**So yoda what is this GMAT Im staring at ?**

**Analytical Writing**

**:: 1 question 30mins to do it**

**Integrated Reasoning **

**:: 12 questions 30mins to do them :: 2 mins each**

**Quantitative **

#### **Verbal **

**GMAT Is a Key to Excellent Opportunities**

• Guess and estimate when necessary.

• Try your best on the initial questions.

**Understanding the GMAT Scoring Algorithm**

*GMAT is trying to do with the questions it feeds you. “Is this person above a 700? Yes.” “Is this person above a 750? No.” Because the test needs to get those “no” answers at the upper limit of your ability, it will continue to feed you harder questions that you will likely answer incorrectly as it tests your upper threshold, and at the lower end it will feed you easier questions to test your minimum ability.*

**/!\ remember ANSWERS ARE ASSETS TRY pluggin in answers to SOLVE**

- QUANTITATIVE :: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability statistics
- use symptoms of numbers … even or odd pos or neg rule out answers!
- Ignore each element each for themselves ;
**clear your mind for each**. - The 2 wrong answers :: DONT infer assumptions, dont inject limits,
- what info that is there in problem statement that Im not using to answer
- cant assume whats there : play devils advocate : think CRITICAL
- could be this but what else could it be : be street smart!

**3 Mistakes Every GMAT Rookie Makes….And How to Avoid Them**

Problem Solving

Sentence Correction

Analytical Writing Assessment

Data Sufficiency

Critical Reasoning :: MIND THE GAPs

Integrated Reasoning :: MIND THE GAPs

Reading Comprehension

Basic Concepts:

• Integers and Prime numbers

• Fractions and Percentages

• Mark-up and Margin

• Exponents and Roots

• Equations and Inequalities

• Probability, Permutations and Combinations

• Statistics, Graph and Data Interpretation

• Coordinate Geometry, Area and Volume of Various Geometrical Objects

• Others to Be Discussed in Class

Basic Question Types:

• Solving Equations

• Profit, Cost and Break-Even Calculations

• Distance-Rate-Time Problems

• Divisibility

• Averages and Weighted Averages

• Word Problems

• Data and Graph Interpretation

• Area and Volume of Geometrical Shapes

• Mixture Problems

Basic Grammar Rules (let illogical meanings answer things):

Answer A is always the one featured in the “stimulus” or challenge question. REASON your way into correct answers

• Subject-Verb Agreement

• Pronoun Reference … it or should it be refers … SCAN for obvious differences check all pronouns

SCAN for obvious differences check all verbs its vs. their :: let meaning be your guide.

• Prepositions and Articles

• Verb Tenses and Voices …

• Parallelism

• Idiomatic Usages

• Others to Be Discussed in Class

Dont get hung up on what feels bad. They try to get you tripped up.

Basic Question Types:

• Sentence Correction

let logic and decision making be guides

• Reading Comprehension

• Critical Reasoning IR == Integrated Reasoning