How a Tomato Can Skyrocket Your GMAT Prep

…Or at least I think it’s “tomato.” I don’t speak Italian This one, however, is a tomato you don’t want to eat. Well, then, what do you do with it? Glad you asked. The “Pomodoro Technique,” named after the cutesy little kitchen timer, was developed in the 1980s by productivity expert Francesco Cirillo. The technique … Read More

Is the One-Year MBA Program Right for Me? Guest Post by Rona Aydin

Comparing and contrasting one-year MBA programs to traditional two-year programs Choosing the right MBA program is a very personal choice and there are many factors to consider including school rankings, geography, the specifics of the curriculum and many others. Of particular interest is the length of the MBA program. Which one might be right for … Read More

How to Apply Strategy to Beat GMAT Quant — MyGuru Guest Post

Hi GMATters, This is a guest blog post from our friend Mark Skoskiewicz of Chicago-based Test Prep service MyGuru. Want a full PDF of this guide? Click here:   GMAT Math and the Importance of Strategy  To excel on the GMAT, mastering core underlying mathematical concepts and skills is critical.  The key to a 700+ … Read More

Cancel Variables in GMAT Data Sufficiency

Hi GMATters, We’re all taught that “you need at least as many equations as you have variables.” In fact, that’s one of the first principles in a lot of GMAT texts. The simple fact that it’s in the damn GMAT books is almost undoubtedly why tricky DS questions love to punk you by having a … Read More

When “Always True” Isn’t True on the GMAT

Sentence Correction is at once one of the most objective, “quant-like” sections of the GMAT Verbal, to paraphrase Ron Purewal from Manhattan. What Ron is talking about is that there are a lot of pretty objective rules that you can apply—things that will work a huge majority of the time. In my own practice, I … Read More

Are You Making the Biggest Mistake in GMAT Verbal?

Let’s face it: you don’t know how to read for the GMAT. But why would you? A good, solid education will teach you exactly how NOT to read for the GMAT. Having trouble with the Reading Comprehension section of the exam is pretty much proof that you have a good degree! What’s the problem? Ultimately, … Read More

VIDEO Breakdown: An Easy Way to Gain Points in GMAT Quant

There are a few Quant topics on the GMAT that are much simpler than they seem. Learning these topics will boost the hell out of your GMAT prep. Factoring, Counting Problems (Permutations and Combinations), Probability, Mixtures, and Venn Diagrams round out the list. Unfortunately, Percents and Rate Problems will always be hard–and this is coming … Read More