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Sometimes the key in sentence correction is just a matter of knowing what to look for. Knowing how to spot parallelism and knowing when it will occur will help you to narrow in on what might be wrong in the sentence. This week’s video will cover the basics of parallelism: what it is, where and […]

We continue our series, working through the GMAT Official Guide Reading Comprehension questions. In this video, we tackle an Inference question. 😀

The next video in the series, we take on an inference question in the Official Guide to the GMAT. This is the second video in the series, breaking down how to approach reading comprehension questions associated with the passage on Winters v. United States. This week’s board:

Here are five practice SC problems, exploring this particular grammatical structure. Full explanations will appear at the end of the article.

There are so many idioms that might appear on the GMAT. At least enough to fill eleven videos. In this week’s installment, we look at the idiomatic expressions involving predicate, mistake, and unlike.

Welcome back! Before we get started, take a moment to review Monday’s Sentence Correction question. Question In the middle of the 19th century, mathematician turned computer scientist Ada Lovelace aided Charles Babbage by developing the first computer algorithm, a breakthrough that ushered in the computer age, leading to machines capable of executing functions far more […]

Below is a question that is both good news and bad news if you see one like it test day. First off, you are doing very well to see such a difficult question, because of the computer-adapted nature of the test. The bad news: you might burn up a lot of time and not even […]

Example: If medical researchers are correct, then the human microbiome, made up of the microorganisms in our body, may hold the cure to diseases that have long plagued humanity, amounting to a major oversight in Western medicine that has, until recently, all but ignored any such role of the microbiome. Choose the option that best […]

Hello! 🙂 Before you dive into your thanksgiving meal this year, take a pause and learn about 2 real-world terms that just might show up on your GMAT test: sample size and statistical significance! After you’ve watched the video, you can also head over to this blog post to learn more about statistical significance, too. […]

Hello! 🙂 This week, I’m sharing another sentence correction tip involving splits: not the splits that professional gymnasts perform with elegance, but the kind you do with your GMAT answer choices! And as usual, here’s a still of this week’s board work: See you next week!

Hello! 🙂 I made it just in time to talk about more must-know idioms! Learn how to correctly use “because of”, “based on”, “fear of” and “fear for” today. If you have any questions about this or anything else GMAT-related, please leave them in the comments below. And as usual, here’s a still of this […]

The GMAT is not just a test of your analytical skills or reading ability, it's also a test of your focus. Let's look at some strategies to keep you focused and engaged on your GMAT reading.

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.

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 […]

Hello! Welcome to the third installment in the “Real World Matters” series. This one features a quick introduction to the American court system (you can learn more about it here!). After you’ve watched it, you’ll be ready to dissect GMAT passages with this topic a little quicker than before. 🙂 Here’s a still of the final […]

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 […]