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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 Dec 20, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Assumption without Negation

Quick recap: we typically see four different question types on the GMAT – Strengthen, Weaken, Assumption, and Method of Reasoning. Many students find the assumption questions to be one of the toughest nuts to crack because of how difficult it is to discern what type of logic the author uses... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 13, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Precarious Prepositions

When offering up strategy for sentence correction questions, we often talk about “decision points” – understanding what type of error is being tested and what subtle changes exist between multiple-choice selections. One of the most common questions we see from students is “shouldn’t the answer be ______, because the subject... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 6, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Wait, the GRE, too?

In our last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) we’ve covered overlaps between the GMAT and GRE for those students who find themselves in the situation of requiring both exams for dual degree programs. In this post, we’ll address how to dominate all things essays. First and foremost –... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 1, 2016 by

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More Business Schools Accept GRE in Bid to Draw Non-Traditional Students, Kaplan Survey Shows

Despite emerging in the late 1940s, the Graduate Record Exam—more affectionately known as the GRE—took time to be seen as a viable MBA admissions exam alternative to the more standardized GMAT. But growing numbers of business schools accepting the optional test has eased the way for more non-traditional MBA students to... Read more »

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 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 »

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