GMAT Prep Articles

  • The 2 Most Important Lessons You Will Learn from Mrs. Doubtfire

    The 2 Most Important Lessons You Will Learn from Mrs. Doubtfire

    by on August 20th, 2014

    For those considering higher education this week, Robin Williams’ memory looms large. The lessons he taught in Dead Poets’ Society and Good Will Hunting have made their way around the internet more quickly and in … Read More

  • GMAT Time Management Tips

    GMAT Time Management Tips

    by on August 18th, 2014

    Recently, while analyzing simulation tests results with my students, I noticed a pattern of behavior in which the student knows he or she has taken too long on a question. The scenario: You spend nearly five minutes on a … Read More

  • Strategic Guessing and the GMAT

    Strategic Guessing and the GMAT

    by on August 17th, 2014

    Do you bulldoze ahead when taking GMAT sim tests, putting all of your effort into answering each question correctly—no matter how long it takes? This is where the art of strategic guessing comes in. Many students are … Read More

  • What’s the Trick to a 700 on the GMAT?

    What’s the Trick to a 700 on the GMAT?

    by on August 15th, 2014

    If you saw the title of this article, clicked through, and now hope to find a few tips and tricks for breaking into a 700, you are in the right place! You have done yourself a great service, deciding to read this … Read More

  • Review: The GMAT OG Verbal and Quantitative Books

    Review: The GMAT OG Verbal and Quantitative Books

    by on August 14th, 2014

    This blog concerns not the GMAT Official Guide itself, but two supplementary volumes. The recent second edition books were 1) The GMAT OG Verbal Review 2) The GMAT OG Quantitative Review This year, with the publication … Read More

  • How the GMAT AWA Section Is Scored

    How the GMAT AWA Section Is Scored

    by on August 9th, 2014

    The Analytical Writing Assessment, or the AWA, is the first section of the GMAT. In our recent blog post, we covered six steps to help you conquer this section. In today’s blog post, we will discuss how the AWA is … 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

  • What to Expect on GMAT Test Day

    What to Expect on GMAT Test Day

    by on August 6th, 2014

    Most of you, after months of careful study, know what to expect on test day in terms of GMAT content. However, it also important to know what to expect when you arrive at the Pearson Center for your GMAT test day. … Read More

  • Review: The Official GMAT Guide 2015

    Review: The Official GMAT Guide 2015

    by on August 2nd, 2014

    GMAC has recently published a brand-new version of the GMAT Official Guide. This is in fact the 14th edition of the GMAT OG, but that’s not what GMAC is calling it. They are calling it: The Official GMAT Guide 2015. … Read More

  • How to Create a GMAT Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part II

    How to Create a GMAT Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part II

    by on August 1st, 2014

    In our last post, we detailed two steps you should take in order to determine best GMAT study plan for you. Today we focus on three other aspects to consider: Realistically assessing the amount of time you can devote to … Read More

  • Memory, Mind, and GMAT Prep

    Memory, Mind, and GMAT Prep

    by on July 30th, 2014

    Whether you are retaking the test or starting to study for the first time, you need to be smart about your studies. I am not talking about how you organize your study schedule, how much you should read in your free time, … Read More

  • Clean as You Go: Keep Up with Your GMAT Schedule

    Clean as You Go: Keep Up with Your GMAT Schedule

    by on July 29th, 2014

    I like to ask my GMAT students who are nearing the end of their Kaplan course if they have any recommendations for incoming students. This query is particularly helpful in two ways: (1) it reveals some enlightening … Read More

  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Preparing to Retake the GMAT

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Preparing to Retake the GMAT

    by on July 26th, 2014

    If you are taking the GMAT with the intent of applying to a top-tier business school, there is  a relatively fair chance that you’ll end up having/wanting to retake the GMAT. Which may sound horrible, but it’s … Read More

  • How to Create a Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part I

    How to Create a Study Plan That’s Right for You: Part I

    by on July 24th, 2014

    Confused about how to establish a GMAT study plan that’s right for you? Fear not! In this post, I will detail the decisions you need to make and steps you need to take in order to determine the best study plan for you. … Read More