GMAT Prep Articles

  • How Accurate Are GMAT Practice Tests?

    How Accurate Are GMAT Practice Tests?

    by on February 3rd, 2016

    Recently a GMAT student asked me the following question: “How accurate are the GMAT practice tests? Why is there such a huge increase in my Sentence Correction score even though I haven’t studied for it since the … Read More

  • Strategies to Avoid When Pacing Yourself During the GMAT

    Strategies to Avoid When Pacing Yourself During the GMAT

    by on February 2nd, 2016

    Chances are, if you live anywhere along the East Coast, you’ve been inundated with news about Winter Storm Jonas aka Snowmageddon aka The Big One of 2016. If you skim your social media newsfeed, you see pictures of … Read More

  • How to Prep for Your GMAT Test Day: Part II

    How to Prep for Your GMAT Test Day: Part II

    by on January 29th, 2016

    In the first part of this series, we outlined what you should do in the days before your GMAT exam. Today’s post will cover what to do on test day. On the day of your exam: Plan for some light exercise and do some … Read More

  • Why Is Your Real GMAT Score Lower Than Your Practice Exam Score?

    Why Is Your Real GMAT Score Lower Than Your Practice Exam Score?

    by on January 28th, 2016

    Scenario: You studied many, many hours, strategized to the best of your abilities and have scored well on practice exams. You take the GMAT, your score pops up and … it is much lower than you expect it to be. What … Read More

  • Planning Your GMAT Study Schedule

    Planning Your GMAT Study Schedule

    by on January 27th, 2016

    As you start planning for the business school admission cycle, you may need to work on establishing new routines and habits to ensure everything is in order by the time the application deadline rolls around. Now is a … Read More

  • Set Yourself Up for GMAT Success

    Set Yourself Up for GMAT Success

    by on January 24th, 2016

    In case you haven’t figured it out, the first full week of the new year can be a minefield. If you’re like most folks, you’ve taken some time off over the last few weeks, eaten too much, not exercised much, and … Read More

  • GMAT Timing Strategy Dos and Don’ts

    GMAT Timing Strategy Dos and Don’ts

    by on January 20th, 2016

    My last post provided an overview of the importance of a good time management strategy when taking the GMAT as well as outlined an approach for time management success. Now I will focus on some specific do’s and … Read More

  • Choose Your Own GMAT Adventure? GMAC Pilots New ‘Select Section Order’ Option for Exam

    Choose Your Own GMAT Adventure? GMAC Pilots New ‘Select Section Order’ Option for Exam

    by on January 16th, 2016

    For many, feeling like you’re in the driver’s seat can make almost any experience better. But even the GMAT? The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT exam, plans to find … Read More

  • Should I Take Advantage of the GMAT Selection Order Pilot?

    Should I Take Advantage of the GMAT Selection Order Pilot?

    by on January 15th, 2016

    You may have heard that, on Monday, some students started receiving emails inviting them to take part in a pilot program that GMAC (the organization that makes the GMAT) is holding in late February / early March. This … Read More

  • The Importance of Drills on the GMAT

    The Importance of Drills on the GMAT

    by on January 8th, 2016

    If you’ve ever played a sport, you probably have a love-hate relationship with drills. Whether it was running pyramids at the track, shooting countless free throws, or taking batting practice until you thought your … Read More

  • How Much Does Your AWA Score Matter on the GMAT?

    How Much Does Your AWA Score Matter on the GMAT?

    by on January 6th, 2016

    I’ve heard that schools check for an Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score of 4.5 or more on the GMAT. Is this true? Sincerely, Writer’s Block Dear Writer’s Block, The good news is that no, this is not really … Read More

  • Top 10 New Year’s GMAT Resolutions

    Top 10 New Year’s GMAT Resolutions

    by on January 4th, 2016

    Will you be applying to business school in the coming year? If you’ve resolved to take this significant step in your academic and professional career, why not get this year off to a great start by making (and sticking … Read More

  • What to Expect on GMAT Test Day

    What to Expect on GMAT Test Day

    by on January 2nd, 2016

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

  • Timed vs. Untimed Practice for the GMAT

    Timed vs. Untimed Practice for the GMAT

    by on December 29th, 2015

    I recently received the following very valid question from a student: “I’m currently studying intensively for the GMAT, but I don’t see the improvement that I need in math. What’s your study plan advice to get a … Read More