Verbal

June 3, 2015
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GMAT Troubleshooting: Running out of Time

A recent study showed that when waiting for a subway or a bus, passengers will often to overestimate their wait times by as much as 30%. […]
May 22, 2015
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3 Simple Rules to Spot Noun Modifier Errors on Sentence Correction

A noun modifier can be a word, phrase, or even a clause that precedes or follows a noun and provides extra information about it. Sentences are […]
May 13, 2015
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Three Common CR Assumptions and How to Spot Them

Today’s post comes from Eliza Chute who has been tutoring both the GMAT and the LSAT for over a year, in addition to running a GMAT prep […]
March 31, 2015
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When Being Well-Read Can Hurt You on Reading Comprehension Questions

One of the goals of a liberal arts education is for students to understand and appreciate a diverse range of academic subjects. Ideally, a student should grasp the fundamentals […]
March 13, 2015
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Matching Subject and Verbs: GMAT Sentence Correction

The GMAT loves to make things complicated when testing subject-verb agreement. Most people would recognize that if the subject is “Robert” and the verb is “moving,” […]
December 4, 2014
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GMAT Sentence Correction: 2 Rules to Spot Appositive Errors

Often you’ll see a GMAT sentence correction question that features a word or phrase set apart from the rest of the sentence with commas. Take the […]
November 28, 2014
Finding the hidden assumptions in GMAT critical reasoning questions

GMAT critical reasoning: Finding the hidden assumptions

An assumption is simply an unstated premise in an argument – though it’s not mentioned, it’s necessary for the argument’s conclusion to be true. Here’s an […]