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2 Dear GMAT Student, Congratulations on your choice to pursue an MBA education! An MBA degree from a top school could mean a quantum leap in your career and could add tens of thousands of dollars a year to your salary. At this time you are likely preparing your application to business schools. As you may know by now, admission committees look at your work experience, undergraduate GPA, personal essays, letters of reference, and several other criteria when deciding whether to accept you to an MBA program. Competition for spots in top business schools is very tough. And the #1 factor most schools look at when making admission decisions is your GMAT score. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is unlike any other test you have written before. Using a standardized, yet unconventional question format, the GMAT purports to test students on three basic skill sets: math, verbal, and analytical writing skills that students have developed over a long period of time. When you take a closer look though, you will find that what the GMAT really tests is something different. The GMAT is not simply a knowledge based exam. GMAT questions are intentionally written to try to confuse and trick you. To answer questions correctly in the time allotted, you need to be able to sort through the information provided, apply the pertinent knowledge, and select the right answer. The GMAT exam puts a premium on critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. It requires students to approach problems strategically, manage time under pressure, pay attention to detail, make decisions with incomplete information, synthesize knowledge from several different fields of study, identify recurring patterns in the questions and answers, and solve seemingly straight-forward problem types in counter-intuitive ways. Simply put, the GMAT requires you to demonstrate the same skills which will help you succeed in the fast-paced and high-pressure environment of an MBA education, as well as in your future career. This is one of the reasons why schools take your GMAT score seriously. And so should you! Fortunately, the skills tested on the GMAT exam can be learned and we at Quantum Test Prep have the most comprehensive GMAT programs available to help you succeed. Our 60-hour (2-weekend), 90-hour (3-weekend) and 120-hour (3-weekend + tutoring) GMAT courses will help you not only gain acceptance into the top MBA programs in the world, but will also teach you skills to help you be more successful in your MBA program. We at Quantum Test Prep follow an extremely systematic and structured approach to preparing for the GMAT. We focus on taking the complex problem (the GMAT), breaking it down into manageable chunks, and dealing with these chunks one at a time - essentially we Quantize the GMAT! Quantum Test Prep is the right choice for your GMAT preparation. We offer more teaching hours than any other test prep company in Canada. Our instructors are some of the most experienced and well recognized in the industry. We have successfully taught thousands of students across Canada over the past 8 years. Our courses are conveniently held on major university campuses throughout the GTA and at our head office in downtown Toronto. If you want to make a Quantum leap in your GMAT score, consider Quantum Test Prep. Please review the enclosed GMAT information and contact us if you have any questions. To register for one of our GMAT preparation programs, please visit our website at or call our office at TEST (8378). Sincerely, Your Quantum GMAT Study Team.
3 The GMAT at-a-glance The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a standardized admissions test used by graduate business schools to help them assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. The GMAT is a 4-hour long computer-based exam offered worldwide throughout the year. The exam follows a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) format. This means that the difficulty level of the questions adapts to your performance as you progress throughout the test. Your GMAT score is based on several factors, including the number of questions you answer correctly, the difficulty level of each question you answer, and the number of questions you complete. You will get an unofficial GMAT score report with Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores immediately after you complete the test. Official GMAT Score Reports, including your AWA (Essay) score, are normally available within 20 days of your test date. GMAT Exam Format & Scoring EXAM SECTION # OF QUESTIONS TOTAL TIME SCORE SCALE PERCENTILE 1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) 1. Issue 2. Argument 30 minutes 30 minutes st - 99 th Break #1 8 minutes 2. Quantitative Section 37 Questions 75 minutes st - 99 th Break #2 8 minutes 3. Verbal Section 41 Questions 75 minutes st - 99 th Total GMAT Score: st - 99 th
4 What GMAT Score do I Need? The GMAT may be the most important exam you will ever write. Most MBA admission committees look at your GMAT score as the single most important component of your MBA application. It allows the business schools to compare you with other applicants in a standardized way. It is used as a predictor of your academic performance in the first year of the MBA program. A good GMAT score can help you get into the MBA program of your choice. Unfortunately, a below average GMAT score, no matter how good the rest of your application is, is something most schools will not be willing to overlook. Entry to the top business schools is very competitive. In 2010, the top 25 business schools accepted, on average, only 22% of their MBA program applicants (USNews, Best Business Schools Rankings, 2010). In 2010, the average GMAT score of the top 20 Canadian MBA schools was 630 (75th percentile) (1). Last year, 100% of the top 20 Canadian MBA programs had an average GMAT score of 600 or higher (1). Every 10-point increase in your GMAT score translates into, on average, a $3,500 increase in your post-mba starting salary (QS Global 200 Top Business Schools 2010/11) Rank University / School MBA Program 1. University of Western Ontario (UWO) Average GMAT Score Ivey McGill University Desautels York University Schulich University of Toronto Rotman Queen s University University of British Colombia (UBC) Sauder Concordia University Molson McMaster University DeGroote HEC Montreal University of Ottawa Teller Simon Fraser University Segal Wilfrid Laurier University Ryerson University Ted Rogers University of Alberta Carleton University Sprott University of Calgary Haskayne Dalhousie University Saint Mary s University Sobey University of Windsor Odette Brock University 600 Source: (1) Canadian Business 2010 MBA Rankings
5 Why Prepare for the GMAT? The GMAT is unlike any other exam you ve encountered before. It is almost 4 hours long. It is written under severe time constraints. Questions become progressively more difficult as you answer them correctly. The Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) format is unfamiliar to most students. You re scored relative to hundreds of thousands of other competing students. The GMAT provides you with a set of unique challenges that make it a surprisingly difficult and unexpectedly gruelling exam. This is why we recommend you take the GMAT seriously. Thousands of other MBA applicants do. A good score on the GMAT can help you get into the school of your choice. It can change your future. It can change your career. It can change your life. Why Prepare for the GMAT with Quantum Test Prep? Although some students choose to self-study for the exam, most students agree that a GMAT preparation course allows them to study more efficiently, compress months of preparation into weeks, and greatly improve their chances of getting the highest GMAT score they possibly can. More than 50% of all GMAT test-takers now take a formalized program of study to prepare for the exam. However, on average, less than 25% of applicants are accepted to MBA programs. Fewer still get into their program of choice. A degree from a top-tier MBA program can mean an income difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. Don t be left behind. A Quantum GMAT course will help you get a higher GMAT score guaranteed (2). Quantum GMAT Courses Provide Structure We know the weight each topic has on the exam and we structure our courses accordingly. Process We know the most efficient strategies, tools, and techniques to allow you to score your best. Efficiency We focus on the key concepts and skill sets that are tested on the GMAT, saving you time and effort. Experience Our expert full-time instructors are all top MBA or MEd graduates who scored in the 95th percentile or higher on the real GMAT and have many years of GMAT teaching experience. They know the exam inside out. Practice Quantum students have access to hundreds of practice GMAT questions, weekly private GMAT study groups, and simulated GMAT practice exams to prepare you for the real test day experience.
6 The Quantum Test Prep Methodology Quantum Test Prep s teaching philosophy is different from that of any other test preparation company. We recognize that, at it s heart, the GMAT is a standardized test. It asks standardized questions based on standardized content in a standardized format. It is our belief that the best way to prepare for such an exam is to use a standardized approach in solving these standardized questions. For this reason, our GMAT courses are designed to provide you a complete set of standardized techniques that will allow you to solve all of the main question types on all sections of the exam. To do this, we have developed our own proven GMAT problem-solving methods to find the quickest, easiest, and most accurate way of answering each question type on the exam. We supplement these teaching methods with our own customized GMAT course manuals. Quantum GMAT course manuals are organized, structured, categorized, and comprehensive. And most importantly, they contain hundreds of practice questions! Quantum GMAT Programs Are Different More Teaching Hours Our comprehensive GMAT courses are 60 to 90 hours long, not 20 to 30 hours. And this doesn t include lunch breaks or personal study time. Experienced Full-Time Instructors We hire only the best instructors and train them to our highest standards. All our instructors are full-time professional teachers with many years of GMAT teaching experience. Convenient Weekend Format All weekend classes are taught at convenient downtown Toronto locations. Better Teaching Methodology We break down complicated topics into small chunks to make them easier to learn. (2) GMAT Score Guarantee If you are not satisfied with your GMAT score, you may repeat your entire GMAT course for FREE as often as you like (within 12 months of your initial course date). It s like getting an Annual Membership Pass for the price of a single ticket! Thousands of Success Stories We have helped thousands of students over the last eight years get into their MBA program of choice. Individual Quantum GMAT Course Modules Quantum Test Prep modularizes or quantizes the GMAT course. We let you take either the whole course, or just the individual modules you need. The complete Quantum GMAT curriculum consists of 5 separate course modules: Course Module Math Fundamentals Verbal Fundamentals AWA Fundamentals Intermediate Math Advanced Math Topics Covered The GMAT Math Fundamentals Module is a comprehensive single weekend course module that reviews the two main Math Question Types (Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency) and Topic Types (Algebra and Arithmetic) tested on the exam. The GMAT Verbal Fundamentals Module is a comprehensive single weekend course module that reviews the main GMAT Verbal Question Types (Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension) and Topic Types (Grammar, Arguments, Reading) tested on the exam. The GMAT AWA Fundamentals Module is a single evening course module focusing on the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the exam, We review both AWA essays (Issue & Argument) in detail. We also discuss the actual GMAT test-day experience. The GMAT Intermediate Math Module is a comprehensive single weekend course module that reviews the two Intermediate Math Topic Types (Word Problems and Geometry) tested on the exam. Topics discussed include Ratios, Mixtures, Rates, Work, Grouping, and Coordinate Geometry, among others. The GMAT Advanced Math Module is a two-evening course module that reviews the most Advanced Math Topic Type (Statistics) tested on the exam. Topics discussed include Probability, Permutations, Combinations, Factorials, and Standard Deviation, among others.
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