Archive for August, 2009

How Tests Are Scored

by David Kuntz on August 31, 2009

We’ve received grades all our lives. In fact, we’re so used to them that we often don’t think very much about what they mean, or how [...]

Coordinating Conjunctions: “NOR,” FANBOYS Part 3/7

by Jim Jacobson on August 30, 2009

This is the third of a short series of articles on the short list of what are known as coordinating conjunctions, short words themselves that [...]

Sentence Correction Errors: Faulty Subject And Verb Agreement

by Victoria Wood on August 30, 2009

The Sentence Correction section of the Verbal GMAT tests your ability to recognize and correct about thirty grammatical errors in long sentences. One of these [...]

The Location Element In Reading Comprehension

by David Killoran on August 29, 2009

All Reading Comprehension question stems reveal where in the passage you should begin your search for the correct answer. This element is called “location,” and [...]

Strengthening Your “Strengthen” Muscles In GMAT Reading Comprehension

by Andrea Alexander on August 29, 2009

One common GMAT reasoning question is the kind that asks you to “strengthen” the argument.  The most common mistake that people make on these kinds [...]

GMAT Strategies For The Verbally-Concerned, Part I

by Manhattan Prep on August 29, 2009

We have a guest-author this week: Chris Ryan, Manhattan GMAT’s intrepid Director of Instructor and Product Development. If you’ve used any Manhattan GMAT material in [...]

Tips For Percent Math Problems On The GMAT

by Jake Becker on August 28, 2009

In this article, we will discuss some common problems students encounter with percent problems, which can come in a variety of formats. Here are some [...]

Remembering Stanley Kaplan, 1919 – 2009

by Jose Ferreira on August 28, 2009

I was very saddened to hear the news of Stanley Kaplan’s passing this week. I met Stanley not long after I started working for Kaplan, [...]

List Of Common Idiomatic Expressions

by David Killoran on August 27, 2009

The following chart presents common idioms that can appear on the GMAT. Most of the Xs and Ys represent nouns, pronouns, or noun phrases. To [...]

Coordinating Conjunctions: “And,” FANBOYS Part 2/7

by Jim Jacobson on August 27, 2009

This is the second of a short series of articles on the short list of what are known as coordinating conjunctions, short words themselves that [...]

GMAT Statistics – Standard Deviation

by Kaplan GMAT on August 27, 2009

  On the GMAT, the statistics concepts tested include mean, median, mode, range, and standard deviation.  The mean (or commonly referred to as the ‘average’) of [...]

Sample Of A 6.0 AWA Essay

by Josh Anish on August 26, 2009

Here is an example of a student essay that earned the score of 6. Take a few moments to read it over. Below we will [...]

Nothing Is Perfect—Especially On The GMAT

by Andrea Alexander on August 26, 2009

Flaw questions are another often-seen challenge on the GMAT.  The central error in reasoning on GMAT flaw questions always comes down to the same thing: [...]

Applying “Necessary” And “Sufficient” To Assumption questions

by Andrea Alexander on August 25, 2009

GMAT critical reasoning questions often ask you to identify the assumption of an argument.  The first step in doing that successfully is understanding what, exactly, [...]