Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Average Rate

By - Aug 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

What should you do when you see a GMAT problem asking you for the average rate over an entire journey? Try your hand at this problem and let’s see. Problem: A canoeist paddled upstream at 10 meters per minute, turned around, and drifted downstream...

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Haas Essay Analysis and Application Deadlines

By - Aug 16, 15:53 PM   Comments [0]

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has released its MBA application essays and deadlines for the Class of 2014. Haas made some big changes to its essays (lots of short ones!) this year. Here are the school’s application deadlines and essays, followed...

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Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Problem Solving Combinations

By - Aug 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Combinations questions on the GMAT are considered challenging by many test-takers, but once you know the combinations formula and how to use it, most of the challenge is really just deciphering and visualizing what the word problem is asking. Be sure not to...

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The Denial Test: A Must-Know Strategy for CR Assumption Questions

By - Aug 15, 07:49 AM   Comments [0]

<em>This post was written by Sean Murphy, one of Knewton's expert <a href="">GMAT prep</a> teachers. For more expert GMAT help, check out the Knewton <a href="">GMAT blog</a>. </em> Critical Reasoning Assumption questions ask you to identify an unspoken assumption made by the argument’s...

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Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Prime Factors

By - Aug 12, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Dealing with prime numbers and prime factors is an essential GMAT skill. Technically it is a skill we learned as early as elementary school/early school age, however just because it was learned in childhood does not mean that these questions are necessarily easy...

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Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Critical Reasoning, Explain Question

By - Aug 10, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

On the GMAT when you are faced with Critical Reasoning “explain” questions, your task is to identify the two pieces of information that appear to contradict and look for the answer choice that explains why they do not. For practice, try the problem...

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4 Fun and Creative Post-MBA Jobs

By - Aug 9, 12:12 PM   Comments [0]

This post was written by Christina Yu. For more expert GMAT prep advice, check out the Knewton GMAT blog. We all know “fun” is a relative term - for some that might mean ruling the boardroom, raking in millions, or advising powerful executives on...

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Must Know Data Sufficiency Strategies

By - Aug 9, 11:03 AM   Comments [0]

Perhaps no GMAT item is as emblematic of the test as is a Data Sufficiency question.  It is  unique to the GMAT and true to the aims of this specific test: to reward those who show the higher-order reasoning skills that will...

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Kaplan: Paraphrasing on GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions

By - Aug 8, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math on the GMAT can be hard enough when it is presented without trickery. However, the test-maker knows that even simple math can be made challenging by including complex verbal descriptions or by disguising one mathematical concept as another. Kaplan considers paraphrasing one of...

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7 Benefits of Online GMAT Prep

By - Aug 7, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This post was written by Christina Yu. For more expert GMAT prep advice, check out the Knewton GMAT blog. Figuring out how to structure your GMAT prep can be a tough decision. Some people are sure that they need private tutoring or in-person prep classes;...

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