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The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 3

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 3 by Stacey Koprince

The new GMAT Official Guide 2019 edition (OG) books have landed and I’ve got the scoop for you! (If you’d like, you can start with the first installment of this article series.) Today’s post focuses on the Verbal questions in the big OG. Read more

8 Essential GMAT Study Tips

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - 8 Essential GMAT Study Tips by Chelsey Cooley

It’s easy to feel lost when you start to study for the GMAT. It doesn’t help that everybody wants to share their own GMAT study tips—and half of those tips contradict each other! Should you always study in the same spot, or should you change it up? Do you get a 700 on the GMAT by solving every official problem, or by reading every study guide?

Based on a combination of learning science and GMAT experience, here are our favorite GMAT study tips. We’ve broken them up into three categories: Read more

How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How Long Should I Study for the GMAT? by Chelsey Cooley

Most of us should spend about three months studying for the GMAT. However, your perfect GMAT timeline might look different! Keep reading for a look at what goes into a great GMAT study schedule. Read more

GMAT Number Properties: Practice Questions

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Number Properties: Practice Questions by Chelsey Cooley

The best thing about GMAT Number Properties problems is that the numbers are nice and easy. There’s no need to worry about fractions, decimals, or percents! Read more

Top 9 GMAT Math Tips

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Top 9 GMAT Math Tips by Chelsey Cooley

Looking for GMAT Math tips that might earn you a few extra points on Quant? Every one of us can use these simple test-day GMAT math tips, no matter what Quant score we’re aiming for. Read more

Top 10 Tips for GMAT Critical Reasoning

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Top 10 Tips for GMAT Critical Reasoning by Chelsey Cooley

Feeling stumped by GMAT Critical Reasoning? Here are our 10 best GMAT Critical Reasoning tips. You’ll find tips for studying Critical Reasoning before test day, as well as maximizing your chances of getting tough questions right. Read more

Top 10 Tips for GMAT Reading Comprehension

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Top 10 Tips for GMAT Reading Comprehension by Chelsey Cooley

As the most time-consuming GMAT problem type, GMAT Reading Comprehension has a lot of detractors. However, you could see as many as 14 Reading Comprehension problems on test day, making it the single most common Verbal problem type! In this list of GMAT Reading Comprehension tips, you’ll find simple advice for reading passages and getting more questions right. Read more

Top 10 Tips for GMAT Sentence Correction

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Top 10 Tips for GMAT Sentence Correction by Chelsey Cooley

GMAT Sentence Correction is all about grammar, but not every grammar rule is equally important. With these Sentence Correction tips, we’ll look at some of the most important—and most often overlooked—Sentence Correction techniques. Read more

What’s Tested on GMAT Math

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - What's Tested on GMAT Math by Chelsey Cooley

GMAT Math is like middle or high school math, minus the hard parts. There’s no trigonometry, no calculus, and no proofs. Instead, the biggest value is in story problems, solving and simplifying equations, and some basic geometry and number theory. Read more

What’s Tested on GMAT Verbal

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - What's Tested on GMAT Verbal by Chelsey Cooley

Every GMAT Verbal problem tests reading and understanding text. But different problems test those skills in different ways, and GMAT Verbal also tests some other less obvious skills. In this article we’ll break down what you need to know for GMAT Verbal, one question type at a time.  Read more