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# Archive | Study Tips

## One More RTD Table Problem: Average Rates Part 2

If you haven’t been following our series on RTD tables, take a few minutes to catch up: Using Diagrams to Solve Rate Problems: Part 1 Using Diagrams to Solve Rate Problems: Part 2 A Different Use of the RTD Table: Part 1 A Different Use of the RTD Table: Part 2 Using the RTD Table […]

## One More RTD Table Problem: Average Rates Part 1

My last several posts have been devoted to the use of a table to answer rate problems. Today’s post will assume familiarity with that table, so please take a look back at these posts is you’re not already familiar with the RTD table: Using Diagrams to Solve Rate Problems: Part 1 Using Diagrams to Solve […]

## A Different Use of the RTD Table: Part 2

Let’s recap where we left off yesterday. We were working with this diagram: We wanted to solve for Mary’s time, t. In every row the relationship among rate, time, and distance is the same: RT=D. In this diagram the bottom row looks the most promising, since it alone contains only the variable for which we’re […]

## GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Don’t Fear Mistakes

Hello! 🙂 This week, we’re talking about why you can actually appreciate–and not fear–your mistakes! To do this, I’m busting a few myths and misconceptions you might have heard about making mistakes, so watch the video for more. As usual, here’s the board work for this week: And if you have any comments or questions […]

## GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Improve from Mistakes

Hello! Ever feel like you keep making the same mistakes and just aren’t improving? You’re not alone! Today, I’m coming to you from Stump Beach, CA, with tips for how to combat this problem by systematically learning from your mistakes. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns–leave them as a comment in the comment […]

## The GMAT Is an Acquired Taste

If acquiring tastes could be considered a hobby in and of itself, you could call me an hobbyist. Here are a few hard-to-swallow bits and bobs I’ve learned to love in my life: Black coffee Kimchi Black metal Grammar Liver Absinthe Gertrude Stein Very dark chocolate Kombucha Distance running Free jazz Math problems Alright, so […]

## 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 […]

## 7 Steps to Get a 700+

I’ve taken the GMAT twice and scored 710 TWICE (is that good or bad… I still can’t decide…) However, I do feel I can give some sage advice for those that are aiming to get the magical 700+. Here are MY SEVEN ESSENTIAL steps to getting a 700+: #1 – Give yourself time to […]

## The GMAT, Learning, and Memory

A student recently asked: “Most of the time it happens that, when I keep moving forward in my GMAT studies, I forget some topics I had learned in past. I need some tips regarding it please.” This merits a discussion of memory. Of course, folks who are preparing for the GMAT are trying to learn […]