The 11 Best GMAT Reading Comprehension Strategies

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The reading comprehension part of the GMAT Verbal section can be intimidating at first. You have to glean key ideas and information from dense, jargon-filled passages, which probably don’t resemble the kinds of articles you read for fun.

Luckily, whether you love these kinds of passage-based questions or they fill your heart with dread, there are a number of tried-and-true strategies that you can use to improve your score. In this post, we’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need to ace GMAT reading comprehension—including how to approach the passages overall, how to attack the questions, and how to pace yourself so that you spend just the right amount of time on them.

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The 5 Best GMAT Questions of the Day

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We all have daily routines. What if answering a GMAT question every day became as natural as reading the news or brushing your teeth?

Answering a daily GMAT question is a quick and easy way to prep for the GMAT. Even if you don’t have time for hours of intensive studying, you can feel confident that you’ve taken a small step toward your GMAT goals every day.

This guide will share the best resources for GMAT Questions of the Day (QOTD). To start, let’s define exactly what a GMAT Question of the Day is. Continue reading “The 5 Best GMAT Questions of the Day”

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What Math Is on the GMAT? Topics, Questions, and Review

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The Quantitative section of the GMAT strikes fear into the hearts of many test takers who haven’t taken a math class in years. If you’re one of those test takers, you shouldn’t worry! You can totally handle the math in this section.

While the Quantitative section is challenging, it doesn’t test especially advanced concepts. This guide will show you what math is on the GMAT, along with key tips on how to prepare.

First, let’s discuss a general overview of GMAT math. Continue reading “What Math Is on the GMAT? Topics, Questions, and Review”

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How to Prepare for the GMAT: 23 Expert Study Tips

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No one ever said the GMAT was easy. In fact, it’s considered so tricky (and so important) that most would-be MBAs spend two to three months preparing for it. The majority of students spend over 50 hours studying, and the highest scorers average 121 hours of study time! What exactly are they doing all this time to get ready?

This guide will walk you through exactly how to prepare for the GMAT, with 23 essential steps that will take you from registering for the exam to drilling practice questions to sitting down at the computer on test day. Continue reading “How to Prepare for the GMAT: 23 Expert Study Tips”

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The 12 Best Free GMAT Practice Tests

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Taking timed practice tests is an integral part of preparing for the GMAT. Fortunately, there’s a lot of free material online that will give you the full test-taking experience.

This guide features the top 12 resources for free GMAT practice tests, along with a full review of each test’s strengths and weaknesses. Plus, you’ll find some tips on how to use GMAT practice tests in the most effective way possible.

Before getting to the free GMAT practice tests, let’s consider what you should look for in a practice test. Continue reading “The 12 Best Free GMAT Practice Tests”

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Expert Guide: How Hard Is the GMAT?

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Is the GMAT hard? That’s a common question MBA hopefuls have, and one that’s not easy to answer. In this article, I’ll go over the bad news and the good news about the difficulties of the GMAT, who might have the most difficulty in certain areas, and how to overcome any possible challenges of the exam. Continue reading “Expert Guide: How Hard Is the GMAT?”

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How to Study for the GMAT in 3 Months: 5 Key Prep Tips

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Wondering how to study for the GMAT in 3 months? If you’re ready to start studying for the GMAT, you might not know how to schedule your prep. It can seem overwhelming to decide how many hours you need to study, what you should do in each study session, and how many months you should plan to prepare.

In this article, I’ll go over the reasons you might choose to take three months to study for the GMAT and the top study tips for getting ready for the exam in 90 days. You’ll also get two full sample 3 month GMAT study plans: one for 100 hours of prep and one for 200 hours.

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How to Crack the GMAT: 13 Strategies You Need to Know

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Does the GMAT still feel like a mystery to you? You’re not alone. The GMAT can seem elusive at first. But you’ll need to understand it inside and out in order to ace it, which is where we come in.

In this article, I’ll go over everything you’ll need to know to crack the GMAT, the top GMAT tricks and traps to avoid if you want a high score, and the best study tips to help you do exceptionally well on the exam. Continue reading “How to Crack the GMAT: 13 Strategies You Need to Know”

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How to Prepare for the GMAT in 1 Month: 2 Study Plans

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So, you’ve decided to take the GMAT and you only have one month to prepare. You’ve certainly set a lofty challenge for yourself!

While I’d suggest spending around three solid months on GMAT prep, it is possible to prepare for the GMAT and improve your score in one month. In this article, I’ll cover the key goals and learning objectives you should have if you’re preparing for the GMAT in one month. I’ll also offer two different 1 month GMAT study plans that you can use for your prep.

By the end of this guide, you’ll know exactly how to prepare for the GMAT in one month!

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The 6 GMAT Essay Tips That Will Help You Ace the AWA

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If you’re preparing for the GMAT, you’ve probably spent countless hours reviewing math concepts and mastering grammar skills. You’ve likely also spent time studying for the newer integrated reasoning section, too. But have you thought about the analytical writing assessment part of the GMAT?

If your answer is no, don’t worry! You’re not alone. Many test-takers go into test day without spending a lot of time preparing for the essay section of the GMAT, especially since it’s unclear how much (or even if) the GMAT essay even matters for getting into business school.

In this article, I’ll shed some light on the oft-forgotten GMAT AWA section. First, I’ll give you an overview of what’s actually on the AWA section. Next, I’ll discuss whether or not that score really matters for your admission to business school. Finally, I’ll tell share the top GMAT essay tips that are guaranteed to boost your GMAT essay score.

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