GMAT Verbal Articles

  • GMAT Critical Reasoning: More on Assumption Questions

    GMAT Critical Reasoning: More on Assumption Questions

    by on April 27th, 2016

    Assumptions are the linchpins of arguments, the glue that binds together the evidence and the conclusion. Ideally, assumptions are what make the conclusion follow logically from the evidence. I have already written about … 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

  • 4 Challenging Comparison Questions on the GMAT

    4 Challenging Comparison Questions on the GMAT

    by on March 17th, 2016

    First of all, here are four challenging SC questions involving comparisons. What could be better than SC questions about comparisons? (I couldn’t resist starting off a blog about comparisons with a comparison!) 1) For … 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

  • Using Singular vs. Plural Verb after a Relative Pronoun

    Using Singular vs. Plural Verb after a Relative Pronoun

    by on March 11th, 2016

    One of the most common tricks in Sentence Correction questions (although not the most difficult) is whether a verb should be in singular or plural form following a relative pronoun. If you apply some simple rules, you … 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

  • The Word ‘However’ on the GMAT

    The Word ‘However’ on the GMAT

    by on March 1st, 2016

    Because of an unusual history that I will try to convey, this word has two distinct meanings and can be used in two different ways on the GMAT. I will call these uses “Use #1” and “Use #2.” Use #1 is the original … Read More

  • How to Master Critical Reading Questions

    How to Master Critical Reading Questions

    by on February 26th, 2016

    When I was a kid, all I wanted was a cool mono-syllabic last name. People would fumble through my clunky last name and inevitably layer some hybrid of odd accents in all of the wrong places. I just wanted to play … Read More

  • Land Your Score: Integrated Reasoning – Part 1

    Land Your Score: Integrated Reasoning – Part 1

    by on February 25th, 2016

    Welcome to “Land Your Score,” a blog series in which Kaplan instructor Jennifer Land shares key insights and strategies for improving your GMAT performance on Test Day. This week, Jennifer discusses how to approach … Read More

  • Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passages – Part 2

    Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passages – Part 2

    by on February 19th, 2016

    Welcome to “Land Your Score,” a blog series in which Kaplan instructor Jennifer Land shares key insights and strategies for improving your GMAT performance on Test Day. This week, Jennifer discusses how to approach … Read More

  • Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passages – Part 1

    Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passages – Part 1

    by on February 16th, 2016

    Welcome to “Land Your Score,” a blog series in which Kaplan instructor Jennifer Land shares key insights and strategies for improving your GMAT performance on Test Day. This week, Jennifer discusses how to approach … Read More

  • GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage – Part 5

    GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage – Part 5

    by on February 15th, 2016

    Welcome to the final installment of our series on tackling a tough Reading Comp passage from the GMATPrep® free exams! If you’re just joining us now, go all the way back to the first installment and work your way … Read More

  • GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage – Part 4

    GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage – Part 4

    by on February 14th, 2016

    In the first installment of this series, we deconstructed a challenging Reading Comprehension passage from the GMATPrep® free exams. Pull up that page and keep it handy; it contains the full passage text. (And if … Read More

  • The GMAT Avengers Challenge of the Week: Subject-Verb Agreement – Part 2

    The GMAT Avengers Challenge of the Week: Subject-Verb Agreement – Part 2

    by on February 8th, 2016

    Happy Monday! After a successful first session on Subject-Verb Agreement, the GMAT Avengers are determined to continue their assault on Verbal with another meeting on this challenging topic. Join Rahul and the rest of … Read More