GMAT Trap Answers: Wordy and Awkward, but Still Correct

- Dec 11, 08:51 AM   Comments [0]

Some of our best students have their grammar rules down pat. They can talk for hours about adjective clauses, dangling modifiers, gerunds, and the subjunctive, but they’re so busy checking to make sure that all the sentence parts fit into place that they forget to...

AWA Pacing and Length

- 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...

Flipping the Sign to Inequalities

- 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...

Top 20 Best GMAT Books – GMAT Club Ranking for November

- Dec 2, 10:26 AM   Comments [0]

November 2010 popularity index of Best GMAT Books as determined by GMAT Club members. (We measured how often our members referred to each of the books in their posts from the past month and assembled the GMAT Book popularity index below). You can also visit...

Common Wrong Answers on the GMAT: True, But Not the Right Answer!

- Dec 1, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

There’s nothing more frustrating than preparing thoroughly for the GMAT Critical Reasoning section -- poring over hundreds of complex arguments, wrapping your head around triple negations, learning to spot an assumption from a mile away -- only to end up losing points for something as...

What To Do If You Bomb the GMAT

- Nov 29, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

Obviously, no one wants to get a low GMAT score. But at the same time, doing poorly on the test isn't the end of the world, and beating yourself up over your score isn't healthy, or productive. Instead, try to deal with your disappointment in...

MBA News Roundup: The post b-school job market, application ethics, and a new online MBA

- Nov 28, 10:29 AM   Comments [0]

In light of recent Class of 2010 job placement information, is now the best time to apply? Find out more about MBA job prospects and other business school trends in this week's roundup. 1. The State of the 2010 MBA Job Market (more…)

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

- 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...

Knewton GMAT Prep Q&A: Tackling a Tough Sentence Correction Question

- Nov 25, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

We get a lot of interesting questions from Knewton students about GMATPrep® problems. Today, we'll take a look at a particularly tricky Sentence Correction question dealing with comparisons, modifiers, and pronouns. The stars, some of them at tremendous speeds, are in motion just as the planets...

Using The Official Guide to GMAT Review alongside a GMAT

- Nov 23, 06:43 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...