Articles by Economist GMAT Tutor

  • GMAT Critical Reasoning: Conditional Statements

    GMAT Critical Reasoning: Conditional Statements

    by on December 10th, 2014

    Today we will take a look at conditional statements. Sometimes on the GMAT, you will come across something that looks like this: If you go outside in the rain, then you will get wet. This is called a conditional … Read More

  • GMAT Integrated Reasoning: A Beginner’s Guide

    GMAT Integrated Reasoning: A Beginner’s Guide

    by on December 2nd, 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

  • Don’t Sink on the GMAT: Pre-Think!

    Don’t Sink on the GMAT: Pre-Think!

    by on November 24th, 2014

    Pre-thinking is an intermediate step in the GMAT solution strategy. After reading the question stem, diagnosing the question type and breaking down the argument, we pause and try to anticipate what the correct answer … Read More

  • Should You Retake the GMAT Exam?

    Should You Retake the GMAT Exam?

    by on November 23rd, 2014

    It is not uncommon for students to retake the GMAT. Many students ask me if they should retake the test. How I answer that is based on a couple of factors: 1) whether it’s possible that the student can make gains the … Read More

  • How to Approach the GMAT as a Non-Native English Speaker

    How to Approach the GMAT as a Non-Native English Speaker

    by on November 15th, 2014

    In our last post, we outlined how you can improve your general knowledge of the English language as you prep for the GMAT. Today, we’ll be providing tips on how to approach specific sections on the GMAT as a non-native … Read More

  • 6 GMAT Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

    6 GMAT Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

    by on November 7th, 2014

    The GMAT is administered in more than 100 countries; many of the GMAT’s test takers speak English as a second or third language. Even though GMAC states that higher vocabulary is less important than reasoning … Read More

  • How to Tackle Critical Reasoning Boldface Text

    How to Tackle Critical Reasoning Boldface Text

    by on October 30th, 2014

    Every once in a while, students ask me how to tackle Boldface questions in the Critical Reasoning section. They ask, should I read all the statements? It takes a lot of time and I forget the first sentence when I reach … Read More

  • How to Take the First Step in Your GMAT Studies

    How to Take the First Step in Your GMAT Studies

    by on October 27th, 2014

    If you’ve ever stared at a blank screen with a blinking cursor, you know the feeling that confronts you as you begin a daunting task. However, if you’ve ever finished such a task, you know that things get much easier … Read More

  • Combining Methods on the GMAT

    Combining Methods on the GMAT

    by on October 22nd, 2014

    It’s no secret that there are several strategies for tackling quantitative problems on the GMAT, but you may not have realized that combining methods creates even more options. Let’s take a look at the following … Read More

  • How to Study for the GMAT in Groups

    How to Study for the GMAT in Groups

    by on October 14th, 2014

    There are great benefits to learning in the company others! If you’d like to supplement your solo GMAT study prep with group learning, here are some ideas: Study dates If you know a fellow student or colleague at work … Read More

  • Identifying the Conclusion in GMAT CR Questions

    Identifying the Conclusion in GMAT CR Questions

    by on October 6th, 2014

    Today we will focus on how to identify a conclusion in an argument. A conclusion is a position, opinion or judgment reached after consideration of evidence or facts. Example: If John beats Jane at a single chess game, … Read More

  • Why Is My Real GMAT Score Lower Than My Practice Exam Score?

    Why Is My Real GMAT Score Lower Than My Practice Exam Score?

    by on October 5th, 2014

    Scenario: You studied many, many hours, strategized to the best of your abilities and have scored well on practice exams. You take the GMAT, your score pops up and … it is much lower than you expect it to be. What … Read More

  • 4 GMAT Sentence Correction Skills to Master

    4 GMAT Sentence Correction Skills to Master

    by on September 27th, 2014

    In a previous 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! Here … Read More

  • 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