If you’ve reached this guide, you’re probably getting ready to commit to a study plan for the GMAT. If so, congratulations! Committing to a study plan for the GMAT is an important endeavor and can often require a significant investment of time, mental energy, and money. For many people just starting out, creating a GMAT study plan can also seem confusing or overwhelming.
In this guide, I’ll help ease your confusion by explaining how to use GMAT study plans to structure your test prep. First, I’ll talk about why creating a study plan is important. Next, I’ll talk about the top factors to consider when you’re creating your GMAT study schedule. Then, I’ll give four sample plans that are designed to fit different amounts of score improvement and lengths of time. Finally, I’ll talk about how you can create your own study plan if you’d rather create your own schedule.
By the end of this guide, you’ll have everything you need to craft a solid GMAT study plan.
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Let’s start with the obvious: the data sufficiency questions on the GMAT are really weird. They look nothing like any question you’ve seen in math class. For one thing, every single data sufficiency question has the same five answers. For another, data sufficiency questions aren’t just testing your math skills. They’re also testing your ability to analyze a set of data and decide what information you need to answer the question.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the GMAT data sufficiency section, give you several strategies for solving GMAT data sufficiency questions, and offer tips for preparing for these unique questions. I’ll also take you through solving several retired sample GMAT data sufficiency questions.
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Worried about how your GMAT quant score stacks up? Wondering where your score fits in relative to other test-takers?
In this article, I’ll go over what makes a good GMAT math score, how much business schools care about section scores, what GMAT quant percentiles mean, and how to set a target score for the quant section. Continue reading “What Is a Good GMAT Quantitative Score?”
If you’re like me, you probably spent a lot of time in high school memorizing the difference between sine and cosine and sighing over long, multi-step proofs, only to forget all of this hard-earned knowledge the second that classes dismissed for break.
If you’ve forgotten a lot of your high school geometry rules or are just in need of a refresher before taking the GMAT, then you’ve found the right article. In this article, I’ll be giving you a comprehensive overview of GMAT geometry.
First, I’ll talk about what and how much geometry is actually on the GMAT. Next, I’ll give you an overview of the most important GMAT geometry formulas and rules you need to know. Then, I’ll show you four geometry sample questions and explain how to solve them. Finally, I’ll talk about how to study for the geometry you’ll encounter on the GMAT and give you tips for acing test day.
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You’ve spent months getting ready to take the GMAT – studying after work or school, taking practice tests on the weekends, familiarizing yourself with the content and structure of the exam. You know your goal score and you know which schools you want to apply to. Test day is almost upon you! But you’re still not sure how to send GMAT scores to the schools you’re applying to.
In this guide, I’ll discuss the two methods for sending GMAT scores to the business programs of your choice. For each method, I’ll talk about what it is, how much it costs, and how to do it. Finally, I’ll talk about what score reports include and give some advice regarding how far in advance you need to send your GMAT scores to make sure they arrive on time for application deadlines.
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Concerned about the reading comprehension questions on the GMAT? Don’t worry! They may be tricky at first, but with a little practice you’ll know exactly how to tackle them.
In this article, I’ll go over the best official and unofficial practice resources for GMAT reading comprehension practice, as well as the three top preparation tips to make sure you’re ready to ace these questions on test day. Continue reading “The 9 Best GMAT Reading Comprehension Practice Resources”
Integers are one of the key recurring elements on the GMAT Quant section, so if you’ve started studying, you probably have some questions. What is an integer? Is zero an integer? What does it mean if integers are consecutive?
The good news is, you’ve almost certainly learned everything you need to know about working with integers in middle and early high school math. The bad news is that these rules and properties have probably been relegated to dusty, moss-ridden corner of your brain—and even if they haven’t, you’re going to have to apply them in novel ways on the exam.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about integers for the GMAT. We’ll give you a refresher on all the relevant rules and properties of integers, tips and tricks for every kind of integer question you’ll see on the GMAT, and some example questions with thorough explanations so you can see these strategies in action.
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Two cars bound for the same GMAT test center leave their houses at the exact same time. Car A travels 30 miles per hour; Car B travels 20 miles per hour. Car A has to travel 20 miles. Car B has to travel 15 miles. Which car will arrive first?
If you couldn’t already tell, we’re going to focus on rate problems in this article!
There are a number of different types of rate problems that you’ll see on the GMAT. (Don’t worry – they’ll all make much more sense than the silly examples I provided above.) In this article, I’ll explain what rate problems are, give you the formulas and equations you need to solve the three most common kinds of rate problems on the GMAT, and give you tips on how to practice for GMAT rate problems.
By the end of this article, you’ll have everything you need to start tackling your GMAT questions at a faster and more accurate rate!
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With everything going on in your busy life, when should you schedule the GMAT? Should you take the test months before your application deadlines or give yourself as much time to study as possible? Would you do better bright and early in the morning, or should you opt for an appointment in the afternoon?
Selecting the right date and time for your GMAT is an important step along the path to business school. To help you choose, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about GMAT test dates, how to pick one, and when to register. Continue reading “GMAT Test Dates: Full Guide to Choosing (2017, 2018)”
So, you’ve registered and prepped for the GMAT, and now the fateful day approaches: test day! Your GMAT exam date can be daunting, but knowing exactly how to prepare, how to follow GMAT test rules, and what to expect at the testing location will calm your nerves. In this article, I’ll go over the best ways to rock your test date, from the night before to the end of your exam. Continue reading “GMAT Test Day: 18 Expert Tips to Rock the Exam”