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Last Updated Sep 27, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Wacky Roots, continued…

In our last post we promised to review some tough roots and radicals questions incorporating the top tips we provided last week. We’ll keep this post simple by working through a common but complex GMAT questions that focus on radicals and roots. Can you figure out how you would identify... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Square Roots Aren’t So Squarey

Radicals are very commonly tested on the GMAT, and frankly, can be overwhelming to a lot of students because there are so many rules to remember. Many students come to us saying, “Wait, I’m so confused!” often overcomplicating the need-to-know items on how to effectively tackle (most) GMAT radical questions.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: It’s Always the Same with Exponents

When evaluating exponent questions in the quantitative section, many test takers freak out when faced with seemingly messy but frequently appearing problems. “Do I need to know logs?” “Wait, is this testing something from Calculus?” Have no fear – while exponents show up often on the GMAT, how these questions... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Don’t Apply Your Outside Knowledge

The way that we tackle the GMAT Critical Reasoning section (or, you know, most of the GMAT) requires we have the unique mindset of pretending we are totally clueless, but also a keen expert who can find the gap in assumptions made by a critical reading prompt. What do we... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 31, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Don’t Lose Sight at the End

Whenever tackling GMAT Quantitative section, we always encourage students to ask the essential self-reflection question “why am I here?” We mean with respect to each quantitative question, not necessarily pondering why you decided to spend at Saturday morning taking a GMAT exam or why we exist on this very planet…. ... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Crazy Circles (Easier Than You Think)

For this week’s tip, let’s talk about circles.  You may struggle to remember anything around circles beyond they are round and are the shape of the bicycle or car wheels that get you to from point A to point B. Or, in some cases, the spinning wheel of death on... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Read It Right On The Screen

Many test takers get frustrated when they uncover that a point of weakness in their GMAT practice tests is the reading section. “But I have an English degree!” or “I read part of a book each day!” While reading difficult, dense reading material each day – like the Wall Street... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 9, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: The IR Matters

Many test takers spent the vast majority of their preparation working towards improving in the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections, only taking a day or two to skim through the Integrated Reasoning sections, and almost always skipping the IR section on practice exams. Not giving the Integrated Reasoning section due... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 2, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Inequalities… and then some…Part 3

If you’ve been following this series of posts, by now you’ve figured out that inequalities are not as simple a concept as they appear to be. But, in general, that is the gist of the GMAT exam – what seems to be a simple concept can often be twisted into... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 26, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Inequalities…and then some…Part 2

In our last post, we talked about the challenges that inequalities can pose for GMAT test takers. While not as simple as they seem, inequality questions can be huge time wasters that keep scores back at the 600 level. As with any GMAT quantitative concept, there is always the possibility... Read more »

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