GMAT Verbal Articles

  • Mimic the Reasoning GMAT Questions

    Mimic the Reasoning GMAT Questions

    by on August 28th, 2014

    The GMAT is known to be a demanding exam. Most students recognize that a lot of preparation is required in order to get the best score possible. Most students undertaking the GMAT are also used to studying for tests and … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Subject-Verb Agreement

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Subject-Verb Agreement

    by on August 26th, 2014

    In Sentence Correction, GMAT makers usually use long sentences with multiple adjectives and descriptive phrases to distract test takers. The first step when approaching an SC question should be identifying the subject, … Read More

  • Reading Comprehension and the GMAT

    Reading Comprehension and the GMAT

    by on August 26th, 2014

    The GMAT’s Reading Comprehension (RC) section, with its 350 word passages, can be a tricky puzzle for anyone. But by practicing active reading, you will be in a better position to master the RC section. Reading for … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 3

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 3

    by on August 24th, 2014

    Welcome to the third part of our series focusing on the First Glance in Sentence Correction. If you haven’t read the previous installments yet, you can start with how to find a starting point on a Sentence Correction … Read More

  • GMAT Critical Reasoning and Outside Knowledge

    GMAT Critical Reasoning and Outside Knowledge

    by on August 23rd, 2014

    Does any official GMAT Critical Reasoning question demand outside knowledge? The frustrating answer to this question is: for the most part, no, but in a way, yes. I will explain. Self-contained It is absolutely true that … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 2

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 2

    by on August 16th, 2014

    Last time, we talked about how to find a starting point on a Sentence Correction problem when the starting point doesn’t leap out at you. If you haven’t read that article yet, go ahead and do so. The first step of … Read More

  • GMAT Critical Reasoning: How to Make Predictions

    GMAT Critical Reasoning: How to Make Predictions

    by on August 14th, 2014

    If you still need to be convinced about the value of making predictions on the GMAT, then read this: Beating GMAT Verbal by Making Predictions. Now that we are all on board, let’s learn how to do it… When a Critical … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: CR Strengthen Questions

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: CR Strengthen Questions

    by on August 13th, 2014

    To start this week off, let’s review the basics of Strengthening (and Weakening) CR questions. How to Approach Strengthening and Weakening Questions by Knewton The first step to solving any CR question is to find the … Read More

  • Instagram Your Way to Sentence Correction Success

    Instagram Your Way to Sentence Correction Success

    by on August 11th, 2014

    As our attention spans get shorter, the GMAT’s verbal section gets harder. Admit it—at some point in the verbal section of your latest practice test, and maybe earlier in that section than you would like to admit, … Read More

  • The Anatomy of a Critical Reasoning Argument

    The Anatomy of a Critical Reasoning Argument

    by on August 7th, 2014

    What is an argument? An argument, in the context of the GMAT, doesn’t involve screaming, yelling, name calling, or any shenanigans of the like. Simply, an argument is the presentation of an idea. The point of the … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start?

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start?

    by on July 31st, 2014

    On some Sentence Correction (SC) problems, an error jumps out at you immediately. On others, you’re left trying to figure out where to start. How do you dig in when the starting point isn’t obvious? Try this … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Parallelism

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Parallelism

    by on July 30th, 2014

    We started this week’s topic, Parallelism, with a short video. This video will give you a basic understanding of the structure of parallelism, as well as how function words can serve as a clue to finding a parallelism … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Modifiers

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Modifiers

    by on July 23rd, 2014

    Modifiers are words, phrases, or clauses that provide description in sentences. Misplaced modifiers are a favorite among GMAT test makers. The GMAT often creates modification errors by making a modifier appear to … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Meaning & Logic

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: SC Meaning & Logic

    by on July 17th, 2014

    Understanding meaning is critical to achieve success on sentence correction questions. Sentence Correction is more and more about meaning rather than the grammar. Grammar and meaning overlap quite a bit—there are … Read More