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Test tips from leading prep firms for applicants studying for the GMAT.  If you know your strengths and weaknesses, browse by test section: AWA, Quant and Verbal.

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Last Updated Nov 29, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Wait, I need the GRE, too? (Part 2)

In our last post, we talked about the unique situation some of our test takers find themselves in – needing both a GMAT and GRE score for dual Master’s and MBA programs. Many of these test takers stress out a great deal, imagining that they need to go through the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Wait, I Need the GRE, Too?

When seeking out a dual MBA and Master’s program, many students are surprised to find they need to submit both GRE and GMAT test scores. “But wait, I already took the GMAT? And now I have to study for another exam!?!” No need to worry. Students often decide to take... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: You’re right, the questions do get easier!

The Reading Comprehension section can be less tangible for test takers, because we don’t have the opportunity to practice the exact concept being tested in the same way as the quantitative section. The feedback we often hear is “fortunately, the passages were easy for me” or “I had no idea what... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Eliminate Out of Scope

Believe it or not, getting to the right answer for a Critical Reasoning question can be as simple at reading the prompt carefully and strategically eliminating answer choices that are out of scope of the passage. A lot of answer choices can “sound good” but really don’t do anything in... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Completing the Critical Reasoning Blank

While strengthen, weaken, and inference questions tend to make up the bulk of GMAT Critical Reasoning questions, another question Critical Reasoning type that appears often is those that require completing the blank, following the prompt: Which of the following most logically completes the argument below? These question types are asking... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Quantitative Intimidation

The biggest challenge that we hear from students is not necessarily how to factor algebra questions or solve for the area of a circle, but rather, even being able to figure out the first step in solving a data sufficiency or problem solving question. Once that first step is determined,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Scan for the Obvious

One of the biggest differences between 500/600 and 700+ test takers is the ability to get around feeling like, at first pass, you have no idea how to answer a test question. Smart test takers recognize that the best place to uncover clues on how to answer a challenging question... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Focus on Sentence Corrections

GMAT test takers tend to get really focused on the quantitative section. Somehow, it seems like that in order to score a 700+ on the GMAT, we must work on endless amounts of algebra and geometry concepts, coupled with hundreds of problem solving and data sufficiency questions. The verbal section... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: The Logic in Sentence Corrections

You’re great at grammar, right? You know your idioms, correlative conjunctions, and indirect objects by heart. You could probably teach about past present and future perfect tense to a room full of eighth graders. But, when faced with the Sentence Correction section, you’re still getting 65% or 70% of questions... Read more »

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 »

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