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GMAT CR Tip - Save time by taking your time.

People often wonder what they can do to answer CR questions faster. So, if you're having trouble finishing the verbal section of the GMAT on time, this tip may be for you. One thing that sucks up a lot of time is circling through the last two or three choices of a CR question. We've all done it. We ...

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Fri May 21, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT CR Tip - Save time by taking your time.
Replies: 0
Views: 306

A Great Example of the Value of a Growth Mindset in Hitting Your GMAT Score Goal

As many in the GMAT community are aware, recently, TTP user Dalal scored 780 on the GMAT. While her achieving that score is remarkable, scoring 780 on the GMAT is, of course, not unheard of. So, what's interesting is that her first score on the GMAT was 250 - yes, 250 - and her second GMAT score was...


GMAT Practice Tip - The Streaks Method

Introduction to the Streaks Method Many people ask me what they can do to increase their accuracy and their scores. Often they have been achieving reasonably high accuracy in practice, but they still aren't reliably hitting their score goals when they take practice GMATs or the real thing. What I o...

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Fri May 14, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Helpful Resources
Topic: GMAT Practice Tip - The Streaks Method
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Re: Need help for verbal

Hi RasikaB. If your verbal score is not increasing that much as you prepare, it's likely that you have to adjust the way you are preparing. For instance, many students seek to prepare for GMAT verbal by doing most of their practice with a timer going, but doing verbal practice questions timed doesn'...

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Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Need help for verbal
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

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...

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How divide my study time? Quant/Verbal
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

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...

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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How divide my study time? Quant/Verbal
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

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...


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...


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 ...

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: GMAT Official Practice Tes #6
Replies: 2
Views: 3257

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...

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: GMAT Prep Practice Test Quant #6
Replies: 1
Views: 2499

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...

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Is tutoring necessary for Verbal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

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...

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Help me Beat the GMAT
Replies: 6
Views: 5939

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,...

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT Experience - Looking for advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3809

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...

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: How to Practice for Questions you Get Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2882