Articles by Stacey Koprince

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Spot the Trap! – Part 2

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Spot the Trap! – Part 2

    by on January 6th, 2017

    Last time, we talked about how to read for meaning and spot redundancy traps on Sentence Correction. I’ve got another trappy SC for you; this one is from the GMATPrep® free exams. Go for it! * “A mixture of poems … Read More

  • GMAT Sentence Correction: Spot the Trap! – Part 1

    GMAT Sentence Correction: Spot the Trap! – Part 1

    by on December 29th, 2016

    If you’re a non-native English speaker, you know that you’ll need to be extra careful with idioms and other constructions that native speakers just “know.” If you’re a native speaker, though, don’t think that … Read More

  • Know the GMAT Code: Story Problems

    Know the GMAT Code: Story Problems

    by on December 21st, 2016

    How are the GMAT test writers going to hide information in plain sight and get you to fall into traps? Try out this problem in our Know the Code series and then we’ll dig in to figure out what’s going on. Note: this … Read More

  • News from the 2016 OfficialGMAT Test Prep Summit

    News from the 2016 OfficialGMAT Test Prep Summit

    by on December 13th, 2016

    This past Friday, GMAC hosted its biannual Test Prep Summit at its headquarters in Reston, VA. (Really: it’s annual, but they skipped a year last year.) I was there and have various tidbits and scoop to share with you. … Read More

  • GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Science Passage – Part 3

    GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Science Passage – Part 3

    by on December 5th, 2016

    In the first installment of this series, I gave you a Science RC passage and three problems from the GMATPrep® free exams. If you’re just starting here, go through parts 1 and 2 first, then come back to this one! Here … Read More

  • GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Science Passage – Part 2

    GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Science Passage – Part 2

    by on December 4th, 2016

    In the first installment of this series, we deconstructed a science-based Reading Comprehension passage from the GMATPrep® free exams. I gave you the full passage plus three problems, and we discussed how to solve the … Read More

  • GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Science Passage – Part 1

    GMATPrep Reading Comp: Tackling a Science Passage – Part 1

    by on November 26th, 2016

    Science topics on the GMAT can be hard to process. Let’s face it, some of these topics are pretty tedious in addition to pretty technical. How to get past that and do well? Think of a friend who likes these topics and … Read More

  • 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