About the GMAT

Learn about the GMAT, an exam required for admission to many business schools.

Whether you are retaking the GMAT or starting to study for the first time, you need to be smart about your studies. I am not talking about how you organize your study schedule, how much you should read in your free time, or the quality of materials that you should use for your preparation. I […]

Success on the GMAT depends on many skills, and one skill that can help a student make enormous progress is the skill of asking excellent questions.  In order to discuss this skill, first let’s look at a relatively straightforward practice problem. (A) 14 (B) 26 (C) 28 (D) 32 (E) 38 I will show a […]

Sometimes a student will send a message into Magoosh, looking for tips on how to improve their GMAT score. In their message, they might write something similar to the following: A week before exam, my Verbal score range on the Magoosh dashboard was 151-156. When doing untimed practice sessions in Verbal, I’d get the predicted […]

Preparing for the GMAT forces us to measure many aspects of our lives. Not only must we confront our weaknesses in math and reading, but we also must grapple with our stress management, our ability to sustain focus, and our anxieties about the future. We have to set time aside, find a place in our […]

As readers of the blog know, I recently took the GMAT.  This is a brief description of the testing location and my experience with the pre-exam procedure for the GMAT, for those who have never taken it.   Pearson VUE If you take an official GMAT, the location you will use is Pearson VUE.  I […]

Over the course of a lifetime, a committed meditation practice or daily yoga practice would be the way to develop your mindfulness and breathing technique.  What if you would like to move in that direction as much as possible between now and your GMAT, but your GMAT is only a month or two away?  Starting […]