Many students want to get a GMAT score above 700, a top 10% score, which is truly excellent. Many people want excellent results but are not necessarily ready to commit to everything that excellence involves. The philosopher Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE) said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, […]

# Author Archive | Mike McGarry

## Book Review: The Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math and Verbal

Manhattan GMAT is one of the leaders of GMAT preparations. Their 10-volume set, including volumes on math, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension, sets the standard for print material on the GMAT. Those ten books are perfect for those ready to take on the challenge of the GMAT.

## Book Review: The Manhattan GMAT Official Guide Companions

The centerpiece of Manhattan GMAT’s library of prep material is their 10-volume set (see reviews of the volumes covering math, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension). In addition to this overview, they also publish two “companion” volumes.

## with + [noun] + [participle] on GMAT Sentence Correction

Here are five practice SC problems, exploring this particular grammatical structure. Full explanations will appear at the end of the article.

## The Official GMAT Guide 2016 Book Reviews

Updated Aug 2015: you can now find video explanations for some of the practice questions in the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 here: http://gmat.magoosh.com/forum/books/16-official-guide-for-gmat-review-2016 As you may be aware, GMAC, the folks who create the GMAT, just released three new official books: 1) The Official Guide for the GMAT 2016 (dark gray cover) 2) […]

## GRE or GMAT for Business School

Fact #1: Essentially, every MBA program on the planet accepts the GMAT. Not all require it, but all would accept it. Fact #2: Almost all of them also accept the GRE. Thus, students have a choice. Fact #3: ETS, the company that produces the GRE, heavily advertises Fact #2. Fact #4: ETS recently issued a […]

## GMAT Data Sufficiency: Rephrasing the Question

First, here are 12 practice problems. Solutions will be given at the end of this article. 1) Two teachers, Ms. Ames and Mr. Betancourt, each had N cookies. Ms. Ames was able to give the same number of cookies to each one of her 24 students, with none left over. Mr. Betancourt also able to […]

## GMAT Enhanced Score Report

Fact: GMAC recently announced the Enhanced Score Report (ESR) feature. Fact: The ESR is available for all GMATs completed after October 1, 2013. Fact: The cost of the ESR is $24.95 (US) Fact: You can download an official fact sheet. Fact: You can watch the official online demo. Fact: You can decide to get this […]

## GMAT Data Sufficiency: More Practice Questions

In the following problems, remember: no calculator! Difficulty levels range from medium to hard. 2) Maggie is 15 years older than Bobby. How old is Bobby? Statement #1: In 3 years, Maggie’s age will be 50% larger than Bobby’s age. Statement #2: Years ago, when Maggie was 25 years old, Bobby was 10 years old. […]

## GMAT Math: Weighted Averages

Problems range from easy to hard. 1) On a ferry, there are 50 cars and 10 trucks. The cars have an average mass of 1200 kg and the trucks have an average mass of 3000 kg. What is the average mass of all 60 vehicles on the ferry? (A) 1200 kg (B) 1500 kg (C) […]