Search found 2073 matches


Often, the correct answer to an Inference question is based on a small portion of what the passage says, as is the correct answer to this question. In answering such a question, we have to notice that, even though the correct answer is directly related to only a small portion of what the passage say...


How to divide study time

Hi simpm14. First off. This thing of thinking that seeing easy questions means that you are not doing well on the test is way off, for multiple reasons, including the following. - What may be difficult for most people may seem easy to you. - The actual GMAT includes experimental questions, which can...

by Marty Murray

Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How divide my study time? Quant/Verbal
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Hi Mike. I want to add one thing about RC. I realize people talk about "difficult" or "boring" RC passages, but I have to wonder how much of what's going on is psychological. The passages aren't really that hard to read, and are only a few paragraphs long. Looking at what you mentioned about your wo...

by Marty Murray

Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How divide my study time? Quant/Verbal
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Here an example of how an unconscious inner conflict was affecting someone's test performance. I was working with someone preparing for the GMAT and, while his skills were fairly strong in general, he was making crazy "careless errors." In fact, given the choices that he was choosing, we were findin...

by Marty Murray

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Rocked The GMAT - Scored 800 (Q51 V51) - Via Meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 34632

Rocking SC

The modifier "both proportionately and in absolute numbers" has to modify "more deaths." That modifier would not modify "to cause," in (B), as "to cause ... in absolute numbers" makes no sense. So, (B ) is out. That modifier might modify "death," in (C). So, let's see whether there is a clearer deci...

by Marty Murray

Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: A researcher claims that a tornado of a given size and
Replies: 2
Views: 2696

The value of $$\left(10^8-10^2\right)\div\left(10^7-10^3\right)$$ is closest to which of the following? A) 1 B) 10 C) 10^2 D) 10^3 E) 10^4 Answer is C 10^2. How are they able to simply subtract the like bases with different exponents than divide. Aren't you only allowed to multiple and divide like ...

by Marty Murray

Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: GMAT Official Practice Tes #6
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

Question: Is x > 3? Information given: x is positive. Statement (1): (x - 1)² > 4 In order for the square of a number to be greater than 4, that number has to be greater than 2 or less than -2. So, in order for (x - 1)² > 4, it must be the case that (x - 1) > 2 or (x - 1) < -2. Since we are told t...

by Marty Murray

Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: GMAT Prep Practice Test Quant #6
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Hi kyuhunl. Increasing your GMAT verbal score is going to take a fair amount of work, maybe even a LOT of work, whether you work with a tutor or work completely on your own. At the same time, a tutor could definitely help you to speed up the process, by guiding your preparation, showing you key conc...

by Marty Murray

Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Is tutoring necessary for Verbal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Hi melisaaslan. Many people score lower on the verbal section of the real test than they had on practice tests, and, much of the time, the reason for the difference is that they didn't really learn how to use sophisticated thinking in answering verbal questions. Rather they picked up on some pattern...

by Marty Murray

Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Help me Beat the GMAT
Replies: 6
Views: 3857

Hi mikellaverde. Your other practice test scores and the way you have been preparing tend to indicate that the 710 practice test score was an outlier. The GMAT tends not to be very forgiving, and so, matching an outlier practice test score is not likely when you take the real test. At the same time,...

by Marty Murray

Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT Experience - Looking for advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Thanks a lot Martin. Is one month a good enough time to pull the score up to my target? It could be, if verbal really clicks for you when you start analyzing questions and if you relatively quickly improve your skills in some key quant areas. It may not be though. Whether it will be depends on vari...

by Marty Murray

Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: How to Practice for Questions you Get Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Response

Thanks @MartyMurray My section scores were: Verbal - 33 (Percentile 67) Quant - 46 (Percentile 71) Please advise. Thanks! OK, so, to get to your target score of 740, you are going to have to score at least 40, and probably 41, in verbal. Scoring 40 in verbal is going to take seeing a fair amount mo...

by Marty Murray

Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: How to Practice for Questions you Get Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

As of today, I have completed my syllabus for the GMAT and plan to revise for the next 1 month and write my exam mid Oct. In the mock GMATPrep exam post completing my syllabus, I scored 640. My target score is 740. Could you please advise. Thanks! Generally speaking, here's the thing. Scoring high ...

by Marty Murray

Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: How to Practice for Questions you Get Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

GMAT Arithmetic

Ok so some background. I've been out of college for about 6-7 years. I have a BS in Accounting and my CPA certification, but even with all of that I don't really do basic arithmetic in my head these days. My life has become a crazy mix of theory based projections and debits and credits. That being ...

by Marty Murray

Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Horrible at Arithmetic, is there hope?
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Hi! I recently did the GMAT Prep software practice test #1 and I noticed that a considerable amount of the questions I got wrong in the quant section were due to careless mistakes where I rushed to the answer and did not read the problem or the statements thoroughly. I would appreciate some tips fo...

by Marty Murray

Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Tips for correcting careless mistakes in GMAT quant section
Replies: 4
Views: 1383