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What the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Tests

If you’re trying to prepare for something, it’s probably a good idea to know what you’re facing. Or, as the famous military strategist Sun Tzu said, “Know thy enemy.” When it comes to the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section, there are a lot of moving parts. There are four major question types, some of which involve […]

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New [Shorter] GMAT Format Launches April 16, 2018

Good news, GMAT test takers! Effective April 16, 2018, the length of the GMAT exam will be shortened by 30 minutes. The total test time on the updated exam will now be 3.5 hours instead of 4 hours, including breaks and instructions. Same GMAT exam, fewer questions How was the GMAC able to accomplish this feat? […]

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GMAT Number Theory: How to Reason Your Way to a Right Answer

The GMAT is a reasoning test. It’s not a math test. It’s not an English grammar test. It’s not a writing test. Sure, there are elements of all of that in the questions you have to answer. But ultimately, the GMAT is a reasoning test. For proof, look no further than the names of the […]

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Is the GMAT Predictive of Success in Business School?

It’s the million dollar question, and I get it from prospective clients all the time: Why do I need to take the GMAT in the first place? What they’re really asking is, How is the GMAT relevant to success in business school? It’s easy to dismiss the GMAT as testing a lot of things that […]

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Understanding Pi on the GMAT – Happy Pi Day!

It’s Pi Day, March 14th (3.14)! In celebration, I want to share a quick mindset about Pi that I think you’ll find really helpful. I had a student ask me recently how to “solve for pi” in GMAT geometry questions. We went back and forth and it turns out she was really confused about the concept […]

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Solving GMAT Factorials

GMAT problem solving questions that contain the words “How many ways…?” may land you in a situation where you have to deal with factorials. Of course, we have useful strategies for getting certain of these types of questions right without resorting to combinatorics. However, sometimes the fastest and easiest way to answer these questions is […]

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Is an MBA Worth It? {Infographic}

Is an MBA worth it? The answer depends on your career goals, of course. But the benefits of an MBA extend far beyond just an increase in salary.   This helpful infographic, created by Arizona State University Online, details how MBAs have provided value for students across the country (and world) and which careers are currently […]

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Average GMAT Scores at the Top MBA Programs {Infographic}

Thanks to our friends at Accepted.com for sharing such an information graphic showing the average GMAT scores at the top-10 business schools:   Top 10 MBA Program Average GMAT Scores The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills. Used for admission into graduate management programs. 1. […]

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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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