Study Guide - Overview

A Simple Approach – Watch, Learn, Practice, Practice

This Study Guide will lead you from day one of your studies all the way to test day. It's based on the proven, straightforward strategy of learning one concept at a time and then reinforcing your learning by practicing several questions related to that one concept. This allows you to see the many different ways the GMAT can test your knowledge of this one concept. It also helps build your confidence as you master one concept at a time.

Complete the Steps and Take the GMAT with Confidence

Each learning activity in the Study Guide has a corresponding checkbox, allowing you to track your progress, and easily see which activities are left to complete.

Required Resources

To follow the Study Guide, you'll need: 

  • The GMAT Prep Now video course (1-month account or 6-month)
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Review (2020 edition, or earlier editions from 2015 to 2019). Alternatively, you can access every question from all Official Guides here (for free). 
  • GMAT Prep Now's Improvement Chart (for the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 editions of the Official Guide for GMAT Review ). This downloadable Excel file helps track your progress and identify weaknesses as you work through practice questions in the Official Guide 

Optional Resources

If you require additional practice materials, consider purchasing any of the following (these resources are also referenced in the Learning Guide):

  • Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review (2020 edition or any earlier edition)
  • Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review (2020 edition or any earlier edition)
  • Alternatively, you can access these resources (and more) for free here

IMPORTANT: You need not follow the Study Guide in the precise order in which it's laid out. For example, you may wish to alternate between Verbal and Quantitative topics. Just be sure to complete all of the learning activities. Also note that, if you've already mastered a certain concept/technique (e.g., adding fractions), you can skip that particular video lesson.   

Ready to begin? Go to Part I of the Study Guide



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