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The Anatomy of an Argument

What is an argument? An argument, in the context of the GMAT, doesn’t involve screaming, yelling, name calling, or any shenanigans of the like. Simply, an argument is the presentation of an idea. The point of the argument is to convince someone of this idea—or at least make it sound feasible. To know what an […]

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Student Post: How Practicing for the GMAT is like Shooting Hoops

Hey everyone, say hello to Eric this week! Eric has a lot of great advice for fellow students, and even makes a basketball analogy to make it all more understandable for you. About Me: I’m from Westchester County, N.Y. and now live in Manhattan. As an undergraduate, I studied both Economics and Chinese – and […]

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Exam Lifehacks Infographic

Sometimes the simplest, smallest study tricks make the biggest difference. They can boost your confidence, improve your focus, and dissipate your exam anxiety. They can even open your eyes to a new method of organization that will boost your academics for years to come. Today, we share our favorite unexpected lifehacks to improve your score. […]

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Introducing Grant Brooks, GMAT Blogger by Night!

  Introducing Grant Brooks, GMAT Blogger by Night! Hello everyone! My name is Grant Brooks, and I am very excited to share my journey with you. I am a MBA applicant veteran (Fortunately or unfortunately? We’ll find out!).   My background I graduated from California State University, Long Beach on a full-ride, and got a […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Intro to Dangling Modifiers

Hello! It’s true: there’s just something about dangling modifiers that makes them difficult and hard to spot! So this week, we’re practicing with examples so you can learn how breeze through, whiz through and do questions really fast. If you’ve got questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box below! And, you can […]

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Lower on the Real GMAT than on Practice Tests

This is a scenario I have seen countless times in the forums. Some student has been preparing for months, diligently doing practice questions and taking practice GMATs (whether GMAT Prep or some other practice tests). The student felt the scores on the practice GMAT were either acceptable or pretty good. Then the student sits for […]

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Memory, Mind and GMAT Prep

Whether you are retaking the test or starting to study for the first time, you need to be smart about your studies. I am not talking about how you organize your study schedule, how much you should read in your free time, or the quality of materials that you should use for your preparation. I […]

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When is the “right” time for an MBA education?

Choosing to pursue an MBA is a big decision, and timing is everything. Today, our friends at The MBA Exchange will walk you through some important questions in your decision-making process. One of the most distinctive and beneficial aspects of MBA education — compared to most other graduate disciplines — is that the most prestigious […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: How to Make a Multiplier

Hello! There’s an easy and straightforward 3-step process to making multipliers, but that simple skill will come in very handy on the GMAT! This week, learn how this 3-step process and then put it to work on an actual problem. You can take a look at the final board work here: And, you can also […]

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Circle problems on the GMAT

Here are eight practice problems involving circles.  The difficulty of these problems ranges from medium to very challenging. 1) In the diagram above, O is the center of the circle and angle AOB = 144º.  What is the area of the circle? Statement #1: The area of sector AOB is 40% of the area of […]

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