Strategy
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:
TIMING
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
CONTENT
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
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!
Texts
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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