Search found 1030 matches


Thank you for studying with the Veritas Prep Question Bank! There isn't currently a mechanism for resetting the bank, but the workaround is that since it's a free service you can always create a new account with a different username. Since the Question Bank runs on the same tech platform as the Veri...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Veritas Prep - Using the Question Bank
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Good question about the exam difficulty. We have, indeed, updated our scoring at least a few times since your test last summer, and for many test-takers who would have scored in the high 40s on quant back then the effect has been that those scores are now slightly more difficult to reach. As we moni...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Ask a Veritas Prep representative
Topic: Veritas FREE TEST- LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Replies: 3
Views: 4864

Just a few thoughts here (with apologies to students for turning this into a debate among instructors!): *As Mitch mentioned, there are exceptions to most rules in the English language, so I'd be careful with phrases like "The GMAT will always..." and "The GMAT will never..." unless it's a mathemati...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Veritas Q#07926
Replies: 9
Views: 2841

As with any practice tests, your score range is never a "guarantee" of how you'll perform on test day. Plenty of factors - how you perform under the actual pressure of test day, the margin of error on practice test scores in general, etc. - can affect the official score. But if you're scoring in tha...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Ask a Veritas Prep representative
Topic: Veritas Practice Tests Accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 14453

Congratulations on an impressive run of practice test scores! And good question - our tests are scored using Item Response Theory (the data-driven system that also powers the GMAT and sections of the GRE), and we've been really happy with how that system both scores and administers tests. One small ...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Ask a Veritas Prep representative
Topic: Veritas prep test accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Hey Nishant, Great to hear that you'll be studying with us! And good question - the books and video lessons are designed to work hand-in-hand, with the video lessons essentially serving as the 'classroom' experience (instructor-led guidance through the material) and the books as workbooks through th...


If you scroll to the bottom of this page:

http://www.veritasprep.com/gmat/

You can watch one of our full verbal videos (the Sentence Correction lesson) for free to see what you think.

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Best GMAT verbal video material
Replies: 3
Views: 4059

Good questions - and you're right to even title the post "scoring mechanism" because it all has to do with that. A quick executive summary: -The GMAT is an adaptive test, meaning that it serves questions to you (and scores those questions) adaptively based on its perception of your ability level thu...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Scoring Mechanism on GMAT
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

One big problem with answer choice B - that comma after "homes" breaks up the combined structure of "which will reduce and increase". You couldn't say "I'm going to the movies with Colleen, and Jenn". This is essentially the same thing - you can't say "The shift will reduce demand, and thus increase...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Challenging SC question Veritas prep test.
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Probably the biggest mistake that test-takers make on Sentence Correction is that they don't prioritize error types - they see a wording difference between a couple answer choices and they latch on to that and try to find/remember a rule. What you should do: Know what you're good at and make those d...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: trouble figuring out the right rule
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Hey Rakesh, Thanks for the email to join in here - a couple thoughts for you: 1) Similar to what Rich said, your score is going to depend more now on execution than on knowledge...you can't get that consistent 700-720 practice test level with major content gaps, so you're good enough to score 740+, ...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Next 20 days strategy Urgent Help please!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Could someone from veritas prep please advice me what can I conclude from this Well, as someone who teaches Critical Reasoning for a living I'd have to say you really can't conclude too much from two data points! A swing of a few scaled score points is relatively normal in the middle of your study,...


Yes, the answer is D . That "but" in there necessitates that you link the first two things that the program *did* do with an "and", and then start a new thought after "but". It's like saying: "I like biking and swimming, but I don't like running." If you try to say that without the "and" you're not ...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Veritas Prep Q - level 56
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

You can take a free 7-day trial of the Veritas Prep On Demand program here: http://www.veritasprep.com/gmat/gmat-on-demand-free-trial/ Unlike a lot of GMAT video programs that are mostly narration-over-PowerPoint, these are full HD Video, and we've gotten a lot of great feedback (just yesterday one ...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Video review course
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Thanks for the invite to chime in here! This one's pretty interesting and takes a little time to really dig in. The two big problems with D: -That second "which" is in some really strange placement - it's trying to be parallel to "almost all of which" but I don't think it pulls it off. There isn't a...

by Brian@VeritasPrep

Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: law will require emissions
Replies: 3
Views: 1277