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What is the GMAT?
GMAT includes four sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Writing. Each section, with the exception of AWA, includes “Reasoning” in your name (and the AWA section includes “Analytics“). This is an important part of the Técnicas Lingüísticas Aplicadas GMAT syllabus, something to keep in mind. with a good GMAT preparation, you can master each section.
The four sections from GMAT:
1. SECTION FROM QUANTITATIVE REASONING: According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC, the company that developed the GMAT), the quantitative reasoning section "measures your ability to reason with mathematics, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphical data." Some key areas you should make sure you are prepared for are: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Combinatorics and Probability.
In the quantitative section there are two different types of questions, problem solving that you will be very familiar with and insufficient data that is completely unique to GMAT:
- Multiple choice: you will have to solve a math problem with five possible answers. As familiar as you are with multiple-choice math problems, GMAT authors are able to write difficult questions around simple math concepts, using complicated wording as well as tricks to mislead.
- Insufficient data: original GMAT questions. Insufficient data problems are based on the same math concepts as problem solving problems, but do so in a different format and are exclusive to GMAT. These problems consist of a question and two additional pieces of information (data). The key is to determine which of the two data gives us the information necessary to answer the question in a definitive way. While becoming familiar with this new question format takes some time, it also offers you the opportunity to apply your logical reasoning skills to arrive at the correct answer. For GMAT insufficient data questions, it is not necessary to arrive at a final result; you just need to know that you can do it, and what data you need to get it.
The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GMAT is scored on a scale of 0 to 60 (scores below 10 and above 51 are rare) in one-point increments, and your score is based on the following factors:
- The number of questions you answer (there is a penalty for not answering all questions at the end of each section).
- The number of questions you answer correctly.
- The difficulty of the questions it answers.
2. SECTION FROM VERBAL REASONING: According GMAC, the Verbal Reasoning section “measures your ability to read and understand text, reason and evaluate arguments, and correct sentences to express ideas effectively in English.” Which is equivalent to being a cultured person.
- Critical thinking- These questions measure your ability to understand and analyze arguments. In other words, they ask you to read arguments and see the errors and contradictions, and offer an alternative explanation (other than the conclusion offered) and counter arguments. In the lessons of our GMAT course, you will learn to identify the types of statements in an argument, evaluate the root of the question to know exactly what to do, and understand the logic of the argument.
- Phrase correction: These questions measure two important parts of written comprehension in English: on the one hand, your ability to write a sentence correctly and with good grammar, and on the other hand, your ability to write the meaning clearly and effectively. It is useful to have a good level of English, but not decisive, since we can use our logical skills to narrow down the options and arrive at the correct answer. Regarding the question format, each sentence correction problem has a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. The five answer options present different versions of the underlined part, and the goal is to choose the best option, based on grammar, word choice, and meaning. In the lessons of our GMAT course you will learn to develop your skills in important areas of grammar, as well as to develop a necessary and very important logical approach to understand which answer is correct.
- Reading comprehension: For many GMAT students, these types of questions are the most familiar. You will be faced with the task of reading a passage and answering questions about that passage. In GMAT, passages and their corresponding questions are sometimes difficult to understand, and being an experienced reader is not enough. You must also know how to identify what information is really important (in all passages the amount of irrelevant information is high) and understand what they are asking you to answer correctly. In the lessons of our GMAT course We will teach you what is the effective way to read a passage through a strategy that addresses two very common mistakes: spending too much time reading and retaining little information. With this strategy you will learn to identify what really matters, how to read effectively to find the correct answer, and how to identify common pitfalls that GMAT writers use.
The score for the Verbal Reasoning section uses the same scale and criteria as the score for the Quantitative Reasoning section.
3. SECTION FROM INTEGRATED REASONING: According GMAC, the integrated reasoning portion of the GMAT is designed to measure "how well you integrate data to solve complex problems." There are four types of Integrated Reasoning problems:
- Multi-source reasoning: where you will receive information from multiple sources: text, tables, graphics, or a combination of these. In some questions you will have to draw a conclusion with the information you have, while in others you will have to find a discrepancy or determine if the information is relevant.
- Table analysis: these questions measure your ability to analyze a large set of information (data), presented in a table, and determine if the information is relevant or if any conclusions can be drawn.
- Graph Interpretation: As the name suggests, these problems will present data in a graph format of some kind; bar charts, pie charts, scatter plots, and x / y charts are the most common. In these questions they will ask you to draw conclusions or deduce relationships in the information presented.
- Two-part analysis: many of these questions are similar to those in the sections quantitative and verbal and among them there is a wide range of formats. You should be able to remember equations and solve them, evaluate reasoning, and discern relationships between various entities.
In the lessons of our GMAT course, you will learn each of these formats and the best way to approach them by taking advantage of the skills already learned in the sections quantitative and verbal.
The Integrated Reasoning section does not affect the punctuation end of the GMAT; It is scored on a separate scale from 1 to 8 in one-point increments, depending on the number of questions you answer correctly.
4. AWA SECTION: In this section, you will have 30 minutes to analyze an argument and write a critical essay on that argument. Various topics are presented for argument, not just business. In any case, no specific knowledge of the topic of the argument is necessary, only critical reasoning skills. You are asked to evaluate the argument in terms of its evidence and reasoning; Make sure that the evidence presented supports the conclusion, what assumptions can be the basis of the reasoning, and what changes, if necessary, could be made to make the argument more convincing.
In our GMAT course lessons, you will learn exactly what to look for in argument, how to write and organize key ideas and points, and the structure that a GMAT essay should follow.
Like the Integrated Reasoning section, the AWA section does not affect the final score. It is scored on a separate scale from 0 to 6 in half-point increments.
ADAPTIVE GMAT TEST: The verbal and quantitative reasoning sections are adaptive. This means that, as you answer each question, the program determines which question you must answer next. As you continue to answer correctly, the difficulty will gradually increase. If you miss a question the program adapts to present you with a question a little easier. In the end, the score is calculated with an algorithm that evaluates the levels of the questions to which you have answered and if they are right or wrong. In GMAT you cannot use a calculator and the average time to read and answer a question is 1.5.