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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

Here’s How to Study with the Manhattan Prep GMAT App

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Here's How to Study with the Manhattan Prep GMAT App by Chelsey Cooley

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Are you wondering where the Manhattan Prep GMAT App fits into your study routine? You shouldn’t just use it to work through lengthy sets of questions. There are better resources for that, such as the Manhattan Prep Strategy Guides and the Official Guide to the GMAT. Instead, think of the app as a way to turn down time into study time: every time you’d otherwise be idly surfing the Internet or playing mobile games, load up the app and do a few minutes of review. Or, add a quick 10 or 15 minutes of problems to your daily routine — think of it as the GMAT equivalent of flossing your teeth. With a little preparation and creativity, you can use the app to efficiently target critical GMAT skills. 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

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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

You’ve just taken your first practice GMAT. Now what?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - You've Just Taken Your First Practice GMAT - Now What? 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 just finished your first practice GMAT, and you’ve reviewed your assessment report. (If you haven’t generated an assessment report yet, do it now, before you keep reading!) If you’re like many of my students, you may have more questions now than you did beforehand. In this article, I’ll share some of the most common questions raised by the first practice GMAT, and how to answer them.

“I’m good at math, so why isn’t my Quant score higher?” Read more

Fixing your GMAT Quant Timing Problem (Part 3: Test Day)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog: Fixing Your GMAT Prep Timing Problem Part 3: Test Day 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.


You’ve been trying to improve your timing on the Quant section of the GMAT. You’ve already gotten into a timing-oriented mindset, and you’ve adopted the recommended study habits for better Quant timing. But what should you do when you’re actually taking the test? Follow these guidelines to maximize your Quant timing on test day. Read more

Why am I better at GMAT Problem Solving than Data Sufficiency?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why Am I Better at GMAT Problem Solving than Data Sufficiency? by Chelsey Cooley

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The next time you review a practice GMAT, pay attention to the difference between Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. Are you missing significantly more Data Sufficiency questions than Problem Solving questions? Or are you missing an unusual number of easy DS questions? Read more

The GMAT Careless Error Blues (Part 1 of 2)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The GMAT Careless Error Blues (Part 1 of 2) 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.


You know the concept, the setup, the steps. You have equations ready and a prowess with algebra. You solve the problem and come up with what is certainly the correct answer, yet you quickly find that answer is not one of the answer choices. You, my friend, are in danger of having just committed a careless error. Read more

Fixing your GMAT Quant Timing Problem (Part 2: How to Study)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Fixing Your GMAT Quant Timing Problem (Part 2: How to Study) 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.


If timing on the Quant section is keeping your GMAT score down, you’ve come to the right place! First, check out the previous article in this series and get into a timing-oriented mindset. Then, read the tips below, and learn about the study practices that will strengthen your Quant timing. 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