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Tiny GMAT Critical Reasoning Mistakes You Might be Making (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Tiny GMAT Critical Reasoning Mistakes You Might be Making (Part 3) by Reed Arnold

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The hunt for tricky GMAT Critical Reasoning games continues. (Check up here and here for the first two parts on this series).

As before, I’ll present three types of GMAT Critical Reasoning mistakes I see students (and myself) make, and I’ll give some sample questions demonstrating the trick. Then I’ll give you a number for an actual CR problem in the 2017 OG that has this kind of thing going on in it. Read more

GMATPrep Reading Comprehension: Tackling a History Passage (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMATPrep Reading Comprehension: Tackling a History Passage (Part 3) by Stacey Koprince

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In the first installment of this series, we examined a Reading Comprehension history passage from the GMATPrep® free exams. If you’re just starting, go through parts 1 and 2 first, then come back to this one. Feel free to do all three questions (one per installment) in a block for the passage.

Here are the history passage and the third problem. Good luck! Read more

High-Value GMAT Quant

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - High-Value GMAT Quant by Chelsey Cooley

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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

GMAT Verbal: Getting it Right Between the Last Two

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Verbal: Getting it Right between the Last Two by James Brock

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You’re working through a GMAT Verbal question, following your process, eliminating wrong answers, doing everything right. You get down to two, they both sound good, so you choose one and move on. Check the answer, and it was actually the other one! Sound familiar? Read more

How to Be a Good Student in a Flipped GMAT Class

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Be a Good Student in a Flipped GMAT Class by Elaine Loh

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This article is particularly for students who are currently enrolled in a flipped GMAT class. Your teacher will tell you if you’re in a flipped class on the first day. If you’re not in a flipped GMAT class, but you just like investigating different methods of learning, feel free to read on! Read more

GMATPrep Reading Comprehension: Tackling a History Passage (Part 2)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMATPrep Reading Comprehension: Tackling a History Passage (Part 2) by Stacey Koprince

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In the first installment of this series, we deconstructed a Reading Comprehension history passage from the GMATPrep® free question set. I gave you the full history passage plus one problem. Today, I have the second problem for you. Read more

Why Isn’t My GMAT Score Going Up?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why Isn't My GMAT Score Going Up? by Chelsey Cooley

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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

When to Stop Studying for the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - When to Stop Studying for the GMAT by Ceilidh Erickson

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Studying for the GMAT is likely one of the hardest things that you’ll ever do. Many of my former students tell me that studying for the GMAT was way harder than business school classes! Read more

What Really Matters on GMAT Reading Comp

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - What Really Matters on GMAT Reading Comp by Reed Arnold

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How are you supposed to get better at GMAT Reading Comp? You’re already pretty good at reading, we must admit. After all, you’re doing it now. When you see a word, your brain recognizes it without you even trying. Seriously, try not to read this word: slurp. You can’t not read it. Read more

GMATPrep Reading Comprehension: Tackling a History Passage (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMATPrep Reading Comprehension: Tackling a History Passage by Stacey Koprince

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Some people really like history-based Reading Comprehension passages—and others find them pretty boring. Either way, you’ll probably have at least one historical passage, so let’s talk about how to tackle these. Read more