Articles by Veritas Prep

  • 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

  • Your 3-Phase GMAT Study Plan

    Your 3-Phase GMAT Study Plan

    by on March 30th, 2016

    Perhaps the most common question students ask about the GMAT is some variation of “how many hours per week do I need to study for the GMAT?” and “how long should I study for the GMAT?” And while these questions … Read More

  • Do Your B-School Research

    Do Your B-School Research

    by on March 22nd, 2016

    The road to grad school can be a long one with several moving pieces. In a previous blog, we talked about the GMAT and the importance of creating a plan for preparation. This week, we’re going to take a look at some … Read More

  • The Managerial Approach to Sentence Correction

    The Managerial Approach to Sentence Correction

    by on March 13th, 2016

    For most examinees, GMAT Sentence Correction can look a lot like a typical workday: you face a series of tasks and decisions that seem a bit daunting and quite a bit out of your control or expertise. But remember: the … Read More

  • Put the Critical in Critical Reasoning

    Put the Critical in Critical Reasoning

    by on March 5th, 2016

    As you read GMAT Critical Reasoning problems, you might be struck by how different the questions can be: some are about biology, others about geology, and still others about politics, home repair, corporate strategy, and … Read More