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Game Plan for GMAT Verbal: Your Proven Guidebook for Mastering GMAT Verbal in 20 Short Days

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by
Brandon Royal

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Format: EPUB

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A Treasure Trove of Tools and Techniques to Help You Conquer GMAT Verbal

GAME PLAN FOR GMAT VERBAL will help readers develop the skills and mindset needed to score high on the verbal section of the GMAT exam. This book contains the excerpted verbal sections, including Integrated Reasoning, as taken from the parent paperback titled Game Plan for the GMAT: Your Proven Guidebook for Mastering the GMAT Exam in 40 Short Days.

Whether you’re a candidate already enrolled in a test-prep course or are undertaking self-study, this book will serve as a rigorous skill-building study guide to help you conquer the verbal section of the GMAT exam. It also includes a special workshop on integrated reasoning. Studying for the verbal sections of the GMAT exam requires some 50 hours of study time. This book’s content is conveniently divided into topics, which require two to three hours of study time per day. Total study time will vary between 40 to 60 hours for the entire 20 days.

*Track your progress using a specially designed 20-day checklist.

*Take “ownership” of your exam and gain the confidence you need by building real skills.

*Master the key rules of grammar and review diction, idioms, and style.

*Use The Four-Corner Question Cracker™ to eliminate wrong answers on Reading Comprehension.

*Prepare for the new Integrated Reasoning section with a targeted review of graphical data.

*Succeed by knowing what makes each problem “tick” and use analytical techniques to avoid traps and to identify common incorrect answer choices.

Secret Recipe: Each hand-selected problem comes with a classification, snapshot, and chili rating. Classification serves to identify each problem according to category or sub-category. Snapshot highlights why that particular problem was chosen, including the underlying problem-solving principle or strategic approach. Chili rating helps candidates gauge the estimated difficulty level of a given problem. A single chili indicates that the estimated difficulty level of a given problem is “mild” (500 to 590 difficulty level), two chilies spell “hot” (600 to 690 difficulty level), and three chilies signal “very hot” (700 or above difficulty level). By practicing with problems of varying levels of difficulty, candidates will learn to maintain discipline when solving easy but tricky problems and also to exercise flexibility when tackling harder problems. These latter problems require that a test-taker choose the best approach and look for time-saving shortcuts.

Author’s bio: Brandon Royal (CPA, MBA) is an award-winning educational author and a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. This book represents, in part, his distilled experience gained from teaching GMAT test-prep courses for Kaplan Educational Centers in Hong Kong and from conducting hundreds of hours of individual tutoring sessions that helped scores of applicants beat the GMAT and achieve acceptance at the world’s leading business schools.

“I used this book as my main source of study, supplementing it with practice from The Official Guide for GMAT Review. The Official Guide has lots of problems to practice on, but Game Plan is superb for helping understand conceptually how the problems work. I highly recommend this manual as your first line of defense. It helped me achieve a 700-plus GMAT score with only a month’s practice, despite English not being my first language.”

–Sam Mottaghi, former consultant, Accenture; Cambridge Judge Business School graduate

A Treasure Trove of Tools and Techniques to Help You Conquer GMAT Verbal

GAME PLAN FOR GMAT VERBAL will help readers develop the skills and mindset needed to score high on the verbal section of the GMAT exam. This book contains the excerpted verbal sections, including Integrated Reasoning, as taken from the parent paperback titled Game Plan for the GMAT: Your Proven Guidebook for Mastering the GMAT Exam in 40 Short Days.

Whether you’re a candidate already enrolled… (more)

A Treasure Trove of Tools and Techniques to Help You Conquer GMAT Verbal

GAME PLAN FOR GMAT VERBAL will help readers develop the skills and mindset needed to score high on the verbal section of the GMAT exam. This book contains the excerpted verbal sections, including Integrated Reasoning, as taken from the parent paperback titled Game Plan for the GMAT: Your Proven Guidebook for Mastering the GMAT Exam in 40 Short Days.

Whether you’re a candidate already enrolled in a test-prep course or are undertaking self-study, this book will serve as a rigorous skill-building study guide to help you conquer the verbal section of the GMAT exam. It also includes a special workshop on integrated reasoning. Studying for the verbal sections of the GMAT exam requires some 50 hours of study time. This book’s content is conveniently divided into topics, which require two to three hours of study time per day. Total study time will vary between 40 to 60 hours for the entire 20 days.

*Track your progress using a specially designed 20-day checklist.

*Take “ownership” of your exam and gain the confidence you need by building real skills.

*Master the key rules of grammar and review diction, idioms, and style.

*Use The Four-Corner Question Cracker™ to eliminate wrong answers on Reading Comprehension.

*Prepare for the new Integrated Reasoning section with a targeted review of graphical data.

*Succeed by knowing what makes each problem “tick” and use analytical techniques to avoid traps and to identify common incorrect answer choices.

Secret Recipe: Each hand-selected problem comes with a classification, snapshot, and chili rating. Classification serves to identify each problem according to category or sub-category. Snapshot highlights why that particular problem was chosen, including the underlying problem-solving principle or strategic approach. Chili rating helps candidates gauge the estimated difficulty level of a given problem. A single chili indicates that the estimated difficulty level of a given problem is “mild” (500 to 590 difficulty level), two chilies spell “hot” (600 to 690 difficulty level), and three chilies signal “very hot” (700 or above difficulty level). By practicing with problems of varying levels of difficulty, candidates will learn to maintain discipline when solving easy but tricky problems and also to exercise flexibility when tackling harder problems. These latter problems require that a test-taker choose the best approach and look for time-saving shortcuts.

Author’s bio: Brandon Royal (CPA, MBA) is an award-winning educational author and a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. This book represents, in part, his distilled experience gained from teaching GMAT test-prep courses for Kaplan Educational Centers in Hong Kong and from conducting hundreds of hours of individual tutoring sessions that helped scores of applicants beat the GMAT and achieve acceptance at the world’s leading business schools.

“I used this book as my main source of study, supplementing it with practice from The Official Guide for GMAT Review. The Official Guide has lots of problems to practice on, but Game Plan is superb for helping understand conceptually how the problems work. I highly recommend this manual as your first line of defense. It helped me achieve a 700-plus GMAT score with only a month’s practice, despite English not being my first language.”

–Sam Mottaghi, former consultant, Accenture; Cambridge Judge Business School graduate

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