Archive for October, 2009

Time Management on the GMAT: When to Guess

by Kaplan GMAT on October 31, 2009

Guessing on the GMAT is a painful decision point – especially for advanced test takers.  In the past, sometimes we were punished for guessing (SATs) [...]


How to Practice, Part I: The Punchcard Method

by Kaplan GMAT on October 30, 2009

For many GMAT test-takers, the biggest challenge in GMAT practice isn’t Data Sufficiency, Sentence Correction, or permutations, but rather finding the time to practice at [...]


Fractions, Proportions and Ratios, Oh My!

by Jake Becker on October 30, 2009

GMAT questions are notorious for seeming harder than they actually are. The writers recognize time is short, and will give you ostensibly time-consuming calculations. One [...]


MBA Admissions Highlights from the World MBA Tour

by Kaplan GMAT on October 29, 2009

During the last six weeks I had the opportunity to attend and present at World MBA Tour events in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and [...]


Coordinating Conjunctions: “Yet,” FANBOYS Part 6/7

by Jim Jacobson on October 29, 2009

This is the sixth of a short series of articles on the short list of what are known as coordinating conjunctions, short words themselves that [...]


What Not to Not Do with Multiple or Complex Negations on the GMAT

by Alex Sarlin on October 29, 2009

The GMAT has a limited bag of tricks up its sleeve to disguise incorrect answer choices. Think of the test-makers as politicians caught in a [...]


The Perils of Over-Representation: Suggestions to Standout from the Pack

by Jeremy Shinewald on October 29, 2009

Investment bankers. Consultants. Software Engineers. What do these three groups have in common? You may have answered, “over-representation,” and if you are among these groups, [...]


Unofficial Guide to the Official Guide – Part 1

by Kaplan GMAT on October 28, 2009

The GMAC Official Guide is a fantastic book.  (So fantastic, that when students enroll in a Kaplan GMAT course, we buy a copy for them!)   [...]


The Powers That Be: Solving Tough Exponent Problems

by Ron Corcillo on October 28, 2009

Advanced exponent problems are very common on the GMAT – and very tough. If you’re looking for a high score on the math section, this [...]


Top 7 Triangle Tricks, Part 7 of 7

by Victoria Wood on October 27, 2009

Triangles are commonly tested on the GMAT because they present many shortcuts for the savvy test taker. The makers of the GMAT know that the [...]


Possessive Pronouns: His, Hers, Mine, and All Their Cohorts

by Andrea Alexander on October 26, 2009

Grammar is, of course, an issue of concern on the Sentence Correction questions seen on the GMAT. But good grammar is also generally helpful [...]


Admissions Myths Destroyed: The AdCom Wants a “Type”

by Jeremy Shinewald on October 26, 2009

Many MBA candidates believe that admissions committees have narrowed down their criteria for selecting applicants over the years and that each school has one distinct [...]


My Score Dropped! Figuring Out What Went Wrong

by Manhattan Prep on October 26, 2009

It’s always disheartening when we have a score drop, whether it happens on a practice test or (worst case scenario) on the real test. If [...]


Top 7 Triangle Tricks, Part 6 of 7

by Victoria Wood on October 25, 2009

Triangles are commonly tested on the GMAT because they present many shortcuts for the savvy test taker. The makers of the GMAT know that the [...]