## 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

## Video: The Secret Method for Overlapping Sets on GMAT

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of overlapping sets or Venn Diagram questions on the GMAT. For many people it’s incredibly difficult to figure out whether to use a diagram, a table, or perhaps simple algebra. The answer to this might be best chalked up to “feel,” but there are actually good reasons … Read More

## Counting, Combinatorics, and Restrictions: Video

Combinatorics problems are feared mostly because no one teaches them properly in school. When you learn simple methods to break these questions down, you’ll find them some of the easiest questions on the GMAT! Strangely or not, there is an underlying logic to counting properly even if it’s not really what it would seem on … Read More

## GMAT Combinatorics, Permutations, Combinations — VIDEO

As part of my new series on Combinatorics (counting problems) questions, I’m introducing some basic videos to YouTube over the next few weeks. When it’s all completed, it’ll ramp up to a proper-real Online Course based on how to get you from Zero to Hero when it comes to these fear-inspiring questions. The first thing … Read More

## Hate GMAT Study? Here’s One Simple Trick to Learn to Love It

The suffocation seemed overwhelming. It was making me shrink into my seat. Just to breathe, I began to hyperventilate. This wasn’t the first time that I took a practical exam, and it certainly wasn’t the last. The first was when I was probably 11 years old and was given an ACT exam as part of … Read More

## How to Develop a GMAT Growth Mindset

Your GMAT Coach Rowan Hand has an exciting new post on QS’s TopMBA–full of useful tips to help you develop the GMAT mindset necessary for your exam success! Here’s the link: http://www.topmba.com/blog/developing-growth-mindset-top-gmat-score

## GMAT Worry? Here’s One Trick to Banish Anxiety for Good.

One of the worst bugbears of GMAT preparation is “garden variety” anxiety. It might seem as if the test is insurmountable, that it is some kind of obstacle that cannot be avoided. In a sense this is true. You will have to take the test. It will be a pain in the ass. However, it … Read More

## How to Kill Procrastination and Make Time for Your GMAT Prep

Are you having trouble studying for the GMAT? Do you simply find yourself meaning to do it but never getting it done? It is easy to find the time for GMAT preparation. In fact, it is so easy that people tend to make excuses about how they don’t have time to study. Sure—we’re all busy, … Read More

## How to Tackle Functions on the GMAT

Functions. The word itself strikes terror into the heart of many GMAT takers. In the dark corners of GMAT prep lurk a few little things that may or may not be covered in secondary (high school) education. These include functions, counting problems (permutations and combinations / combinatorics), and a lot of basic number theory (Properties … Read More

## One Crucial Tip to Spend Less Time on Your GMAT Preparation

Over the years, I’ve learned never to respect people who worry about their ideas being stolen. After all, what is an “original idea?” For that matter, how can it be proven? To me, it simply hasn’t seemed like something to worry about. Of course that isn’t suggesting that I plagiarize—believe me, I have enough to … Read More