Articles by Brian Galvin

Who the F Believes this S?

by Brian Galvin on October 29, 2011

Brian debunks a lot of myths you might believe about the GMAT.


Data Sufficiency: It’s Just A Game

by Brian Galvin on October 26, 2011

Is the answer really C? Or did you just lose the GMAT game?


What Do You Need For GMAT Success?

by Brian Galvin on October 18, 2011

Brian explains why what you want is not always what you need to get an awesome score.


How Does the GMAT Scoring Engine Work?

by Brian Galvin on October 9, 2011

Would a 51Q/31V yield a 670 AND a 690?


What Is Higher-Order Thinking?

by Brian Galvin on October 6, 2011

Test prep experts use this term a lot, but what does it actually mean?


The Unburdening of Proof

by Brian Galvin on October 1, 2011

Simply memorizing formulas and rules might actually be counterproductive, Brian explains why.


Using the Scoring System to Improve Your Score

by Brian Galvin on September 29, 2011

Brian discusses how to leverage your knowledge of the algorithm to score higher.


Planning Your Study Schedule

by Brian Galvin on September 15, 2011

Don't sacrifice quality for quantity when studying for the GMAT, since this will surely reflect in your score.


My Journey to 760

by Brian Galvin on September 10, 2011

Osirus0830 is now Osirus@VeritasPrep! Congrats from the BTG Team! Check out what he learned on the way to becoming an instructor.


The Counterproductivity of Goal-Setting

by Brian Galvin on September 7, 2011

Don't worry about the difficulty of questions on test day, all it'll do is compound your anxiety!


Free Integrated Reasoning Practice Questions

by Brian Galvin on August 30, 2011

Taking the GMAT after June 2012? Don't forget to prepare for the new Integrated Reasoning section!


5 Strategies That Helped Me Score 780 on the GMAT

by Brian Galvin on August 21, 2011

Jason shares his favorite strategies for getting a 780 on the GMAT.


Three Fundamental Reading Comprehension Strategies

by Brian Galvin on August 16, 2011

No need to know everything about cellular mutation! Instead, focus on the organization of the passage and cause-effect relationships.


Algebraic Repackaging

by Brian Galvin on August 13, 2011

Brian gives some solid advice on "the aesthetics" of algebraic equations. If an i-banker can make something ugly into something nice, so can you!