GMAT Prep Articles

  • How to Take the First Step in Your GMAT Studies

    How to Take the First Step in Your GMAT Studies

    by on October 27th, 2014

    If you’ve ever stared at a blank screen with a blinking cursor, you know the feeling that confronts you as you begin a daunting task. However, if you’ve ever finished such a task, you know that things get much easier … Read More

  • What’s in Common Between the GMAT and the TOEFL?

    What’s in Common Between the GMAT and the TOEFL?

    by on October 26th, 2014

    The answer to this question is, on the surface, pretty simple. There is almost nothing in common between the GMAT and the TOEFL. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two tests to show what I mean: GMAT: Analytical Writing … Read More

  • Does GMAT Integrated Reasoning Matter?

    Does GMAT Integrated Reasoning Matter?

    by on October 22nd, 2014

    According to our 2014 survey of admissions officers at over 200 business schools across the United States*, 60% say that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section (launched in June 2012) is not … Read More

  • Help! I’m Applying 2nd Round But Don’t Have My GMAT Score Yet!

    Help! I’m Applying 2nd Round But Don’t Have My GMAT Score Yet!

    by on October 21st, 2014

    It’s October again. People are starting to panic because they want to apply second round (early January!) and they don’t yet have the score they want on the GMAT. Let’s talk about what to do. What’s your goal? … Read More

  • How to Assess an Analytical Writing Assessment Prompt

    How to Assess an Analytical Writing Assessment Prompt

    by on October 19th, 2014

    The Analytical Writing Assessment, or AWA, is the first section of the GMAT exam. You are allotted 30 minutes to compose an Analysis of an Argument essay in which you must assess the strength of an argument by … Read More

  • How to Study for the GMAT in Groups

    How to Study for the GMAT in Groups

    by on October 14th, 2014

    There are great benefits to learning in the company others! If you’d like to supplement your solo GMAT study prep with group learning, here are some ideas: Study dates If you know a fellow student or colleague at work … Read More

  • Is This a 700+ Level GMAT Question?

    Is This a 700+ Level GMAT Question?

    by on October 11th, 2014

    Understandably, ambitious GMAT students want to challenge themselves. That’s great. GMAT students want to gauge their relative ease or difficulty in solving a question with what might be called the “objective … Read More

  • 5 Steps to Using GMATPrep® Exam Pack 1 in Your GMAT Study Plan

    5 Steps to Using GMATPrep® Exam Pack 1 in Your GMAT Study Plan

    by on October 9th, 2014

    The GMATPrep® software, available for free to anyone who registers on mba.com, has long given GMAT test takers a realistic sense of what taking the exam is like. Adding GMATPrep® Exam Pack 1 (US$49.99)* not only … Read More

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

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

    by on October 5th, 2014

    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

  • Lower on the Real GMAT than on Practice Tests

    Lower on the Real GMAT than on Practice Tests

    by on October 3rd, 2014

    This is a scenario I have seen countless times in the forums. Some student has been preparing for months, diligently doing practice questions and taking practice GMATs (whether GMAT Prep or some other practice tests). … Read More

  • Scored 680. Should I Retake the GMAT?

    Scored 680. Should I Retake the GMAT?

    by on October 2nd, 2014

    Taking the GMAT is no simple feat. Many candidates study through hard and long regimens for the GMAT. They go into the exam hoping for a score in the 700s and are disappointed when they learn that their score is in the … Read More

  • GMAT Geniuses: Real Life Success Strategies Q&A with thor5517

    GMAT Geniuses: Real Life Success Strategies Q&A with thor5517

    by on September 29th, 2014

    Want to know how GMAT geniuses achieve top scores? In this series, 2013-2014 MBA Watch School Champion PW interviews fellow BTG members who have top GMAT scores about their personal test preparation tactics. As Vince … Read More

  • How Does the GMAT Support Your Education and Career?

    How Does the GMAT Support Your Education and Career?

    by on September 28th, 2014

    Submitted by Sonia Gastaud, Deputy Head of International Admissions, EDHEC Business School.  Even if you are strong in math or in quants, finding time to study algebra and calculus can be a challenge. However if … Read More

  • Don’t Fear GMAT Mistakes!

    Don’t Fear GMAT Mistakes!

    by on September 25th, 2014

    One of the consistent things I hear from students involves mistakes. For some reason, students don’t want to make them. They avoid doing practice tests or even doing practice problems until they’ve covered all the … Read More