GMAT Prep Articles

  • 4 Ways to Build Your GMAT Skills

    4 Ways to Build Your GMAT Skills

    by on July 23rd, 2015

    Making time to effectively boost your GMAT skills can be challenging enough without the added headache of lugging a tower of books around with you every day. There are faster, easier, and less physically demanding ways … Read More

  • Mastering the GMAT Basics

    Mastering the GMAT Basics

    by on July 21st, 2015

    There’s a rule of thumb in MBA applications: Start studying for the GMAT in March—a year before you intend to enroll. Why? Just think about all the steps that come with applying to business school. First, you have a … Read More

  • Review: The Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math and Verbal

    Review: The Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math and Verbal

    by on July 18th, 2015

    Manhattan GMAT is one of the leaders of GMAT preparations. Their 10-volume set, including volumes on math, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension, sets the standard for print material on the … Read More

  • Developing Your GMAT Study Schedule

    Developing Your GMAT Study Schedule

    by on July 17th, 2015

    Your study schedule depends on who you are in terms of study habits, what is going on in your life, what your strengths and weaknesses are in terms of the skills necessary for this exam and how much time is available to … Read More

  • Review: The MGMAT Official Guide Companions

    Review: The MGMAT Official Guide Companions

    by on July 16th, 2015

    The centerpiece of Manhattan GMAT’s library of prep material is their 10-volume set (see reviews of the volumes covering math, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension). In addition to this … Read More

  • How the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Is Scored

    How the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Is Scored

    by on July 15th, 2015

    There is much confusion over how GMAC scores Integrated Reasoning (IR). Let’s simplify it! The IR section is non-adaptive and doesn’t count towards your 200-800 score. There are 12 questions in this section. Of … Read More

  • Fixing Careless Errors on the GMAT

    Fixing Careless Errors on the GMAT

    by on July 11th, 2015

    From time to time, I will work with a student who knows the material tested on the GMAT well yet continues to answer questions incorrectly. When we analyze what she’s doing wrong, we often see she either made a silly … Read More

  • The History of the GMAT

    The History of the GMAT

    by on July 10th, 2015

    This year, the GMAT celebrated its 60th anniversary of offering business schools a standardized way to evaluate candidates. That’s also six decades of test takers around the world studying many hours in preparation for … Read More

  • 720: Should I Retake the GMAT Exam?

    720: Should I Retake the GMAT Exam?

    by on July 8th, 2015

    I just took my GMAT and scored a 720, which I was thrilled about until I saw my verbal score was only in the 66th percentile. I’m really happy about my score, but I’m also worried that my verbal will turn off the … Read More

  • Breaking Down the GMAT Format

    Breaking Down the GMAT Format

    by on July 7th, 2015

    The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT), which is more than just a digital version of a written exam. A CAT adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test. When you begin each category, the computer assumes … Read More

  • 5 Ways to Making Your GMAT Prep More Strategic

    5 Ways to Making Your GMAT Prep More Strategic

    by on July 3rd, 2015

    Far too many test-takers think that plowing through study materials starting with chapter 1 will be enough to get them a good score on the GMAT. However, strategy is generally preferable to brute force. By approaching … Read More

  • Top 5 GMAT Study Tips from Former Students

    Top 5 GMAT Study Tips from Former Students

    by on July 2nd, 2015

    We often ask GMAT students who are nearing the end of their Kaplan course if they have any recommendations or advice for incoming students. Although not all of you are or will be Kaplan students, the GMAT study tips we … Read More

  • How Many Times Should You Take the GMAT?

    How Many Times Should You Take the GMAT?

    by on July 1st, 2015

    Today Admit1MBA, a boutique firm providing personal coaching and consulting for clients’ MBA journeys, provides insight about when to retake the GMAT. If you are considering re-taking the GMAT (for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th … Read More

  • 3 Critical Types of Knowledge for a High GMAT® Score

    3 Critical Types of Knowledge for a High GMAT® Score

    by on June 30th, 2015

    If you’re like most students who are just getting started studying for the GMAT®, you’re investing your time and energy in mastering the content that the GMAT® tests. Whether that material be number properties, … Read More