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Author Archive | Chris Lele

Princeton Review GMAT Book Review: Cracking the GMAT 2017

The newest Princeton Review GMAT book comes in two versions: Cracking the GMAT, 2017 Edition and Cracking the GMAT Premium, 2017 Edition. Both Princeton GMAT books are sparse on fundamentals and heavy on estimation and process of elimination (i.e. nifty test gimmicks). The premium version comes with six computer-adaptive practice tests and costs about $7 […]

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How to Get a Perfect GMAT Score

The sub-4 minute mile, a perfect round of golf, a 300 in bowling… oh the elusive Mt. Everest. A GMAT 800: the perfect GMAT score. Improbables of perfection, how can any ever hope to summit your slippery slopes? Hard work won’t quite cut it. An element of luck, a touch of madness, and more than […]

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How to Study for GMAT Verbal

Many GMAT Verbal improvement tips are focused on the nitty-gritty: nail your idioms, learn to deconstruct the elements of the Critical Reasoning argument, know what constitutes a wrong answer on reading comprehension—and what constitutes a right answer. Those are without a doubt important, and if you haven’t learned them yet that should be your next […]

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My Experience Taking the GMAT

Many will probably think my job unenviable. Each day, over the last couple of months, I’ve sat combing through the GMAT OG, analyzing questions and writing my questions—questions I hope are as similar as possible to official GMAT questions. After weeks of this, I found myself wondering just how representative of the test these “official […]

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GMAT Sentence Correction: Do You Got What It Takes? – Explanation

Welcome back! Before we get started, take a moment to review Monday’s Sentence Correction question.   Question In the middle of the 19th century, mathematician turned computer scientist Ada Lovelace aided Charles Babbage by developing the first computer algorithm, a breakthrough that ushered in the computer age, leading to machines capable of executing functions far […]

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GMAT Sentence Correction Workout: The Summative Modifier

Example: If medical researchers are correct, then the human microbiome, made up of the microorganisms in our body, may hold the cure to diseases that have long plagued humanity, amounting to a major oversight in Western medicine that has, until recently, all but ignored any such role of the microbiome. (A) humanity, amounting to a […]

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GMAT Math: Strange Symbols

The GMAT sometimes features quant questions with strange symbols. These symbols should not fluster you too much as long as you remember that they do not represent standard mathematical notation. Instead, the symbols pertain only to the problem and are defined by the GMAT (or whatever prep material you happen to be using). Let’s have […]

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GRE to GMAT Score Conversion

Have you just taken the GRE and do you wonder what you would get on the GMAT? Did you apply to a b-school with a GRE score and do you want to see how you stack up against the GMAT competition? In both cases, you will definitely want to know the GRE to GMAT score conversion. […]

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