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  • GMAT Inequalities … And Then Some … Part 3

    GMAT Inequalities … And Then Some … Part 3

    by on August 16th, 2016

    If you’ve been following this series of posts, by now you’ve figured out that inequalities are not as simple a concept as they appear to be. But, in general, that is the gist of the GMAT exam—what seems to be a … Read More

  • GMAT Inequalities … And Then Some … Part 2

    GMAT Inequalities … And Then Some … Part 2

    by on August 11th, 2016

    In our last post, we talked about the challenges that inequalities can pose for GMAT test takers. While not as simple as they seem, inequality questions can be huge time wasters that keep scores back at the 600 level. As … Read More

  • GMAT Inequalities … And Then Some … Part 1

    GMAT Inequalities … And Then Some … Part 1

    by on August 7th, 2016

    When it comes to tricky quantitative questions, inequalities take the prize for serving as one of the biggest deceivingly easy questions. Test takers should just treat inequalities as algebraic “equal to” equations … Read More

  • GMAT Geometry: You Don’t Need to Solve for ‘S’

    GMAT Geometry: You Don’t Need to Solve for ‘S’

    by on July 30th, 2016

    Memorizing endless numbers of formulas is never the path to high-scoring success on the GMAT. Nevertheless, formulas can give you a leg up—provided you understand how to use them appropriately. As with any quantitative … Read More

  • GMAT Math: Just When You Think You’re Done, Keep Going

    GMAT Math: Just When You Think You’re Done, Keep Going

    by on July 22nd, 2016

    Many test takers preparing for the GMAT get frustrated with questions in the quantitative section, often providing responses like “I took advanced math in college!” and “I did great on my SAT math, what gives?!” … Read More

  • 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