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GMAT for Non-Native English Speakers

Since the GMAT is typically used for admissions to American universities, it is conducted only in English. It is therefore more challenging for non-native English speakers to take the GMAT than it is for native English speakers. Non-native speakers must navigate the same challenges that English speakers encounter, but in a second language. GMAT for Non-Native […]

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GMAT Sentence Correction: the “Due To” Mistake

This mistake is astonishingly common in spoken English, even among otherwise well-spoken people.  In the six Sentence Correction practice questions below, all the questions contain “due to.” Where is it used correctly and where is it wrong?   1) Elysium Field Construction planned to build a ten-story building the suburban downtown, but due to unstable bedrock […]

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GMAT Tuesday: OG Reading Comprehension #3

Question 3 in the reading comprehension section of the Official Guide to the GMAT is again, a detail question. They’ve loaded up the detail questions in this first group of questions. 😀 We’ll dive into how to approach detail questions, how to identify wrong answers, and of course, how to arrive at the right answer. […]

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GMAT Tuesday: OG Reading Comprehension #2

Hello! We are back with the third in our series of 5 videos, diving into the reading comprehension section of the Official Guide to the GMAT. We are tackling another detail question, which means you’ll learn how to approach detail questions and the common wrong answers in detail questions. Video Transcript Hello. Welcome to the […]

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Introduction to GMAT Critical Reasoning

GMAT Critical Reasoning is a question type found in the GMAT Verbal section. In CR questions, the prompt presents some sort of argument. Then you need to analyze the argument—for example, by strengthening it, weakening it, finding its underlying assumption, etc.  You’ll find around 13 Critical Reasoning questions in the GMAT Verbal section. Although you you do have […]

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How to Study for GMAT Verbal

Many GMAT Verbal improvement tips are focused on the nitty-gritty: nail your idioms, learn to deconstruct the elements of the Critical Reasoning argument, know what constitutes an incorrect vs. a correct answer on reading comprehension. Those are, without a doubt, important. If you haven’t learned them yet, that should be your next order of business. […]

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