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The GMAT Is an Acquired Taste

If acquiring tastes could be considered a hobby in and of itself, you could call me an hobbyist. Here are a few hard-to-swallow bits and bobs I’ve learned to love in my life: Black coffee Kimchi Black metal Grammar Liver Absinthe Gertrude Stein Very dark chocolate Kombucha Distance running Free jazz Math problems Alright, so […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Real World Matters—Liberalism, Socialism, and Communism

Hello! Today, we’re diving into another installment of “Real World Matters”. It’s my favorite subject–politics–and it might appear on your GMAT test, so watch the video to get yourself ready! If you have any questions about this, be sure to leave them in the comments below. And as usual, here’s a still of this week’s […]

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GMAT Practice Problems on Motion

Here are five practice questions.  Remember: no calculator. 1) A car, moving at a constant speed, covers 100 m in 5 seconds.  What is the car’s speed in km/hr? (1 km = 1000 m) 20 km/hr 54 km/hr 60 km/hr 72 km/hr 90 km/hr 2) Frank and Georgia started traveling from A to B at […]

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Connecting the Dots from the Big Apple, to Columbia Business School, to YOU!

What do Wall Street, Central Park, the New York Stock Exchange, the Empire State Building, and YOU all have in common? Why, proximity to Columbia Business School of course! You, of course, will be on campus – the other things will be a short subway ride away. Now…the tough part: How are you going to […]

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GMAT Practice Problems: Sequences

Here are eight practice problems on Sequences. 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 59, … 1) In the sequence above, each term is 9 more than the previous term.  What is the 41st term of the sequence? 360 365 369 374 383 2) What is the difference between the fourth and third terms of the sequence […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Comparing Fractions

Hello! Today, it’s fraction time! I am answering a question that one of your fellow GMAT-studiers asked about comparing fractions. Watch the video to learn more on this topic, and check out Mike McGarry’s blog post for even more tips! If you have any questions about this, be sure to leave them in the comments […]

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What’s in Common Between the GMAT and the TOEFL

The answer to this question is, on the surface, pretty simple. There is almost nothing in common between the GMAT and the TOEFL. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two tests to show what I mean:   GMAT: Analytical Writing Assignment: One essay about the weaknesses in an argument that you read Integrated Reasoning: Math-based […]

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GMAT Student Post: Keep working on your strengths!

Hear from a Yale grad about his experience with the GMAT. Thanks for sharing, Brendan! About Me: My name is Brendan and I’m an Electrical Engineering Major from Yale University (2010). I have been a submarine officer in the US Navy for the past four years. My job is primarily concerned with operating the reactor on […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction—”it” at the Beginning of a Sentence

Hello! Welcome to another GMAT Tuesday installment, complete with a 2-second guitar solo! This week, learn about two tricky exceptions to the “empty it” rule that might trip you up on test day. If you have any questions about this, please leave them in the comments below. And as usual, here’s a still of this […]

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GMAT Practice Problems: Sets

Here are four reasonably challenging problems about sets. 1) At a certain school of 200 students, the students can study French, Spanish, both or neither. Just as many study both as study neither.  One quarter of those who study Spanish also study French.  The total number who study French is 10 fewer than those who […]

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