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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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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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GMAT Paper Tests for Practice

Long long ago, in the deep recesses of  history, say, around the time that Bill Clinton was in office, the GMAT was not given on the computer at all!  Back in those quaint old-fashioned days, people would actually go to a physical location and take a paper version of the GMAT.   As incredible as that […]

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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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Careless Mistakes on GMAT Math

Those of us who work in GMAT test prep often hear students say things such as, “I really understand the math on the GMAT, but I just make a bunch of silly mistakes” or, “Careless mistakes are my biggest problem on the GMAT Quant: how can I make fewer of them?”  Let’s think about this.  […]

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Taking the GMAT with Disabilities

Are testing accommodations available for the GMAT for differently able individuals?  YES!  GMAC says on their website: “The Graduate Management Admission Council strives to make its products and services accessible to as broad a user base as possible.”  The modern business world is a highly diverse place, and the kinds of intelligence and intuition needed […]

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GMAT Strategies: Learning from Practice Problems

In the course of studying for the GMAT, naturally you do GMAT practice problems.  When you do the problems, then grade them, how do you learn from them?  What are the ways you can maximize your learning from the practice problems you do? First of all, perhaps to belabor the obvious — you need more […]

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Most Common GMAT Questions

Of course, a facile discussion of this topic might say —- the most common GMAT Verbal questions are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning — those three questions are the only questions you see on the Verbal section.  Similarly, all you see on GMAT Quant are Problem Solving and Data Interpretation.   If you are […]

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GMAT and IQ Correlation

Are GMAT and IQ correlated?  Yes, there’s some correlation.  There’s a better measured positive correlation between salary and height, but despite this, we all know rich short people and poor tall people.  Correlation does not imply causality, even for a very strong correlation.   Correlations don’t necessarily speak to anything other than overall statistical trends, and […]

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