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Five Critical GMAT Quant Tips

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Sat, Feb 26, 2022 @ 01:49 PM

An 80th percentile GMAT quant score is said to be necessary to get admitted to many of the top MBA programs in the U.S. Is this true? Who knows? I went to the Kellogg School of Management, but scored below the 80th percentile on GMAT quant. That said, it certainly helps and is an excellent GMAT score goal. Do you want to score above the 80th percentile on GMAT quant? 

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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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How to Approach GMAT Combinatorics: Key Principles

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Tue, Feb 09, 2021 @ 01:19 PM

Combinatorics is the art of counting. You’ll need to understand this art to do well on the GMAT.

It is common for GMAT students looking for a 700+ score to have many questions about GMAT combinatorics problems. These are the GMAT questions that ask you to count up all the possible arrangements of individuals and groups in a variety of situations: How many ways can 5 men and 5 women be ordered in a line? How many high fives occur in a group of 15 people on a basketball team? GMAT tutors often find themselves spending an inordinate amount of time helping students improve their ability to answer these types of GMAT questions.

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Thinking of Taking the Online GMAT Exam? Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 12:23 PM

Our Director of Online Tutoring recently sat for the interim online GMAT, a new version of the test offered by GMAC starting April 20th, 2020 due to the restrictions placed on gatherings of people in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. We’re sharing his experience with GMAT students considering taking the online version of this test so that, hopefully, they can be better prepared and know exactly what to expect going into this unprecedented testing situation.

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Want to Maximize Your Return on Hiring a GMAT Tutor? Study the Basics on Your Own

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 14, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

We believe investing in GMAT tutoring is an easy decision for a student who really struggles with standardized tests and is performing well below average on practice tests. But if you are an above average test taker and trying to understand how to get a 700 score or higher on the GMAT exam, a private tutor is also a good option. In either case, the return on investment in GMAT prep can be very high, because sitting in a test prep class or using an app designed for the “average” test taker is not relevant for you. Customized 1-1 help tailored to your situation is likely required for you to see score improvement.

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Taking the Online Interim GMAT – One Auditor’s Experience

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 @ 10:46 AM

At the end of March, GMAC responded to the release of an ETS at-home GRE by announcing that it too would be offering a temporary online, at-home exam option for business school candidates in need of a GMAT score while global in-person testing centers are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After two long, silent weeks, on April 14, registration opened for online GMAT administrations as soon as April 20 and many interesting details were revealed:

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What Can You Do With an MBA Degree?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 20, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

When it comes time to plan out your career, the question of obtaining further education is something that always needs to be considered. Master's degrees are often the go-to choice for those returning to school to advance their careers, and among master's degrees, the Master's of Business Administration, or MBA, is one of the most popular choices out there. But just why is it that MBAs are such a common choice, and what exactly can you do with one once you've earned it?

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GMAT Review Series: Sentence Correction with Singular and Plural Nouns

Posted by Jordan Salley on Wed, Apr 08, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

The GMAT is the first and only standardized admissions test designed specifically for graduate business and management programs. Though in recent years most business schools accept the GRE exam, taking the GMAT can set you apart from other applicants. The GMAT measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills, the two most relevant skills to the world’s top graduate business programs. You can learn more about the GMAT exam here

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