages) introduces sketching and headlining techniques to more efficiently approach and understand reading passages on the GMAT. It also includes descriptions and explanations of the different types of reading comprehension passages and problems, with examples provided.

Chapter by Chapter:

Reading Comprehension

1. INTRODUCTION TO PASSAGES & METHODS: Reading Passage Features, The Problem, The Solution

2. SHORT PASSAGES: Overview, Headline List, Notations, Timing, Model Short Passages

3. LONG PASSAGES: Overview, Skeletal Sketch and Usage, Timing, Model Long Passages

4. SEVEN STRATEGIES: Question Types, General Questions, Specific Questions, Seven Strategies

5. QUESTION ANALYSIS: Question Type Analysis, Model Short Passage Questions and Anwers, Model Long Passage Questions and Answers

6. PASSAGES & PROBLEM SETS: In Action Passages and Questions, Answer Key and Explanations, Official Guide Problem Set
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