CD Companion for the GMAT User’s Guide

System Requirements
You will be able to take maximum advantage of all facets of the CD if you use it on a computer with the following features: • Windows 98/98SE/NT4.0/ME/2000/XP • Pentium 266MHz or higher • 16MB RAM • 15MB free hard disk space • 4x CD-ROM • 640 x 480 x 256 colors (thousands or millions recommended) NOTE: This software is NOT designed to operate on Apple Macintosh (Mac) computers.

1. Check system requirements (see System Requirements section above). 2. Start your Windows-operated PC. 3. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. You should get an installer menu immediately upon inserting the CD-ROM into your drive. If you do not (or if you have Autorun disabled), go to Step 4. 4. From the Start menu, select Run and type x:\gmtsetup.exe (where x: is your CD-ROM drive). 5. Press ENTER. Note: When installing this CDROM on Windows XP, be sure to install as "Administrator" so that the installer successfully completes.

To begin a You will be offered a short tutorial before beginning your first test. You do not need a clock as the program will time you. you will have a choice of reviewing your results or resetting the test. Getting Started The Menus • The File Menu lets you set up your Printer and Exit the program.kaptest. test yourself on content and build up your stamina. click on the test from the main screen. please visit the “Customer Service” area of our website at www. Resetting a test will erase your previous work and score and will allow you to retest. • The GoTo menu will take you to the Tests.) Testing Screen . If you have already taken the test. choose Help/Test Tutorial from the drop-down menu. Taking a Test Before beginning a test. • The Help menu will take you to the Test Tutorial. you should have scratch paper and a pencil. (If you would like to view the tutorial at any other time. Testing Use the section-length (covering one particular question type) and full-length tests to practice.Tech Support If you have any questions or problems that don’t seem to be covered in this manual.

and can tell you things . scroll bars will appear. Use the Toolbar to move from one question to another and to indicate when you have finished a section.The computer-adaptive test (CAT) screen works just like the computer-adaptive test that you will see on test day. Clicking again. You must answer the question on screen before another question is displayed. to move on to the next question. After selecting your answer choice. The question number and the section name are both displayed at the top of the testing screen. your answer is permanent and the next question is automatically displayed. If the question is based on a passage. Selecting an Answer Choice To select an answer choice. Once you click Answer Confirm. The bubble will darken. will deselect your first choice. If you have only clicked Next. It allows you to evaluate the success of your test-taking strategies. use the Next button. The screen contains a Toolbar on the bottom. or clicking on another choice. the first question will be displayed. below the question screen. you can change your answer. If the question or passage is longer than the screen. The window above the toolbar shows the question. however. The program will keep track of your answers and whether you change wrong answers to right or vice versa. the passage will appear to the left of the question. Performance Analysis Screen The Analysis offered at the end of a test is one of the unique features of this software. click on the choice or on the bubble to its left. then the Answer Confirm button. As you begin each section.

Printing You can print any of the Analysis screens by moving to the screen you want to print. The tables also provide breakdowns of specific question subtypes. you can use the List Review button to move quickly from one question to another. Once you finish an exam. Keep in mind. Within a section. The information is presented to you in tables. and the number of times you switched away from the correct response. You will not always need this level of detail. Using the Analysis Information The Performance table provides a percentage score in bar graph format. This allows you to compile your own personalized strategy plan for test day. Reading these tables will give you a better idea whether to trust that impulse to switch on the next test you face. The Question Types table helps you determine your areas of relative strength and weakness and to plan your course of preparation leading up to Test Day. The Explanation Screen . of course. The tables show the number of times you switched from an incorrect answer to a correct one. Too much answer changing is not helpful—even if you’re switching to the correct response. choose Printer Setup from the File menu. the question timing. To select or set up your printer. that the analysis is based on a small amount of data. then clicking the Print button. Clicking on List Review and then GoTo gives you two options: the Summary view (the default) shows you the question number and whether you answered the question correctly. But sometimes you’ll have to decide whether to go with your first instinct or your second (or third) opinion. choose the Explain Answers button from the Analysis screen. you should examine the analysis may not have suspected about your performance. The Performance on five questions on which you worked longest table helps you determine where you may be losing time. The Switching Answers table lets you know how good you are at second-guessing your answers. and the category of the question. analyzing your performance by question type. The Number Correct/Number Incorrect/Number not reached gives a number breakdown of your score. for example. choosing it directly saves time. Explanations To view explanations to a test. the correct response. you can view your results. Nevertheless. This analysis tracks your success at switching. so that you can precisely focus your study where it will do the most good. but it will prove handy when (for instance) you want to review all your Unsure questions. Clicking the Details button in the GoTo screen shows your response. your confidence level. You can easily move to your next incorrect response by just double-clicking on the question number.

Kaplan. use the pull-down menu.” by Carlos E. To make the test suitable for testing purposes.USER’S GUIDE Acknowledgments Reading passages in these tests. Help To enter the Help system. You may quit Explanations Mode by clicking on the Main Menu button at any point. we may in some cases have altered the style or emphases of the original. The pull down menu offers the Test Tutorial. KAPLAN CD COMPANION for the GMAT . Santiago and Erik Thornbeke.Each Explanation Window shows the question and its explanation as well as your answer. select the test from the GoTo menu. wishes to thank the following for permission to reprint excerpts from published material used with test questions appearing herein: “The Multisectoral Framework for the Analysis of Labor Mobility and Development in LDC’s: an Application to Post-War Puerto Rico. To return to the explanations of a test you took previously. Inc. and choose View Results. Economic . as on the actual test. use the Help pull down menu. To view passages accompanying questions or the passage explanation. Inc. are condensed and adapted from published material. The ideas contained in them do not necessarily represent the opinions of Kaplan.

All rights reserved. 1981. Reprinted by permission.” by Dan W. May 1977. Inc. Photo Credits: © Archive Photos/Edwin Levick/PNI © Hulton Deutsch/PNI © Culver Pictures/PNI © Magnum/Chris Steele-Perkins/PNI GMAT® is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council. Nan Elizabeth Woodruff ’s review of Barbara Jeanne Field’s Slavery and Freedom in the Middle Ground in Journal of Social History. vol. American Economic Review.Development and Cultural Change. 1987 pp. Chevalier and Craig L. American Political Science Review. “Sharing the Burden of the International Debt Crisis. vol. 37. no. 1. 12 (1987). “Hot Gas in the Universe. “When Are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women. Inc. October 1988. vol. Buchanan. which does not endorse or sponsor this product. November-December 1987. 609. 75. 20. Copyright © 2004 by Kaplan. vol. 77.” by Stanley Fischer. Copyright © 1988 by the University of Chicago Press. “The Profit Motive in Medicine. American Scientist. Copyright © by The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Reprinted with permission of American Political Science Review.” by Roger A. p.” by Virginia Sapiro. Reprinted by the authors and Chicago Press. Brock and Allen E. Sarazin. . Reprinted by permission of American Economic Review. vol. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 807–809. 75. Summer. vol.

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