Articles tagged "Executive Reasoning"

What the GMAT Really Tests

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The GMAT is not a math test. Nor is it a grammar test. Sure, you have to know something (well, a lot of things!) about these topics in order to get a good score. But this test is really testing your executive reasoning skills.

The term might be unfamiliar, but you already have—and use—these skills every day. Here are some examples: 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

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

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

4 Steps to Analyze Your GMAT Practice Tests (Part 4)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - 4 Steps to Analyze Your GMAT Practice Tests (Part 4) by Stacey Koprince

Welcome to our fourth and final installment on how to get the most out of your GMAT practice tests! In the first three installments of this series, we talked about: Read more

Executive Reasoning on the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Executive Reasoning on the GMAT by Ryan Jacobs

Pop quiz: The GMAT is a test of __________ (fill in the blank). Read more

4 Steps to Analyze Your GMAT Practice Tests (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - 4 Steps to Analyze Your GMAT Practice Tests (Part 1) by Stacey Koprince

How many GMAT practice tests have you taken so far? Are you satisfied—or frustrated—with your progress? Read more

Does the GMAT Really Just Test Your Test-Taking Skills?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Does the GMAT Really Just Test Your Test-Taking Skills? by Chelsey Cooley

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There are a lot of things the GMAT can’t measure. It can’t measure your intelligence, your value as a person, or your ability to succeed. But is it really just about your test-taking skills? And if you’ve always done poorly on tests, are you doomed to GMAT failure? Read more