Posts Tagged ‘GMAT’

“Two Trains leave the station…” (Dealing with multiple rates questions)

By - Oct 30, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Before students begin studying for the GMAT – before they even know anything about it beyond that it tests math and verbal – one question type worries students more than any other: a question about two trains traveling on parallel tracks. Every time I start to...

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Key Critical Reasoning skills: Strengthening and Weakening Arguments

By - Oct 25, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Once you have mastered the art of finding the central assumption of a critical reasoning problem, the next skill to focus on is identifying ways in which to strengthen or weaken an argument. As strengthen and weaken questions are even more prevalent on the GMAT...

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Class study vs Book study: Why take a GMAT classroom course?

By - Oct 22, 09:00 AM   Comments [1]

If you have decided to read this post, then you are already debating the merits of a GMAT classroom course. While I (and the world’s largest team of GMAT experts) helped build Kaplan’s new GMAT Experience, this post is NOT limited to why you...

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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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The Three Pillars of GMAT Prep – #3 Intangibles

By - Oct 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This third and final Pillar of GMAT Prep is the most often overlooked of the three. Nearly all test takers expect to dust off their old math and grammar skills for the GMAT (Pillar #1: Content), and most test-takers enlist in some sort of...

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The Three Pillars of GMAT Prep – #2 Strategy

By - Oct 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our previous article, we covered some of the areas of content knowledge necessary to perform well on the GMAT. But content is only a small part of the suite of skills that leads to better GMAT scores; in other words, even if you...

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The Three Pillars of GMAT Prep – #1 Content

By - Oct 11, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Pillar #1: Content In this series of articles, we’ll cover the three main “pillars” of GMAT prep necessary for success on test day. The first pillar is content, which encompasses the math and verbal skills necessary to answer the questions given to you on Test...

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Top 10 GMAT Reading Comprehension Tips

By - Oct 10, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Alex Sarlin is the Verbal Lead for Knewton’s GMAT prep course. For many test-takers, the Reading Comprehension section is one of the trickiest parts of the GMAT. The passages are long, convoluted, and often boring — more likely to put you to sleep than to pique your...

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Data Sufficiency 101

By - Oct 9, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

In every class I teach, the reaction students have when they first encounter a data sufficiency problem is always the same. They are unsure of the correct approach, but feel they could do much better on such a problem if they had a firm...

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GMAT SC Case Study: Idiom errors for non-native English speakers

By - Oct 7, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our GMAT Case Study series, we’ll take a close look at the key concepts behind GMAT practice questions. This week: idiom errors. Even the most diligent students occasionally have nightmares about GMAT sentence correction grammar. SC can be particularly frustrating if you are not a...

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