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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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ESPN’s Faulty Argument – Can You Spot It?

GMAT Critical Reasoning Application Example Last night I watched my beloved Duke Blue Devils beat Clemson and advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. On ESPN SportsCenter afterwards, they started discussing Duke’s potential fate in terms of seeding for the NCAA Tournament. As you probably know, the selection committee will be deliberating all weekend […]

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Get More Right Answers in Less Time on the GMAT

GMAT Time Management Tips & Study Plan I recently put out a survey to my current and prospective students about a new GMAT Bootcamp course I was launching. One of the questions asked what topic they wished I would devote more time to in the course. Do you know what most people responded? Time management. […]

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Beware Confirmation Bias on GMAT Sentence Corrections

GMAT Sentence Correction Tip: Take Clues from the Un-Underlined Portion of the Sentence There’s a marketing terms that you’ll learn about in business school called confirmation bias. It refers to the phenomenon in which your mind subconsciously looks for evidence to support a decision you’re on the verge of making. In other words you have […]

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From 550 to 710 in 3 Months – A GMAT Success Story

What It Takes to Truly Dominate the GMAT I’ll never forget the first phone call I received from Keith Richards. My first thought was, “Woah, what’s the Rolling Stones rock legend doing going back to business school?!” (I did have the privilege of coaching U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan on the GRE a few […]

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What Justin Bieber Should Learn About Subjunctive Mood

Subjunctive Mood on GMAT Sentence Correction “If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go.” — Justin Bieber, from his song “Boyfriend” I recently started learning Spanish and it’s been an interesting experience. For the first few months, I’ve been working on learning the most basic verb tenses: Simple present, simple past, simple future, […]

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Legitimate Home Court Advantage in NBA Game 7’s?

Question the Pundits for a Higher GMAT CR Score There’s a huge game in the NBA tonight. Eastern Conference Finals. Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers. Game 7. Winner advances to the NBA Finals to meet the San Antonio Spurs. Loser goes home. It doesn’t get much bigger than this. The question is, who has the […]

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How the Bracketing Technique Can Help You with GMAT Reading Comprehension

GMAT RC Tip: Simplify for Better Comprehension Understanding GMAT reading comprehension passages can be difficult because the subject matter is often dense and uninteresting while the writing style and sentence structure the authors use is often complex and difficult to wade through. So, what to do about this? You can’t make excuses. Complaining about the […]

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