The Most Important Moment in a Problem-Solving Question

With problem-solving questions, there are moments—often just one but occasionally two, or even more—when you have to make a decision that is not dictated by the problem or by the rules of math. This is when you have to slow down and think about how to proceed. This is the “moment” that can make this question work for you or can send you off in … [ Read more ]

A Universal Template for the GMAT Essay: Part I

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) comes first on the GMAT exam, but it is often the last section a student studies. If are new to the AWA section or just looking for an efficient way to structure your essay, you will find this template useful.

Doing the Most with the Least on Data Sufficiency

Your goal on data sufficiency is to achieve the greatest results with the information you are given. For this reason, you should begin each data sufficiency question with the goal of choosing answer choice D—“Each statement ALONE is sufficient.”

Automatic Conclusion on Plan Questions

One of the major types of Critical Reasoning Questions on the GMAT is the “Plan” Question. A Plan question features a PLAN and a GOAL, rather than the premises and conclusion found in most critical reasoning questions.

Test takers are rightfully taught to seek out the conclusion in the stimulus, and this technique usually pays off, but in the case of the plan type of question … [ Read more ]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—Part III

Break GMAT practice problems down to their essence so that if you see a similar problem on test day, you can apply the method to the new problem.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle—Part II

It used be said that kids were taught the 3 Rs: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Anyone who is under the age of 40 probably grew up with a different 3 Rs: REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE.

GMAT Tip: Understanding Rate Problems

A single tough rate problem can wreak havoc on your GMAT score, but not if you understand the basics.