GMAT Data Sufficiency Strategies
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GMAT Data Sufficiency Strategies

What are data sufficiency questions? What are the best ways to solve them? What are some common myths and mistakes?
3,051 students enrolled
Created by GMAT Prep Now
Last updated 8/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Apply our comprehensive strategies to solve GMAT data sufficiency questions
  • Understand common mistakes and pitfalls to be aware of when answering data sufficiency questions
  • Understand common myths related to data sufficiency questions
  • Use the table method to answer data sufficiency questions
  • Understand the benefits of rephrasing data sufficiency target questions
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  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Data sufficiency questions account for approximately 40% of all question in the quantitative section of the GMAT. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to confidently tackle this complex question type. In fact, you may come to find that data sufficiency questions are actually easier than problem solving questions.

Who is the target audience?
  • All students preparing for the GMAT should take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
How do Data Sufficiency questions work?
1 Lecture 07:48

Examine the structure of this unique question type, and the 5 answer choices that always accompany data sufficiency questions.

Introduction to Data Sufficiency
9 Lectures 01:05:09

Learn a systematic technique for determining which answer choice to select depending on the sufficiency of each statement in a data sufficiency question.

The Elimination Method

Learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes that students often make when they begin tackling data sufficiency questions.

Avoiding Common Mistakes - Part I

Learn strategies to consider when solving data sufficiency questions.

Data Sufficiency Strategies - Part I

Learn the importance of summarizing the given information before examining the statements in a data sufficiency question.

Summarizing Information

Learn how rephrasing the target question can make some data sufficiency questions much easier to solve.

Rephrasing the Target Question

Learn a systematic way to organize your results when testing the sufficiency of a statement.

The Table Method

Learn some guidelines for choosing good numbers when testing the sufficiency of a statement.

Choosing Good Numbers to Test

Learn some useful strategies for solving data sufficiency questions that involve geometry.

Geometry Data Sufficiency Questions

Learn about a feature of data sufficiency questions that can help identify mistakes you may have made.

Useful Contradictions
Myths and Pitfalls
3 Lectures 17:18

Learn how to avoid more common mistakes that students often make when they begin tackling data sufficiency questions.

Avoiding Common Mistakes - Part II

Learn two common myths that can cause errors.

Common Myths - Part I

Learn two more myths related to data sufficiency questions.

Common Myths - Part II
Final Strategies
3 Lectures 14:22

Learn a helpful tip regarding the order in which you should tackle the two statements in a data sufficiency question.

Choosing a Statement

Learn some tips for maximizing your guesses on data sufficiency questions.

Guessing Strategically

Review all of the strategies discussed in the previous lessons.

Data Sufficiency Strategies - Part II
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