Ace the GMAT

Master the GMAT in 40 Days

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Front Cover of Ace the GMAT by Brandon RoyalA Treasure Trove of Tools and Techniques to Help You Conquer the GMAT Exam

Ace the GMAT is based on a simple but powerful observation: Test-takers who score high on the GMAT exam do so primarily by understanding how to solve a finite number of the most important kinds of problems that appear on the GMAT. What are these important types of problems? The answer to this question is the basis of this book.

In addition to comprehensive coverage of all seven major problem types including Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning, this manual also provides in-depth analysis of over 200 problems. 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. A chili rating helps candidates gauge the estimated difficulty level of a given problem. A single chili indicates that the difficulty level of a given problem is “mild” (500 to 600 difficulty level), two chilies spell “hot” (600 to 700 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.

“Finally, a book that helps you master those learning skills that are critical to success on the GMAT.” —Linda B. Meehan, former Assistant Dean & Executive Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School