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Last Updated Sep 27, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Decoding Data Sufficiency

There’s probably no other GMAT question type that instills more fear in candidates than data sufficiency. It’s unique to the GMAT and evaluates a candidate’s ability to discern when s/he has enough information to come to a conclusion. And those who are able to efficiently and successfully tap into those... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Consider Algebra, not Arithmetic

Many test takers fail to make the connection between not being permitted to use a calculator on the quantitative section of the GMAT and, well, not making intensive, calculator-required calculations. The reality is, when you are working through a question and think a calculator is needed and/or there is some... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Pay Close(r) Attention to the Words

Most test takers don’t give Word Problems enough credit – simple words with simple calculations, right? The reality is that the GMAT tosses in word problems when they hope you are not paying close attention, like when you figure you’ve got it in the bag for a 700 or you... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 24, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Keep Shaving Those Seconds…with confidence!

Last week we covered the importance of saving time on quantitative questions, particularly problem solving questions, in order to be able to reapply seconds to the harder questions or those that require a recheck. Quick preface – this doesn’t mean you should be rushing through 500 and 600 level problems... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Shaved Seconds Add Up

When working through GMAT Quantitative problems, at times some students will comment, “well, I solved this problem this way, so that’s fine right???” Totally. As we’ve covered in quite a few posts, there are always several different ways to get to the correct answer for a problem solving or data... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Keep the Concept in Mind

GMAT Quantitative questions can be difficult because of how questions are worded, relationships that have to be identified, and moves in logic that produce the right answer. But, sometimes, a quantitative question is difficult simply because you’re being tested on the same concept over and over again, and they’re hoping... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 27, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Let It Cancel Out

When faced with Geometry problems with variables, many test takers will approach the question with fear, believing they are forgetting some obscure geometric rule that is the only path towards a correct answer. In reality, as we’ve covered in a few past posts, the understanding required to do well on... 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 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 »

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