Best material for PST and GMAT integrated reasoning section. Focus Graphs.

GMAT MathSkills IB Graph PST
New answer on Aug 31, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 26, 2019

Can someone suggest the best material to use with a focus on interpreting and reading graphs.

Please list the best resources since I have limited money to invest.

Thanks!

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Serhat
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replied on Apr 26, 2019
BCG | Kellogg MBA |82% Success rate| 450+ case interview| 5+ year consulting | 30+ projects in ~10 countries

Hi there,

I can share some useful materials with you for free.

Please feel free to reach me.

Best

Serhat

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Olha Omelchenko on Jul 03, 2019

Dears, could you please share PST prep materials? Thanks a lot!

Ernesto on Aug 23, 2020

Hi! Can you share with me that material? I would really appreciate it.

Floyd on Apr 15, 2021

Hey! Can you share with me that material also? Thank you

Anonymous updated the answer on Aug 23, 2020

Dear A,

GMAT Integrated Reasoning questions will help you a lot!

Besides, here are some tips on how you can read graphs:

  • To interpret a graph or chart, read the title, look at the key, read the labels. Then study the graph to understand what it shows.

  • Read the title of the graph or chart. The title tells what information is being displayed.

  • Look at the key, which typically is in a box next to the graph or chart. It will explain the symbols and colors used in the graph or chart

  • Read the labels of the graph or chart. The labels tell you what variables or parameters are being displayed.

  • Draw conclusions based on the data. You can reach conclusions faster with graphs than you can use a data table or a written description of the data.
    If you need some further help, just drop me a line.

    Best,

    André

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Clara
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replied on Jun 23, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

I struggled with the same thing.

I would strongly recomment you practice it with the Integrated Reasoning part of the GMAT exam.

There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as well as some free trials for courses such as the one of The Economist (https://gmat.economist.com/)

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 26, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Official guides are the best for GMAT, however not the best for your purpose. If you want to practice the graphs - simply find MBB presentations online and practice deriving the conclusions.

Other sources - GMAT IR part (Official guide and Manhattan prep, "Consulting Bible" and "Vault guide for consulting" - check the chapters on cases with graphs in these books

Good luck!

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