Articles by Economist GMAT Tutor

  • How to Prep for Your GMAT Test Day: Part I

    How to Prep for Your GMAT Test Day: Part I

    by on April 9th, 2014

    You have spent countless hours taking practice tests, reviewing lessons and learning test-taking strategies. Now it’s time for the main event—the GMAT exam. In this three part series, we’ll review how to prepare … Read More

  • GMAT Boldface Type Questions

    GMAT Boldface Type Questions

    by on April 1st, 2014

    What do boldface type questions and a chameleon have in common? A chameleon is the master of disguise in the animal kingdom. And the boldface parts of GMAT questions can seem to morph into something they are not. In … Read More

  • How to Relax While Taking the GMAT

    How to Relax While Taking the GMAT

    by on March 23rd, 2014

    How long can you hold your breath? That might seem like an odd question. Unless you have small children or spend a lot of time under water, this issue probably doesn’t come up too often. Nonetheless, I’ve often … Read More

  • How to Get Started With Your GMAT Studies

    How to Get Started With Your GMAT Studies

    by on March 15th, 2014

    One of the most common questions we get from students who are just start starting out in their studies is “Where do I begin?” Beginning your GMAT preparation can seem overwhelming, so we’ve put together a brief … Read More

  • How to Develop Good GMAT Study Habits

    How to Develop Good GMAT Study Habits

    by on March 7th, 2014

    I’ve only played golf a handful of times. One reason I haven’t played more is that I am a terrible golfer. I have a bad habit of looking up before I hit the ball. I want to see where it’s going before it even … Read More

  • The GMAT as a First Date

    The GMAT as a First Date

    by on February 27th, 2014

    The GMAT is like a first date: first impressions matter, but you must be on the top of your game throughout the entire time. Several years ago when taking the GMAT, it was imperative to answer as many questions correctly … Read More

  • Note-Taking and the GMAT: Part II

    Note-Taking and the GMAT: Part II

    by on February 19th, 2014

    We recently outlined an effective note-taking strategy. No matter how tempting it is, you should not try to memorize lessons without taking notes as a back-up. This may lead to careless errors. Today we’ll focus on how … Read More

  • Strategic Guessing and the GMAT

    Strategic Guessing and the GMAT

    by on February 11th, 2014

    Do you bulldoze ahead when taking GMAT sim tests, putting all of your effort into answering each question correctly—no matter how long it takes? This is where the art of strategic guessing comes in. Many students are … Read More

  • Student Stories: Breaking the 700 GMAT Barrier

    Student Stories: Breaking the 700 GMAT Barrier

    by on February 2nd, 2014

    We are excited to launch a new series on our blog called Student Stories, which will feature Economist GMAT Tutor students sharing what worked—and more importantly, what didn’t work—on their GMAT journeys. Today … Read More

  • Note-Taking and the GMAT: Part I

    Note-Taking and the GMAT: Part I

    by on January 30th, 2014

    Note-taking is not everyone’s favorite task, but I’ve found it helps immensely in organizing the dense material students need to cover to achieve their target scores on the GMAT. It’s important to take notes on … Read More

  • 6 Steps to Conquering the AWA

    6 Steps to Conquering the AWA

    by on January 25th, 2014

    The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) measures your ability to think critically and communicate your thoughts. During the AWA section of the GMAT, you will be asked to write an essay in which you will analyze the … Read More

  • Timing Strategy on the GMAT: Part II

    Timing Strategy on the GMAT: Part II

    by on January 17th, 2014

    My last post provided an overview of the importance of a good time management strategy when taking the GMAT as well as outlined an approach for time management success. Now I will focus on some specific dos and don’ts … Read More

  • Timing Strategy on the GMAT: Part I

    Timing Strategy on the GMAT: Part I

    by on January 14th, 2014

    Once you begin to master the academic topics of the GMAT, you should work on developing your test-taking skills. Since the GMAT is a timed exam, you must develop a time management strategy. In this post, I will outline … Read More

  • Official Guide for GMAT Review Tips: Part II

    Official Guide for GMAT Review Tips: Part II

    by on January 12th, 2014

    In our last post, we provided an overview of the GMAC practice book called the Official Guide for GMAT Review (OG). Some students find benefit in using a book as a supplement to their online GMAT prep studies. Today … Read More