Arithmetic and Algebra on the GMAT

It’s often said of the GMAT that creativity is more indispensable to the quantitative section than it is to the verbal section. While this maxim may run counter to expectations, it is indubitably the case that the student able to think about a math problem in a variety of ways will out-perform the student only [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 August 1st, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section

Introduced in the summer of 2012, the Integrated Reasoning section (IR) is the newest addition to the GMAT. Unlike the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the test, for which we have years of data pertaining to scoring and methodology, IR is at this juncture a bit of a mystery to teachers, administrators, and students alike. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 11th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

GMAT Reading Comprehension Strategies

Although the tasks you are required to perform on the Reading Comprehension section of the GMAT are without question some of the most routine and familiar on the exam – namely reading a text and responding to a set of questions about that text – many students nonetheless report approaching the passages with tremendous anxiety. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips|0 Comments

5 Questions with Stacy Blackman

Stacy Blackman, Founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting Stacy Blackman has been consulting on the MBA applications process since 2001 and has since helped thousands of candidates get into the top business schools around the world. In addition to consulting, Stacy writes the “Strictly Business MBA Blog” for U.S. News and [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 26th, 2013|5 Interview Questions, GMAT, Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments

Parallel Structure in GMAT Sentence Correction Questions

Like so many potentially frustrating questions on the GMAT, sentence correction questions can best be approached methodically and patiently. Armored with a bit of knowledge and training, any GMAT test taker will find it possible to move through these questions with efficiency and ease. Indeed, with the right preparation, your performance on sentence corrections might [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 24th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips|0 Comments

Number Properties Questions

Number properties questions are more common on the GMAT Quantitative section than most test-takers would like. In all the years I’ve spent teaching and tutoring this test, I’ve seen few questions approached with more apprehension and dread than questions concerning number properties. This is unfortunate principally because these questions are not at all difficult when [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 18th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategies

Although GMAT Critical Reasoning questions come in several different varieties, the most common are by far and away those involving an unstated assumption upon which the correct answer depends. These questions usually take one of the following formats: “Which of the following would (strengthen/weaken) the argument?” and “The argument above assumes which of the following?” [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 6th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips|0 Comments

Best Study Strategies for the GMAT

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized assessment test that many master degree programs require applicants to take. Business schools in particular use the GMAT to determine entry into their accounting and finance programs. Today, the GMAT test is conducted in 110 different countries. Follow these tips for studying in preparation for the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 May 31st, 2013|GMAT|0 Comments

5 Questions with Linda Abraham

Linda Abraham, Founder of Started by Linda Abraham in the early 1990s, grew out of an editing service working with college students in West Los Angeles. Linda discovered she was repeatedly asked to edit personal statements for grad school. She realized that if she applied journalistic techniques to the personal [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:39+00:00 April 26th, 2013|5 Interview Questions, GMAT|0 Comments