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Why Was My Official GMAT Score Lower than My Practice Test Scores?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why Was My Official GMAT Score Lower than My Practice Test Scores? by Chelsey Cooley

Hopefully, once you’ve done a couple of GMAT practice tests, nothing will surprise you on test day. That includes your official GMAT score. But what does it mean if your official GMAT score doesn’t measure up to your practice tests? Keep reading, and we’ll troubleshoot. Read more

GMAT Data Sufficiency Arbitrage!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Data Sufficiency Arbitrage! by Ryan Jacobs

Fair warning: unless you’re the kind of game-theory geek who watches a football game with your buddies and contributes comments like “the expected value from the Jaguars kicking a field goal was way higher than the expected value from their decision to try to convert fourth down—what were they thinking?!”, you might not enjoy this article very much. Also, if you haven’t studied a lot of GMAT Data Sufficiency, you won’t get much out of what I’m going to say. But if you’re still here, I have a fun (well, fun-ish) way to save you a little time on GMAT Data Sufficiency. Read more

Why You’re Getting GMAT Problems Wrong (And What You Can Do about It)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why You're Getting GMAT Problems Wrong (And What You Can Do about It) by Chelsey Cooley

Right GMAT answers are all alike; every wrong answer is wrong in its own way.

With apologies to both Tolstoy and MPrep instructor Ceilidh Erickson, from whom I borrowed that analogy: let’s have a chat about getting GMAT problems wrong. It’s not just about careless errors and forgotten formulas! Read more

GMAT Data Sufficiency: What Does Insufficient Really Mean?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Data Sufficiency: What Does Insufficient Really Mean? by James Brock

When you first learn GMAT Data Sufficiency, it seems fairly straightforward. Your task is to determine whether each statement gives you enough information to answer the question. So you look at the question, look at the statement, and think Yes, I can answer the question—sufficient or No, I can’t answer the question—insufficient. 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

The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 2

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 2 by Stacey Koprince

Here we go, here we go! Welcome to part 2 of a little series on the GMAT Official Guide 2019 edition, hot off the presses; if you’d like, you can start with the first installment of this article series. Today’s post focuses on Data Sufficiency. Read more

Next Year Starts Now: A Free Webinar Series for 2019-2020 MBA Applicants

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Next Year Starts Now: A Free Webinar Series for 2019-2020 MBA Applicants by mbaMission

Are you planning to apply to business school in 2019–2020? It’s not too early to start preparing for your applications, and we can help! The leaders in the MBA admissions space—mbaMission and Manhattan Prep—are coming together to make sure you’ll be ready for next year’s MBA admissions season. Join us for a free, three-part webinar series called “Next Year Starts Now.” During this brand-new event series, senior consultants from mbaMission will address and explain different significant admissions components and provide a checklist for successful long-term planning, while experts from Manhattan Prep will help you tackle some of the toughest challenges GMAT and GRE test takers face, offering valuable insight and advice.

Please sign up for each session separately via the links below. Space is limited! Read more

Ignoring Your GMAT Gremlins

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Ignoring Your GMAT Gremlins by Chelsey Cooley

A GMAT gremlin is an imaginary creature that gives you terrible advice. Read more

How to “Draw the Rest of the Owl” on GMAT Quant Problems

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to

The GMAT Official Guide is a great teaching tool—all of the Verbal and Quant problems in the book are retired problems from real GMAT exams of yesteryear, so the “OG,” as we like to call it, is one of the best sources of practice problems for students. Read more

GMAT Myths, Debunked by the Data Hammer

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Myths, Debunked by the Data Hammer by Ryan Jacobs

I want to debunk a few common GMAT myths about timing and scoring on the test. I’m going to try to do it in the best way that I, as a graduate of an MBA program, know how: with the help of Microsoft Excel!* Read more