Articles tagged "Know the GMAT Code"

Know the GMAT Code: Translation Traps

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Know the GMAT Code: Translation Traps by Stacey Koprince

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The problem we’re going to talk about today is a work of art. (Yes, I’m a geek. Did you not know that already? )

But I’m serious: it’s a thing of beauty. It looks super easy. It’s not—there are traps all over the place. The GMAT test writers have a genius for tying us into knots! Read more

Know the GMAT Code: Logic Games in Integrated Reasoning

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Know the GMAT Code: Logic Games in Integrated Reasoning by Stacey Koprince

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Most of the problems in Integrated Reasoning test the same material we already need to study for the Quant and Verbal sections of the GMAT. There are a few differences though—and we’re going to talk about one of those differences today, in the latest installment of our Know the Code series. Read more

Know the GMAT Code: Work Fast on IR Table Problems

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Know the GMAT Code: Work Fast on IR Table Problems by Stacey Koprince

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In today’s latest installment of our Know the Code series, we’re going to talk about the most efficient way to tackle Table problems in the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section of the GMAT.

First, try out this IR Table problem from the GMATPrep® free practice exams. A timing note: If you’re planning to guess on 3 questions in the IR section, then you can give yourself 3 minutes and 20 seconds to do this problem.

And a logistics note: On the real test, you’ll be able to sort by the different columns in the table. That’s not possible in a blog article, so just do your best as is, but note that a question like this one can be done in much less time than 3 minutes and 20 seconds if you’re taking advantage of the ability to sort the data. Read more

Know the GMAT Code: Interest Rate GMAT Problems

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Know the GMAT Code: Interest Rate GMAT Problems by Stacey Koprince

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I’m excited about the problem I have to share with you today in the latest installment of our Know the Code series. Interest rate GMAT problems can be extremely annoying—you might find yourself spending 4 minutes and still having to guess in the end. So your first decision is whether you even want to tackle these kinds of problems in the first place.

But there are some things you can learn that could make answering interest rate GMAT problems a lot less irritating. Try out this Integrated Reasoning (IR) Two-Part problem from the GMATPrep® free practice exams. (Note: This one is an IR question, but I could absolutely see them testing the same principle on a Quant problem.) Read more

Know the GMAT Code: Story Problems

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Know the GMAT Code: Story Problems by Stacey Koprince

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How are the GMAT test writers going to hide information in plain sight and get you to fall into traps? Read more

The Second Level of Learning to Take the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The Second Level of Learning to Take the GMAT by Stacey KoprinceYou already know how to learn—you’ve been learning all your life. The problem is that the way you learn best for school is often not the best way of learning to take the GMAT. Read more