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All of the explanations above are spot-on, but sometimes I find that a more thorough video explanation helps to make things even clearer. I took the liberty of recording a quick video that explains not only how to solve this question, but in it I also review some of the underlying concepts in this p...

by DominateTheGMAT

Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: factorial and divisibility
Replies: 5
Views: 5490

Hi ozlemmetje, First, congratulations on a nice progressive increase of your practice test scores. You're definitely heading in the right direction! Second, 2.5 months is still a lot of time (to give you an idea, our comprehensive GMAT prep course is designed around an 8-week syllabus) even if you'r...

by DominateTheGMAT

Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: NEED 650+
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

It is a lot of time, CamCam, which is great. In terms of studying, I would recommend that you actually do a little bit with each question type each week rather than just focusing on one topic at a time. One of the mistakes I see students make is that they exclusively focus on, say, Data Sufficiency,...

by DominateTheGMAT

Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 280 GMAT Score (Day 0)
Replies: 5
Views: 8139

Hi CamCam, The first thing to remember is that studying for the GMAT is a process. It's not time to get discouraged yet. As you see in this article (link below), most students who score 700+ on the GMAT studied for almost 100 hours to get that score: http://www.dominatethegmat.com/2012/07/how-long-s...

by DominateTheGMAT

Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 280 GMAT Score (Day 0)
Replies: 5
Views: 8139

Hi Sood16, The organization of your essay is excellent, the number of key points you make is perfect, and your writing style is great for an essay like this. The major flaw I seen in your essay is in the analysis of the argument itself -- which of course is the main thing you want to do well. In gen...

by DominateTheGMAT

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: 3rd Attempt - Experts Please rate my Essay. Thanks!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Others may have a handy list of rules for you, but I'd like to point out that the GMAT test makers generally aren't big fans of gerunds. In fact, Sentence Correction answer choices that contain lots of gerunds are usually incorrect, especially those containing the word "being." BEING is a red flag w...

by DominateTheGMAT

Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: -Ing form
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

A few thoughts for you... First, a bit of tough love: There are only three question types on the verbal section, so don't get caught off guard when you see a RC passage pop up -- EXPECT it! About a third of the verbal questions will be RCs, so mentally prepare for it :) Second, I'd suggested doing m...

by DominateTheGMAT

Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Reading Comprehension
Topic: Tips for Reading Comprehension
Replies: 5
Views: 11238

Hi tim415, First, congratulations on solid practice test scores and a well-thought-out study plan. I have no doubt you'll be able to hit your goals with two additional weeks of study time. Second, if you've barely scratched the OG book, I think that's the next best place for you to go. Especially if...

by DominateTheGMAT

Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Studying smart for final 14 days?
Replies: 1
Views: 853

An argument by analogy always follows this general pattern: PREMISE: Two things are similar in some way(s) CONCLUSION: Those two things will be similar in some other way(s) The key to strengthening/weakening any argument is to strengthen/weaken the underlying assumption. Once you've identified an an...


Here are three useful strategies for you that should help: 1) Focus on learning the most commonly-tested points of GMAT grammar, which are Subject-Verb Agreement, Pronouns, Modifiers, Idioms, Parallel Construction, and Verb Tenses. This will narrow your focus and help you get more right answers, sin...

by DominateTheGMAT

Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence Correction study advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Good question. If you have not confirmed the answer before time runs out, it will not be recorded. Be sure to allot 5-6 seconds per question to guess on the final few questions when you're running out of time, for exactly that reason. Your brain can make a guess in a split second, but the computer i...

by DominateTheGMAT

Mon May 16, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Finishing on time !
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Hi Gaurav, The key with modifiers is to make sure that they appear as close as possible to the word(s) they modify. The problem I see in answer choice C is a common modifier error tested on the GMAT. Answer choice C starts with a lead-in clause, "In the largest conflict in the Napoleonic Wars,...." ...

by DominateTheGMAT

Mon May 16, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: SC: Modifier Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Hi Maus, In general, the Anagram method is best used when you are choosing SOME, but not ALL members of a group. For example, if you have 8 kids in a race at recess, how many ways can they finish first, second, and third? We're not asked find how many ways all the kids can finish the race, rather ju...

by DominateTheGMAT

Sun May 15, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Combinatorics: when to use the Anagram grid?
Replies: 1
Views: 5013

Checking for subject-verb agreement is always a good first recourse. The subject of the sentence ("Not one of the investors") lies outside of the underline portion of the sentence, which means that it will dictate the conjugation of the verb that lies inside the underlined portion. The verb "is," up...

by DominateTheGMAT

Sat May 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: not one of the potential investors
Replies: 5
Views: 5855