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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction—”it” at the Beginning of a Sentence

Hello! Welcome to another GMAT Tuesday installment, complete with a 2-second guitar solo! This week, learn about two tricky exceptions to the “empty it” rule that might trip you up on test day. If you have any questions about this, please leave them in the comments below. And as usual, here’s a still of this […]

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Tips for Focused Reading

The GMAT is not just a test of your analytical skills or reading ability. It is also a test of your focus. How long can you focus and perform at a high level. This does not come easy, and it requires practice and a plan. One place in particular where our focus can wain is […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Participles and their Role with Verbs

Hello! Meet my friend Ocky and get up to speed on participles! This week’s video is an addition to the previous video on participles, so I hope this helps answer more questions you might have about the topic. And if you’d like to learn even more, be sure to read this post for more details. […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Idioms – Allow for vs. Allow to

Hello! This week, learn how to use the idiom “allow for” correctly AND learn how to avoid it’s common “allow to” trap! Here’s a still of the final board work: If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future videos, please share them with me! Leave them in the comments below, and I’ll get […]

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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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