Author Archive for Marty Murray

Getting Right Answers On The GMAT – By Seeing What You Have To See

Consider the following Data Sufficiency question. If points A, B, and C ┬álie at three different locations in the coordinate plane, and points A and B lie on the x-axis, what is the area of triangle ABC? (1) ┬áThe distance between point A and the y-axis and the distance between point B and the y-axis […]

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GMAT Critical Reasoning – Know the gimmicks to get right answers.

There are gimmicks that show up consistently in GMAT critical reasoning questions. If you familiarize yourself with the gimmicks, then you become more like an insider, someone who knows how the game is created, and so you put yourself in a better position to win at the GMAT CR game. Here’s a CR question that […]

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Resetting and Retaking GMAT Prep Practice Tests – One time is OK, but don’t overdo it, and get smoked.

Resetting and retaking GMAT Prep exams can be a good idea. There are only six GMAT Prep practice tests available, and by resetting and retaking the tests you can get some more practice using official tests. Especially if your expected score is increasing, and so the test is serving more difficult questions, while you may […]

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Ways To Pick Up The Pace and Finish GMAT Test Sections On Time

Often people talk about pacing issues and have trouble finishing sections of the GMAT on time. The approximately two minutes available per GMAT question is not a lot, and meanwhile there is a fairly significant penalty for not answering all of the questions in each main section of the test. Also, time related issues add […]

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The Multiple Components of GMAT Success

Recently someone contacted me with a request. He wants to score 800 on the GMAT and he felt that by using meditation and visualization, along with practicing and studying more, he could get there. So he wanted me to help him with learning about the psychological aspect of the GMAT game. He was already scoring […]

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Permutations and Combinations – Counting on the GMAT Doesn’t Need To Be So Difficult

All kinds of freaky formulas and rules to remember can make learning how to solve GMAT counting and combinatorics problems seem to be a major hassle. The truth is that by learning a little about how this all works, one can get this down no problem. So here is an outline that gets you to […]

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On the GMAT, Vision and Logic RULE!!!

Often people preparing for the GMAT start learning lots of “stuff”. Some of that stuff can be key for even starting to find answers. For instance, in order to answer questions involving circles, you need to know certain things, such as the relationship between diameter and area. Some of the stuff is more general or […]

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