Posts Tagged ‘gmat advice’

Should You Retake the GMAT?

By - Jul 8, 02:16 AM   Comments [0]

Learn the three key factors to examine when evaluating your GMAT score. By Linda Abraham, president and founder of and co-author of the new, definitive book on MBA admissions, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.     This post originally...

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GMAT Tips: IR Section Insights from Veritas Prep

By - Jun 27, 02:07 AM   Comments [0]

Next up in our series on IR tips and insights is Brian Galvin of Veritas Prep. Brian has been with Veritas Prep since 2006, and as Director of Academic Programs, he is devoted to developing new and better ways to help students master the GMAT....

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AWA Pacing and Length

By - Dec 9, 09:35 AM   Comments [0]

While the two essays on the GMAT require you to do completely different things, the approach and foundation of each essay is exactly the same. In this blog article, I want to address two questions my students often ask: “How long should I...

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Flipping the Sign to Inequalities

By - Dec 6, 09:23 AM   Comments [0]

Inequalities on the GMAT should be approached in the same way as regular equations. We can manipulate inequalities the same way that you can manipulate equations. As with equations on the GMAT, you first must simplify the equation in order to answer the...

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Permissible vs. Sufficient: Picking Numbers on Yes/No Data Sufficiency Questions

By - Nov 26, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

One of the hallmark points of confusion on the GMAT is the dreaded Yes/No Data Sufficiency question. In a Value question, such as “What is the value of ?” the question of sufficiency is a familiar one: if you can solve for , you...

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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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