These endorsements are applicable to a pre-released paperback edition of Ace the GMAT.
“By not wasting a reader’s time, Royal’s Ace the GMAT gives royal treatment to GMAT test takers. He clearly outlines useful strategies to solve real test problems, unlike any other book I have ever seen.”
The Ten-Day MBA: The Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America’s Top Business Schools
“Rigorous, analytical, thorough. A perfect companion for those wanting to take control of the GMAT.”
Director, Huron Consulting Group; former Associate Dean, Student Recruitment & Admissions, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; former Director of Admissions, The Wharton School
“This book is the ultimate how-to GMAT skill-building book. As a French student whose first language is not English, I used this material to launch a successful second try on the exam. Practicing on former test questions is not enough. You have to get insights into why the test-makers choose the problems that they do.”
Graduate, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business
“This author’s approach enabled me to increase my score from 650 to 730. I believe that his unique way of categorizing each type of question, giving insightful tips to master these problems, as well as the detailed analysis for each set of problems were key factors in my cracking the test. Moreover, I found in his materials, problems that I did not find anywhere else and which were critical on the D-day when answering a few extra questions right made the difference between a good score and an excellent one.”
“Brandon possesses a talent for clarity. The analytical writing section offers basic essay outlines that are both logical and easy to reproduce as well as wonderful sample essays that make a 6.0 seem simple. The ‘classic problem’ approach to learning provides a clear system for the test taker to follow, and the appendices are vital for last minute review. As my scores can testify, Ace GMAT delivers its claim.”
Graduate, Yale School of Management
GMAT: 740; AWA: 6.0
“I used Ace the GMAT 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 Ace the GMAT is superb for helping understand conceptually how the problems work. Problems are organized by categories and the explanations also frame problems by introducing novel insights and techniques. 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 (Sweden)
Graduate, Judge Business School (Cambridge)
“For someone that didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, this book provided a very effective way to study. I liked the approach of condensing the material into question types which made unfamiliar questions on exam day less daunting. Even as an engineering major (McGill University), I liked the idea of breaking the math in topic and subtopics and then summarizing important concepts. The author shows how difficult distance-rate-time problems can be solved by viewing distance as a constant, and how related D-R-T problems, although variants, conform to this model. There is a special barrel method for solving mixture problems and a template for solving overlap and matrix problems. Moreover, as a person who didn’t consider herself strong in the verbal section, I appreciated how the grammar rules within sentence correction were broken down into the big six grammar categories. The preparation I did for the verbal section in the GMAT has also helped me to improve my overall writing skills which actually is more useful to me now than it was during the test. I love INSEAD and doing my MBA has been an incredible experience so far! It’s easy to forget that this book helped make this possible.
“With the help of Ace the GMAT, I achieved a plus 700 GMAT score. One section of the GMAT deals with mathematical concepts and acumen once learned in high school but long forgotten. For me, this book was highly effective in helping to ‘recall’ such lost math knowledge within a short period of time by selectively concentrating on relevant mathematical problems. Unlike conventional test preparation books which bombard you with irrelevant or overly-simplistic questions, mixed with gimmicks or tricks, Ace the GMAT provides real principles which are ultimately useful over a wide range of problem type and difficulty level.”
C. F. Pan
Graduate, Harvard Law School
“I can’t thank you enough for the clarity and wisdom you impart in Game Plan for the GMAT! In terms of logical organization and exhaustive content, your GMAT guide has no equal.”
Non-Profit Management Inc.
“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 and Financial Aid
Columbia Business School
“Ace the GMAT has been invaluable in getting me fully prepared for the GMAT in less than a month and helping me to achieve a substantial 100-point improvement over my previous test result. Specifically, the ‘work smart’ approach makes it easy for the uninitiated or time-pressured test-taker to get up to speed quickly in all areas, from analytical writing to high school geometry. I highly recommend this book.”
Former Consultant, McKinsey & Co.