GMAT Prep Articles

  • 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

  • GMAT Prep: Stop Wasting My Time

    GMAT Prep: Stop Wasting My Time

    by on July 23rd, 2014

    Have you ever worked with someone who inevitably managed to come up with things to do that were a complete waste of time? Maybe it was an insecure boss who was never confident about what he was doing, so he went for the … Read More

  • 5 Steps to Building GMAT Practice Sets

    5 Steps to Building GMAT Practice Sets

    by on July 22nd, 2014

    Athletes and musicians know it pays to practice, and so do GMAT® test takers. The GMAT exam is timed and contains question formats specific to the test. Because there’s a penalty for not finishing, understanding the … Read More

  • Is GMAT Tutoring Right for You?

    Is GMAT Tutoring Right for You?

    by on July 20th, 2014

    Why does GMAT tutoring work? It is different than the classroom prep experience, where the agenda is set and you work at the rate established by the rest of the students in class and the teacher’s lesson book. … Read More

  • How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

    How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

    by on July 19th, 2014

    Are you sitting for the GMAT this fall? Fantastic! Summer is an excellent time to prepare, as it enables you to concern yourself with one fewer item come application time. Does the GMAT overwhelm you? There is no need to … Read More

  • Timing Is Everything on the GMAT

    Timing Is Everything on the GMAT

    by on July 18th, 2014

    One common complaint I hear from GMAT students is: “I can get the right answer but it takes me too much time.” Many people preparing for the GMAT feel this way at one point or another during their preparation. While … Read More

  • Debriefing During Your GMAT Prep

    Debriefing During Your GMAT Prep

    by on July 16th, 2014

    Great GMAT scores depend on several factors—some we cannot fully control, and others we should and must control. One of the controllable factors is knowledge. Its acquisition is certainly achievable. We teach you and … Read More

  • Official Guide, 2015 Edition: What Do You Need to Know?

    Official Guide, 2015 Edition: What Do You Need to Know?

    by on July 15th, 2014

    GMAC just released new 2015 editions of its three The Official Guide for GMAT® Review books. Here’s what you need to know as you decide whether to buy these books and how to use them. What changed? The three books in … Read More

  • Canceling Your GMAT Score

    Canceling Your GMAT Score

    by on July 13th, 2014

    One of the many options you have at the end of your official GMAT is to cancel your score. As with everything else associated with the GMAT, it is a very good idea to think this through strategically and thoroughly, so … Read More

  • Review: GMAC Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool

    Review: GMAC Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool

    by on July 7th, 2014

    Official materials for the GMAT just got a little bigger. The people who make the GMAT released a new Integrated Reasoning (IR) software to help us prepare. The IR Prep Tool gives students a web-based resource to … Read More

  • Score Preview Added to the GMAT

    Score Preview Added to the GMAT

    by on July 4th, 2014

    The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) announced recently that prospective business students taking the GMAT will now be able to preview their unofficial scores on Test Day before deciding whether to report or … Read More

  • 4 Tips on How to Analyze Your Practice Test Results & Increase Your Score

    4 Tips on How to Analyze Your Practice Test Results & Increase Your Score

    by on July 3rd, 2014

    So you’ve taken a practice test and want to know how to use it to improve. You are not alone, but actually you’re a step ahead of much of the competition! Read the various GMAT forums and you will  see a lot of data … Read More