### More Fast Math for the GMAT (Part 7)

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A while back, we started a series on Fast Math for the GMAT—here’s the link if you want to start from the beginning.

In our last installment, I gave you two fast math problems to try. We’ve already discussed the first one; here’s the second one again (from the free problem set that comes with GMATPrep®). Read more

### A GMAT Timing Lesson from the German Bobsled Team

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Did you watch any of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang? If not, you missed out not only on some curling action that brought the house down*, but also on the most spectacular hockey shootout goal I’ve ever seen. If you saw it, you know the one I’m talking about! But there’s one other important thing you may have missed: an important lesson about GMAT timing. Read more

### Big GMAT Skills: Shedding Your Biases

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In our first post, we discussed what I would call the behemoth of big GMAT skills: reading with specificity and objectivity. Today, we’re going to focus on the latter of the two to delve into another one of the most important big GMAT skills: stripping yourself of biases. Read more

### More Fast Math for the GMAT (Part 6)

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A while back, we started a series on Fast Math for the GMAT—and we’ve got more for you today!

On these two new problems, we’re going to employ some broader principles than the ones we saw in the earlier installments of this series. I won’t say any more yet—try the two problems from the free problem set that comes with GMATPrep® and then we’ll talk.

Set your timer for 4 minutes and go! Read more

### When is an Absolute Value Not an Absolute Value?

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… when it’s a distance on a number line!

Okay, that doesn’t quite work as a joke. But it *does* work as a GMAT Quant strategy. Intimidated by absolute value GMAT problems? Read on to learn a quick and painless strategy. Read more

### GMAT Approach: Win Every Question

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**You can win every question on the GMAT. That seems a little surprising at first, I know. If you’ve been studying the GMAT for any length of time, you’ve probably already heard several times about the importance of guessing and the perils of perfectionism. **

But notice that I didn’t say you could get every question **right**. I said you could **win **every question. And that difference is key. Read more

### Know the GMAT Code: Work Backwards on Problem Solving Problems (Part 2)

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Last time, I asked whether you know how—and when—to Work Backwards on Problem Solving problems. If you haven’t already worked through part 1 of this series, go do that and then come back here. I’ll wait. ☺ Read more

### How to Turn GMAT Word Problems into Equations

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**GMAT word problems, like the ones from the Official Guide to the GMAT, usually come with explanations. A lot of those explanations start by turning the word problem into equations. Starting with the equations can make an explanation easy to understand: if the equations match up to what the problem says, then the explanation makes sense. Read more**

### What Learning to Play the Piano Can Teach You about Studying for the GMAT

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**Before I was a GMAT teacher, I was a piano teacher. At my first job out of college, I would go house to house giving piano lessons to kids. The most important lesson I had for them was always the same: practice slowly, correctly, and in small, manageable pieces. Read more**

### Big GMAT Skills: Reading Specifically and Objectively

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**Why do I have to take the GMAT? Who cares about the Pythagorean theorem? Or perfect grammar? Why do we need to know the rules of exponents? Or what the prime factors of a number tell us? Or how to read a passage about science we’ll never study? Read more**