The Sentence Correction section of the GMAT can be intimidating, especially for test-takers who grew up speaking a language other than English. Luckily for all you Quant whizzes, Sentence Correction portion is actually quite math-like. There are specific words and phrases that you can use to eliminate options, and you… READ MORE
Posts by Joanna Bersin
Joanna is the Lead Verbal Developer for Knewton's courses. She graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Before coming to Knewton, Joanna spent years tutoring disadvantaged students and inner city athletes.
Joanna Bersin, a Content Developer at Knewton, takes special pride in crafting mind-numbinglyÂ hard GMAT Sentence Correction questions. Prepping for the GMAT? Check out this super-challenging Sentence Correction question. If you can get this one right, you’ve got nothing to worry about on test day! For the answer, check out… READ MORE
The two portions of the Writing section on the SAT test the same rules. At Knewton, we break them down into a list called the Freshman 15. Your ticket to a sweet score on this section is to learn these rules. Think about it this way; if someone could give you every list of vocabulary word that could possibly be tested on your exam and you could ace the sentence completion section by memorizing a list of about 15 words, you’d be ecstatic, right?
What’s even more exciting is that the simplest rules, the ones that are the most easily memorizable, are the ones that are tested on the “hardest” questions. Why is that?
Written by Joanna Bersin, Knewton’s resident GMAT Sentence Correction expert. Like a salesman trying to trick you into purchasing an expensive item by appealing to your emotions, the makers of the GMAT try to trick test-takers into both “buying” grammatically incorrect answer choices by making them concise, and eliminating answer… READ MORE