# GMAT Club Top Stories: Week of August 25

- Aug 25, 23:40 PM Comments [0]

The most active and interesting items going on in GMAT Club and in the Forum this past week:

### GMAT Discussions

Kaplan Just Released New GMAT Practice Questions
Kaplan's Set #12 of practice questions are a great GMAT primer. We’ve seen Kaplan release a number of practice questions over the past few months, and they just unveiled a new set.

If you’re in thinking about Kaplan services, or just want to see how their service looks and feels, this is the perfect way to dip your toe in the water. Get started!

Don't Give Up! "How I went from 660 to 730."
GMAT Club member Phani Deepak shares what it takes to improve your score dramatically. In-depth study plans, thoughtful tips, and even an offer to answer questions! Congratulations Phani! 8 Replies - Join the Conversation

What it takes to score 760
Another phenomenal score, this time from GMAT Club member Alchemist1320. Recommended books, practice tests, and even suggestions for test-day personal preparation. 7 Replies - Join the Conversation

Who's Scared of Practice Tests?
Practice tests can be an intregral part of measuring your GMAT studying progress, but what if you're afraid of knowing the truth about your abilities? Is it absolutely necessary to take GMAT practice tests? 6 Replies - Let us know what you think

Whoa! 770!
Another great score from GMAT Club member McGurt, who shares an extensive debrief, including 9 helpful hints for test day. 12 Replies - What do you think of the study plan?

I have NO IDEA How I Scored 700...
What classes and books did GMAT Club member "123man" use to surprise himself by scoring so high? Are GMAT surprises a good thing, or should you know your limits? 4 Replies - Join the Conversation

GMAT Club Members are More Likely to Get Admitted
It pays to be a part of a community: based on our internal poll, we broke down admissions numbers, school by school, and compared them to national averages. Believe it or not, GMAT Club members are 60% more likely to get into B-schools like Stanford, Yale, and Kellogg. What are your chances to get into the country’s best B-schools? See the results!

What is HKUST Looking For?
Ranked #6 in the world and #1 in Asia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a prestigious school We're lucky to have their admissions team answering questions in the forum. 8 Replies - Ask your Question

The admissions team at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is actively answering questions and giving advice on their admissions process. 5 Replies - Talk to Cornell

Don't let a few bad grades in college get you down. We have a number of success stories from B-school applicants who had low grades as undergrads. What helped them get in? 112 Replies - Read the Stories

The Best Books for Getting into Business School
All the major books reviewed by our community. From essays to GMAT scores, interviews to real-life experience, read up on how to get into the right school for you.
39 Replies - See what books made our list

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