First, four GMAT practice word problems. 1) Seven more than a number is 2 more than four times the number. What is the number? (A) 1 (B) 2/3 (C) 3/5 (D) 4/7 (E) 5/3 2) If $40,000 less than John’s salary is $5,000 more than 25% more than half his salary, then what is […]
Author Archive | Mike MᶜGarry
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, just a week before Mike’s favorite ethic holiday, GMAC, the folks who create the GMAT, hosted a webinar for test prep professionals, folks such as I, on GMAT updates and I listened in. Here are some of the discoveries I made. Canceling and Reinstating Scores Back in the old […]
First, four practice CR questions asking for the assumptions of arguments. 1) In anticipation of the coming year, Tecumseh Autos, a national auto manufacturer, is anticipating sales of its vehicles. Tecumseh manufactures compact cars, sedans, minivans, trucks, SUVs, and sports cars. In all categories of vehicles, Tecumseh sets prices so that the profit per vehicle […]
First of all, here are four challenging SC questions involving comparisons. What could be better than SC questions about comparisons? (I couldn’t resist starting off a blog about comparisons with a comparison!)
Many students find GMAT CR challenging. In addition to learning the individual strategies, there is also the challenging of processing these questions efficiently and not allowing each one to develop into a tremendous time sink. How does one increase one’s overall speed on GMAT Critical Reasoning?
The word “however” is a tricky word with an interesting history. First, a couple practice questions in which this word appears.
Magoosh publishes study schedules to help folks in various situations study for the GMAT. We have plans for 1-month, 3-months, and 6-months. Three months is a good solid chunk of time to study for the GMAT, an interval that many students use, so we have four different three-month plans to focus on the needs of […]
Fact #1: The GMAT introduced the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section on June 5, 2012. All GMATs administered since that date have had an IR section. Fact #2: In the months leading up to that date, thousands of GMAT test-takers accelerated their plans, taking the GMAT early to avoid the IR section. This produced a glut of pre-IR […]
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, […]
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.