GMAT Strategies — Online Tutorials in a Q&A Format
From this page you can explore various GMAT strategies in an in-depth, question-and-answer format. Each online tutorial provides advice on a different aspect of GMAT CAT testing or scoring.
- How to Exploit the GMAT Computer-Adaptive Test (CAT) Algorithm
This tutorial answers frequently asked questions about the computerized GMAT testing system (how it adapts to your ability level and how the scoring process accounts for this feature), and what this system suggests in terms of test-taking and test-prep strategies.
- GMAT Essay Strategies — What Makes for High-scoring Essays?
In this tutorial you'll learn how the GMAT essays are rated by the readers and by "E-Rater" — and what your essay scores mean to the B-schools. Then you'll learn how to prepare for the GMAT essays, and how to organize and compose essays that will make a distinctly positive impression on the readers.
- GMAT Reading Comprehension — Strategies for Score Optimization
This tutorial answers frequently asked questions about GMAT Reading Comprehension — for example, how the test makers design wrong-answer choices (and how you can ferret them out), and how to assimilate GMAT reading passages as efficiently as possible.
- GMAT Math Strategies — Estimation, Rounding, and other Shortcuts
In this tutorial you'll explore a variety of time-saving techniques for handling GMAT Quantitative questions.
- GMAT Sentence Correction — Beyond Grammar to "Effective Expression"
In this tutorial you'll learn how the test makers design Sentence-Correction questions to gauge your ability to distinguish between effective and ineffective expression in GMAT sentences.
- GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategies — Identifying Unstated Assumptions
This tutorial focuses on the three most common types of Critical-Reasoning questions. You'll learn how they're related to one another, how the test makers design these questions, and how you can be ready for them.
- GMAT Math Strategies — Solving Not-so-simple Statistics Problems
This tutorial focuses on the statistical concepts of arithmetic mean (simple average), median, and range. You'll learn how these seemingly simple concepts can make for surprisingly difficult GMAT questions.
- Applying to MBA Programs — How Important are GMAT Scores?
This Q&A focuses on GMAT scoring. Here you learn how the testing service determines scaled and percentile scores, how the B-schools interpret and use GMAT scores, and how to determine whether your scores reflect your true GMAT potential.
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