## Articles published in Problem Solving

### Un-Educated Guessing on the GMAT: Problem Solving Edition

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Do you remember that feeling of being in math class and the teacher asks a question that you really should know, but you don’t, and then you hear your name called to answer the question? Maybe your heart starts racing, your mind blanks even more, and in an attempt to avoid embarrassment, you just start talking, desperately hoping you land somewhere close to the answer.

As a high school teacher, I saw this all the time from the teacher side. And I would smile and thank the student for trying, but usually while thinking “just go ahead and admit that you don’t know!” Read more

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

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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 Official Guides 2017 edition – Part 4

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Welcome to the fourth installment of our series on the new Official Guides for GMAT® Review (2017 edition). If you haven’t seen the earlier installments yet, start here and work your way back to me.

I know that some people have already worked through the 2016 editions of the books and want to know which questions in the 2017 editions are the new ones. I’ve got the scoop for you! Read more

### Measure Twice, Cut Once for Success on GMAT Quant

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

### 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

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Welcome to the 3rd 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

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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