## “I Hate the GMAT.” How to Work With Your Frustration (Part I)

“I hate the GMAT.” I know. I get it. I’ve been there. Let’s talk about how to fix that so you can move forward. Let’s Start at the Beginning: Why Do You Hate the GMAT? There’s no right or wrong answer here. I really actually want to know. I’m not going to be like some … Read More

## GMAT Critical Reasoning is NOT the Real World

It’s not like I really want to have to make a distinction such as this, but it bears repeating. GMAT Critical Reasoning questions are unique situations unto themselves and have no legitimate bearing on the Real World, nor vice-versa. Honestly, it would be much more convenient if everything were nice and orderly the way these … Read More

One of the main principles of GMAT Verbal, and particularly GMAT Reading Comprehension, is that you’re not actually looking for the RIGHT answer, but rather the CORRECT answer. What do I mean by that? Simple: the “right” answer is what they taught you to find at University. That’s the clever answer that means something.  What … Read More

## Does the GMAT repeat questions? Read on…

“The secret is reps, reps, reps.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger Here’s a quick answer: NO, but sort of maybe sometimes if you look at it a certain way. There’s obviously a lot of interest in this topic, and I will tell you one true thing, even if it’s not what you expected: Repeating questions is the simplest, … Read More

## GMAT Work and Rate Problems Mini-Course (with Videos!)

GMAT Work and Rate problems might seem like a pain in the ass, but they don’t have to be. The fact that these questions look worse than they truly are just comes down to over-complicated methodology and dubious pedagogy. This little group of videos is here to teach you a new way to think about … Read More

## GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategy Part I: Mental Models

Mental Models to Improve GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategy  While this is ostensibly a guide for Critical Reasoning, many of the things listed here will help us to make better decisions on the rest of the GMAT and ideally in life as well. That last part is up to you, obviously, but I can help you … Read More

## How to Beat GMAT Functions Problems Once and For All…

The Ultimate Guide to GMAT Functions Problems? (Probably not, but it’s a start…) Just want all of this as a 20-page PDF? The GMAT Functions Guide There are few words that strike terror into testtakers more than “functions.” Wait for it… Yeah, that feeling. The dropping in the pit of the stomach, the hyperventilating. We’ve … Read More