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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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GMAT AWA – How to Write an Introduction to the GMAT Essay

For the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) on the GMAT, students are presented with an argument and are asked to evaluate it. Students need to break down the argument, point out weaknesses and gaps in the reasoning and examples, and suggest ways to improve the argument. All this needs to be accomplished in thirty minutes. In […]

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Detail Questions in GMAT Reading Comprehension

Success comes through preparation. I can see that you want to succeed. You ended up here, looking for more information about a specific type of question in the reading comprehension section of the GMAT. The Detail Question is one of the most common questions that you will see in reading comprehension, making it an important […]

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The Best GMAT and MBA Admissions Resources

Hello Future MBAs of the World! Let’s be real: there’s a lot of information available for students studying to take the GMAT. It’s scattered far and wide across the web, and no – it’s not all created equal. With that in mind, we put together a library of our favorite (free) GMAT and MBA Admissions […]

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Last Minute GMAT Advice

Preparing for the GMAT in two weeks or less is not ideal. A miniscule percentage of people can study for such a short amount of time and achieve a score that meets business school requirements. Most students spend months preparing for the test. With such a short amount of time, there is not much that […]

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How to Study for a GMAT Retake

With a slight sigh, you acquiesce. You know that you need a higher score on the GMAT and that you need to retake the test. But you don’t want the same result, so you know that something has to change, that you have to make changes to your studies. But what are these changes? This […]

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How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

The most general answer to this question, to the most general non-specific reader, would be, either “it depends” or “the longer, the better“, both of them frustratingly vague and unenlightening.  Let’s talk about some factors which may come into play when considering how long to study for the GMAT.   Considerations 1) The first consideration […]

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Backsolving on GMAT Math

First of all, try these challenging GMAT Problem Solving practice problems without a calculator. 2 3 4 5 6 2) In the month of August, Pentheus Corporation made $200,000 in profit.  Pentheus made 6% of that profit on the second Wednesday of August.   If the profits that day were approximately 14.5% of the revenue for […]

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What is the Format of the GMAT?

Wondering what is the format of the GMAT?  Well here are some rough-and-ready facts about the format of the GMAT.  The current incarnation of the GMAT has four sections, given in this order: Section #1 = Analytic Writing Assessment (30 minutes) — one essay, analysis of an argument. Section #2 = Integrated Reasoning (30 minutes) […]

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