GMAT Prep Articles

  • 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

  • Most Common GMAT Topics & Questions

    Most Common GMAT Topics & Questions

    by on August 27th, 2016

    Of course, a facile discussion of GMAT topics might say—the most common GMAT Verbal questions are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning—those three questions are the only questions you … Read More

  • Land Your Score: Essay Tips for Analytical Writing

    Land Your Score: Essay Tips for Analytical Writing

    by on August 26th, 2016

    The GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) provides clear instructions on how you should plan and write your essay. Kaplan students learn these instructions long before Test Day and do not waste precious testing time … Read More

  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid the Day before the GMAT

    3 Mistakes to Avoid the Day before the GMAT

    by on August 21st, 2016

    We’ve all done it—pulled a well-intentioned but poorly executed, caffeine-fueled study bender the night before a big test. This, however, is exactly what not to do if you want to perform your best on an intellectual … 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

  • Computer Adaptive Testing on the GMAT

    Computer Adaptive Testing on the GMAT

    by on August 19th, 2016

    What is an adaptive test? How should you change your study strategy to prepare for the GMAT Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)? Computer adaptive testing definitely puts pressure on your testing experience and forces you to … Read More

  • Land Your Score: When to Guess on Integrated Reasoning

    Land Your Score: When to Guess on Integrated Reasoning

    by on August 18th, 2016

    The GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section is very challenging for most test-takers. It contains 12 questions, most of which have two or three parts, and you’re only given 30 minutes to complete it. Racing against the … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 2

    4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 2

    by on August 12th, 2016

    Welcome back! In the first part of our series, we talked about determining your starting point and your goal. Now that you’ve got those pieces, it’s time to plan your overall timeline and gather your study resources. … Read More

  • Does AWA Really Matter for B-School?

    Does AWA Really Matter for B-School?

    by on August 11th, 2016

    Facts about the Analytical Writing question (AWA) and the GMAT Writing Score Fact: The current GMAT involves just one writing task, the Analysis of an Argument task, a 30-minute essay you’ll see at the beginning of the … Read More

  • 4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 1

    4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan – Part 1

    by on August 4th, 2016

    Just getting started on your GMAT prep? Or perhaps you’ve been studying for a while but feel that you’ve hit a wall or don’t have a good way to work? Wherever you are in your study, you need a plan, and the first … Read More

  • Corrections for The 2017 Official Guide for GMAT® Review

    Corrections for The 2017 Official Guide for GMAT® Review

    by on July 29th, 2016

    The below information about The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 is from the Graduate Management Admission Council—the makers of the GMAT exam. This content was originally posted on The Official GMAT Blog. … Read More

  • Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 Corrections

    Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 Corrections

    by on July 27th, 2016

    The below information about The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 is from the Graduate Management Admission Council—the makers of the GMAT exam. This content was originally posted on The Official GMAT Blog. … Read More

  • Official Guide for GMAT Review Corrections

    Official Guide for GMAT Review Corrections

    by on July 25th, 2016

    We recently released The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 and we have discovered that this version (with the white cover) contains a number of typos that occurred during the publishing process. We understand that … Read More

  • GMAT Question Types

    GMAT Question Types

    by on July 23rd, 2016

    One essay and 90 questions. That’s a lot to pack into three hours and 30 minutes of a GMAT exam. In addition to the Analytical Writing Assessment, there are a variety of question types on the GMAT. The basic categories … Read More