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Pick a Test Already! Stop Using Options as an Excuse to Procrastinate

What to do? Will you take the GRE or the GMAT? Choice is a funny thing. The ability to choose is often heralded as an inherent good—a fundamental part of self-determination and concomitant with capitalism …

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GMAT Verbal Excellence

Will Durant, summarizing Aristotle’s discussion of virtue in the first couple books of the Nicomachean Ethics, wrote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  A lofty idea, …

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Passport to GMAT Math

What is mathematics?  The great mathematician David Hilbert (1862 ”“ 1943) said, “Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.”  That’s great for a brilliant mathematician who, like …

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GMAT Reading List

Not surprisingly, one of the very best ways to prepare for GMAT Reading Comprehension is simply to read, preferably from a high-quality reading list of GMAT-style material.  If you have only a few weeks between now and the GMAT, …

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Real-Life Knowledge You Need to Know for the GMAT

For the GMAT Verbal section, on Critical Reading and Reading Comprehension, you are not expected to have specialized expertise in the topics they discuss.  Sometimes, though, it is particularly helpful to have general real world …

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Junior Girls Volleyball and Scoring Big on the GMAT

So, how is junior girls volleyball related to doing well on the GMAT? I’ll let you decide. Several years ago, I took a teaching position at a private school in Victoria, Canada.  In addition to …

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