Author Archive - Kaplan

When Should You Take the GMAT?

By - Feb 10, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Prepping for the GMAT is tough, and it’s easy to underestimate the time and work necessary for GMAT success.  Even when a GMAT student does lay out a sufficient runway, exploits the highest quality test prep materials available and utilizes those materials consistently and effectively, that MBA...

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Kaplan Exclusive: Have an Official GMAT Test Day Experience

By - Feb 7, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Realistic practice is key to success on GMAT test day when preparing for your exam.  If your preparation does not stress practice that is similar to the actual GMAT, you will encounter surprises on test day and will not achieve the highest score possible. Many of...

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How To Decide on Safety Schools for MBA

By - Feb 6, 08:46 AM   Comments [0]

For many business school candidates, Round 3 is a time to sit back, relax and wait for the MBA admissions committees to make their decisions. However, for others, the third round is a time to be conservative and apply to a safety school. But what...

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Your Business School Application: Start Yesterday

By - Feb 4, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Anyone interested in full-time MBA programs hopefully already knows that most institutions have Round 1 application deadlines in or near the month of October. Yet, it is likely that a sizable percentage of those interested, perhaps even the majority, do not know anything about business...

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GMAT Problem Solving Practice: The Solution

By - Feb 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Did you try out Friday’s GMAT problem solving practice question? If not, give it a try before you look at the solution. Here’s a reminder: A theater charges $12 for seats in the orchestra and $8 for seats in the balcony.  On a certain night, a...

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GMAT Problem Solving Practice

By - Jan 31, 09:33 AM   Comments [2]

It’s time again for some GMAT practice. Hey, I know you’re gearing up for a weekend of football and snacks, but why not set aside a few minutes to try this practice problem before you put on your beer hat? Here, I’ll even give you...

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Technology and Your GMAT Prep

By - Jan 30, 13:28 PM   Comments [0]

The GMAT is in many ways a technological marvel. Thousands of locations across the globe instantly report scores on the same test. The computer-adaptive test adapts to your skill level, adjusting difficulty on a question by question basis. Every center is equipped with a state-of-the-art palm scanner for additional...

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MBA via MOOC

By - Jan 29, 13:00 PM   Comments [0]

If you are like most people, the title of this post seems to be written in code. If so, then at least you’re on the right track––code has something to do with it. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and it is an acronym...

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Writing the GMAT Argument Essay

By - Jan 27, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

As you probably know by now, with the inclusion of the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section came the exclusion of the one of the previously required essays.  Before the test change, GMAT test takers built the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score on the backs of two essays: Analysis...

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Test Your GMAT Sentence Correction Skills: The Explanations

By - Jan 24, 13:00 PM   Comments [0]

Hopefully you’ve already tried out our GMAT Sentence Correction quiz. If not, stop right now and do so! There’s great value in trying these questions on your own first before reading the explanations. Now, on to the explanations to these questions… GMAT Sentence Correction Quiz Just like Congress...

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