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In this very short article, we’ll examine a common phenomenon that can prevent you from maximizing your quant score. The phenomenon: students often fail to view mathematical properties in both directions. Consider, for example, the Product...
Here's a common phenomenon I see when tutoring: SETUP: After reading a Critical Reasoning passage, the student begins analyzing the answer choices to determine which one best strengthens the conclusion. STUDENT: “Answer choice A doesn't...
In this article, we'll examine some common mistakes that GMAT students make when answering Geometry questions. Making incorrect assumptions about geometric diagrams When it comes to Geometry questions, there isn't a lot you can assume. ...
Throughout various GMAT discussion groups, you'll often find students discussing a common phenomenon in which their Sentence Correction accuracy seems to DECREASE after they've learned all of the grammatical rules tested on the GMAT. In...
Many students (and some teachers for that matter!) don’t see the connection between algebra and numbers. For example, when I ask students what it means to say that 3x + 7x = 10x, the most common response is that three x’s plus seven x’s is...
By Vera Marie Reed While an undergraduate degree may help to open up doors and get you job interviews, a master’s degree will give you more upward momentum as you enter the workforce. One report from last year noted that 16+ million people...
- by guest writer Vera Marie Reed As more MBA programs begin to accept GRE scores as an alternative to the GMAT, prospective business school students now must make the careful choice between which exam to take. Although both exams are used...
By Iliana Bobova, PrepAdviser Here are some predictions for business education worth looking into if you are considering a graduate business degree such as an MBA or a Master’s. At the dawn of a new year we looked into various aspects of...
By Katharine Rudzitis On the GMAT, you’ll sometimes encounter tough mathematical expressions. Consider the following Data Sufficiency question: What is the value of x? Statement 1: (x2 – 3)2 - 4(x2 – 3) – 12 = 0 Statement 2: x2 – 2x – 3...
When students begin preparing for the GMAT, I always recommend that they take a GMATPrep practice test early in their studies. I do this for several reasons: Students should know, as soon as possible, exactly what they will be preparing...

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