### Use Smart Numbers to Speed Up Your GMAT Quant

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**Are you having trouble finishing GMAT Quant word problems within two minutes? Here’s a technique that will help. Read more**

### How to Study for the GMAT: The First Two Weeks (Part 1)

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**Not sure where to start? Here’s how to handle the first two weeks of your GMAT journey. Read more**

### How to Read Faster on the GMAT

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**Are you struggling to finish the GMAT Verbal section within the time limit? Are you spending six minutes on every Reading Comprehension passage and using up time that you really need somewhere else? Here are some ideas on how to read faster on the GMAT that might turn your Verbal performance around. Read more**

### High-Value GMAT Quant

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**Every time you study GMAT Quant, you give your full attention to just a couple of topics. During that time, you ***won’t *be studying all of the *other *topics the GMAT Quant section tests. The smartest way to make the tradeoff is by going straight to the highest-value Quant topics: the ones that are most likely to score you points on test day. Read more

### Why Isn’t My GMAT Score Going Up?

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**So, you took your first practice GMAT a couple of months ago, and you immediately knew that you could do better. You spent the last month or two studying—maybe you even enrolled in our 9-week complete GMAT course. You’re feeling much more comfortable with the test, and you know you’ve learned a lot. But when you took your second practice test, you got a nasty surprise: your GMAT score hadn’t improved at all. What’s going on? Read more**

### A Simple Strategy for GMAT Find the Assumption Problems

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**The basic rule of GMAT Find the Assumption problems on Critical Reasoning is this:**

*The right answer is the only one that’s necessary to the argument.*

But what does that actually mean, and how can you apply it on test day? Read more

### GMAT Study Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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**In a perfect world, everyone would take the GMAT exactly once, get a fantastic score, then never think about the test again. Unfortunately, things sometimes don’t work out that way. Part of my role at Manhattan Prep is to sit down with students who didn’t quite achieve their goal scores on their first try and help them analyze what happened. (This type of meeting is called a Post-Exam Assessment, and it’s part of what you get when you sign up for the Manhattan Prep 9-week GMAT course.) Read more**

### Do I Really Need to Study GMAT Verbal?

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**You know the story. You haven’t taken a math class for eight (or ten, or fifteen, or twenty) years. You weren’t even that great at math when you ***were* in school! And now that it’s been a decade since you last simplified a quadratic or calculated an average speed, you’re feeling rusty. You’ve got a *lot* of work to do. Read more

### Pronoun Ambiguity on the GMAT: Finding the Antecedent

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**The last time I wrote about pronoun ambiguity on the GMAT, we explored a couple of big ideas. Here’s a quick summary, before we dive deeper into the topic: Read more**

### Stop Careless GMAT Quant Errors

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**Here’s a careless error that any of us might make:**

x – 7 – 2x + 4 = 3x

-x – 3 = 3x

-3 = 2x

x = -1.5

Did you spot the error? If yes, give yourself a pat on the back and keep reading. If not, go back and review each step. This time, as you think through it, you can only use the terms *added*, *subtracted*, *multiplied*, and *divided*. On each line, identify which of those operations we used, and how we used it. Read more