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Breaking the 700 Barrier – Part 1: The GMAT Mindset

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Breaking the 700 Barrier Part 1: The GMAT Mindset 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 top 10 US b-schools now have average GMAT scores in the 700 to 730 range. That’s 90th percentile or higher—in other words, really high scores!

So, if you want a 700-level score, what does it take to get yourself into that range? Read more

Everything You Need to Know About GMAT Time Management – Part 3 of 3

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Everything You Need to Know About Time Management (Part 3) by Stacey KoprinceAre you ready for the third and final installment of our Time Management series?

In the first part of this series, we established some overall principles for time management on the GMAT:

(1) Why is time management so important on the GMAT?

(2) Know (generally) how the scoring works.

(3) When solving problems, follow two principles.

In the second part, we talked about per-question timing:

(4) First, train per question: Develop your “One-minute time sense”

Today, we’re going to graduate to per-section timing. Let’s do this! Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management – Part 2 of 3

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Everything You Need to Know About Time Management - Part 2 of 3Did 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 back! In the first part of this series, we established some overall principles for time management on the GMAT:

  1. Why is time management so important on the GMAT?
  2. Know (generally) how the scoring works
  3. When solving problems, follow two principles

Today, we’re going to dive into per-question timing. Read more

GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage (part 5)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Tough Passage - 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 final installment of our series on tackling a tough reading comp passage from the GMATPrep® free exams! If you’re just joining us now, go all the way back to the first installment and work your way through to this one. Read more

Everything you need to know about GMAT Time Management – Part 1 of 3

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Everything You Need to Know About Time Management - Part 1 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.


First, a note: this three-part series is long; there’s a lot going on. You aren’t going to be able to incorporate all of this from day one. Rather, expect to return to this article as you get further into your studies. Make a note right now that you want to review this before every practice test (and probably after, too!).

In this first part, we’re going to get oriented on some overall principles for time management on the GMAT. Let’s dive in! Read more

GMAT Critical Reasoning: Infer like a Master

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Prep Critical Reading: Infer Like a Master 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.


Inference questions can appear in Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT, so it’s crucial to master what the test is—and is not—asking you to do. The good news? Your goal is the same, regardless of the question type.

Try this problem from the free questions that come with the GMATPrep® software and then we’ll talk about how Inference questions work! Read more

Official Guide 2017 Errata: Update Your Book

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Official Guide 2017 Errata: Update Your BookLate last week, GMAC announced that the fantastic new Official Guide 2017 edition unfortunately experienced some production errors that caused a bunch of typos in the newly-printed books. Read more

How to Analyze the Upgraded GMAT Enhanced Score Report

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Analyze the Upgraded GMAT Enhanced Score Report 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.


GMAC has just launched a beta version of their Enhanced Score Report (ESR), with fantastic new data to help us figure out how to get better at taking the GMAT. Read on for the scoop! Read more

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

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