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Category: GMAT

Improving from a 570 to a 740 on the GMAT in 4 months: Reddit Success Story

Summary Tried Manhattan, didn’t like it. Tried Target Test Prep, liked it more, but realized that he needed to apply it to Official Guide questions to improve on his score. He highly recommends using an error log and taking regular practice tests, but not wasting the official GMATPrep ones (so using Manhattan CATs instead). Original […]

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Increasing from a 540 to a 730 on the GMAT after several years of studying: Reddit success story

Summary Spent over two years and thousands of dollars studying for the test, finally scored a 730 (Q49, V41, IR8). Tried Kaplan course and Manhattan Prep books but didn’t find them useful. Found Target Test Prep much more useful, although difficult. Very happy to have scored well on the exam, but sad that she was […]

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Increasing from a 540 to a 710 on the GMAT with anxiety: Reddit GMAT success story

Summary Scored 48Q/40V on third try. Used Target Test Prep and the Official Guide for practice, used meds, yoga, and therapy for anxiety. Felt bad on the test but ended up doing better than expected. Original from Reddit Not thinking that I’m self important or whatever and writing a debrief but I wanted to just […]

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The complete list of GMAT Quant (Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency) Topics

This list is taken from my GMAT Quant Bible, which has the following information on each of the following topics: How to recognize the topic What to know about the topic Key takeaways Practice questions with detailed explanations If any of these topics seem unfamiliar, you should get the Quant Bible. It has all the […]

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GMAT Sentence Correction, SAT, ACT Advanced Grammar Rules

The SAT, the ACT, and the GMAT all have significant grammar sections. These can trip up students who aren’t prepared, and even those who are. Most students never really study English grammar, so they’re not quite sure what to make of these sections. The good is that I am almost positive you can read English, […]

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GMAT Study Plan Review. What’s the best GMAT study plan?

GMAT study plan review and comparison: vs. Magoosh vs. MBA Crystal Ball vs. Kaplan vs. GMATClub I’m a professional GMAT tutor, so I get the chance to see a lot of people go through the GMAT studying process. Here’s how the process normally goes: “I’m a smart, confident person. The GMAT should be a […]

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How to avoid silly mistakes and careless errors on the GMAT by a GMAT tutor

How to avoid silly mistakes and careless errors on the GMAT, by a 750 scorer (and GMAT tutor) If you’re looking at this blog post, you’re probably feeling quite frustrated right now. You might have just taken a practice test or done a huge chunk of quant practice, and it did not go as intended. […]

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To improve on Sentence Correction, think of it as a logic puzzle

Sentence Correction on the GMAT is a deceptive logic puzzle. It’s deceptive because it looks like it’s just a question of grammar, but that’s not the case. Take this question, for instance: A professor at the university has taken a sabbatical to research on James Baldwin’s books that Baldwin wrote in France while he was […]

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My post on Reddit GMAT (r/gmat) about creating error logs

You may have come across Manhattan Prep, Magoosh, or the Economist talking about how error logs are a fantastic tool to study for the GMAT. Well, I’m here to tell you one thing: they are. Seriously, I use them for all the tests I teach (GMAT, GRE, and LSAT).They’re a really fantastic way to organize yourself, find out your […]

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The Best GMAT Resources for 2019: Get a High Score With These 15 Books, Prep Courses, and Apps

This post was written by Punsala Navaratna for this blog.  The GMAT is an exam that requires smart and intense preparation. According to GMAC (the makers of the test), the more you study, the higher you’ll end up scoring – generally speaking. A critical step to success, though, lies in deciding what preparation resources you’re […]

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