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GMAT Exam Overview: What's on the GMAT Exam?

Posted by Lili Traviato on February 15, 2023 11:00:00 AM CST

Are you looking for a simple and easy-to-follow overview of what concepts are covered on the GMAT, what key GMAT test-taking strategies you need to know, and how to register for the GMAT exam? In the following article, we'll discuss the logistics for both the online and in-person GMAT test-taking processes in the post covid era. You can either read this article or watch our GMAT exam overview video on YouTube. To make things easier to digest, we've broken the content of the video up into two parts. In this post, we'll cover the differences between the online and in-person GMAT administrations. In part two, we'll cover the test-taking strategies you can glean from the structure of the exam. 

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Should I take the GRE or the GMAT?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on October 14, 2022 12:58:23 AM CDT

“Should I take the GRE or the GMAT” is one of the more frequent lines of questioning we get from students considering working with a GRE tutor. Everyone wants to know if their application is negatively impacted by the decision to submit a GRE score instead of a GMAT score. In this article, we’ll offer our brief thoughts on the question.

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Understanding GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategies

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on March 21, 2022 11:00:00 AM CDT

The Verbal Reasoning Section of the GMAT consists of 3 question types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. In this article, we’ll be discussing the methodology necessary to address critical reasoning questions. Generally speaking, these kinds of questions are formatted as a set of facts followed by a conclusion. Designed to measure your logical thinking ability, CR questions require that you assess an argument’s premises to either strengthen or weaken it. To help you master this process, we’ll cover the following foundational elements:

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How to Approach GMAT Combinatorics: Key Principles

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on February 9, 2021 1:19:03 PM CST

gmat-combinatoricsCombinatorics 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 May 27, 2020 12:23:41 PM CDT

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 May 14, 2020 1:22:14 PM CDT

gmat-tutorWe 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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