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Measure Twice, Cut Once for Success on GMAT Quant

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Measure Twice, Cut Once for Success on the GMAT 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.


Have you ever heard the saying “measure twice, cut once”? Read more

Here’s Why You’re Getting Geometry Problems on GMAT Data Sufficiency Wrong

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Here's Why You're Getting Geometry Problems on GMAT Data Sufficiency by Ceilidh EricksonDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


I had a student recently whose Data Sufficiency (DS) accuracy was generally very high, and whose knowledge of geometry rules was solid. And yet, she was getting almost every geometry DS question wrong on practice tests!

This is actually very common: students who are otherwise good at geometry and/or DS struggle when the two things are put together.

Here are the 3 main reasons that students miss geometry DS problems: Read more

How Many Questions Can You Get Wrong on GMAT Quant?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How Many Questions Can You Miss on GMAT Quant 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.


When you took tests in high school or college, your grade was based on the number of questions you got right. The only way to earn an A was by answering almost every question correctly. If you’ve been studying for a while, you’ve probably heard that the GMAT is different — but how different is it, really? You know that you’re supposed to miss questions on the GMAT, but how many can you actually miss on the Quant section and still get a good score? Read more

Two Minutes of GMAT Quant: A Breakdown (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Two Minutes of GMAT Quant a Breakdown Part 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.


Ready for the long awaited conclusion of how to tackle a quant problem in two minutes? We’ll finally get to the point where you can submit an answer! If you haven’t been keeping up, catch up here. Read more

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

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Taking the New Mini-GMAT for EMBA Candidates? Here's How to Prep (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.


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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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Working Backwards on GMAT Problem Solving by Ceilidh EricksonDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


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

Five Simple Tips for GMAT Word Problems

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Five Simple Tips for GMAT Word Problems 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.


This article won’t teach you how to solve GMAT word problems from scratch. (Check out our Word Problems Strategy Guide for that!) However, it will suggest five easy changes that’ll help you save time, earn points, and reduce stress. Make just a few small changes to how you solve word problems, and watch your Quant score improve. Read more

How to Review Easy GMAT Quant Questions (And Why They’re Important)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Review Easy GMAT Quant Questions

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.


If you’re already comfortable with most of the Quant content (big if, but hey, let’s play the hypothetical game), then you’ll find some of the questions in the GMAT official guide book are relatively easy. Even if you’re struggling, there will be a few questions that you get right and understand without much difficulty. Let’s talk about how those can be powerful tools.

Imagine you come across this problem: Read more

Easy Answers Are Lousy Answers on the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Easy Answers Are Lousy Answers on the GMAT 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.


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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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Want to Do Better on GMAT Quant? Put the Pen Down by Ceilidh EricksonDid 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.


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