Articles by PrepScholar GMAT
How to Beat the GMAT: 10 Key Strategies
You’ve heard about beating the GMAT, but is it really possible? Can you vastly improve your score before the exam? In this article, I’ll go over how likely it is to improve your GMAT score by leaps and bounds and … Read More
Ask a Kellogg MBA: Admissions and GMAT FAQ
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is well-known as one of the top business schools in the United States. But why do real MBA candidates choose Kellogg? What exactly does it take to get in? And … Read More
Online Lesson: GMAT Reading Comprehension Question Types
Like we discussed in our GMAT Time Management Made Simple video, different types of Reading Comprehension questions deserve different amounts of time on test day. But what types of questions are there on the Reading … Read More
6 GMAT Grammar Rules You Must Know
You may have heard rumors that you need to know a lot of grammar for the GMAT. Unfortunately, it’s true that you’ll see GMAT grammar questions; however, the test focuses on just a few main concepts you need to know. … Read More
Learn the 8 Most Common GMAT Idioms Mistakes
With so many idioms GMAT test writers love to use, idioms on the Sentence Correction section are already challenging. But what is even more difficult is when test writers intentionally use similar idioms in answer … Read More
How to Conquer GMAT Rate Problems
GMAT rate problems are a constant on the Quantitative section. Many students dread rate problems because they aren’t quick or easy—they often require a series of steps to get to the answer. To make matters worse, … Read More
Getting Into Business School With a Low GPA: 5 Top Tips
Aside from your GMAT score, your GPA is the most important number on your MBA admissions application. Admissions committees look at your GPA as an indicator of past academic performance and as a predictor of whether or … Read More
What Is an MBA? Should You Get One?
What is an MBA degree? What are its advantages and disadvantages? What kinds of classes will you take in an MBA program? Most importantly, should you get one? In this article, I’ll go through the MBA degree … Read More
How Long Do GMAT Scores Last?
Unlike a diamond, a GMAT score isn’t forever. But how long do GMAT scores last, exactly? After five years, GMAT scores are no longer valid for business school admission. After 10 years, you can’t even see them! If … Read More
What Is a Good GMAT Score? A Bad One? An Excellent One?
Many MBA hopefuls aren’t sure what their GMAT scores mean. What is a good GMAT score? What’s a bad GMAT score? How about a really exceptional one? And most importantly, what are the average GMAT scores at your top … Read More
GMAT Time Management Made Simple
Effective time management is something many GMAT test takers struggle with—with only two sections that contain many questions and multiple question types, the GMAT makes it easy to mismanage your time during a section … Read More
The Best GMAT Flashcards and How to Use Them
GMAT questions are complex, testing a lot of concepts at once, so you need to really know fundamentals like math formulas, idioms, and grammar rules. But what’s the best way to learn them? GMAT flashcards! They can … Read More
MBA GPA Requirements: What’s Good for B-School?
GPA’s can be one of the most fraught parts of the MBA application process, since you can’t really change it. What’s a good GPA for MBA programs? How can you determine the MBA GPA requirements at your prospective … Read More