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Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 by

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

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

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

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

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

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 Aug 31, 2016 by

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

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 2, 2016 by

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 27, 2016 by

Corrections for The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017

The below information about The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 is from the Graduate Management Admission Council—the makers of the GMAT exam. This content was originally posted on The Official GMAT Blog. Official Guide for GMAT Review Corrections We recently released The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 and we... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 19, 2016 by

GMAT Tip: Inequalities…and then some…(Part 1)

When it comes to tricky quantitative questions, inequalities take the prize for serving as one of the biggest deceivingly easy questions. Test takers should just treat inequalities as algebraic “equal to” equations with just a < or > symbol in place of the = sign, right? If only it was... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 by

GMAT Tip: You Don’t Need to Solve for S

Memorizing endless numbers of formulas is never the path to high-scoring success on the GMAT. Nevertheless, formulas can give you a leg up – provided you understand how to use them appropriately. As with any quantitative question, the key is to be flexible, incorporating a variety of approaches to efficiently... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 28, 2016 by

GMAT Tip: Just When You Think You’re Done, Keep Going

Many test takers preparing for the GMAT get frustrated with questions in the quantitative section, often providing responses like “I took advanced math in college!” and “I did great on my SAT math, what gives?!” The GMAT Quantitative section is a tricky beast, with one key theme to the questions... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2016 by

GMAT Tip: Consider the Possibilities and Make a Well-Reasoned Guess

In the GMAT Quantitative section, there are often problems that appear simple but turn into big time-wasters that detract from test takers’ ability to get to the tougher questions and/or finish the quantitative section of the exam. These time-wasters are a) often arithmetic questions b) also data sufficiency questions and... Read more »

Last Updated May 24, 2016 by

GMAT Tip: Simplifying Fractions

In previous posts, we have discussed how the best way to tackle a difficult looking quantitative question on the GMAT is to clean it up – consolidating like terms, adding or subtracting inside of parentheses, or reorganizing variables to where it is easier not substitute equations. Not only is cleaning... Read more »

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