GMAT SC: Wordy vs. Concise?

By - Apr 17, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Concision is a good thing on GMAT SC, but can you have too much of this good thing? As a general rule on GMAT Sentence Correction (and in life!), wordy is bad.  For example: 1) Buck Mulligan, who was a somewhat chubby person but who bore his weight with...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 17): Coordinate Geometry and Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 17, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Which of the following points is not on the line ? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - E - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily Deals Get $100 off a Manhattan GMAT course (and an...

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The JD/MBA Student: A Professorial Perspective

By - Apr 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Dual-Degree JD/MBA Law and business graduate faculty would probably agree that this joint program is probably the most challenging in the educational community. And, from an employer’s perspective, this duality is probably the most commercially relevant. This piece speaks to the prospective MBA candidate who is...

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Integer Properties: The Most Common GMAT Question Topic

By - Apr 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Fact: one of the most tested categories of concepts on the GMAT Quantitative section is Integer Properties   What are the “properties of integers”? Probably none of these are brand new to you —- in fact, you probably learned about all these in grade school.  Here’s a list. a) factors and...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 16): Rate Problem and Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 16, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) In the morning, John drove to his mother's house in the village at an average speed of 60 kmh. When he was going back to town in the evening, he drove more cautiously and his speed was lower. If John went the same distance...

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Waitlisted? Here are some tips…

By - Apr 15, 05:25 AM   Comments [0]

At this time of year, many applicants receive notification that they have been waitlisted, which means their candidacy will be weighed against applicants from the next rounds. This is disappointing for some applicants and the start of a nerve-wracking wait. What will you do at...

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How to Weaken an Argument in GMAT Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

More Than One Way Often the strongest ways to attack an argument is to undermine one of its pivotal assumptions: that’s something I discussed in this post:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/arguments-and-assumptions-on-the-gmat/.  Other ways of attacking an argument include: a) questioning the evidence cited, and/or questioning the starting point b) showing argument leads...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 13): Probability and Sentence Correction

By - Apr 13, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) The bowl contains green and blue chips. What is the probability of drawing a blue chip in two successive trials if the chip drawn in the first trial is not returned to the bowl before the second trial? 1. The ratio of blue chips to...

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GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Bubble Charts

By - Apr 12, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

Fact: When GMAT Integrated Reasoning appears, starting in June 2012, one type of chart about which the GMAT IR can ask is a bubble chart. What in Sam Hill is a bubble chart?   Scatterplots A bubble chart is a close cousin to a scatterplot.  In a scatterplot, each...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 12): Rate Problem and Sentence Correction

By - Apr 12, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) The train consists of 6 carriages, 20 meters long each. The gap between the carriages is 1 meter. If the train is moving at a constant speed of 60 kmh, how much time will it take the train to run through a 1 kilometer...

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