Articles by Stacey Koprince

  • My Score Dropped! Figuring Out What Went Wrong

    My Score Dropped! Figuring Out What Went Wrong

    by on April 8th, 2014

    I’m reviving an old article I first wrote five years ago (time flies!) because the topic is so important. I hope that no one ever again experiences a significant score drop on the real test (or even a practice one!), … Read More

  • Save Time and Eliminate Frustration on DS: Draw It Out!

    Save Time and Eliminate Frustration on DS: Draw It Out!

    by on March 31st, 2014

    Some Data Sufficiency questions present you with scenarios: stories that could play out in various complicated ways, depending on the statements. How do you get through these with a minimum of time and fuss? Try the … Read More

  • How to Learn from Your GMAT Problem Sets – Part 2

    How to Learn from Your GMAT Problem Sets – Part 2

    by on March 30th, 2014

    Recently, we talked about how to create Official Guide (OG) problem sets in order to practice for the test. I have one more component to add: track your work and analyze your results to help you prioritize your studies. … Read More

  • The 3 Keys to Success on Integrated Reasoning

    The 3 Keys to Success on Integrated Reasoning

    by on March 14th, 2014

    Your performance on Integrated Reasoning (IR) can affect the part of the test you really care about: the Quant and the Verbal. Follow the below 3 Keys to Success and you’ll be sitting pretty on test day. Key #1: … Read More

  • How to Create the Most Effective GMAT Problem Sets

    How to Create the Most Effective GMAT Problem Sets

    by on March 6th, 2014

    You’ve heard a million times that you’re supposed to create Official Guide (OG) problem sets in order to practice for the test. But how do you actually do so in a way that will help you get the most out of your … Read More

  • GMAT Quant: Reflect Before You Work

    GMAT Quant: Reflect Before You Work

    by on February 26th, 2014

    Stop! Before you dive in and start calculating on a math problem, reflect for a moment. How can you set up the work to minimize the number of annoying calculations? Try the below Percent problem from the free question … Read More

  • What Do You Want to Get Wrong On the GMAT?

    What Do You Want to Get Wrong On the GMAT?

    by on February 18th, 2014

    Right now, you might be thinking, “Wait, what? I don’t actively want to get stuff wrong!” In fact, yes, you do. Let me take you on what might seem like a tangent for a moment. Would you agree that one of the marks … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Get the Most out of Your CATs – Part 2

    4 Steps to Get the Most out of Your CATs – Part 2

    by on February 10th, 2014

    Yesterday we talked about the first two elements of getting the most out of your CATs: #1: How NOT to use your practice CATs #2: How to analyze your Strengths and Weaknesses with respect to timing This week, we’re … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Get the Most out of Your CATs – Part 1

    4 Steps to Get the Most out of Your CATs – Part 1

    by on February 9th, 2014

    How many practice tests have you taken so far? Are you satisfied—or frustrated—with your progress? One of the biggest mistakes I see students make is also relatively easy to fix: they don’t learn what they should … Read More

  • 3 Steps to Better Geometry

    3 Steps to Better Geometry

    by on February 1st, 2014

    A couple of months ago, we talked about what to do when a geometry problem pops up on the screen. Do you remember the basic steps? Try to implement them on the below GMATPrep® problem from the free tests. * ” In the … Read More

  • Want a 51 on Quant? Answer This Problem!

    Want a 51 on Quant? Answer This Problem!

    by on January 24th, 2014

    Sequence problems aren’t incredibly common on the test, but if you’re doing well on the quant section, be prepared to see one. Now, you’ve got a choice: do you want to guess quickly and save time for other, easier … Read More

  • New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Score! – Part 2

    New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Score! – Part 2

    by on January 16th, 2014

    How do you study? More importantly, how do you know that the way in which you’re studying is effective—that is, that you’re learning what you need to learn to improve your GMAT score? Read on! In the first part of … Read More

  • New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Score! – Part 1

    New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Score! – Part 1

    by on January 8th, 2014

    Whether you’ve been studying for a while or are just getting started, let’s use the New Year as an opportunity to establish or renew your commitment to getting your desired GMAT score. In the first half of this … Read More

  • The 4 Math Strategies Everyone Must Master – Part 2

    The 4 Math Strategies Everyone Must Master – Part 2

    by on December 31st, 2013

    Last time, we talked about the first 2 of 4 quant strategies that everyone must master: Test Cases and Choose Smart Numbers. Today, we’re going to cover the 3rd and 4th strategies. First up, we have Work Backwards. … Read More