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Jul 7, 2015

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Three Controversial (But Essential) GMAT Data Sufficiency Strategies

Of all the GMAT question types, Data Sufficiency is the most unique. Consequently, it tends to be the most feared. And as a result of that, most Data Sufficiency lessons focus more on how to “get through” Data Sufficiency than on how to conquer it. GMAT students are taught vanilla strategies to play Data Sufficiency safe, and then pat themselves on the back for learning techniques to essentially read the answer choices a second or two faster (let’s be honest, the famed AD/BCE and 1-2-T-E-N strat... Read more »

Oct 24, 2013

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The Top 5 Strategies for GMAT Problem Solving (Part 2)

Today’s GMAT article comes from Manhattan Review Asia, a provider of GMAT private tutoring in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore, among others. In this article, they reveal Manhattan Review’s best 5 strategies how to tackle GMAT Problem Solving questions. In fact, the article is so detailed that we had to split it into two parts. If you have missed the first part of this post, you can find it here. 4.  Skipping the Algebra The most effective way to solve problems quickly is to make u... Read more »

Sep 12, 2013

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The Top 5 Strategies for GMAT Problem Solving (Part 1)

Today’s GMAT article comes from Manhattan Review Asia, a provider of GMAT Prep courses in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore, among others. In this article, they reveal Manhattan Review’s best 5 strategies how to tackle GMAT Problem Solving questions. In fact, the article is so detailed that we had to split it into two parts. As with every type of question on the GMAT, the biggest challenge to answering Problem Solving questions is figuring out how to get to the right answer in the m... Read more »

Mar 27, 2013

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Exclusive GMAT Insights and Advice for MBA Hopefuls From Top GMAT Community Leaders

Each year thousands of individuals begin journeys that they hope will ultimately lead to an acceptance offer from top-tier business schools around the world, and for the majority of these applicants one of the first steps on the b-school path is studying for and taking the GMAT exam. With the 2012-2013 application season wrapping up, a whole new cohort of aspiring MBA students are beginning to get serious about their own school choices and application materials. Most schools won’t be releasing t... Read more »

Jan 2, 2013

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GMAT Tips: The Unburdening of Proof

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In today’s blog post, they explain how to succeed on the quantitative section of the GMAT by teaching yourself to prove mathematical rules and formulas.  Read on to see what they have to say! As you study for the GMAT, you’re likely to begin by noticing all of those things that you used to know.  Algebra rules, geometry formulas, calculation methods – at first glance the GMAT looks like a test of every math class you took before you turned 16.  An... Read more »

Nov 7, 2012

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GMAT Tips: Emphasizing Arithmetic

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In today’s blog post, they explain the importance of emphasizing arithmetic while taking the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! In this election seasons most-Tweeted-about speech, Bill Clinton talked about a question that he’s frequently asked in interviews, and one of his signature lines of the speech was his one-word response: Arithmetic. Now, whether you agree with Clinton’s assertion that the solution to many of the complex American ... Read more »

Aug 22, 2012

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GMAT Tips – Data Sufficiency: Hiding in Plain Sight

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In today’s blog post, they discuss tips for finding “hidden” information on the Data Sufficiency section of the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! On the GMAT, Data Sufficiency questions can be tricky. Perhaps most frustrating about Data Sufficiency questions are those questions that somehow trick you when, upon further review, they gave you absolutely everything you needed. When you look back at them, you cannot  believe tha... Read more »

Aug 15, 2012

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GMAT Tips – Sample Problem: Data Sufficiency Combinations

Today’s GMAT Tip comes to us from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber explains how to tackle a Data Sufficiency problem involving combinations: Sometimes the challenge of specific GMAT problems is that they combine a higher-level concept such as Combinations, with a Data Sufficiency question, with some algebra thrown in as well.  But once you know the basics of dealing with Data Sufficiency, and the formula and concepts of Combinations, you can just follow a step-by-step a... Read more »

May 9, 2012

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GMAT Tips – Sample Problem: Algebraic Translation

Today’s GMAT Tip comes to us from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber provides helpful advice on how to turn word problems into equations: As you may have noticed in prepping for the GMAT, in many cases the challenges you face in GMAT problems are less about the specific math skills, and more about translating word problems into mathematical equations in a fast and efficient way.   Figuring out quickly HOW to approach the problem is one of the key skills the GMAT is testin... Read more »

Feb 29, 2012

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GMAT Tips – GMAT Data Sufficiency: The lazy person’s favorite question type?

Today’s GMAT Tip comes to us from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT guest author Kurt Keefner provides helpful tips for answering Data Sufficiency questions on the quantitative section of the GMAT: About 100 years ago Frank B. Gilbreth  was famous for pioneering a field he called “motion study.”  He specialized in making factories more efficient.  When Gilbreth first walked into a factory he was helping, what he did was to ask to meet the laziest worker there, because he figured that that per... Read more »

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