## Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Putting the GMAT into Perspective 7

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on the GMAT 9

Chapter 2: Maximizing Your Score on the GMAT 19

Part II: Vanquishing the Verbal Section 29

Chapter 3: Applying What You Learned (We Hope) in Grammar Class: Sentence Correction 31

Chapter 4: Not as Enticing as a Bestseller: Reading Comprehension 51

Chapter 5: Let’s Think This Through Logically: Critical Reasoning 71

Chapter 6: Bringing It Together: A Mini Practice Verbal Section 93

Part III: Acing the Analytical Writing Section 107

Chapter 7: Analyze This: What to Expect from the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) 109

Chapter 8: Present Perfect Paragraphs: How to Write a GMAT Essay 113

Chapter 9: Deconstructing Sample GMAT Essays 119

Part IV: Conquering the Quantitative Section 125

Chapter 10: Getting Back to Basics: Numbers and Operations 127

Chapter 11: Considering All the Variables: Algebra 147

Chapter 12: Getting the Angle on Geometry: Planes and Solids 169

Chapter 13: Keeping in Step: Coordinate Geometry 189

Chapter 14: Manipulating Numbers: Statistics and Sets 201

Chapter 15: It’s All in the Presentation: GMAT Quantitative Question Types 217

Chapter 16: All Together Now: A Mini Practice Quantitative Section 233

Part V: Excelling on the Integrated Reasoning Section 245

Chapter 17: Best of Both Worlds: The Integrated Reasoning Section 247

Chapter 18: Deciphering Data in Charts and Graphs 263

Part VI: Practice Makes Perfect 275

Chapter 19: GMAT Practice Test 277

Chapter 20: Practice Test Answers and Explanations 297

Part VII: The Part of Tens 321

Chapter 21: Ten Questions You’ve Got a Good Shot At 323

Chapter 22: Ten Writing Errors to Avoid 325

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting into Business School 327

Appendix: About the CD 331

Index 335