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Posted on July 24, 2015 | Filed in GMAT

My Test Prep Experience: Two Students, Two Stories, Two GMAT Scores

Compare the effectiveness of two different student's test preparation methods utilizing a GMAT test-prep course. Two students detail their test-preparation in a journal starting from the first class of their course up to and following the actual GMAT exam.

Let’s imagine two students each preparing for the GMAT exam. Both Alex and Brad decide to register for a several week test-preparation course. What follows are excerpts from journals they were asked to keep starting from the day of the first class and maintain until the last entry following the GMAT exam.

  • Week 1 (Alex)

    I signed up for a

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Posted on June 21, 2015 | Filed in GMAT

Why Grammar is the Enemy of Sentence Correction

Find out why a strong knowledge of grammar can potentially be a weakness on the Sentence Correction portion of the GMAT exam. The Sentence Correction section of the GMAT exam aims to test analytical and critical thinking, not knowledge of Standard English grammar.

As a professional writer of many years I never believed that the Sentence Correction section of the GMAT exam would be my Achilles’ heel. It was with tears in my eyes that I discovered just how wrong I was. I found myself consistently answering questions wrong during the grueling process of test-preparation and had no explanation as …

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Posted on February 17, 2015 | Filed in Career, GMAT

Top 3 Reasons Why Taking the GMAT Will Help Your Career

The GMAT exam represents more than just a grade submitted to Business Schools. Find out how taking the GMAT can help in both your educational and professional career.

Several years ago I was working at a small company that I’ll leave unnamed and felt that the time had come to take progressive steps with my career. My work was definitely not unskilled, however, I found myself getting paid less than colleagues who I’d regularly assist on daily tasks. I felt like I had no future and limited options. The only option that felt like it might have an actual, definite, …

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Posted on December 11, 2014 | Filed in GMAT, SAT

3 Reasons Why I Regret Not Taking an SAT Test-Prep Course

Years after taking the SAT exam, what drives a person to regret not taking a test-preparation course? Find out the top reasons why a successful student regrets not taking an SAT test-prep course even after receiving a good grade.

It was years ago that I completed the SAT exam, then again a second time several months later. I attended and graduated from a four-year college and am now currently enrolled in a test-prep course preparing for the GMAT exam. Although it has been a significant amount of years since I took the SAT exam it’s only through my experience of …

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Posted on October 5, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

An important aspect to taking the GMAT exam is time management. Find out the top ways to slash your GMAT test taking time without sacrificing time for covering important material.

An important aspect to taking the GMAT exam is time management. Find out the top ways to slash your GMAT test taking time without sacrificing time for covering important material.

Preparing to take the GMAT exam? Studying all the tips and tricks on how to decipher the logic of sentence correction or basic geometry on the quantitative section? The steps you are taking are the right steps, however, do not be fooled, how fast you can answer the questions is just as important as how well you can answer them. The test makers are not interested in your ability …

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Posted on September 22, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Find out about CAT style testing on the GMAT. The GMAT is a CAT styled exam and tailors question difficulty to the test-taker's proficiency level.

Find out about CAT style testing on the GMAT. The GMAT is a CAT styled exam and tailors question difficulty to the test-taker's proficiency level.

The GMAT exam is a Computer Adaptive Test, or CAT. Often referred to as tailored testing, a CAT exam adjusts the difficulty level of its questions to the proficiency level of the test-taker. The goal of this style of testing is not to provide the test-taker with easier or more difficult questions but rather to identify the appropriate level of mastery. If you answer a question correctly a more difficult question will follow and …

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Posted on August 26, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Find out 5 of the most surprising strategies for mastering the GMAT exam. The GMAT requires a lot of studying and preparation, however, these 5 tricks won't be found in any test-prep book.

Find out 5 of the most surprising strategies for mastering the GMAT exam. The GMAT requires a lot of studying and preparation, however, these 5 tricks won't be found in any test-prep book.

Preparing for the GMAT exam is no different than preparing for an athletic event. Swimmers work on technique, breathing patterns, pacing in order to shave milliseconds off of their race time. Sometimes there are methods for improving time that have nothing to do with preparation or conditioning, such as a swimmer shaving their body hair in order to minimize friction. It is these interesting and often surprising …

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Posted on August 5, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Find out 3 important tips for mastering the data sufficiency section of the GMAT exam.

Find out 3 important tips for mastering the data sufficiency section of the GMAT exam.

The GMAT exam is not the average standardized exam. It digs deeper passed learned knowledge and aims to assess the analytical and critical reasoning skills that would define an ideal MBA candidate. The goal is to develop an instinct for taking the GMAT because mastering the test is just as important as mastering individual test questions. The Data Sufficiency section of the exam is particularly tricky when it comes to test pacing. These questions require attention and can quickly become a sandtrap. There …

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Posted on July 24, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Find out how to train for the GMAT based on examples from Germany’s World Cup Championship team.

Find out how to train for the GMAT based on examples from Germany’s World Cup Championship team.

It might sound silly but sometimes the best example for how to prepare for an exam comes from athletic training. It is important to always remember that to win a championship in a sporting event takes time and discipline. Media projects an image of the athlete as a celebrity enjoying the good life, however, in reality a successful athlete spends a majority of the time perfecting all the skills required to edge out the competition. The goal is to be the best and …

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Posted on June 13, 2014 | Filed in GMAT, MBA

GMAT prepares you for Business School.

GMAT prepares you for Business School.

As business programs are faced with a dramatic increase in the number of applicants from a greater diversity of backgrounds, the importance of a standardized metric to measure them against each other grows as well. Business schools use the GMAT because without a standardized test, it would be impossible to compare an applicant who went to a highly-touted engineering college in China against an applicant who was a Renaissance History major at a small liberal arts college.

Research has found that there is also a high correlation between success on the GMAT and success …

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