“Planning” to Do Well on the GMAT?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – one of the benefits of standardized tests is that they are…standardized! That means that the more you practice, the more you will see patterns and commonalities among various questions. Identifying those patterns makes identifying the …

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Get Over Your Fear of Fractions!

If you’ve read the Assigning Values section in my book, you probably already have a good working knowledge of the fundamentals of this strategy. You will probably immediately recognize that question 198 on page 180 of the GMAT Official Guide 13th Edition is a good …

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The Official Guide 13th Edition How To Quantitative: Page 166, #104

With 75 minutes to solve 37 questions, you have roughly 2 minutes per question on the quantitative section. Since you aren’t allowed to skip back and forth among questions, you need to pace yourself wisely, which means identifying opportunities to take (accurate) shortcuts on some …

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The Official Guide 13th Edition How To Verbal: Page 531, #101

When the task is to logically complete an argument, one important consideration in selecting an answer is not to go beyond the information already provided. In other words, you need to determine what key words from the argument need to be in your answer choice, …

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The Official Guide 13th Edition How To Quantitative: Page 281, #72

Every so often, the Official Guide explains a question in terms of strategy, rather than just pure math, but these helpful moments are few and inconsistently applied. In this question, the reason that statement (1) is not sufficient is demonstrated through a strategy of assigning …

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The Official Guide 13th Edition How To Verbal: Page 683, #63

In Sentence Correction questions, if you don’t see an error in the underlined portion, use the answer choices to help determine what issue the question is testing. Sometimes the question will have a split with two of the answers using one grammatical construction and three …

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