backsolving: quant strategy

Backsolving: Quantitative Reasoning Strategy

Backsolving is a strategic approach to solve quantitative reasoning questions that are composed of numerical value answer options (and not variables). This is a particularly useful strategy since many such questions on GMAT, GRE and SAT arrange these answer options in ascending or descending order, As a result, the number of tries needed to get…

Avoid using algebra by plugging in values

Plugging in: GRE and GMAT Quant strategy

Plugging in values when there are unknowns in the questions or the answer options is a fairly straightforward strategy that can help you navigate high-complexity questions on the GRE and GMAT Quant sections. Especially those that can send you into a spiral by making you solve complex algebraic equations. The premise of plugging in values…

GRE Words through etymology

GRE words through Etymology: Time

One of the biggest challenges that you may face during prep is building GRE vocabulary. These are high complexity GRE words that refer to abstract concepts. Learning them, therefore is quite challenging if not done right. As a rule of thumb GRE words must be build contextually and in a way that ensures that you…

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5 Grammar Rules that every test taker must know

Exams such as the GMAT, SAT and CAT can be quite tricky in the way they test English Grammar Rules in their Verbal Ability Sections. The fact is that some English grammar rules can be un-intuitive and misused frequently by even proficient users of the language. Tests such as the GMAT and SAT quite cleverly…

Increase motivation to learn

How to increase your motivation to learn

One of the biggest reasons people decide to stop preparing for a test or examination is they lose their motivation to learn and that they stop finding the learning experience enjoyable. To make learning enjoyable, it definitely helps if motivation is more intrinsic (curiosity, search for solutions to a problem etc..) than extrinsic (career growth, bonus,…

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Learn new words: 5 idioms you can use at work!

Did you know that the best way to learn new words is to use them in every day contexts? This works only if you use it correctly of course! 😉 If you are preparing for the GRE, IELTS or any of the other similar competitive exams, then chances are that you most likely will have…

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