GMAT Prep Course

GMAT Prep Course

by Jeff Kolby


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GMAT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a two-month, 50 hour course. Numerous teaching devices simulate the classroom environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944595982
Publisher: Nova Press
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents


Part One: MATH

Standard Math 19
Substitution 23
Math Notes 30
Defined Functions 38
Number Theory 47
Geometry 59
Coordinate Geometry 99
Elimination Strategies 115
Inequalities 123
Fractions & Decimals 137
Equations 148
Averages 159
Ratio & Proportion 166
Exponents & Roots 173
Factoring 182
Algebraic Expressions 189
Percents 198
Graphs 209
Word Problems 221
Sequences & Series 234
Counting 242
Probability & Statistics 248
Summary of Math Properties 253
Diagnostic/Review Test 263

Data Sufficiency 275

Part Two: VERBAL

Reading Comprehension 333
The Six Questions 336
Pivotal Words 360
The Three Step Method 371
Extra Reading 385
Arguments 397
Logic I 399
Logic II (Diagramming) 421
Classification 447
Extra Arguments 475
Sentence Correction 489
Pronoun Errors 492
Subject-Verb Agreement 497
Misplaced and Redundant Modifiers 502
Faulty Parallelism 508
Faulty Verb Tense 513
Idiom & Usage 517


Introduction 529
Format of the Integrated Reasoning Section 529
What is Integrated Reasoning? 529
What Methodology Should be Used? 530
Sources for the Integrated Reasoning Section 530
Question Formats 540
Computer Based Tools 543
Software Controls and Tools 543


Introduction 573
Punctuation 574
General Tips on Writing Your Essays 598
Analysis of an Argument 607

Software Introduction 617

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GMAT Prep Course 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOVA's GMAT preparation book is a very useful guide for overall GMAT preparation. It has very good strategies for solving GMAT problems. For Math section, the theory part is very solid with lot of examples and sample problems on each topic. It first teaches the theory, followed some relatively easy questions directly based on the preceding theory notes. It helps to practice those concepts. Then, there will be additional questions to practice the whole topic. For Verbal section, they have very good concepts and strategies on RC, CR & SC. I specially liked their Critical Reasoning part. For every section, they take you through their strategy, solve some examples using it and then make you practice more questions. Analytical Writing section is excellent with a detailed description of each style and how to approach the writing task.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. I think it will put you over the top in the math section of the GMAT (the only part I studied). Many of the book's questions are brutal and, in fact, the author says that 10% of the book's questions are more difficult than any you will find on the GMAT. This will greatly increase your skills as well as confidence. I would recommend however that you also purchase Kaplan's GRE/GMAT workbook (another excellent book) to supplement Nova's. I would start with Kaplan which seems to assume less math knowledge in the reader and then move on to Nova. Nova has 22 math sections and unlike any other GMAT book that I've seen, it has an entire section on Defined Functions. I think this book will impart confidence in the test taker also. Working these problems will have you telling ETS to 'Bring it on!' This book is well worth the money!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I purchasd this book a 3 weeks ago, and I think the math section is right on. HOwever, the verbal is a little different from what I learned in the ETS 10th edition, so I am not sure to rely on it for that. Other than that, I am trying to find out who else has done well studying for the exam with this book. I am hoping for the 700's.