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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Integrated Reasoning’s Misleading Instructions

Hello! GMAT’s newest section, IR, has some confusing (inaccurate?) instructions that you should definitely be aware of. This will help you budget your time much better and give you a sense of what to expect out of this section, so you can focus on doing well and not be distracted by surprises. Let us know […]

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GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Scatterplots

One of the most common types of graphs is statistics and in the quantitative sciences is a scatterplot.  A scatterplot is a way of displaying bivariate data: that is, data in which we measure two different variables for each participant.  For example, suppose we ask several people both their age & their weight, or both […]

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The Integrated Reasoning Calculator

On the GMAT Quantitative section, there is no calculator.  On the IR section, there is a built-in calculator.  The calculator that comes with GMAT’s 50 official IR practice question is quite similar, almost identical, to what you will see in the test.  Here is a brief tour of that calculator. The Calculator First of all, […]

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GMAC’s Official IR Practice Questions for the New GMAT

On June 5, 2012, the GMAT launched a new question type, the Integrated Reasoning (IR) question.  The question format is highly dependent on technology, and unlike traditional Verbal and Quantitative questions, it would be too compromised in a print format.  Therefore, instead of putting some compromised practice questions into the OG13, GMAC decided to launch […]

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Tips for GMAT Integrated Reasoning

Here are some quick thoughts about what you need to do to prepare for the GMAT’s newest question.  1) Learn the Question Formats! The Verbal Section is, essentially, an ocean of five-choice multiple choice questions.  Yes, the tasks differ among SC, RC, and CR, but the question format is identical.  One could certainly make the […]

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