## 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) […]

## Learn to Dominate GMAT Probability & Combinatorics Questions

Free GMAT Math Webinar August 17th, 2016 Probability and combinatorics questions can be among the most challenging on the GMAT quantitative section for many students. But they don’t have to be. Join us on Wednesday, August 17th 2016 as we host “Ace the GMAT” author Brandon Royal for a special free class where he’s going […]

## Learn the Inside Scoop for Dominating the GMAT

Podcast Interview with Linda Abraham (Accepted) Have a GMAT or GRE coming up? Learn what it takes to truly succeed on those tests. I was honored to be the featured guest on Accepted.com‘s July 2015 podcast. Click HERE to listen to my interview with Linda Abraham, CEO and Founder of Accepted, for invaluable GRE tips […]

## The Top 4 Reasons People Fail on the GMAT

I hear it all the time from my prospective students: Brett, they say, I’ve been studying for the GMAT for a while now and I feel stuck. I just can’t seem to break through and get the score I need. I know I’m not stupid, but I just can’t quite figure this thing out. Can […]

## Tricks to Improve Your GMAT Score

2-Part Webinar Series: Verbal & Math Strategy is one of the major differentiators between those who score well on the GMAT and those who don’t. It’s one thing to know how to solve problems; it’s another thing to be able to solve the most difficult questions accurately and efficiently so that you get more right answers […]

## The Hardest GMAT Problems of 2014

Ready to Crack 700? Test Yourself Against These Challenging GMAT Questions Some of my students come to me just needing an above-average GMAT score to be accepted to their target business schools. But many of them are shooting for the upper 600’s — or even to crack 700! — to have the best chance of […]

## GMAT DS: When is 2nd Better than 1st?

A Modest Proposal for GMAT Data Sufficiency Strategy I want you to forget everything you know about GMAT data sufficiency. Okay, well, maybe not everything. But let me flip things on their head for a second. This may just be the fresh look you need to dominate GMAT data sufficiency once and for all. I […]

## GMAT Word Problems Involving Business and Sales

Understanding the Relationship Between Cost, Sales Price, and Profit on GMAT Quant Questions A common type of word problem you’ll encounter on the GMAT quantitative section involves merchant services, namely the buying and selling of goods or services. The math itself needs to be learned for these types of questions, to be sure, but for […]

## Why Thomas Paine Would Have Crushed the GMAT

How Using a Little Logic and Common Sense Can Help You Get More Right Answers on GMAT Test Day In 1776, the great American patriot Thomas Paine wrote his famous pamphlet Common Sense, which inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for freedom and independence from Great Britain. In it, he laid […]

## GMAT Math – Direct vs. Inverse Variation

When a Proportion is not a Proportion – GMAT Algebra There’s an old adage that if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The meaning is clear: If you only have one tool in your tool belt, you end up treating all problems the same way. For many GMAT students, that […]