GMAT Prep Articles

  • GMAT Tricks: When to Read Answer Options Backward

    GMAT Tricks: When to Read Answer Options Backward

    by on August 23rd, 2015

    The GMAT test makers are constantly trying to slow down your progress through the test. I always think that if I’m taking the test the way they want me to, then I must be adopting a poor strategy. Instead, I should be … Read More

  • Reducing Your Average Pace-Per Question on GMAT Average Problems

    Reducing Your Average Pace-Per Question on GMAT Average Problems

    by on August 22nd, 2015

    The average GMAT study regimen includes an above average number of formulas and amount of memorization. It’s important: the GMAT tests a relatively wide scope of knowledge, so for those looking for above-average … Read More

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GMAT

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GMAT

    by on August 21st, 2015

    There’s no shortage of blog posts and forum threads on the desideratum of cracking the upper 700s on the GMAT to get into a great business school. We’ve even written some here. But try looking for the opposite, and … Read More

  • 4 Reasons to Take a Free GMAT Practice Test

    4 Reasons to Take a Free GMAT Practice Test

    by on August 16th, 2015

    Why should you sign up for one of the many upcoming Free Online GMAT Practice Tests that Kaplan offers? There are plenty of good reasons, but here are some of the most important: 1. Stamina training for Test Day It’s … Read More

  • GMAT Prep for Non-Native English Speakers

    GMAT Prep for Non-Native English Speakers

    by on August 15th, 2015

    Submitted by Diana Sloan, director of Graduate Marketing & Alumni Relations, Iowa State University. The GMAT® exam can be one of the most challenging experiences when applying to b-school. This is especially true … Read More

  • GMAT Tip: Calculating GMAT Scores

    GMAT Tip: Calculating GMAT Scores

    by on August 13th, 2015

    except when it equals 3. Right? For most assessments, the process of evaluating one’s performance is pretty formulaic. Scores on most high school and university exams are based on the percentage of questions answered … Read More

  • GMAT By the Numbers

    GMAT By the Numbers

    by on August 10th, 2015

    As a b-school applicant and future MBA, your life is already, or certainly will be, ruled by numbers. Between average GMAT score and average starting salaries, we thought we’d lighten the mood with some lesser known … Read More

  • How to Get Faster at Solving GMAT Questions

    How to Get Faster at Solving GMAT Questions

    by on August 6th, 2015

    From time to time during a private GMAT tutoring session, I notice a new student rushing through the practice problems I present to her. Invariably, because she is rushing, she gets a disproportionate number of these … Read More

  • How Recent GMAT Exam Changes Will Affect You

    How Recent GMAT Exam Changes Will Affect You

    by on August 5th, 2015

    The Graduate Management Admission Council recently announced three changes to the GMAT that will give test takers a little more peace of mind. The changes were made effective July 19. Here’s how you should (and … Read More

  • Master the Business Mindset for the GMAT

    Master the Business Mindset for the GMAT

    by on August 2nd, 2015

    If you’ve ever read any of my articles, then you know how much I harp on the idea that the GMAT is primarily a test of your business decision-making, or executive reasoning, skills. Sure, there’s a bunch of facts and … Read More

  • GMAT Score: Report or Cancel?

    GMAT Score: Report or Cancel?

    by on July 31st, 2015

    You’ve almost survived Test Day—but not before the GMAT asks you what may be the toughest question of all … Report or cancel your GMAT score? Good news for those facing the dreaded GMAT reporting decision. As of … Read More

  • 7 Resources for ESL GMAT Test Takers

    7 Resources for ESL GMAT Test Takers

    by on July 30th, 2015

    The GMAT can be intimidating for anyone: there’s the high-stakes of business school admissions, the computer-adaptive format, and not to mention, the math you haven’t visited since high school. And, if English … Read More

  • Interleave Your GMAT Studies! (Say What?)

    Interleave Your GMAT Studies! (Say What?)

    by on July 25th, 2015

    Recently, I wrote a post about how to get the most out of Official Guide (OG) problems during your studies. In that article, I discussed the concept of Interleaving your studies and I’ve got more to say on this … Read More

  • 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