## How to Avoid More Data Sufficiency Traps

Several months ago I wrote a post about not jumping to conclusions on data sufficiency questions. Sometimes, you will need to do more math on these questions than you think is necessary in order to avoid selecting a trap answer. Today’s post will be a …

## How To Reduce Stress on Test Day

Of all the stresses that are involved in taking the GMAT, worrying about conditions at the test center should not be one of them. There are many potential issues that you can overcome or prepare for long before big day comes. Here are a few …

## Fill in the Gap

Assumption questions can be quite tricky on the GMAT because the answer choices are often answers to other critical reasoning question types, such as inference questions and weaken questions. The arguments that are given for assumption questions include the premises (the facts) and the conclusion …

## Percents: More than Calculating Tips

Even if you have already learned how to accurately and quickly calculate a tip using mental math, you may still be struggling with percentage questions on the GMAT. Today we will look at three questions that test percents in different ways.   Let’s start with …

## But I Don’t Want To Study for the GMAT!

Spring is upon us…well, upon some of us anyways. But wherever you live, you are probably feeling the desire to step out from winter hibernation and enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately, we are moving into prime season for B-School applications and that means studying …

## Don’t Repeat or Say Again what You’ve Already Said

You don’t have to read the grammar bible to do well on GMAT sentence correction. Most questions test the same small handful of grammar rules such as parallelism, agreement, verb form, and logical predication. But every now and then, the test writers will throw …

## To the Right, To the Right

When working geometry problems on the GMAT, you are certain to come across several that deal with right triangles and your old middle school friend, Pythagoras.  Remember him? He was the a2 + b2 = c2 guy. While Pythagoras and his theorem won’t let you …

## You Want Me to Believe What?!

Post hoc ergo propter hoc. Ad hominem. Ad populum. Is this a Latin class or a GMAT blog? What if I said straw man or red herring or slippery slope? That last one might ring a bell, but the rest probably leave you scratching your …