Author Archive - Economist

GMAT tricks: when to read answer options backward

By - Jul 30, 10:14 AM   Comments [0]

The GMAT test makers are constantly trying to slow down your progress through the test. I always think that if I’m taking the test the way they want me to, then I must be adopting a poor strategy. Instead, I should be taking the test...

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How recent GMAT exam changes will affect you

By - Jul 24, 07:18 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council recently announced three changes to the GMAT that will give test takers a little more peace of mind. The changes were made effective July 19. Here’s how you should (and should not) take advantage of them.

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3 colloquialisms to avoid on GMAT Sentence Correction

By - Jul 21, 14:28 PM   Comments [0]

You ear can be a powerful tool on the GMAT. Often times test takers, especially native English speakers, can tell what sounds right and what doesn’t. However, there are a few instances when your ear can lead you astray. This is because there are some...

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Correct comma usage on the GMAT

By - Jul 15, 07:08 AM   Comments [0]

The humble comma is often one of the trickiest punctuation marks for students. Of all levels to understand, especially when preceding the word “and.” Although it would appear to be straightforward when (and when not to) use a comma, there are two specific circumstances you...

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GMAT Probability, simplified.

By - Jul 13, 07:22 AM   Comments [0]

Probability questions on the GMAT often confuse students. You need a simple strategy. Consider the following question:

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Quick tips for GMAT Verbal

By - Jul 8, 08:34 AM   Comments [0]

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Choosing "which" vs. "that" on GMAT Verbal

By - Jun 23, 08:29 AM   Comments [0]

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GMAT Verbal: which vs. that

By - Jun 23, 08:29 AM   Comments [0]

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Simplifying permutations and combinations on the GMAT

By - Jun 15, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

Although they appear less frequently than questions involving algebra or number properties, permutation and combination questions on the GMAT can be tricky for even the most savvy of test takers. As complicated as these questions can be to understand, they can also be quickly simplified.

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Improving GMAT vocab when English isn’t your first language

By - Jun 8, 09:50 AM   Comments [0]

I just started preparing for the GMAT.

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