Articles by Economist GMAT Tutor

  • How the GMAT AWA Section Is Scored

    How the GMAT AWA Section Is Scored

    by on September 19th, 2014

    The Analytical Writing Assessment, or the AWA, is the first section of the GMAT. In our recent blog post, we covered six steps to help you conquer this section. In today’s blog post, we will discuss how the AWA is … Read More

  • What is the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section?

    What is the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section?

    by on September 11th, 2014

    The Integrated Reasoning, or IR, section is a fairly recent addition to the GMAT. Released in June of 2012, IR replaced one of the 30 minute essay type questions. The IR section is non-adaptive, 30 minutes long and … Read More

  • How to Prepare for the Integrated Reasoning Section

    How to Prepare for the Integrated Reasoning Section

    by on September 3rd, 2014

    An increasing number of students are asking me how much the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section will matter in business schools’ admissions decisions, and what they should do to prepare for the section. Applicants’ IR … Read More

  • Reading Comprehension and the GMAT

    Reading Comprehension and the GMAT

    by on August 26th, 2014

    The GMAT’s Reading Comprehension (RC) section, with its 350 word passages, can be a tricky puzzle for anyone. But by practicing active reading, you will be in a better position to master the RC section. Reading for … Read More

  • GMAT Time Management Tips

    GMAT Time Management Tips

    by on August 18th, 2014

    Recently, while analyzing simulation tests results with my students, I noticed a pattern of behavior in which the student knows he or she has taken too long on a question. The scenario: You spend nearly five minutes on a … Read More

  • Strategic Guessing and the GMAT

    Strategic Guessing and the GMAT

    by on August 17th, 2014

    Do you bulldoze ahead when taking GMAT sim tests, putting all of your effort into answering each question correctly—no matter how long it takes? This is where the art of strategic guessing comes in. Many students are … Read More

  • How the GMAT AWA Section Is Scored

    How the GMAT AWA Section Is Scored

    by on August 9th, 2014

    The Analytical Writing Assessment, or the AWA, is the first section of the GMAT. In our recent blog post, we covered six steps to help you conquer this section. In today’s blog post, we will discuss how the AWA is … Read More

  • How to Create a GMAT Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part II

    How to Create a GMAT Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part II

    by on August 1st, 2014

    In our last post, we detailed two steps you should take in order to determine best GMAT study plan for you. Today we focus on three other aspects to consider: Realistically assessing the amount of time you can devote to … Read More

  • How to Create a Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part I

    How to Create a Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part I

    by on July 24th, 2014

    Confused about how to establish a GMAT study plan that’s right for you? Fear not! In this post, I will detail the decisions you need to make and steps you need to take in order to determine the best study plan for you. … Read More

  • Debriefing During Your GMAT Prep

    Debriefing During Your GMAT Prep

    by on July 16th, 2014

    Great GMAT scores depend on several factors—some we cannot fully control, and others we should and must control. One of the controllable factors is knowledge. Its acquisition is certainly achievable. We teach you and … Read More

  • 4 Sentence Correction Skills to Master

    4 Sentence Correction Skills to Master

    by on July 8th, 2014

    In our last blog post, we outlined the skills that you must hone to master the GMAT’s Sentence Correction section. Today we will review four of these skills. Learn them to conquer Sentence Correction problems! Patience … Read More

  • Become a GMAT Sentence Correction Expert

    Become a GMAT Sentence Correction Expert

    by on June 29th, 2014

    Think of a Sentence Correction (SC) problem as a hall of mirrors. In a hall of mirrors, each reflective surface gives you a distorted version of yourself, but of course you always maintain a sense of what you really look … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction Tricks

    GMAT Sentence Correction Tricks

    by on June 21st, 2014

    “Piece of cake! This problem is pretty straightforward,” you think. While skimming through the answer choices, suddenly your optimistic mood darkens. You notice that the question and the first answer choice … Read More

  • Your Timing Strategy on the GMAT

    Your Timing Strategy on the GMAT

    by on June 13th, 2014

    Once you begin to master the academic topics of the GMAT, you should work on developing your test-taking skills. Since the GMAT is a timed exam, you must develop a time management strategy. In this post, I will outline … Read More