

Posts Tagged ‘Kaplan’Eliminating on Data SufficiencyData 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... The MBA application: where to focus your energyApplying to business school can require a lot more time and energy than you might initially think. Many applicants reduce the number of schools they apply to after beginning work on the applications and realizing just how much is involved with each and every... Labor of love — A Checklist for Untangling Multiple Figures in GeometryOn 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... Know when to hold ‘em: Pacing on Data SufficiencyOver these past few months of posting blogs on BTG, you’ve probably noticed that I like to associate important GMAT concepts with common situations. Well, with regards to pacing on data sufficiency questions, the best way to approach them is to know the material... Reading Strategically on the GMATWhen preparing for the GMAT, students are often concerned about the amount of time it will take to read the reading comprehension passages on the test. Three to four passages can be a lot to read for many students, given the time restraints of... How often should I take practice tests?When it comes to taking practice tests, many GMAT testtakers fall into one of two categories. The first type is made up of students that think of practice tests as THE way to prep. These students will take practice test after practice test,... Prime Factors1,960 = 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... Critical Reasoning: “On Its Own Terms.”Many GMAT preppers run into problems on Critical Reasoning questions because they settle for too broad of an understanding of the conclusion. Here are a few examples that show why we need to assess GMAT arguments on their own terms in order to get... Relearning RatiosThe 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. ... Math vs Verbal Study TimeIf you have a limited amount of time to study, you are probably unsure of how to divide your time between the math and verbal sections. In determining how to split up your study time, there are a few factors that you should consider. Above... 