Does a Bad Score Make You Dumb?

By - Apr 4, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

There it is, staring you in the face. A low score. Not just any low score, but a soul-sucking, dream-crushing, never-gonna-get-out-of-this-dead-end-job score. I can think of more than a few four letter words that are probably rolling across your tongue now. It hurts. Then the...

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The GMAT and His Friends: LSAT and GRE

By - Mar 27, 19:33 PM   Comments [1]

Let’s face it. The GMAT is a special beast. But it’s a definitely a beast in good company. With record numbers of people hanging up their work hats and heading back to school, tests like the GMAT, GRE, and the LSAT are becoming ever more...

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The Nebulous GMAT: A Beginner’s Guide

By - Mar 25, 17:13 PM   Comments [0]

Ah! If you’re here then you’ve got one thing on your mind: the GMAT. Ah again! If you’re like most test takers the road to a good GMAT score is long and arduous one. You neophytes out there are left in a haze of questions...

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Simplifying Math with Substitution on the GMAT

By - Mar 1, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This post discusses a strategy for simplifying complex mathematical expression on the GMAT Quantitative section.  Consider the following very challenging Data Sufficiency question.   1. What is the value of x? Take a moment to wrestle with this before reading this article, in which we will explain how to approach...

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Geometric Probability on the GMAT

By - Feb 27, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

In the first three articles in this series on GMAT probability questions, I discussed the AND and OR probability rules,  "at least" probability questions, and probability questions that involve counting.  This post covers relatively rare kind of probability question not covered in the first three posts: geometric probability questions.  First,...

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How Important Are Idioms for GMAT Sentence Correction?

By - Feb 25, 09:00 AM   Comments [1]

The short answer: VERY.  Admittedly, idioms alone are not the single biggest tested topic on the GMAT Sentence Correction.  Of course, I would recommend studying all grammatical and syntactical rules, not merely idioms in isolation.  Nevertheless, there are rumors swirling around on the web to the effect that...

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Slicing up GMAT Circles: Arclength, Sectors, and Pi

By - Feb 22, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Few topics make students let out an audible sigh like circles on the GMAT. "What was the formula for area of a circle, again? I know pi is in there somewhere!" Then they throw sectors, proportions, and arclengths at you. Now you're really rolling your eyes. Slicing...

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Absolute Phrases on the GMAT

By - Feb 20, 09:00 AM   Comments [3]

It is not uncommon for test takers, when sloughing through the thicket of GMAT Sentence Correction questions to find themselves scratching their heads over a tricky little grammar conundrum known as  an absolute phrase. What exactly are absolute phrases you ask? Well, before we dive into definitions and...

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GMAT Prepositions and Idioms: On

By - Feb 18, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Prepositions in English display a powerful diversity of uses. Your preposition knowledge will most certainly be tested in the GMAT. In previous preposition article, we talked about the proposition "against".  Here, we will look, at the preposition "on".   Prepositions on the GMAT A preposition must be followed by...

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GMAT Prepositions and Idioms: Against

By - Feb 15, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Prepositions in English display a powerful diversity of uses.  In previous preposition article, we talked about the proposition "for".  Here, we will look, at the prepositions "against".   Prepositions A preposition must be followed by a noun --- or by something playing the role of a noun.   This latter...

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