What’s the deal with the Reinforcement Activities?

Beneath most video lessons, you’ll find a Reinforcement Activities box featuring linked practice questions of various degrees of difficulty.


These practice questions test only those concepts and techniques covered in that particular lesson. So, answering them will:

  • Reinforce what you just learned
  • Acquaint you with the many different ways the GMAT can test a single concept
  • Prepare you with the mental flexibility needed to solve nonstandard questions


How many practice questions should I answer?

In a perfect world, you’ll answer all 4000+ practice questions in this course. This approach practically guarantees success on test day. Of course, I recognize that students don’t always have the luxury of time, in which case I suggest that you answer as many questions as your time permits

Note:  Keep in mind that the number of practice questions under a certain topic is proportional to how frequently that topic is tested. So, if a topic (e.g., Standard Deviation) has a lot of practice questions, then you should make sure you’re comfortable with that topic.


If I answer some practice questions, what level of difficulty should I focus on?

You should use the practice questions as a bridge from your present skill level to your goal skill level. So, for example, if your present quantitative skills are at the 500 level, and you need 700-level skills, then you should start answering questions in the 500-650 range and then work your way up to 650-800 level questions. Similarly, if you have 400-level verbal skills, and you need 700-level skills, then start with questions in the 350-500 range, then advance to 500-650, and then questions in the 650-800 range. And so on. 

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