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My Score Dropped! Figuring Out What Went Wrong

by on Oct 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 this happens to you, the [...]

News from GMAC's Chief Psychometrician (aka: The Guy who Builds the GMAT!)

by on Oct 25, 2009

Last week, I attended the GMAC Test Prep Summit, a biennial gathering held by GMAC specifically for test prep companies (though it was expanded this year to include groups like [...]

Beat The GMAT Meets the Makers of the GMAT

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 23, 2009

Last week I flew out to New York City to attend the third annual GMAC Test Prep Summit.  In attendance were several top GMAT test prep companies, and the event [...]

How to Tackle “Draw a Conclusion” Critical Reasoning Questions

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 17, 2009

This week, we’re going to take a look at how to tackle a particular kind of Critical Reasoning question: Draw A Conclusion. First, grab your stopwatch and try the below problem; [...]

Insights from a Current MBA Applicant: Rocky

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 14, 2009

The following is a guest post written by Rocky Balboa , who runs the business school applicant blog: Rocky's Journey to an MBA .  Rocky is in the process of [...]

Who Should Write Your Recommendation?

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 13, 2009

Effective letters of recommendation will highlight and amplify your leadership [1] , teamwork, organizational and communication skills, and discuss the positive impact you've had on an organization. For this reason, [...]

How to Analyze a Practice Problem

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 9, 2009

We spent the last two weeks discussing how to analyze practice tests. Let's dive a bit deeper into how to analyze each practice problem. (You can find the two-part article [...]

Evaluating Your Practice Tests, Part 2 of 2

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 1, 2009

This week's article is the second installment of this two-part series.  You can review the first installment of the series here . Practice tests are an invaluable component of any test-taker's [...]