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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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Tips for Focused Reading

The GMAT is not just a test of your analytical skills or reading ability. It is also a test of your focus. How long can you focus and perform at a high level. This does not come easy, and it requires practice and a plan. One place in particular where our focus can wain is […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Participles and their Role with Verbs

Hello! Meet my friend Ocky and get up to speed on participles! This week’s video is an addition to the previous video on participles, so I hope this helps answer more questions you might have about the topic. And if you’d like to learn even more, be sure to read this post for more details. […]

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Is this a 700+ level GMAT question?

Understandably, ambitious GMAT students want to challenge themselves.  That’s great.  GMAT students want to gauge their relative ease or difficulty in solving a question with what might be called the “objective difficulty” of a question: in other words, if I can solve this problem easily, approximately where does this put me in terms of my […]

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GMAT Student Post: “Don’t be tempted to skip ahead to the difficult stuff.”

This week, Hussam tells us about his experience with the GMAT (he took it twice!). He also offers some great advice for other takers. Thanks, Hassam! About Me: I’m originally from Amman, Jordan, but grew up in Iowa City, IA. I got my BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2010 and […]

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GMAT Practice Word Problems

The GMAT Quant section loves word problems.  Here are six problems of six different genres, easy to medium difficulty.   1) Sam’s car was fined when he gave Joe and Peter a ride, so they decided to help Sam pay the fine.  Joe paid $3 more than 1/4 of the fine and Peter paid $3 […]

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Meet GMAT Expert Kevin: Q&A!

Hello! Aha! You were probably expecting a GMAT Tuesday video right here–I mean, it is Tuesday–but this week, I’m changing things up! A lot of you have asked questions about who I am as a person, and so I’m taking this opportunity to respond to those questions, video-style. If I didn’t get to answer a […]

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