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8 Essential GMAT Study Tips


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

Find Time to Study for the GMAT


Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Find Time to Study for the GMAT by Varshil Patel

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Working full-time and struggling to find time to study for the GMAT? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. At Manhattan Prep, we find that one of the biggest hurdles preventing students from achieving their goal score is not having enough time to study. You cannot “wing” the GMAT; if you are not able to commit enough time and energy toward studying, you will find it difficult to score as high you would like. Read on for tips on how to approach the balancing act of adding crucial hours of studying to your already busy week. Read more

The Top 6 GMAT Quant Mistakes That You Don’t know You’re Making


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Sometimes, as you solve a GMAT Problem Solving problem, everything seems to go smoothly. You get an answer that matches one of the choices perfectly, so you select it and move on to the next problem. But much later, when you’re reviewing the problem, you realize that you picked the wrong answer entirely. Why does this happen, and how can you stop it?

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Two Minutes of GMAT Quant: A Breakdown – Part 1


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Two minutes is not a huge amount of time. Yet if you want to finish the entire GMAT Quant section in 75 minutes, two minutes is about all you have to solve each problem. Don’t interpret that to mean you just have to go quickly or skip important steps like checking your work. Instead, seek out a more efficient process for dealing with GMAT problems.

Better yet, read along as I detail an efficient process for dealing with your two minutes. Read more

Just Started Studying for the GMAT? Here’s Where to Begin


blog-beginWhen you first look at the resources available to get you through the GMAT, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Should you read through all the strategy guides? Complete every Official Guide problem you can find? Sign up for every workshop? Let’s breakdown your options and take this step by step. Read more

How to Master Every GMAT Critical Reasoning Question Type


blog-master-crHas GMAT Critical Reasoning been driving you crazy? Do you keep getting tangled up in arguments, agonizing back and forth between answers, or picking an answer confidently only to find that you fell straight into a trap? This article is here to save you. ☺️

It’s going to take some work, but if you follow these steps, you’ll see your CR performance improve significantly. Ready? Let’s do this! Read more

GMAT Critical Reasoning Problems: Benefit/Drawback Arguments


blog-benefitHere are a few benefit/drawback arguments: Read more

GMAT Grammar Weekly: FANBOYS


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Here’s How to Avoid Calculations on GMAT Quant Problem Solving


blog-avoidLast time, we talked about how to avoid annoying calculations on Data Sufficiency. It’s not so surprising that you can do this on DS, since you don’t “really” have to solve all the way on this question type.

But you can avoid annoying calculations on Problem Solving, too! Try this problem from the GMATPrep® free exams to learn how. Read more

GMAT Critical Reasoning Problems: Arguments That Tell You Why


Blog-GMATArgumentThere are really only a dozen different Critical Reasoning problems in the Official Guide to the GMAT. The test writers recycle the same basic argument structures over and over, and they use the same right answers over and over, too. Even though the topics change — an argument might be about school funding the first time you see it, and industrial efficiency the next — you can sometimes recognize the underlying structure, outsmart the test, and earn some well-deserved points on the Verbal section. Read more