Author Archive - Kaplan

GMAT Problem Solving: Tips for Roman Numeral Questions

By - Mar 10, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s finally time! You’ve waited all weekend for it, and we’re finally going to share the solution, and more importantly, helpful tips for dealing with GMAT Roman Numeral questions. If you didn’t see Friday’s practice question, take a look now: GMAT Problem Solving Roman Numeral Question If x,...

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GMAT Problem Solving: Roman Numeral Questions

By - Mar 7, 08:00 AM   Comments [2]

Have you seen these problems as you study for the GMAT? You know the ones I’m talking about – they have so many components that you put up a mental block almost the second you see them. And to add insult to injury, they increase...

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GMAT Critical Reasoning Practice Question & Explanation

By - Mar 6, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

You may not love doing GMAT Critical Reasoning practice, but it’s good for your score. We initially posted this stimulus and question on Facebook – give it a try: While the average American reads only two books per year, researchers have recently concluded that by reading ...

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GMAT Success is in the Details

By - Mar 4, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

A little thing here or there doesn’t usually make a lot of difference.  But when you aggregate, knowing some of the little things about the GMAT can be a big help on Test Day.  In this blog post, I am going to highlight some unexpected or otherwise novel...

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Introducing the First GMAT Course eBook for Kindle

By - Mar 3, 14:54 PM   Comments [0]

Great news for Kaplan students: we’ve collaborated with Amazon to bring the first GMAT course ebook directly to students enrolled in Kaplan courses using the Kindle reading apps and Kindle Fire tablets. This makes our GMAT course the first Kindle-compatible Kaplan course available for aspiring...

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Once You Get In, How Do You Pay For Business School?

By - Feb 28, 07:00 AM   Comments [1]

When assessing business school and an MBA, the ‘Money Issue’ is nothing if not multi-faceted. Since graduate degrees are an investment, like any other investment, there is up front cost. Some are fortunate enough to not have to secure student loans to help pay for...

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Get Your Fresh GMAT Practice Question Here!

By - Feb 27, 11:30 AM   Comments [1]

Yesterday, we posted a GMAT practice question on Facebook. It got a lot of attention and many responses. Here it is again: What is the value of b if a = ? (1) (2) and Our Facebook audience mostly answered A, with a few votes...

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Alumni Help: What If I Don’t Know Any Alumni?

By - Feb 25, 09:05 AM   Comments [0]

We at mbaMission find that because the overall pool of MBA candidates is so anonymous, many applicants believe that any negative difference, however minimal, that exists between them and other candidates could represent a huge disadvantage. For example, a candidate who has no alumni connection...

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GMAT Strategy and Time Management: When to Guess

By - Feb 24, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Guessing on the GMAT is a painful decision – especially for advanced test takers.  In the past, sometimes you were punished for guessing (like on the SATs) and sometimes you were made to feel like you weren’t fully prepared (remember college Spanish classes?). However, on...

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GMAT Study Tip: Slow Down to Improve

By - Feb 21, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

A great GMAT study tip is what I call The Slow Down Paradox: going slower on the GMAT can make you faster. Recently, one of my GMAT tutoring students, an engineering undergrad at Penn, hit the test prep wall.  After a couple of months of study...

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