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KapTeacher Eli's Retirement

Hi everyone! After years of good times at Kaplan, it's time for me to pursue other things. So, it's with a heavy heart that I announce I will be leaving Kaplan, and will no longer be able to respond to posts about Kaplan. Jonathan Wylie, an excellent fellow GMAT instructor, will be taking over my ro...

by KapTeacherEli

Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Ask a Kaplan representative
Topic: KapTeacher Eli's Retirement
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

Hello all, I am trying to pick an online program to prepare for the GMAT in time for Round 2 deadlines. I've taken a couple practice tests over the years (low 600s, and one time 650), and know that I need a lot of work on quant (or at least feels that way) especially. Verbal I feel I can pick up qu...

by KapTeacherEli

Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Kaplan, Knewton, or another online prep course?
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

on the web site kaptest.com, gmat practice tests events (at a scheduled day and time) are conducted .. Are these different from the 6 practice CATS ?? if so, i am interested in taking them Are the questions different ??.. may i know the purpose of organizing these tests ?. Help Much appreciated Hi ...

by KapTeacherEli

Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Regarding Kaplan Gmat Practice test events .. ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Looks like the grammar issue has been resolved. Just to clarify what rakesh meant, though, about "will"--an older version of the problem stated that a "municipal will had made this boast reality." Here, "municipal will" meant the desire of the community, using "will" as in "willpower." But the major...

by KapTeacherEli

Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Kaplan Test Confusing SC.
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Hi rakesh, Your essay gets a four. Good job on it, but there are some things you can change to make it even better! You do a good job identifying several key flaws, most notably that there are factors other than the ones that the author identifies, and you provide examples of what those factors coul...

by KapTeacherEli

Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Ask a Kaplan representative
Topic: Kaplan Test essay scoring please!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2401

Hi Rakesh, Thanks for sharing this! I've forwarded this on to our team. I'll let you know as soon as I get a response (which, unfortunately, might take a while--when there appear to be scoring irregularities, it can be an arduous process to figure out whether the scores are indeed off and if so, why...

by KapTeacherEli

Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask a Kaplan representative
Topic: Kaplan Test confusion!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2562

Hi folks, I've seen a lot of conflicting rumors about Kaplan tests--some report that we are way too hard, others that we are far too easy. The truth is that we are quite accurate (though constantly adjusting). We've tested our results against those generated by official practice, and we know they ar...

by KapTeacherEli

Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Feeback required on KAPTEST
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Hi Ahmed, Sorry to hear that you're lost--but you've come to the right place! This community will be happy to support you on your journey. And by the way, congratulations on starting your GMAT Journey! Kaplan offers free sample classes to prospective students. Taking one of those sample classes will...

by KapTeacherEli

Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lost and don't know how to start preparing!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

HI manasgoswami, I PMed you a response already, since you sent me a message, but to reiterate--Kaplan's 200-800 scores are reliable according to our tests, and you don't need to worry about adding or subtracting to get a "real" score. You can take your Kaplan score at face value! Best, Eli P.S. A ge...


Rich has it. I do want to point out one common area where the GMAT will use passive voice: in correcting modification errors. Often times, a passive-voice sentence is the only way you've got to put the right noun near the right modifying phrase! You can read a little more in this blog here , which m...

by KapTeacherEli

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Active vs Passive
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Hi funke, This essay gets a three. You're following a template well, with an introduction, separate ideas in each paragraph, and a conclusion. You also appear to touch on several major flaw, including properly identifying issues of cause-and-effect and overlooked alternatives. However, the rest of y...

by KapTeacherEli

Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Please kindly rate my 1st attempt Essay - Thank you!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

[email protected] wrote:STOP! Put on the brakes. This is not a Kaplan question
Thanks for catching this :-) I was trying to find this problem in our tests to reference the explanation, and couldn't--this explains why!

by KapTeacherEli

Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Tough CR:
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Hi soneee, Unfortunately, I have to give this essay a 3. Structurally, this essay is well organized. You followed a template well, and kept your ideas separate in separate paragraphs, with a clear introduction and conclusion. Your writing is acceptable--no major grammatical errors that affect reason...

by KapTeacherEli

Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Can an expert please review my essay? GMAT in 10 days!
Replies: 8
Views: 5476

Hi, KapTeacherEli! Could you clarify one of your remark: "Making your own suggestions in your final paragraph is missing the main point of this essay, and detracts from your argument." I have always thought that providing your own suggestions is a plus in AWA, isn't it? SOrry for not being clear--m...

by KapTeacherEli

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Review needed (AWA - Kaplan practice test-1)
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Hi gabriel,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

Can you send me a PM with the email that you used to register for this test? I'd be happy to have some folks take a look at those scores.

Thanks, and sorry for any potential confusion!

Best,

Eli

by KapTeacherEli

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Ask a Kaplan representative
Topic: Help interpreting my Kaplan CAT score
Replies: 2
Views: 2666