Author Archive - Kaplan

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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What’s a Good GMAT Score and What Score Do You Need?

By - Feb 20, 01:00 AM   Comments [0]

Quite simply, the GMAT score you need is the one that gets you into the b-school of your choice. Let's look at GMAT scoring in more detail to give this initial statement more context. GMAT Scoring Basics GMAT scores are used by business schools to provide a common...

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Advance Your Personal Goals NOW!

By - Feb 18, 13:00 PM   Comments [0]

We have noted before in our Mission Admission series that it is never too late to improve your business school candidacy by engaging in community activities. Today, we send a similar message with regard to personal leadership—you always have time to take steps to bolster your chances of...

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National Black MBA Association and other opportunities

By - Feb 17, 10:36 AM   Comments [0]

Black History Month allows everyone the opportunity to reflect on the storied history and impact of the African diaspora around the world. In case you were not aware, the annual observance is not exclusive to the United States—it is also officially observed during the month...

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Why Should You Get an MBA?

By - Feb 14, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

It's a simple question: why should you get an MBA? Maybe you shouldn’t. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. Despite chewing on the idea and even finding some solid reasons to toss onto the ‘Yes’ pile, it may well be true...

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GMAT Data Sufficiency and Averages

By - Feb 13, 13:00 PM   Comments [1]

Who's afraid of a little GMAT Data Sufficiency and Averages? Not you! Take this one step-by-step to get to the correct answer. Consider timing yourself to see how close you are to the 2 minute suggested average for GMAT DS questions. Post your answer here in the...

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GMAT Question of the Week: Data Sufficiency and Averages – The Explanation

By - Feb 13, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you haven't already, visit our GMAT Data Sufficiency and Averages practice problem and give it a try on your own before reading the explanation. To get this question correct, you must combine your knowledge of fundamental math concepts with use of the Kaplan Method and strategies...

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GMAT Question of the Week: Data Sufficiency and Averages

By - Feb 11, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Who's afraid of a little GMAT Data Sufficiency and Averages? Not you! Take this one step-by-step to get to the correct answer. We'll post the explanation in a couple days. Happy practicing! Post your answers here in the comments, or on Facebook. We'll provide a full explanation...

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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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