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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction – Need to Know Idioms #4

Hello! If you can’t enough GMAT idiom practice, then this is the GMAT Tuesday for you! Learn how to use 4 more key idioms in time for test day. Here’s a still of the final board work: Feel free to leave me any questions or comments you have below! See you next week.

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Critical Reasoning – The Parts of an Argument

Hello! This week, we’ll learn how to properly use terms related to arguments on the GMAT, and we’ll do it using carpentry! Here’s a still of this week’s board: As always, leave any questions or feedback you have for me in the comment box below! See you next week.  

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction – Tip #2

Hello! Today, after a little Shakespeare monologue, I’m sharing a very important tip you’ll need to know to tackle sentence correction problems: the difference between a clause and phrase. In the video, I mention “subordinate conjunctions” as one way to identify clauses. Here’s a list of key ones to know: only, if now, that although, […]

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GMAT Critical Reasoning and Outside Knowledge

Does any official GMAT Critical Reasoning question demand outside knowledge?  The frustrating answer to this question is: for the most part, no, but in a way, yes.  I will explain.   Self-contained It is absolutely true that if a GMAT CR question concerns, say, toxins in wood smoke, you need to know absolutely nothing about […]

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The GMAT OG Verbal and Quantitative Review Books

This blog concerns not the GMAT Official Guide itself, but two supplementary volumes.  The recent second edition books were 1) The GMAT OG Verbal Review 2) The GMAT OG Quantitative Review This year, with the publication of the OG2015, GMAC released even newer editions: 3) The GMAT OG Verbal Review 2015 4) The GMAT OG […]

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The Anatomy of an Argument

What is an argument? An argument, in the context of the GMAT, doesn’t involve screaming, yelling, name calling, or any shenanigans of the like. Simply, an argument is the presentation of an idea. The point of the argument is to convince someone of this idea—or at least make it sound feasible. To know what an […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Intro to Dangling Modifiers

Hello! It’s true: there’s just something about dangling modifiers that makes them difficult and hard to spot! So this week, we’re practicing with examples so you can learn how breeze through, whiz through and do questions really fast. If you’ve got questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box below! And, you can […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Intro to Participles

Hello! This week, we’re covering an important concept that often appears in tricky problems on the GMAT: participles! The topic is quite vast, so I’m only covering a small part of it today. If you have more questions about participles, you can check out this blog post, or leave your questions in the comment box […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction—Must Know Idioms pt. 3

  Happy 1st-of-the-month, GMAT Studiers! We’re celebrating this day with…more idioms! A number of you have asked for lessons on idioms, so enjoy this video and learn about 4 more “must-know” idioms for the test. Here’s the final board work from the video:   Let me know if you also have questions you’d like answered […]

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GMAT Reading Practice: What to Read

Undeniably, the best way to expand vocabulary and knowledge is by reading. We can’t rely on the conversations we have and we can’t rely on vocabulary word lists. So if you are looking to boost your verbal score, don’t just use practice problems. Expand your practice and studying to high quality news articles from trusted […]

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