Articles by Stacey Koprince

  • How to Set up Your GMAT Scratch Paper

    How to Set up Your GMAT Scratch Paper

    by on September 18th, 2014

    A student in one of my classes recently asked me how best to set up his scratch paper while taking the exam, so my first task is to give a shout-out to Robert and thank him for giving me the topic for this article! I … Read More

  • GMAT Prep Story Problem: Make It Real Part 2

    GMAT Prep Story Problem: Make It Real Part 2

    by on September 10th, 2014

    How did it go last time with the rate problem? I’ve got another story problem for you, but this time we’re going to cover a different math area. Just a reminder: here’s a link to the first (and long ago) article in … Read More

  • GMAT Prep Story Problem: Make It Real

    GMAT Prep Story Problem: Make It Real

    by on September 2nd, 2014

    In the past, we’ve talked about making story problems real. In other words, when the test gives you a story problem, don’t start making tables and writing equations and figuring out the algebraic solution. Rather, do … Read More

  • GMAT Prep Challenge: Can You Do This Math Problem?

    GMAT Prep Challenge: Can You Do This Math Problem?

    by on August 25th, 2014

    No introduction to this one—see what you can figure out and then we’ll talk about it! This is a GMATPrep® problem from the free exams. * “If n and y are positive integers and , which of the following must be an … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 3

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 3

    by on August 24th, 2014

    Welcome to the third part of our series focusing on the First Glance in Sentence Correction. If you haven’t read the previous installments yet, you can start with how to find a starting point on a Sentence Correction … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 2

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start? – Part 2

    by on August 16th, 2014

    Last time, we talked about how to find a starting point on a Sentence Correction problem when the starting point doesn’t leap out at you. If you haven’t read that article yet, go ahead and do so. The first step of … Read More

  • What Is a Good GMAT Score?

    What Is a Good GMAT Score?

    by on August 8th, 2014

    A 780 is a great score, sure—but you don’t need that kind of score. You probably do need something higher than 500, though. How good is good enough? The short answer to the question is this: a good score is a score … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start?

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start?

    by on July 31st, 2014

    On some Sentence Correction (SC) problems, an error jumps out at you immediately. On others, you’re left trying to figure out where to start. How do you dig in when the starting point isn’t obvious? Try this … Read More

  • GMAT Prep: Stop Wasting My Time

    GMAT Prep: Stop Wasting My Time

    by on July 23rd, 2014

    Have you ever worked with someone who inevitably managed to come up with things to do that were a complete waste of time? Maybe it was an insecure boss who was never confident about what he was doing, so he went for the … Read More

  • Official Guide, 2015 Edition: What Do You Need to Know?

    Official Guide, 2015 Edition: What Do You Need to Know?

    by on July 15th, 2014

    GMAC just released new 2015 editions of its three The Official Guide for GMAT® Review books. Here’s what you need to know as you decide whether to buy these books and how to use them. What changed? The three books in … Read More

  • How Fast Can You Solve this GMAT Prep Quant Problem?

    How Fast Can You Solve this GMAT Prep Quant Problem?

    by on July 7th, 2014

    Try this problem from the free problem sets that come with the GMATPrep® software and see whether you can spot the most efficient solution. Here is the problem:   * “If a is a positive integer, and if the units … Read More

  • Hard GMAT Prep: Can You Find the Assumption?

    Hard GMAT Prep: Can You Find the Assumption?

    by on July 6th, 2014

    Try this GMATPrep® problem out (it’s from the free set that comes with the software) and then we’ll talk about it. Give yourself about 2 minutes (though it’s okay to stretch to 2.5 minutes on a CR as long as you … Read More

  • To Keep or to Cancel Your GMAT Score—That Is the Question

    To Keep or to Cancel Your GMAT Score—That Is the Question

    by on June 28th, 2014

    Have you heard? GMAC just announced that, as of 27 June, we’ll be allowed to decide whether to keep or cancel our scores after we find out how we did. Exciting news! What just changed? I’ll summarize the details, but … Read More

  • Self-Study, Class, or a Tutor? How to Choose your GMAT Approach – Part 2

    Self-Study, Class, or a Tutor? How to Choose your GMAT Approach – Part 2

    by on June 20th, 2014

    Last time, we talked about how to decide whether to study on your own, take a class, or work with a tutor. If you choose either of the latter two options, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re picking the best … Read More