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GMAT Mental Math

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 @ 12:58 PM

Performing mental math calculations faster and more accurately is a surprisingly important element of success on the GMAT.  And for any given ability level, It’s also important to gain confidence in your mental math abilities before taking the GMAT. Confidence is often half the battle. At the same time, practicing, having strategies in your mind, and understanding where and how mental math is important can all breed confidence. 

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Applying the Basics of Argumentation for GMAT Critical Reasoning Success

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 12:11 PM

Although you’ll likely see slightly fewer Critical Reasoning questions than Sentence Correction or Reading Comprehension on the Verbal section of the GMAT, it is still a sizeable portion of the exam. Having a strong foundational knowledge of argumentation is key to understanding how to answer GMAT critical reasoning questions correctly. 

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4 Simple Steps to Answer GMAT Sentence Correction Questions

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 @ 01:09 PM

The way the Official Guide to the GMAT, and too many GMAT tutors for that matter, explains how to answer GMAT sentence correction questions is overly confusing. The explanations are far too technical. You are taking the GMAT to get into an MBA program. The MBA programs wants to ensure you can read, write, and speak English well. Neither you nor the MBA program should be concerned with PhD level technical elements of the English language. In this article we’ll teach you how to correctly answer GMAT sentence correction questions by following a four-step process.

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Is a GMAT Tutor Worth It?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 @ 10:50 AM

Is a GMAT tutor worth it?

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Why Your GMAT Study Plan Needs a GMAT Error Log

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Mar 04, 2021 @ 03:00 PM

In this article, we’ll introduce you to the concept of using a GMAT error log while you are studying for the GMAT.

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #23 (Algebra Distance-Rate Problems)

Posted by John Easter on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 02:43 PM

This post is the fourth in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about distance-rate.

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #17 (Direct Calculation)

Posted by John Easter on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 02:42 PM

This post is the third in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about direct calculation.

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #44 (Problem Solving - Prime numbers)

Posted by John Easter on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:55 AM

This post is the second in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about prime numbers using problem solving skills.

Problem #44 of the 2018 Official Guide to the GMAT states that if n is a prime number greater than 3, what is the remainder when n^2 is divided by 12?

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #167 (Back solving Variable in Choices)

Posted by John Easter on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

in this series, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, applies useful strategies to answer questions from the 2018 Official Guide. 

Problem #167 of the 2018 Official Guide to the GMAT states that four extra-large sandwiches of exactly the same size were ordered for m students where m>4. Three of the sandwiches were evenly divided among the students. Since 4 students did not want any of the fourth sandwich, it was evenly divided among the remaining students. If Carol ate one piece from each of the four sandwiches, the amount of sandwich that she ate would be what fraction of a whole extra-large sandwich?

 

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GMAT Quant 101: Basic Facts & Concepts to Remember

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

In our GMAT tutoring sessions, we constantly remind students that the GMAT is not a math test. Although there are some rules you need to know, doing well requires that you think in a structured yet flexible way and approach each question as a problem that needs to be solved strategically and creatively. Rote memorization of facts and formulas is not the answer. Building critical thinking skills is the path to a 700+ GMAT score. 

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