Author Archive - Kaplan

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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What to Expect on GMAT Test Day

By - Jan 24, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most of you, after months of careful study, know what to expect on test day in terms of GMAT content.  However, it also important to know what to expect when you arrive at the Pearson Center for your GMAT test day.  Just as you have learned and practiced GMAT strategies,...

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Test Your GMAT Sentence Correction Skills

By - Jan 21, 12:23 PM   Comments [0]

I’m always telling you to practice, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes. It’s true, all those short study sessions, over time, add up. To that end, I’ve made a short GMAT Sentence Correction quiz for you, designed to take just about five...

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GMAT Score Comparison by Country: U.S. comes in 54th

By - Jan 20, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Mean GMAT scores are influenced by all sorts of factors and are, of course, derived from compiling scores significantly above, significantly below, and all points in between a plotted average. Plus, it is certainly worth noting the vast differences in the individual human beings that...

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GMAT Study Tip: Try Coffivity

By - Jan 17, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

I’ve got a quick GMAT study tip for you today. We tell our students to think critically and strategically when approaching problems on the GMAT. So, for those of you who need a cognitive boost or who like a little ambient noise while you’re studying,...

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Tips for a High GMAT Score

By - Jan 16, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

You don’t just want to increase your GMAT score, you want to get a high GMAT score, right? You’ve come to the right place. Our veteran teacher Gene Suhir has detailed advice for what sets GMAT high scorers apart from the pack. Take note. Advice for...

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GMAT Critical Reasoning: How to Make Predictions

By - Jan 14, 13:00 PM   Comments [0]

If you still need to be convinced about the value of making predictions on the GMAT, then read this: Beating GMAT Verbal by Making Predictions. Now that we are all on board, let’s learn how to do it… When a Critical Reasoning (CR) question pops up...

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Using a Famous Quote in Your MBA Application

By - Jan 14, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Many ask us if using a famous quote in your MBA application is a good idea. Beginning an essay with a famous or eloquent quotation is a common practice and one that business school candidates can use to capture a reader’s attention. For example, an...

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GMAT Data Sufficiency Practice Question – The Solution

By - Jan 10, 19:00 PM   Comments [0]

Did you try out our GMAT Data Sufficiency practice question? If not, take a couple minutes now to give it a try before reviewing the explanation. Now, let’s get down to brass tacks on the Geometry and DS skills you need to solve this one… One way...

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