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## “New” AWA on the GMAT

As of June 5, 2012, the GMAT will have one AWA question, an Analysis of an Argument essay.  For years before 6/5/12, the GMAT had a second essay, the Analysis of an Issue essay, that will eliminated to make room for the IR section, so we don’t need to worry about this one.   What [...]

## How the Integrated Reasoning Section Differs from GMAT Quantitative and Verbal Sections

Think about what distinguishes an effective manager from a pencil-pusher.  The dutiful pencil-pusher can verify: A is a fact, B is a fact, and C is a fact.  The effective manager can say, well, if we know A & B & C, it would not pay to do G, but it would be beneficial to [...]

## How will the Integrated Reasoning Section be Scored?

Some fast facts about the GMAT’s new Integrated Reasoning section. Fact: Right now, the GMAT has a Verbal Section (75 min), a Quantitative Section (75 min), and two Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) essays (Analysis of Argument and Analysis of Issue, 30 minutes each). Fact: Right now, your GMAT score report tells you: (a) V score, [...]

## Sneak Peek: New GMAT Official Guide 13th Edition Math

Advance copies of the 13th edition of the GMAT Official Guide (turquoise cover) have been released. Changes in Problems Used The vast majority of the math questions in the 12th edition Official Guide appear verbatim but in a different order, than in the 13th edition.  Here’s a list of questions in the OG 12 that [...]

## GMATPrep April 2012 Update: Mac Accessible

GMAC is releasing an updated version of GMATPrep in “early April”– and yes, it’s going to be accessible on Macs! Below are some of my thoughts based on the slides they’ve released:       I love the easy to understand user interface. Everything is clearly laid out.               [...]

## Should I Take the GMAT Before It Changes?

Fact: On June 5, 2012, the current format of the GMAT will vanish and the “next generation” GMAT will replace it. Fact: the “next generation” GMAT will have only one AWA essay question, instead of two, and will have the new Integrated Reasoning questions. Fact: The ordinary Verbal and Quantitative sections aren’t going to change [...]

## 6 Month GMAT Study Schedule

OK, you are starting more or less from scratch, and you want to prepare for the GMAT in six months.  You need a strategic plan to organize yourself.  Here it is. Resources to have: 1) the GMAC Office Guide to the GMAT (OG13). (Don’t write in the book: write everything on separate paper so you can go [...]

## New GMAT Integrated Reasoning

For an even more thorough look in to the new IR section, here’s our free Integrated Reasoning eBook! What is Integrated Reasoning? The GMAT Integrated Reasoning section is a new section on the GMAT, and will be introduced on June 5th, 2012. Instead of making test takers suffer even longer, GMAC, the writers of the [...]