Articles by Economist GMAT Tutor

  • GMAT Grammar: Who vs. Whom

    GMAT Grammar: Who vs. Whom

    by on May 10th, 2017

    The word “whom” has almost disappeared from modern English. However, it’s still very much alive and well on the GMAT, so we advise that students ensure they know the difference between “who” and … Read More

  • Use This Trick to Solve GMAT Sequence Questions

    Use This Trick to Solve GMAT Sequence Questions

    by on May 2nd, 2017

    Applying rules to questions involving sequences is often the fastest way to solve such problems. Consider the following question from the Economist GMAT Tutor: In a sequence of 19 numbers, each term except for the first … Read More

  • Timed vs. Untimed Practice for the GMAT

    Timed vs. Untimed Practice for the GMAT

    by on April 23rd, 2017

    I recently received the following very valid question from a student: “I’m currently studying intensively for the GMAT, but I don’t see the improvement that I need in math. What’s your study plan advice to get a … Read More

  • GMAT Interest Rate Questions: A Beginner’s Guide

    GMAT Interest Rate Questions: A Beginner’s Guide

    by on April 15th, 2017

    Most people understand that when their money lives in an interest-bearing account, it grows over time. That’s simple enough. However, interest rate questions on the GMAT are a bit trickier and have more moving parts. … Read More

  • GMAT Pyramid Questions

    GMAT Pyramid Questions

    by on April 7th, 2017

    Geometry is the area of GMAT math that requires you to memorize the greatest number of formulas. The good news is that once you have done this, you have gone a long way towards solving most geometry questions. Consider … Read More

  • Percentage Change GMAT Questions

    Percentage Change GMAT Questions

    by on March 22nd, 2017

    An important area of GMAT Quant is percentage change. Recently a student asked me for help with the following percentage question from the 2016 Official Guide: Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by … Read More

  • Possessive Case on GMAT Sentence Correction

    Possessive Case on GMAT Sentence Correction

    by on February 25th, 2017

    Sentence Correction questions often involve multiple issues. Stick to the ones you are sure of when solving them. However, if you can add new tools to your toolbox by learning rules you were unaware of, you are on the … Read More

  • Solving Surface Area Questions in GMAT Quant

    Solving Surface Area Questions in GMAT Quant

    by on February 17th, 2017

    Surface area questions can often appear difficult. However, by applying some general mathematical rules we’re about to review, you will usually be able to solve them quickly. Consider the following question from … Read More

  • GMAT Rules: Limit of 8 Retakes

    GMAT Rules: Limit of 8 Retakes

    by on February 9th, 2017

    In June of 2015, the Graduate Management Admission Council (creators and administrators of the GMAT) announced a handful of changes to the GMAT: the removal of the canceled score “C” from score reports, a shorter … Read More

  • How Much Does GPA Matter in MBA Admissions?

    How Much Does GPA Matter in MBA Admissions?

    by on February 1st, 2017

    When students imagine their profile being ranked by admissions officers, one element that’s always mentioned is GPA. This article is going to examine some important points to keep in mind when weighing your chances of … Read More

  • 5 Grammar Myths to Ignore in GMAT Prep

    5 Grammar Myths to Ignore in GMAT Prep

    by on January 24th, 2017

    Being a native English speaker has great benefits when it comes to taking the GMAT, but one of our biggest blind spots is our tendency to rely on grammar mythology that has been passed down to us over time. Here are five … Read More

  • GMAT Tips from the Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Winner

    GMAT Tips from the Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Winner

    by on January 15th, 2017

    Meet Angela, the winner of this autumn’s Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest who beat thousands of contestants around the world to claim our $25,000 MBA scholarship prize. Angela is 28 years old, lives in Los … Read More

  • The Myth of GMAT Study Splurging

    The Myth of GMAT Study Splurging

    by on January 7th, 2017

    A good study plan requires actual planning. Not so profound, but there it is. Yet many applicants do themselves a big disservice by trying to rely on study splurges— lengthy cramming sessions with long periods of no … Read More

  • New MBA Rankings by The Economist Based on Salary Increase

    New MBA Rankings by The Economist Based on Salary Increase

    by on December 30th, 2016

    The Economist publishes rankings of full-time MBA programmes every year, but in 2016 it has added a new method for evaluating programmes that suits its audience perfectly: A “mini-ranking” based solely on … Read More