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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Suppose you have taken your GMAT, at least once, and you are not sure whether what you got on the GMAT is a good score. Maybe you got an average GMAT score, or worse. You are contemplating retaking the GMAT, and you would like some advice on this topic. Over 700 This case is […]
Everyone preparing for the GMAT should know about the best GMAT resources, and among the best resource are the two big GMAT forums: 1. GMAT Club 2. Beat the GMAT Why is it so important for potential GMAT test takers to be familiar with these forums? The forums are free As a general rule, […]
Great question! Let’s establish some general parameters for this. If you imagine how hard it would be to put a giant squid into a half-Nelson or to climb the Matterhorn wearing rollerblades, well, then the GMAT is considerably easier than either of those. If you imagine how hard it is to tie your shoes or how hard it is to eat […]
Suppose you plan to apply to business school and therefore have to take the GMAT. Suppose you bid a less-than-fond farewell to math at the end of, say, Algebra II, back in your salad days, and you haven’t given an iota of thought to mathematics since then. Now, you’re staring the GMAT in the face […]
The first step in preparing for the GMAT is finding the best resources. With the welter of test prep companies touting their respective books, this first step can be downright daunting. Below is a list of the only GMAT books and resources you will ever need to use. So don’t feel overwhelmed. Your prep starts […]
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