Articles published in Taking the GMAT

Why Robots Aren’t So Good at GMAT Sentence Correction

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why Robots Aren't So Good at GMAT Sentence Correction by Ryan Jacobs

Greetings, reader. I wish to determine whether you are a robot. To help me do so, I will show you a sentence, and then ask you a very simple question about the sentence. Just so you know, the sentence uses correct grammar and would be an acceptable answer choice were it to appear in a GMAT Sentence Correction question. Please don’t worry about correcting the sentence; instead, just read it and then answer the question. Ready? Read more

Using Data to Ace the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Using Data to Ace the GMAT by Chelsey Cooley

Over the last two articles, I analyzed what we know about missing GMAT Quant questions and missing GMAT Verbal questions. As it turns out, you can miss a lot of questions on the GMAT. Getting a lot of wrong answers doesn’t guarantee you a bad score—and getting a lot of right answers doesn’t guarantee you a good score. Read more

How Many GMAT Verbal Questions Can I Miss?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How Many GMAT Verbal Questions Can I Miss? by Chelsey Cooley

In this series of articles, we’re trying to answer an age-old question: “How many questions can I miss on the GMAT?” If you missed the introduction to this project, or the data on missing Quant questions, check out this article first! On the Quant section, you can miss a lot of questions and still get a fantastic score. But is that true for GMAT Verbal questions as well? Read on to find out. Read more

GMAT Official Practice Exams Have Been Updated

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Official Practice Exams Have Been Updated by Stacey Koprince

The GMAT® Official Practice Exams have been updated for the new (shorter!) test format—and that’s not all! Read more

Managing Your GMAT Weaknesses on Test Day

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Managing Your GMAT Weaknesses on Test Day by Chelsey Cooley

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


My mother-in-law is amazing at baking. She’s the kind of person who can whip up a layer cake with no recipe, while having a conversation, reading the news, and playing a game of Scrabble.

Me, on the other hand—well, I once managed to melt a batch of lemon cookies. So, when I have to bake something, I triple-check the recipe like it’s instructions for doing heart surgery. Read more

Common GMAT Concerns: Retaking the GMAT and Dealing with Low AWA Scores

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Common GMAT Concerns: Retaking the GMAT and Dealing with Low AWA Scores by mbaMission

Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips from our exclusive admissions consulting partner, mbaMission.


When candidates who have already taken the GMAT exam once ask us whether they should take the test again, we always reply with this key question: “Do you think you can do better?” If the individual does indeed believe that he/she can improve, the next question we inevitably get is “What do business schools think of multiple scores?” Read more

Our GMAT Practice Tests Are Up-to-Date: Practice the NEW GMAT!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Our GMAT Practice Tests Are Up-to-Date: Practice the NEW GMAT! by Stacey Koprince

Guess what? You can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free—we’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


More exciting news on the GMAT front: our amazing IT department has updated our GMAT practice tests to match the new test format! You can now take our GMAT practice tests under the new official conditions that will be given on the official exam starting April 16th. Read more

How Many GMAT Questions Can I Miss? What the Data Really Says

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How Many GMAT Questions Can I Miss? What the Data Really Says by Chelsey Cooley

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


This isn’t the first time I’ve written about how many GMAT questions you can miss. But it’s time to revisit it, because we’ve got something that’s even better than birthday presents (when you’re a test prep nerd): new data. Read more

Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management (Part 3) by Stacey Koprince

Guess what? You can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free—we’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Are you ready for the third and final installment of our GMAT Time Management series?

In the first part of this series, we established some overall principles for GMAT time management: Read more

Introducing GMAT Math in a Day!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Introducing GMAT Math in a Day! by Manhattan Prep

Guess what? You can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free—we’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


The GMAT only tests high school math, but for most of us, it’s been a long time since we’ve done that math! To get the most out of your GMAT prep, it’s best to hit the ground running, with the fundamentals of GMAT Math already reviewed. Whether you’re about to begin your GMAT prep or already in it and realizing that you need foundational math help, GMAT Math in a Day™ can help you master the fundamentals of content, strategy, and reasoning in as little time as possible. Read more