### Taking the new mini-GMAT for EMBA? Here’s how to prep! – Part 2

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Last time, we talked about the IR and Verbal sections of the new Executive Assessment (EA) exam for EMBA candidates. Today, we’re going to dive into Quant and also talk more about your overall study. Read more

### Think Like an Expert: How & When to Work Backwards on GMAT Problem Solving

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*What does it take to be a GMAT expert? It’s not just content knowledge (although of course that’s necessary). A GMAT expert knows how to quickly identify patterns and choose quickly from a variety of strategies. In each of these segments, I’ll show you one of these expert moves and how to use it.* Read more

### Easy Answers Are Lousy Answers on the GMAT

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The number one rule in my GMAT classes is this: **we stay in control of the test, not the other way around.** Many GMAT questions have both a right answer, and *an answer they hope you’ll pick — *and those often aren’t the same! Learn to recognize the “too easy” answers that the test writers want you to pick, and stay far away from them. Read more

### Want to do better on GMAT Quant? Put your pen down!

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Let’s do an experiment. This is one I do with all of my GMAT classes and tutoring students. Grab a piece of paper, a pen, and a stopwatch (or use the stopwatch function on your mobile device). Read more

### Decoding Divisibility and Primes on the GMAT – Part 3

Welcome to the 3^{rd} and final installment of our mini-series on GMAT Number Properties. We’ve been doing a deep dive into Divisibility and Prime issues (see Part 1 and Part 2), exploring how the GMAT can disguise these topics and get us to fall into traps.

Here’s your third GMATPrep® problem from the free exams—and our hardest one yet. Good luck! Read more

### Two Minutes of GMAT Quant: A Breakdown – Part 2

If you read the first post in this series, then you already know how to get the most you can out of the first 5 seconds of a GMAT Quant problem. But what about the other 1:55? Let’s continue to delve. Read more

### The Top 6 GMAT Quant Mistakes That You Don’t know You’re Making

Sometimes, as you solve a GMAT Problem Solving problem, everything seems to go smoothly. You get an answer that matches one of the choices perfectly, so you select it and move on to the next problem. But much later, when you’re reviewing the problem, you realize that you picked the wrong answer entirely. Why does this happen, and how can you stop it?

### Two Minutes of GMAT Quant: A Breakdown – Part 1

Two minutes is not a huge amount of time. Yet if you want to finish the entire GMAT Quant section in 75 minutes, two minutes is about all you have to solve each problem. Don’t interpret that to mean you just have to go quickly or skip important steps like checking your work. Instead, seek out a more efficient process for dealing with GMAT problems.

Better yet, read along as I detail an efficient process for dealing with your two minutes. Read more

### Here’s What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do on the GMAT

You’re staring at a GMAT problem that you just don’t understand. There’s a minute left on the clock. *What do you do?* Read more

### Here’s How to Avoid Calculations on GMAT Quant Problem Solving

Last time, we talked about how to avoid annoying calculations on Data Sufficiency. It’s not so surprising that you can do this on DS, since you don’t “really” have to solve all the way on this question type.

But you can avoid annoying calculations on Problem Solving, too! Try this problem from the GMATPrep® free exams to learn how. Read more