GMAT Prep Articles

  • How to Develop Your GMAT Study Schedule

    How to Develop Your GMAT Study Schedule

    by on December 18th, 2014

    Your study schedule depends on who you are in terms of study habits, what is going on in your life, what your strengths and weaknesses are in terms of the skills necessary for this exam and how much time is available to … Read More

  • An Unconventional Way to Increase GMAT Confidence

    An Unconventional Way to Increase GMAT Confidence

    by on December 8th, 2014

    It may sound a bit strange, but one of the most important classes I’ve taken in my life was on posture. The class was on the Alexander technique, specifically, and it’s influenced how I interact with the world around … Read More

  • How Important Is It to Buy the Most Recent GMAT Books?

    How Important Is It to Buy the Most Recent GMAT Books?

    by on December 7th, 2014

    Each year, there’s a new wave of GMAT books crashing onto our bookshelves at Magoosh. Publishers are keen to be as up-to-date as possible, as close to the current version of the GMAT as possible, and so they regularly … Read More

  • Setting a GMAT Score Target

    Setting a GMAT Score Target

    by on December 6th, 2014

    What should your GMAT score goal be? This is one of the biggest initial steps in your GMAT process. We can help you set your target score as well as achieve it, but it’s not as simple a process as you might imagine. … Read More

  • GMAT Integrated Reasoning: A Beginner’s Guide

    GMAT Integrated Reasoning: A Beginner’s Guide

    by on December 2nd, 2014

    The Integrated Reasoning, or IR, section is a fairly recent addition to the GMAT. Released in June of 2012, IR replaced one of the 30 minute essay type questions. The IR section is non-adaptive, 30 minutes long and … Read More

  • The Newest GMAT Strategy Guides Have Arrived! – Part 2

    The Newest GMAT Strategy Guides Have Arrived! – Part 2

    by on December 1st, 2014

    The newest GMAT Strategy Guides have hit the shelves! We’re really excited about these new books, the perfect stocking stuffers to make all of your dreams come true. (Well…your GMAT-related dreams, anyway.) … Read More

  • The Newest GMAT Strategy Guides Have Arrived! – Part 1

    The Newest GMAT Strategy Guides Have Arrived! – Part 1

    by on November 30th, 2014

    I am really excited to announce that our latest and greatest GMAT Strategy Guides are hitting bookshelves right now! We’ve been working all year on updating our materials to give you the best and most up-to-date study … Read More

  • Is the GMAT Like the SAT?

    Is the GMAT Like the SAT?

    by on November 29th, 2014

    Considering the difference between the audiences of the GMAT and the SAT, you might be a bit surprised to hear that the two tests have a lot in common. It’s not as though a high-schooler could walk into a GMAT and come … Read More

  • 4 Tips for a High GMAT Score

    4 Tips for a High GMAT Score

    by on November 28th, 2014

    You don’t just want to increase your GMAT score, you want to get a high GMAT score, right? You’ve come to the right place. Our veteran teacher Gene Suhir has detailed advice for what sets GMAT high scorers apart … Read More

  • Substandard GMAT Questions

    Substandard GMAT Questions

    by on November 24th, 2014

    Just like your grandmother probably told you, the secret to getting good at anything—golf, piano, quantum physics—is to practice, practice, practice. It’s certainly true for success on the GMAT. Once you learn the … Read More

  • Should You Retake the GMAT Exam?

    Should You Retake the GMAT Exam?

    by on November 23rd, 2014

    It is not uncommon for students to retake the GMAT. Many students ask me if they should retake the test. How I answer that is based on a couple of factors: 1) whether it’s possible that the student can make gains the … Read More

  • News from the GMAT Summit

    News from the GMAT Summit

    by on November 22nd, 2014

    Last week, I attended the annual GMAT Summit, held by the fine folks at GMAC (who own / make the GMAT), and I have some interesting tidbits to share with you. It really is a myth You know what I’m going to say already, … Read More

  • What Is a Good GMAT Score?

    What Is a Good GMAT Score?

    by on November 20th, 2014

    Quite simply, the GMAT score you need is the one that gets you into the b-school of your choice. Let’s look at GMAT scoring in more detail to give this initial statement more context. GMAT Scoring Basics GMAT … Read More

  • 5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

    5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

    by on November 19th, 2014

    Studying for the GMAT can be difficult, but it does not have to be impossible! If you have been struggling to stick to your study plan, don’t worry. Here are five steps to help you revitalize your GMAT prep routine: 1. … Read More