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Avoid this Common GMAT Argument Fallacy

I was driving down the street the other day and passed a Sara Lee truck with delicious-looking pictures of pastries on the back and the following motto emblazoned in big, bold letters on the side: “Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” My first thought was, yep, that sounds about right. I mean, who doesn’t love Sara […]

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3 Key Elements of GMAT Success

When it comes to dominating the GMAT, a lot of students are looking for the proverbial magic bullet — the one key thing that will lead to success. What do I need to do to crack 700 on the GMAT?, they ask hopefully. Unfortunately there’s no one thing. In fact there are three things, a […]

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The Art of Transformation on GMAT Algebra Questions

GMAT Math Tip: Start With the End in Mind Sometimes we overcomplicate GMAT algebra questions. Actually, let me rephrase that. Sometimes we see what looks to be a challenging GMAT algebra question, we freak out, we convince ourselves that we don’t even know where to begin, and we all but throw in the towel. Ever been […]

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Get Ready for the GMAT’s New Select Section Order

Which Section Order Should You Choose on the GMAT? Effective July 11, 2017, the GMAT will start offering a new feature called “Select Section Order” designed to make the GMAT test-taking experience more enjoyable for candidates by providing them with an element of control over the testing process. “Select Section Order” is exactly what it […]

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New! GMAT Official Guide 2018 Textbook Now Available

When you’re preparing for the GMAT, working dozens (if not hundreds!) of practice problems of each question type on the GMAT is a must. The best source of real former GMAT questions comes straight from the makers of the GMAT (the GMAC) in the form of the GMAT Official Guide 2018. The brand new version of […]

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GMAT Probability – Addition Rule Nuance

Pay Attention to Mutually Exclusive Events Pretty much all probability questions on the GMAT can be answered using three core rules. We teach them in detail in our Probability and Combinatorics course, but I want to take a second to tease out an important nuance to the Addition Rule (officially known as the “Union” rule) […]

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How Much Time Do You Have on the GMAT?

You have more time than you think… The math is pretty simple: On the quantitative section of the GMAT, you have 75 minutes to complete 37 questions. That works out to almost exactly two minutes per question. On the verbal section you have 75 minutes to answer 41 questions, so you have slightly less time […]

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Get Accepted to B-School with Low Stats [Free Webinar]

A LOW GMAT OR GPA ISN’T AN MBA DEATH SENTENCE. YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT. In this webinar, presented by Accepted’s CEO and founder, Linda Abraham, you’ll learn: • What the adcoms seek besides a high GMAT score and GPA • How to divert the spotlight away from your weaknesses • How […]

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[Win $500!] Take the 2017 MBA Applicant Survey

Could you spare a few minutes to complete a short survey? You might recall that I’m a member of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants. In June, we will hold our annual conference in California. While there, we will present anonymous data about MBA applicants to the top MBA programs, AIGAC members, and […]

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How Important is the GMAT?

Survey: Relative Weight of MBA Admissions Criteria At the beginning of my free video on YouTube titled “GMAT Master Part 1 – Get 20 Easy Points on the GMAT + Your Success Triad,” I talk about how important your GMAT score is on your MBA applications. True, admissions officers often given “political” answers when asked […]

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