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


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 …


Posted on May 18, 2015 | Filed in TOEFL

Top 4 Ways to Master English for the TOEFL

Learn what 4 ways thrive best to master english for TOEFL exam.

Many wishing to master English as a foreign language are curious as to the best methods available. The key to mastering a language is to live as if you already have complete fluency. Immerse yourself in the culture of the language and those who speak it. The goal with learning a language is to be able to express yourself fully and understand the thoughts and attitudes of those around you. Your aim is to understand the language both conversationally and formally. Learning a language and living a language …


Posted on April 11, 2015 | Filed in SAT

Top 4 Math Tricks for Mastering the SATs

The quantitative section on the SAT exam can be very tricky. Find out the top tricks to master any math problem and out-trick the test makers by getting a higher grade.

The SATs can feel like a maze, however, any maze once mastered becomes no different than a stroll in the park. The key to mastering the quantitative section of the SAT exam lies in studying several math concepts. Once the required rules and formulas are memorized all that remains is learning how to identify when to use what technique for problem solving.

  1. Know your formulas

    It is important to


Posted on March 2, 2015 | Filed in GRE

How to Master the Trickiest Series of Questions on the GRE

Find out how to solve probability, combination, and permutation problems on the GRE exam by paying attention to keywords. Probability, combination, and permutation problems on the GRE pose a lot of stress on students, but learn how to identify the best methods to solving each question with these key tips.

Math equations can be solved by utilizing appropriate formulas, following easy to memorize rules. The verbal section requires concentration and a mastery of English standard grammar. There exists a series of questions on the GRE, however, that require the use of all of your test-taking senses. Probability, combination, and …


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, …


Posted on January 14, 2015 | Filed in TOEFL

How to Use Communication Skills to Master the TOEFL Exam

Learn how paying attention to how you speak in your native language can help you master the TOEFL exam. Communication is about conveying a message and mastering the use of words and phrases is what the TOEFL aims to assess.

The TOEFL exam is meant to assess your mastery of English as a foreign language. Fluency is defined as being able to communicate in a language with relative ease. You are only as fluent in a language as you are able to easily convey messages, ideas, thoughts, using grammatically correct words and phrases. The best way to practice this skill …


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 …


Posted on November 8, 2014 | Filed in GRE

How to Work Backwards To Master The GRE Exam

What many don't realize is that the GRE exam covers material that should already have been covered. The best way to prepare for the GRE test is to work backwards retracing your educational history.

College is over and preparation is under full way for continued education. Getting into graduate school is competitive and everyone hopes to be among the top candidates applying. It is true that a graduate level education is a step forward, however, don’t be fooled, everything you need to know in order to master the GRE exam is already in your lexicon. The best way to prepare …


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 …