Bias and Fallacy: GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategy, Part II

GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategy Part II: Biases and Fallacies (or Yes, You Are Wrong About That) What we have previously considered is what might be called the “models” that we can use to think properly, but just as important is to realize that we are hopelessly irrational creatures with a lot of bullshit programmed into … Read More

Independent vs. Dependent in GMAT Probability — the Difference.

Independent vs. Dependent Probability in GMAT Probability Questions — What is the Difference? It would be really easy to dive into a thoroughly flummoxing explanation of the difference between Independent and Dependent Probabilities, but I’ll spare you that. In other words, a technical proof of this is somewhat mind-bending, so we’ll leave it here with … Read More

I Hate the GMAT Part II: Frustration and Shame

I hate the GMAT because it is built to be frustrating. (Among other reasons, of course!) Start with contempt. If you get frustrated enough, the GMAT wins. While it’s nice to really enjoy something and pursue everything “for the love,” let’s be honest–that’s bullshit.  At least at the beginning. Let’s start with a little story… … Read More

Move Your GMAT Score from the 600s to the 700s.

If your GMAT Score is stuck in the 600s, there’s probably a good reason. And that reason is technique. What is it that the 700+ scorers do that’s so different? One key thing is that they don’t waste time on unnecessary Arithmetic. Rather, knowing the multiplication tables and fraction-decimal equivalents cold plus understanding quick ways … Read More

although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet — EXPLAINED — Possessive Antecedent in GMAT Sentence Correction

Is it even possible to use Possessive Antecedent on the GMAT? This is an interesting topic that recently came up on Reddit. So… can you use a possessive antecedent on GMAT? Short answer: YES, but try doing it sparingly. It’s not good writing or good practice. By the way, if you don’t know what a … Read More

VERY Difficult GMAT Properties Question (with Relative Primes!)

Relative Primes in GMAT Properties of Numbers questions. Scary stuff! I’m sure you’re here not for the explanation but for the video. With that in mind, let’s keep this short: This GMAT Properties of Numbers question itself is bit of a logical nightmare. If you’re not really going for 700+, I’d advise just skipping it … Read More