If, Whether, or Whether or Not

By Clipper Ledgard When we are presented with the split “if” or “whether”, we should use “whether” unless it introduces a conditional clause: I will not run if I am tired.     Conditional => Correct I do not know if I can believe you.   Not conditional => Incorrect If the clause is not a conditional, “whether”…

“Due to”: The GMAT vs. Other Authorities

By Clipper Ledgard In the GMAT, Sentence correction tests the usage of expressions that are frequently incorrect according to GMAT standards. One of these expressions is “due to”. Many people use the expression “due to” as a synonym of “because of”. However, “due to” is an adjective phrase, meaning “caused by”; therefore, it should only…

Shorter GMAT Exam

The following article was copied from the official GMAT website. Beginning April 16, 2018, the GMAT exam will be shortened by 30 minutes to a 3.5-hour exam, including the breaks and test instructions. This includes a 23-minute reduction in the exam sections, as well as additional time and content reduction across several non-exam screens at…

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Score Gain for Repeat Test Takers: Should You Take the GMAT Again?

Average GMAT Score Increase Compared with Prior Testing Attempt. What happens if you do not achieve your potential in your first GMAT exam? Should you take it again? We believe you should, and we will support our claim with some interesting research results. The following analysis is based on 68,750 second time, 13,582 third time, 3,262 fourth time, 936 fifth time, 291…