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Time Management on the GMAT

Posted by Morgan Bisset on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

How can you manage your time while taking the GMAT? I often get asked this question. For most people, the Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning questions pose the most significant time pressures, so in this post I will be focusing on those two sections.

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Tags: GMAT, time management

GMAT Math: 5 Tips for Data Sufficiency Questions

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

GMAT Data Sufficiency problems present you with some initial information and a question, followed by two statements.  You have to decide whether the information contained in each statement is sufficient, when combined with the initial information, to give a definite answer to the question.  In this case, a definite answer means being able to answer either “definitely yes” or “definitely no” to the question.  If you can only answer “definitely maybe” then the statement is not sufficient by itself.  If neither statement is sufficient by itself to give a definite answer, you then evaluate whether the two statements taken together are sufficient to find a definite answer.  Some questions involve solving for a value; for these questions, a statement is sufficient if it allows you to solve for one, but no more than one, value. 

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Tags: math skills, GMAT

GMAT vs. GRE: Side-by-Side Comparison

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

More and more business schools allow you to choose whether to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) vs Graduate Managment Admissions Test (GMAT) for your application.  It’s true, and, it means that you have some decisions to make.

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Tags: GRE vs. GMAT, GRE, gre test prep, gmat tutoring, GMAT

GMAT Testing Center Problems Explained

Posted by Daniel Haug on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

So you did all of your GMAT preparation, maybe even took a GMAT course, and finally took the exam. Then at the GMAT testing center something got messed up. If so, this article is for you. You would think that it would be easy to file a complaint, but it turns out that there a couple things that you should know that aren't stated upfront on the GMAC website.

First of all, you need to e-mail or call them within 30 days of taking the exam. If you wait longer than this, you might as well not even bother getting in touch with them.

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Tags: GMAT resources, GMAT

GMAT Quant Strategies: Summing an Arithmetic Sequence

Posted by John Easter on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 08:18 AM

One of the more difficult GMAT problem types deals with summing an arithmetic sequence. Problem 157 in the 12th edition Official Guide is an example:

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Tags: gmat test, GMAT prep, GMAT, GMAT problem solving, GMAT integer questions, GMAT Blog

Taking the GMAT: Advice for the Big Day!

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:59 AM

A guest blog post by David-Anthony Gordon, a journalist working for, a professional networking and news site for the business school world. Check out the site for info on MBA rankings and MBA jobs and daily business school news.

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Tags: Business Because, GMAT

GMAT Interviews: Breaking 700

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 02:51 AM

In this MyGuru interview, we talk to Amit, who used a private GMAT tutor to get his score up from ~700 to 730.

Amit offers advice about when to use GMAT prep classes vs. private tutoring (note - private tutoring doesn't make sense for everyone) and what his experience with private GMAT tutoring was like.

Ultimately, Amit scored a 730 on the GMAT, and is trying to get into schools such as: Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, and University of Pennsylvania.

Click here to learn more about MyGuru's GMAT tutoring options.

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Tags: gmat tutoring, GMAT prep, GMAT, GMAT Blog, testimonials

GMAT Interview with a 760 Scorer

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 07:37 AM

Congratulations to Holly, who recently scored a 760 on the GMAT.

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Tags: GMAT prep, GMAT, GMAT Blog, testimonials

GMAT SC Rule of the Day: 1.27.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

Subject Verb Agreement: Collective Nouns

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Tags: GMAT prep, GMAT, GMAT Blog, Sentence Correction, Subject / Verb Agreement, Uncategorized