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Trick for Identifying Conclusions

GMAT Critical Reasoning Tip: Identifying Conclusions The methodology for answering GMAT critical reasoning questions sounds pretty simple and straightforward on the surface. You read the question first to make sure you know what you’re supposed to zero in on, and then you read the argument prompt reductively to identify the parts of the argument, starting […]

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GMAT Diction Review for Sentence Corrections

Learn the Most Misused Words on the GMAT I was reading an article recently about Harvard linguist Steven Pinker’s new book, The Sense of Style, which aims to help readers improve their use of the English language. I was intrigued, naturally, to find applications for GMAT Sentence Correction where proper diction is one of the […]

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[Free Webinar] Learn to Dominate GMAT Critical Reasoning

Free GMAT Critical Reasoning Webinar 10/15/15 I have some good news for you. Check that. I have some great news for you! If you’ve watched any of my free GMAT video lesson on YouTube or browsed around this website even a little bit, you know I’m a big fan of one of the industry’s leading […]

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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 […]

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A Cool Trick for Mastering Parallelism Questions on GMAT SC Questions

Mentally Use the Colon to Clarify Parallel Construction One of the six major points of English grammar tested on GMAT sentence correction questions is parallelism, otherwise known as parallel construction. (For detailed teaching on all six grammar categories, see our “Sentence Correction – Part 2” lesson). The idea is simple: When two or more things […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Implementation Assumptions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

Don’t Overthink GMAT Critical Reasoning Arguments I recently received an e-mail from one of my students asking the following: “I was reading in Brandon Royal’s Game Plan for the GMAT book about “Implementation Assumptions” and I don’t really understand them. How do they work and what am I missing?” Note: Brandon Royal writes the following about […]

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Idioms, Sentence Correction, and the GMAT Exam

Setting the Record Straight, from the GMAC Dominate the GMAT recently received the following note from the GMAC (the makers of the GMAT) that they wanted us to share with our readers: Quote from the GMAC: Recently there has been some discussion and questioning about the role and place of idioms and sentence correction as they […]

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How to Get Your GMAT Paid For! (and more….)

GMAT Primer: Understanding the GMAT Established over fifty years ago, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for entrance into over 1,600 graduate-level management degree programs worldwide. Every aspiring business and management professional should consider sitting for this exam. OnlineMBA has created a fantastic guide called “Understanding the GMAT” to help you get started. […]

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