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GMAT Data Sufficiency: Follow Your Process (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Data Sufficiency: Follow Your Process Part 1 by Stacey KoprinceDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Data Sufficiency problems are fantastic because you can avoid doing lots of math calculations! Data Sufficiency problems are really annoying because they’re so tricky; it’s very easy to fall into a trap. :(

So how do we take advantage of the benefits of DS without falling prey to the test-writer’s tricks? Read more

Fixing your GMAT Quant Timing Problem (Part 1: How to Think About Timing)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Fixing Your GMAT Quant Timing Problem - Part 1 by Chelsey CooleyDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


So, you’ve learned that timing is your number one problem on GMAT Quant. Even though you often get tough problems right, you just can’t get through a Quant section in 75 minutes or less, so your score doesn’t reflect your true ability. You have to fix this problem, or MBA admissions committees will underestimate you. How do you do it? Read more

GMAT Mastery: Manage Time and Avoid Traps on Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension

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SK 366 - GMAT Mastery: Manage Time and Avoid Traps on Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension by Stacey KoprinceDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


On Verbal, we’re asked for the “best” answer—not the “objectively correct” answer that we need to find on Quant—so it can be really easy to fall for a tempting trap, especially on Critical Reasoning (CR) and Reading Comprehension (RC).

Learn to work super-systematically, though, and you’ll navigate through those tempting traps to land on the right answer. (Well…most of the time, anyway. :)) Here’s what to do. Read more

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 edition – Part 4

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - New GMAT Official Guides 2017 Released! - Part 4 by Stacey KoprinceDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Welcome to the fourth installment of our series on the new Official Guides for GMAT® Review (2017 edition). If you haven’t seen the earlier installments yet, start here and work your way back to me.

I know that some people have already worked through the 2016 editions of the books and want to know which questions in the 2017 editions are the new ones. I’ve got the scoop for you! Read more

4 Ways an MBA Abroad Can Help You Get Hired

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The MBA Tour NYC European SchoolsDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Disney’s theme park jingle had it right: “It’s a small world after all.” Read more

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 edition – Part 3

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - New GMAT Official Guides 2017 Released! - Part 3 by Stacey KoprinceDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


They’re alive! (Cough. Er.) Well, they’re published anyway: the new Official Guide books are here! In Part 1 and Part 2, we talked about the Quant portions of the new Official Guides, aka the OGs. It’s time to dive into Verbal. We’ll be talking about the verbal sections of The Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2017, aka the OG or the big book, as well as The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2017, aka the verbal review or the verbal supplement. Read more

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 edition – Part 2

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - New GMAT Official Guides 2017 Released! - Part 2 by Stacey KoprinceDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


The new Official Guide books have landed! In part 1, we talked about the changes to the Quant portions of the guides.

Already read that part? Then let’s talk about those interesting problems I mentioned last time! Note: I can’t reprint the problems here for copyright reasons. You will actually have to have a copy of the book in order to follow along. If you don’t have a copy, skip ahead to part 3, where we’ll talk about verbal. Read more

GMAT Grammar Biweekly: The Post That Explains “That”

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Biweekly Grammar Tips to Help You Ace GMAT Veral: The Post That Explains That by Emily MadanDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


The word “that” is one of the most flexible words that the GMAT tests. It can take several roles and could easily be misused. More commonly, it serves as a red herring that forces readers to stop and think about the wrong things. That said, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of how “that” can be used and why. Read more

New GMAT Official Guides 2017 Released! – Part 1

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - New GMAT Official Guides 2017 Released! - Part 1 by Stacey KoprinceDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


The new Official Guide books have landed and I’ve got the scoop for you! Read more

GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage (Part 4)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Prep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage (Part 4) by Stacey Koprince

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


In the first installment of this series, we deconstructed a challenging Reading Comprehension passage from the GMATPrep® free exams. Pull up that page and keep it handy; it contains the full passage text. (And if you’re just starting here, go through the first three parts before you continue with this one!)

At the end of the third installment, I posted the third problem for the passage. Here it is again: Read more