Articles by Manhattan Prep GMAT

Unit Conversions (Part 1)

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on June 22, 2018

Many GMAT Quant problems can easily turn into black holes of tedious and time-consuming calculations. Unit conversions are good examples of this: the GMAT will [...]


Know When to Swipe Left on GMAT Quant Problems

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on June 8, 2018

One of the biggest challenges many of my students face in their GMAT preparation is knowing when to let go of Quant problems. They think [...]


The Wrath of Con-fusing Science Passages

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on May 23, 2018

The biggest problem I see with students who struggle with Reading Comprehension science passages on the GMAT is that they focus on the wrong things. [...]


Sometimes the Quant is the Verbal

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on May 9, 2018

The GMAT only has two sections that count towards your overall GMAT score: Quant and Verbal. On a surface level, these two sections might seem [...]


How to Solve a Puzzling GMAT Critical Reasoning Problem

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on April 12, 2018

Most Critical Reasoning problems on the GMAT involve arguments. We might be asked about the argument’s structure, how to strengthen or weaken the argument, how [...]


When to Use Your ‘Natural Number Sense’—And When Not To

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on April 12, 2018

Many people struggle with math anxiety or outright math phobia, but the reality is that we’re all born with an innate “number sense.” On some [...]


How Jeopardy Helped Me Prepare for the GMAT

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on April 12, 2018

I’m a huge fan of the long-running game show Jeopardy. And if you watch enough Jeopardy, you start to notice patterns. Every game has 61 [...]


How to “Draw the Rest of the Owl” on GMAT Quant Problems

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on April 2, 2018

The GMAT Official Guide is a great teaching tool—all of the problems in the book are retired problems from real GMAT exams of yesteryear, so [...]


Critical Reasoning Assumption Questions – Let’s Play Jenga!

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on March 15, 2018

Some Critical Reasoning question types are pretty straightforward about what you’re being asked to do. On a Strengthen the Argument question, for example, many students [...]


Minimizing Careless GMAT Mistakes: Right Answer, Wrong Question

by Manhattan Prep GMAT on February 27, 2018

Check out key takeaways for preventing careless GMAT mistakes.