Articles published in Verbal

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

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 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

Why You’re Getting GMAT Problems Wrong (And What You Can Do about It)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why You're Getting GMAT Problems Wrong (And What You Can Do about It) by Chelsey Cooley

Right GMAT answers are all alike; every wrong answer is wrong in its own way.

With apologies to both Tolstoy and MPrep instructor Ceilidh Erickson, from whom I borrowed that analogy: let’s have a chat about getting GMAT problems wrong. It’s not just about careless errors and forgotten formulas! Read more

Trick-or-Treaters Are Using the Executive Mindset

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Trick-or-Treaters Are Using the Executive Mindset by Patrick Tyrrell

Haaaappy Halloweeeeen, dear reader. What’s that? You’re already annoyed by the trite conceit of this conveniently-timed piece about trick-or-treating? Read more

Let’s Clear Up Some [Verb]ing Confusion on the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Let's Clear Up Some [Verb]ing Confusion on the GMAT by Reed Arnold

Today’s post will be short and sweet, but it will be useful. It has come to my attention lately that words ending with ‘ing’ can be a point of confusion for students. What are these [verb]ing words? How do they [verb]ing work? Why the [verb] do I need to understand this [female relative] [verb]ing subject for the GMAT?

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Big GMAT Skills: Pinpointing Comparisons and Relationships

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Big GMAT Skills: Pinpointing Comparisons and Relationships by Reed Arnold

Welcome to the latest installment of the Big GMAT Skills series, which I am hoping to use to lay out some of the biggest GMAT skills you can start using to get that score you want. Check out the other parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), and keep them in mind as you read, as those GMAT skills are still going to be applicable here, just as what’s here is applicable in those articles as well. Read more

Is GMAT Verbal Fair? (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Is GMAT Verbal Fair? (Part 3) by Chelsey Cooley

In the first article in this series, we started looking at the big picture of GMAT Verbal. Is there any point to studying Verbal? Is there any way to know which answers are really right, given that language is so much more subjective than math? Read more