## How Not to Infer an Inference

The last time we talked about reading comprehension, we focused on questions that are really asking why, as opposed to asking what. Another type of question word that we need to make sure we understand correctly is the word inferred. Inferred, along with its tricky …

## What is Your Dream GMAT Score?

One question that a lot of people have is just what exactly their GMAT score means. They aren’t sure what a “good” score is and how much improvement they can reasonably expect to see after investing time in studying for the test. They may not …

## Just What is the Role of Those Sentences Anyways?

If you have already been practicing Critical Reasoning questions on the GMAT, you have likely worked a lot on assumption, strengthen, weaken, and inference questions. While those are the question types that you are likely to encounter with the most frequency on the GMAT, there …

## 5 Good Reasons to Throw Away Your Calculator

Like most students, you may find it incredibly unfair that you aren’t allowed to use a calculator on the main quantitative portion of the GMAT. Even though all test takers are in the same boat, which means the impact on your score percentile is non-existent, …

## Do You Ever Stop to Wonder Why?

Reading comprehension is often a test-taker’s least favorite part of the GMAT. The passages are dense and boring, and reading on a computer screen can be uncomfortable. These factors make it tempting to gloss over passages. And this may be just fine, because different people …

## GMAT Skills in Real Life: Topic 2

Finally – a store that got it right! Despite a very simple rule that less is used for what cannot be counted (snow, anxiety, interest, beer) and fewer is used for what can be counted (snowflakes, moments of anxiety, interesting people, bottles of beer), grocery …

## GMAT Skills in Real Life: Topic 1

Supposedly more than a test of basic math and grammar skills, the GMAT claims to accurately assess your ability to: –          interpret graphic data –          reason quantitatively –          recognize which information is relevant –          reason and evaluate arguments –          analyze information from a variety of …

## How to Match the Answers to the Text in Reading Comp

As you are probably used to hearing me say by now, every reading comprehension answer has to be clearly supported by information in the text. Even when a question is written as a hypothetical scenario, there will be evidence in the passage that supports the …