The Lighthouse GMAT Prep Self-Study Course is a well organized, challenging study program which has been carefully designed to prepare students for the GMAT. The program is organized by question type. Each section contains detailed expository materials, summaries of important concepts and procedures and timed practice exercises. Detailed written explanations follow each exercise. The course includes an up-to-date 464 page textbook The Ultimate Prep for the GMAT – A Systematic Approach, the 250 page Ultimate Math Refresher workbook, the 175 page Ultimate Verbal and Vocabulary Builder workbook, three full, simulated GMATs, a detailed step-by-step study plan and access to our telephone help-line. This type of course has been successfully used by thousands of students and only costs $49.95 (plus shipping & handling). If you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your money - no questions asked (see refund policy on order form for details).

How does the program work? You begin the program by completing the 250 page Ultimate Math Refresher workbook. This comprehensive math review will teach and drill you on basic concepts in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. You then learn to apply these concepts, and other advanced strategies, to the problem solving and data sufficiency questions on the GMAT. Next you will complete the 175 page Ultimate Verbal and Vocabulary Builder workbook. This book has been designed to review the basic verbal skills and vocabulary you will need to take the GMAT. After completing these two workbooks you will then complete The Ultimate Prep for the GMAT – A Systematic Approach textbook. This 464 page textbook is crammed with examples, drills, diagrams, practice questions and a three full-length simulated GMATs that covers the following subject areas:

Test-Taking Strategy. Introduces strategies designed to increase your speed and accuracy on the GMAT.

Problem Solving I and II. In depth instruction and review of basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry. This section will introduce our unique approach to the mathematics portion of the GMAT. Our carefully designed drills give you "hands on" experience doing GMAT problems under timed conditions. Each practice drill is carefully explained in detail.

Reading Comprehension. Treats reading passages as arguments. Introduces active reading and time management in reading comprehension.

Logical Reasoning. Presents short arguments as puzzles. You learn to identify assumptions and conclusions in order to improve your accuracy on this question type.

Sentence Correction. A careful review of grammar and sentence construction helps you select the most effective expression. You learn to detect awkward, redundant or ambiguous expressions.

Word Relationships. Focuses on sentence completions, analogies, and antonyms. You will learn to analyze the relationships between words before making your answer selection.

Analytical Writing. You learn to construct concise and effective essays under difficult time constraints. Explains the use of "issue spotting" to develop clear, persuasive essays.

Data Sufficiency. Advanced instruction and strategies for this important GMAT mathematics question type. Focused practice drills hone your skills.

What if I need help? If you have questions and need help understanding the materials call us! We will be happy to help you over the phone. If we are not in when you call leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

What about the new computerized GMAT? The GMAT can be taken in certain non-USA countries in the standard paper-and-pencil format as well as a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). In the USA the GMAT is only administered in CAT format. The Lighthouse Review program will prepare you for either paper-and-pencil or CAT test formats.

What about signing up to take the GMAT? To register or obtain more information about the actual GMAT call Educational Testing Service (they administer the examination for the Graduate Management Admission Council) at (609) 771-7330 or write to P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541-6103. You can e-mail them at or visit their website at

Is it possible to order your workbook separately? Yes. Our Ultimate Math Refresher workbook is a comprehensive math review of basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.  You may purchase this workbook separately for $20 plus shipping and handling.  Our Ultimate Verbal and Vocabulary Builder workbook is designed to review basic verbal skills and increase your vocabulary.  You may purchase this workbook separately for $15 plus shipping and handling.  See order form for details.

How do I order the Lighthouse GMAT Prep Self-Study Course? You have several options available to you. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for all the options. Personal checks and money orders are accepted via mail only. Once we receive your order it is shipped the next business day. Pick the option you feel most comfortable with:

  • You can place your order using our on-line order form (credit card payments only). Orders can be placed 24 hours a day.
  • You can call us at (877) 642-0917 to place an order (credit card payments only). Orders can be placed 24 hours a day. Before placing your call please review the standard order form to choose your desired form of shipping and handling.
  • You can fax the standard order form to (877) 642-0917 (credit card payments only). Orders can be placed 24 hours a day.
  • You can print out the standard order form and send it via mail to Lighthouse Review, Inc., P.O. Box 160205, Austin, Texas 78716-0205. Personal checks or money orders are accepted in U.S. dollars only. Credit card payments are accepted as well.

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