GMAT: Practice Makes Perfect  



Do not register for the GMAT till you score within the range on practice computer based test that you have not done before.

Practice should focus on at least three key elements:


Through practice get accustomed to pacing yourself & doing your best on the 1st 10 - 15 questions, which carry much more weight than the last few questions. Ensure you attempt every question. Recall, that you lose more marks on unanswered questions than on wrong ones

Review your missed questions & guesses. This is the only way you can really improve. Identify concepts you do not know and read up using the texts below.

Practice doing test regularly! Set a regular practice routine such as 3 tests a week. Within the test have a structured approach. For instance for the AWA, 3 minutes to jot points, 10 minutes to write, 5 minutes to proofread. Develop stamina: get used to going through the entire test several times. This way you are less likely to buckle on test day. Some people did the full test for the first time on test day!


General preparation
1. "Cracking the GMAT" by Princeton review
2. "2004 GMAT CD" by Kaplan

Verbal section preparation
3. GMAT verbal workout by Princeton review (good for all verbal sections)
4. Any good LSAT book (extra practice on critical reasoning )

Quantitative section preparation
5. "The Official Guide for GMAT Review" by ETS book: (loads of practice/ math review showing GMAT syllabus)
6. Gre/ Gmat math review by Arco
7. Advanced math text such as "Additional math for West Africa" by Talbert & Goodman (probability, combs & permutations, inequalities, statistics, area of a chord, etc)

Computer based practice tests
1. Powerprep. Free download:
2. GMAT CD by Kaplan
3. GMAT CD by Princeton review
4. Free GMAT test from 800 score (search web)

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