GMAT Prep Articles

  • Timed vs. Untimed Practice for the GMAT

    Timed vs. Untimed Practice for the GMAT

    by on April 23rd, 2017

    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

  • 6 Tips for GMAT Integrated Reasoning

    6 Tips for GMAT Integrated Reasoning

    by on April 21st, 2017

    If you’re like many students, you heard about GMAT IR and quickly went to Google and searched “integrated reasoning gmat” or “what the heck is integrated reasoning?” So, I’m going to assume you now know a bit … Read More

  • How to Improve Your GMAT Score the Second Time Around

    How to Improve Your GMAT Score the Second Time Around

    by on April 16th, 2017

    Retaking the GMAT is a common practice for business school applicants. Not everyone achieves their target score the first time they take the exam, and many students take the GMAT more than once. You can improve your GMAT … Read More

  • GMAC’s Official IR Practice Questions

    GMAC’s Official IR Practice Questions

    by on April 13th, 2017

    Back in June 2012, the GMAT launched the Integrated Reasoning (IR) question. At the time, there was a panic among GMAT test-takers, and GMAC saw one of the largest peaks ever in number of GMATs taken, just before June, … Read More

  • 5 Things to Consider Before GMAT Test Day

    5 Things to Consider Before GMAT Test Day

    by on April 9th, 2017

    So you’ve decided that business school is for you, and you’ve taken the first step towards your graduate degree: you’ve signed up for the GMAT exam! Some folks might argue that’s the toughest part. Others might … Read More

  • Land Your Score: Finding GMAT Study Time

    Land Your Score: Finding GMAT Study Time

    by on March 26th, 2017

    When I coach students who are prepping for the GMAT, I find myself stressing two seemingly unrelated aspects of scheduling: finding study time and taking breaks. Both are necessary for landing your best score. How to … Read More

  • How to Avoid Retaking the GMAT – Part 1

    How to Avoid Retaking the GMAT – Part 1

    by on March 25th, 2017

    Thinking about taking the GMAT, but you want to make sure that you only have to take it once? Or perhaps, you’ve already taken the GMAT, and it didn’t go so well, so now you want to make sure that you don’t have to … Read More

  • Acing the GMAT: The 4-Step Plan

    Acing the GMAT: The 4-Step Plan

    by on March 23rd, 2017

    Folks, there is so much info out there about how to prepare for the GMAT. Here at Admissionado, we like to keep it simple … because it is! Here are four commonsense tips for planning your GMAT preparation. Get started … Read More

  • GMAT Essay: Minimum Effort for Maximum Return

    GMAT Essay: Minimum Effort for Maximum Return

    by on March 21st, 2017

    The first section of the GMAT requires you to write an essay. But here’s the interesting part: The schools don’t care very much about your essay score. So why even try at all? Well, for starters, the schools do care … Read More

  • How Do You Study for the GMAT? Set Up a Calendar

    How Do You Study for the GMAT? Set Up a Calendar

    by on March 18th, 2017

    It’s a new year, and many of you are working on establishing new routines and habits. Now is a perfect time to start (or re-start) a GMAT study schedule. We’ve got some advice to help get you on the right track. Time … Read More

  • Should I Take a Class, Work with a Tutor, or Study on My Own for the GMAT? – Part 2

    Last time, we talked about how to decide whether to study on your own, take a class, or work with a tutor. If you choose either of the latter two options, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re picking the best … Read More

  • Should I Take a Class, Work with a Tutor, or Study on My Own for the GMAT? – Part 1

    It’s the time of year when enterprising business school hopefuls are getting a head-start on their GMAT studies. It can take quite a bit of time to get a good score on the GMAT so, if you can, get the test out of the … Read More

  • How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

    How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

    by on March 11th, 2017

    The most general answer to this question, to the most general non-specific reader, would be, either “it depends” or “the longer, the better,“ both of them frustratingly vague and unenlightening. Let’s talk … Read More

  • To Keep or to Cancel Your GMAT Scores?

    To Keep or to Cancel Your GMAT Scores?

    by on March 4th, 2017

    The GMAT offers various kinds of flexibility around keeping or canceling your GMAT scores—but also some restrictions. It’s important to understand your options so that you make the best decision for you! How does it … Read More