Posts Tagged ‘gmat advice’

Data Sufficiency: Before you pick C…

By - Nov 15, 09:00 AM   Comments [1]

To succeed on the GMAT, there is a general rule of Algebra that you should know: to solve for all variables in a system of equations, you need as many distinct linear equations as variables. So if you get 2 variables, you need two...

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Should I use Combination or Substitution?

By - Nov 12, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

You might remember back in the day in Algebra class that you learned how to work with systems of linear equations. These are problems when you have multiple equations and multiple variables, and you have to find a way to solve for each variable....

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Using The Official Guide to GMAT Review alongside a GMAT Course

By - Nov 9, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most students, upon determining that they need to take the GMAT, go out and purchase a copy of The Official Guide to GMAT Review. In fact, if you have not done so already, you should go buy a copy (though remember, if you are...

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How GMAT reading differs from everyday reading

By - Nov 5, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Let’s first note the two reasons why we read in everyday life: We read because we are required (for real-life purposes) to be knowledgeable about the content we are reading: studying for a history exam, delivering on a business proposal, etc. We read because we have a...

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First steps in prepping for GMAT Quant: Practice your Math Foundations

By - Nov 2, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Basic math content knowledge, such as the formula for the area of a triangle or the equation for calculating an average, is often the wolf in sheep’s clothing on the GMAT – test takers who lack proficiency in the basics find it very challenging to...

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Last Minute GMAT Prep

By - Oct 20, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

So you have finally decided to apply to business school, but your deadline is fast approaching and you only have one or two weeks before you need to take your exam – what should you do? A student who studies for the GMAT for two weeks...

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Eliminating on Data Sufficiency

By - Sep 8, 04:00 AM   Comments [0]

Data Sufficiency can be a major obstacle for any GMAT student, but one advantage that you have against this infamous question type is that every Data Sufficiency question has the same answer choices. One of the first steps towards success on the GMAT Quantitative...

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Labor of love — A Checklist for Untangling Multiple Figures in Geometry

By - Sep 4, 04:00 AM   Comments [0]

On the most advanced GMAT content, you will see complicated geometric figures. While these questions are often the most daunting questions, you (as the prepared and confident test taker) will realize that the GMAT is only testing a couple concepts. The geometric concepts you...

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Prime Factors

By - Aug 26, 04:00 AM   Comments [0]

1,960 = 49 x 16 x y. What is the value of y? When most testtakers encounter problems such as the one above, they have a predictable, yet incorrect, reaction. Most people fret when faced with large numbers that would take more than two minutes to...

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Re-learning Ratios

By - Aug 21, 04:00 AM   Comments [0]

The key to ratio problems on the GMAT is to remember all of the different ways a ratio can be written. Most students are used to seeing ratios denoted by a colon; the ratio of 3 to 5 would be written as 3:5. ...

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