Articles by Stacey Koprince

  • Know the GMAT Code: Mixed-Shape Geometry

    Know the GMAT Code: Mixed-Shape Geometry

    by on November 18th, 2016

    Geometry can be fairly straightforward on the GMAT. It can also be seriously convoluted. We’re going to talk about one of the big ways that the GMAT test writers make geometry really hard: by mixing different shapes … Read More

  • Know the GMAT Code: Translation Traps

    Know the GMAT Code: Translation Traps

    by on November 10th, 2016

    The problem we’re going to talk about today is a work of art. (Yes, I’m a geek. Did you not know that already? ) But I’m serious: it’s a thing of beauty. It looks super easy. It’s not—there are traps all over … Read More

  • Know the GMAT Code: Overlapping Sets – Part 2

    Know the GMAT Code: Overlapping Sets – Part 2

    by on November 2nd, 2016

    Welcome to the second installment of our Know the Code series on overlapping sets. We’re learning how to recognize (quickly!) that you have an overlapping sets problem in the first place; we’re also talking about … Read More

  • Know the GMAT Code: Overlapping Sets – Part 1

    Know the GMAT Code: Overlapping Sets – Part 1

    by on October 25th, 2016

    GMAT story problems can be pretty frustrating. First, you have to turn the problem into math, and then you still have to do the math—all in 2 minutes! It’s important to be able to recognize (quickly!) the kind of … Read More

  • Should I Re-take the GMAT? – Part 2

    Should I Re-take the GMAT? – Part 2

    by on October 17th, 2016

    In part 1 of this series, we talked about the various scenarios for which you might need to decide whether to re-take the GMAT. Here’s a recap. Schools publish both an average score for admitted students and what’s … Read More

  • Should I Re-take the GMAT? – Part 1

    Should I Re-take the GMAT? – Part 1

    by on October 16th, 2016

    How do you know when your GMAT score is good enough or whether you should re-take the test? We’ll discuss a few different scenarios in this installment. Next, if you do decide to re-take, what’s the best study path? … Read More

  • Know the GMAT Code: Quadratics

    Know the GMAT Code: Quadratics

    by on October 8th, 2016

    You’ve studied the math, but how well do you know how to decipher unusual math clues that the test writers hide in GMAT problems? To get a really high score on this test, you’ve got to Know the Code in order to make … Read More

  • How to Make the Most of Your Final 7 Days Before the GMAT – Part 3

    How to Make the Most of Your Final 7 Days Before the GMAT – Part 3

    by on September 30th, 2016

    In part 1 of this series, we talked about your new mindset for the last week: you’re no longer trying to lift your score. Instead, you’re trying to peak within your current scoring range. (If you haven’t … Read More

  • How to Make the Most of Your Final 7 Days Before the GMAT – Part 2

    How to Make the Most of Your Final 7 Days Before the GMAT – Part 2

    by on September 22nd, 2016

    In part 1 of this series, we talked about your new mindset for the last week: your goal is no longer to lift your score. Rather, your goal is to peak relative to your current scoring range. (If you haven’t already, … Read More

  • How to Make the Most of Your Final 7 Days Before the GMAT – Part 1

    How to Make the Most of Your Final 7 Days Before the GMAT – Part 1

    by on September 14th, 2016

    One week out from your real test, your scoring level is about what it’s going to be on that real test. The key word is about. GMAT scores are variable; it isn’t the case that your score is an exact score at a certain … Read More

  • Know the GMAT Code: Exponents

    Know the GMAT Code: Exponents

    by on September 6th, 2016

    How well do you know how to decipher the key clues that the test writers hide in GMAT problems? To get a really high score on this test, you’ve got to Know the Code in order to make your way through the toughest … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 5

    4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 5

    by on August 29th, 2016

    Welcome to the second half of Step 4: Set Your Plan in our GMAT Study Plan series. During the first half of Step 4, we talked about what to do during the first segment of your primary study phase, when you are first … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 4

    4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 4

    by on August 28th, 2016

    You’ve made it all the way to part 4 of our series! In part 1, we talked about determining both your starting point and your goal score. Next, we talked about developing your timeline and gathering your resources. We … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 3

    4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 3

    by on August 20th, 2016

    Welcome to part 3 of our series! Earlier, we talked about determining both your starting point and your goal score. We also talked about developing your timeline and gathering your resources. Now, it’s time to talk … Read More