Articles by Veritas Prep

  • Stop with the GMAT Calculations, Already!

    Stop with the GMAT Calculations, Already!

    by on July 21st, 2016

    Timing is hands down one of the biggest challenges test takers have for the GMAT. The exam recognizes this, of course, and in fact sets up a penalty for those who leave the exam unfinished. Smart test takers have a solid … Read More

  • Mind the Critical Reasoning Gap

    Mind the Critical Reasoning Gap

    by on July 14th, 2016

    Let’s start this post with a Critical Reasoning question: When a group of people starts a company, the founders usually serve as sources both of funding and of skills in marketing, management, and technical matters. It … Read More

  • GMAT Math: Consider the Possibilities and Make a Well-Reasoned Guess

    GMAT Math: Consider the Possibilities and Make a Well-Reasoned Guess

    by on July 6th, 2016

    In the GMAT Quantitative section, there are often problems that appear simple but turn into big time-wasters that detract from test takers’ ability to get to the tougher questions and/or finish the quantitative section … Read More

  • When You Can’t Swim in Critical Reasoning, Eliminate

    When You Can’t Swim in Critical Reasoning, Eliminate

    by on June 28th, 2016

    With Critical Reasoning questions, many test takers forget the immense importance of figuring out the gap, or disconnect, in the reasoning in the question being provided. Understanding this gap is essential to … Read More

  • Integrated Reasoning Tip: More Integral Than You Think

    Integrated Reasoning Tip: More Integral Than You Think

    by on June 19th, 2016

    The newest section of the GMAT, the Integrated Reasoning, is often discounted by students as “less important” than the bigger beasts of the exam, the Verbal and Quantitative sections. But many MBA programs have … Read More

  • So, You’re Terrible at Integrated Reasoning …

    So, You’re Terrible at Integrated Reasoning …

    by on June 11th, 2016

    Since its release on the June 2012 exam, the Integrated Reasoning portion of the GMAT has had some test takers stumped. This 30-minute, 12 question section is oddly scored on a 1 to 8 scale, and no partial credit is … Read More

  • Consider Algebra, Not Arithmetic

    Consider Algebra, Not Arithmetic

    by on June 3rd, 2016

    Many test takers fail to make the connection between not being permitted to use a calculator on the quantitative section of the GMAT and, well, not making intensive, calculator-required calculations. The reality is, when … Read More

  • Sentence Correction Idioms: Don’t Fret Over Two Letter Words

    Sentence Correction Idioms: Don’t Fret Over Two Letter Words

    by on May 26th, 2016

    Many students get frustrated when evaluating Sentence Correction problems, with the biggest point of frustration coming from feeling that they need to memorize chart after chart of idioms. While knowing idioms can … Read More

  • GMAT Math: Only a Kitchen Calculator

    GMAT Math: Only a Kitchen Calculator

    by on May 18th, 2016

    There are many different approaches in tackling a GMAT Quantitative question effectively. Algebraically, working backwards from the answer choices, considering “lucky twins”—a smart test taker is flexible and takes … Read More

  • Combinations: Consider The Grouping with the Slot Method

    Combinations: Consider The Grouping with the Slot Method

    by on May 10th, 2016

    The GMAT loves to present combination questions that force people to sit next to each other, or in certain seats, and then have the test taker figure out how many different ways people not forced to be glued to possibly … Read More

  • Sentence Correction: Not About the Grammar?

    Sentence Correction: Not About the Grammar?

    by on May 1st, 2016

    Gerunds, prepositional phrases, past perfect test, idioms … if you are a test taker who knows your E.B. White and Will Strunk book by heart, you should ace the Sentence Correction section every single time, right? Not … Read More

  • Probability Tip: 3 Strategies That Aren’t Used Enough

    Probability Tip: 3 Strategies That Aren’t Used Enough

    by on April 23rd, 2016

    Some GMAT instructors will say that students often place too much emphasis on studying for Probability and Combinatorics, rather than spending more time focusing on the heavy lifters of Algebra and Arithmetic. Like it or … Read More

  • GMAT Prep for Early Bird Applicants

    GMAT Prep for Early Bird Applicants

    by on April 15th, 2016

    For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to the GMAT exam. Because this is an important element for many … Read More

  • Sentence Correction Tip: Cut the Junk

    Sentence Correction Tip: Cut the Junk

    by on April 7th, 2016

    Sentence Correction on the GMAT can be particularly tricky. There are so many rules and goals to keep in mind—not only does the correct selection have to be grammatically correct, but it needs to be concise and … Read More