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Using Diagrams to Solve GMAT Rate Problems: Part 2

In Part 1 we used what is called an RTD table to solve a fairly typical rate problem. Today I want to revisit the problem in Part 1 to make a simple point:   There’s more than one correct way to use the table. If you keep in mind a few simple truth about the […]

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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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An Unconventional Way to Increase GMAT Confidence

It may sound a bit strange, but one of the most important classes I’ve taken in my life was on posture. The class was on the Alexander technique, specifically, and it’s influenced how I interact with the world around me every day since. I’m far from a master of the technique, so I’m not going […]

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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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Exam Lifehacks Infographic

Sometimes the simplest, smallest study tricks make the biggest difference. They can boost your confidence, improve your focus, and dissipate your exam anxiety. They can even open your eyes to a new method of organization that will boost your academics for years to come. Today, we share our favorite unexpected lifehacks to improve your score. […]

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Boost Your GMAT Score with a Clear Preparation Strategy

Today, Mark Skoskiewicz, Founder of MyGuru, is here to share how you can apply business strategy to your GMAT study plan. Enjoy! In my former life as a business strategy consultant, we defined strategy as a clear explanation or description of what you will and will not do to achieve a goal. When developing business […]

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GMAT AWA — How to Write a Conclusion

Welcome to the final installment on writing your argument analysis essay. We covered the introduction and body paragraphs, and now we bring it to a close with conclusions. I’ll cover what to put in your conclusion and end with an example.   Keep it Pithy As with the introduction to your essay, you should not […]

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The Self-Studier’s Approach to the GMAT

Educational models are shifting. High school students do homework at school and watch lectures at home. Tens of thousands of students can all enroll in a class and take it at the same time. Top universities are giving away information for free. If there is something that we want to know, all we need is […]

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Getting a Good GMAT Score

In previous blogs, I have spoken about what constitutes a good GMAT score, how hard is the GMAT, and the possibility of a GMAT retake.  In some sense, almost every article on this blog is about getting a good GMAT score.  In this blog, I want to address one important paradox that eludes many folks […]

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