The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GMAT is scary for most people, but did you know that many engineers struggle with it as well? This webinar will help you learn advanced reasoning strategies for achieving a high GMAT Quant score. Even if math seems a distant memory and you have been out of school for a while, you will come away confident and eager to score high.
During the webinar, Sergey Kouk, senior trainer at Admit Master, reveals the best strategies for training your brain to use logic in difficult GMAT problems. You will also learn what separates 500 from 700+ scores and what set of skills you need to get there.
What separates low scores from high scores
Sergey starts off with a practical example – a real GMAT Problem Solving question from the Quant section. He uses it to illustrate his point about the way of thinking that will help you achieve a high GMAT score.
Before anything else, you need to understand that GMAT does not test your knowledge of any specific subject matter – instead, it evaluates your higher-order reasoning skills. Most test-takers spend a great deal of time studying the fundamentals (this is what GMAT books and most online study platforms are for), but, according to the GMAC (the makers of the test), the GMAT requires only a basic awareness of algebra, geometry, statistics, and the English language. To achieve a high score, you would want to spend a lot more time learning the strategies and practicing the techniques you learn in a quality GMAT class – the techniques that will make all the difference on the test date.
If you need more convincing, just look at the names of the sections of the GMAT. You will notice that there is no mention of “Math” or “English” – but the word “Reasoning” appears in three sections and the word “Analytical” in the fourth one:
- Analytical Writing Assessment
- Integrated Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
More about question types
The two sections that contribute towards the total 200-800 score are broken down into five question types.
Quantitative Reasoning Section
- Problem Solving
- Data Sufficiency
Verbal Reasoning Section
- Sentence Correction
- Critical Reasoning
- Reading Comprehension
These question types test somewhat different skills, and you need to be comfortable with all of them. For example, Sentence Correction primarily evaluates your attention to detail, and Reading Comprehension primarily evaluates your ability to see the big picture.
These two sections are also computer-adaptive, which means that the test is going to get easier or harder depending on how you perform as you go along. If you get questions right, the following questions will get more difficult. If you get them wrong, the test will adapt and get easier.
While it may be natural for us to want to get easier questions, please remember that the only way to obtain a higher score is to get to the difficult questions. This is why the key to your success will be thorough and well-structured preparation.
What resources should you use?
If you are considering what books to buy to prepare for the GMAT, the webinar will help you decide just that! Sergey goes into detail about the benefits and possible drawbacks of studying with different books. He also points out that fewer than 10% of people who rely only on books for self-study achieve success on the GMAT. This means that while books can be useful as additional resources for your study, it might be difficult to find structure and motivation for your preparation in the long run.
Sergey then offers a few suggestions on how you can structure your studies so that you could not only be among the 10% of people who succeed on the GMAT, but also that you achieve your goals within a short time – and enjoy the process!
About the webinar host
Sergey Kouk is a senior trainer at Admit Master, one of the leading boutique test preparation, admissions consulting, and career coaching companies in North America. Sergey shares his own experience achieving a 750 score after two weeks of studying, as well as his insights from working with thousands of clients for over 10 years in the GMAT preparation industry.
At the end of the webinar, you can get a detailed explanation of all the GMAT preparation services and packages offered by Admit Master. You can find out more about learning formats, prices, upcoming dates for classes, etc. on the Admit Master website.
Wherever you are located, Admit Master will provide you with the highest-quality, personalized learning experience that will help you get a high GMAT score, apply to your dream business school, and achieve your true career potential.