To Thine Own Self Be True
(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)
The GMAT tests many things — grammar, geometry, logic, algebra, etc. as skills; poise under pressure and efficient decision making as virtues; dedication and focus as attributes. Perhaps above all else, the GMAT is a test of thought processes — you need to know the content in order to apply it to the questions, but simply understanding grammar, logic, and math isn’t enough to ensure success. Much of the test hinges on your ability to control the way that you think to ensure that you answer questions specifically and accurately. In business terms, the test wants you to use the assets that you have — the knowledge of the content — to accomplish specific tasks — answer the questions explicitly.