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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 Tuesdays: How Long to Study to Increase Your Score

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today, I bring you GMAT knowledge straight from beautiful Austin Creek State Park. The question of the week: How much time should you study for the GMAT? The answer: It depends on how much you want to increase your score.   General Outline 10-20points: Approximately 1 month 50-100 points: 1-3 months […]

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Using Diagrams to Solve GMAT Rate Problems: Part 1

Diagrams are great! Like all types of scratch-work, diagrams can forestall cognitive fatigue because working a problem out on paper is much less demanding than doing all the work in your head. Diagrams can also help you to visualize relationships, and can make problems more concrete. Generally though, we use diagrams to generate equations, which […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Don’t Fear Mistakes

Hello! This week, we’re talking about why you can actually appreciate–and not fear–your mistakes! To do this, I’m busting a few myths and misconceptions you might have heard about making mistakes, so watch the video for more. As usual, here’s the board work for this week: And if you have any comments or questions about […]

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Don’t Fear Mistakes

One of the consistent things I hear from students involves mistakes. For some reason, students don’t want to make them. They avoid doing practice tests or even doing practice problems until they’ve covered all the basics or watched all the lesson videos or read all the introductory explanations. Nothing is more detrimental. Well, I suppose […]

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