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  • 3 Tips to Improve Your GMAT Critical Reasoning Performance

    3 Tips to Improve Your GMAT Critical Reasoning Performance

    by on August 24th, 2015

    A Critical Reasoning (CR) argument is usually structured into facts (also sometimes referred to as premises) and a conclusion. It is important that you are able to identify the parts of an argument. Isaac has given you … Read More

  • GMAT Tricks: When to Read Answer Options Backward

    GMAT Tricks: When to Read Answer Options Backward

    by on August 23rd, 2015

    The GMAT test makers are constantly trying to slow down your progress through the test. I always think that if I’m taking the test the way they want me to, then I must be adopting a poor strategy. Instead, I should be … Read More

  • The Quick Way Through GMAT Work Problems

    The Quick Way Through GMAT Work Problems

    by on August 20th, 2015

    A category of question that appears regularly on the GMAT is that of work problems. A typical question involves one machine working at a particular rate, and another machine working at a different rate. The question may … Read More

  • $25,000 MBA Scholarship Contest Is Now Open for Autumn 2015

    $25,000 MBA Scholarship Contest Is Now Open for Autumn 2015

    by on August 14th, 2015

    Securing your chance to win our latest $25,000 MBA scholarship only requires doing precisely what you should be doing already: taking our online GMAT simulation exam. Indeed, the Autumn 2015 installment of our … Read More

  • The Fast Way to Solve GMAT Modifier Questions

    The Fast Way to Solve GMAT Modifier Questions

    by on August 12th, 2015

    Before I started to prepare for the Sentence Correction section of the GMAT, I hadn’t heard of a modifier, let alone a dangling modifier! What is all this about? Consider the following example: Looking out the window, … Read More

  • How Recent GMAT Exam Changes Will Affect You

    How Recent GMAT Exam Changes Will Affect You

    by on August 5th, 2015

    The Graduate Management Admission Council recently announced three changes to the GMAT that will give test takers a little more peace of mind. The changes were made effective July 19. Here’s how you should (and … Read More

  • 3 Colloquialisms to Avoid on GMAT Sentence Correction

    3 Colloquialisms to Avoid on GMAT Sentence Correction

    by on August 4th, 2015

    You ear can be a powerful tool on the GMAT. Often times test takers, especially native English speakers, can tell what sounds right and what doesn’t. However, there are a few instances when your ear can lead you … Read More

  • Quick Tips for GMAT Verbal

    Quick Tips for GMAT Verbal

    by on July 31st, 2015

    Help! I’m retaking the GMAT in 30 days and have always had trouble with Verbal, with my highest score at a 35. My Quant scores are very high, so if I spent the next month focusing only on Verbal, is there one question … Read More

  • Correct Comma Usage on the GMAT

    Correct Comma Usage on the GMAT

    by on July 26th, 2015

    The humble comma is often one of the trickiest punctuation marks for students. Of all levels to understand, especially when preceding the word “and.” Although it would appear to be straightforward when (and when not … Read More

  • GMAT Probability, Simplified.

    GMAT Probability, Simplified.

    by on July 18th, 2015

    Probability questions on the GMAT often confuse students. You need a simple strategy. Consider the following question:   A canoe has two oars, left and right. Each oar either works or breaks. The failure or … Read More

  • Developing Your GMAT Study Schedule

    Developing Your GMAT Study Schedule

    by on July 17th, 2015

    Your study schedule depends on who you are in terms of study habits, what is going on in your life, what your strengths and weaknesses are in terms of the skills necessary for this exam and how much time is available to … Read More

  • Reading Comprehension and the GMAT

    Reading Comprehension and the GMAT

    by on July 16th, 2015

    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

  • How the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Is Scored

    How the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Is Scored

    by on July 15th, 2015

    There is much confusion over how GMAC scores Integrated Reasoning (IR). Let’s simplify it! The IR section is non-adaptive and doesn’t count towards your 200-800 score. There are 12 questions in this section. Of … Read More

  • The History of the GMAT

    The History of the GMAT

    by on July 10th, 2015

    This year, the GMAT celebrated its 60th anniversary of offering business schools a standardized way to evaluate candidates. That’s also six decades of test takers around the world studying many hours in preparation for … Read More