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What do you know about the GMAT? What are some of skills and techniques you will need in order to ace this test?
- Identifying traps and trick questions
- Recognizing the key patterns that unlock the puzzle of math problems
- Quickly translating the English in word problems into simple math
- Understanding the twenty most-tested grammar rules
- Untwisting the pretzel logic of GMAT critical reasoning
- A professional writer’s approach to writing a killer essay
Quick, here’s a math problem for you: you’re sitting glued to your computer at the test center, trying to complete the 37 problems on the math section in the allotted 75 minutes – how much time do you have to solve each problem? And the answer: an average of slightly more than 122 seconds. That’s not very much time. And some of the problems will be hard; actually, the more questions you answer correctly, on both the math and verbal sections of the GMAT, the harder the questions get. That’s called a CAT, or a Computer Adaptive Test. Supposedly, in the questions the computer chooses for you, it adapts the test to your level of ability. What it really means, though, is that you have to adapt to the computer. You can’t go back to answer skipped questions. And unless you’re a test-taking genius, you’ll have to skip somequestions. You’re going to have to decide, and decide quickly, which questions are worth an expenditure of your precious time.
On the GMAT, you’ll need two things above all to excel: fundamental skills and time management. You’ll need an accurate assessment of your strengths so that you can divide the test questions into three basic categories:
- Those that you can do in a breeze and almost certainly get right
- Those that will probably stump you no matter how long you struggle with them
- Those that you can probably solve if you take a little more time
I call that assessment of strengths and questions CAT Triage. That’s part of what I teach. Another way of saying it is that when it comes to answering questions on a computer adaptive test, you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. After you’ve taken one of my GMAT prep courses and learned to recognize the twenty typical patterns in math problems, for example, you should be “folding” as few questions as possible.
Make no mistake, this is a hard test. But you can make it a lot easier – and easier on your nerves – by getting the right preparation for it. That means mastering the math, grammar and analytic principles underlying the various types of GMAT questions, from the basic to the most advanced.
Are you perhaps a little uncertain about some area of math or grammar that your high school teacher might have neglected to explain fully or that never quite made sense to you? If you are, I’ll take the time to help you clear up the confusion. I’ll make sure you understand the fundamentals. There’s simply no way to excel on this test without this kind of learning. I want you to come away from my course with the strategies and skills you’ll need, so that when test day comes, you’ll feel full of confidence.
When you take one of my GMAT courses, I’ll also teach you the “tricks” and techniques of flying through the GMAT questions types. The critical reasoning ones might seem strange to you. The data sufficiency problems almost certainly will, because you’ll find these brain-benders on the GMAT and probably on no other test in the known universe. That’s because the test-makers set out to make things hard for you. I’ll help you untwist the pretzel logic of both types so that their structure – and solution – makes sense.