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# Archive | Exam Strategies

## GMAT Sentence Correction Strategies

So, when you are faced with a GMAT Sentence Correction question, the proper thing to do is to read the prompt carefully, and then read all five answer choices carefully, right?  WRONG!  That is an absolute trainwreck approach, guaranteed to cost 5+ minutes per question.  You can’t afford to work that slowly on the GMAT!  […]

## The GMAT, Business School, and You: The Big Picture

There’s an old Chinese parable that runs something like this: One day, an old farmer was working in his field with his old horse. When the farmer turned his back, the horse unexpectedly ran into the mountains. Soon after, neighbors from the nearby village visited, offering their condolences and said, “What a shame.  Now your […]

## Overcome GMAT Exam Anxiety: Breathe!

You study for months, mastering concept after concept, practice test after practice test, and then on the big day, in front of the test itself, you are so nervous that you psych yourself out.  How to avoid this?  This series of articles presents a few ideas that have the potential to transform your experience of […]

## The Power of Estimation for GMAT Quant

There’s an old saying that says, “Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.”  In grade school and high school, you were probably taught that math had to be precise; maybe you even had that unforgivingly drilled into you.  Well, now you’re preparing for the GMAT, and the rules are different.  On GMAT Math, “almost” […]

## GMAT Math: Memory vs. Memorizing

A Case Study of the Area of an Equilateral Triangle Fact: on the GMAT Math section, you are likely to find questions about the area of an equilateral triangle, and it would be efficient if you knew the formula.  (BTW, the formula appears a little further below.)   Don’t Merely Memorize I am going to […]

## Sleeping Until Noon + Chicken Tenders = GMAT Success

If you are thinking about taking the GMAT prior to graduating from college, you are not only more motivated than most potential MBAers, but you also will likely perform better. A recent study revealed that college students taking the GMAT tend to perform better than their counterparts that already accepted their receipt (also known as […]

## To Retake or Not to Retake?

Few people leave GMAT test centers thrilled with their score. But, that does not necessarily mean it is time to start studying again. Here are a few factors to consider before logging back into Magoosh: 1. How far off is your score? If you scored within 20 points of your GMAT practice tests, it is unlikely […]

## GMAT Tip: Timing Strategies

Guest post by Kevin at GetDegrees.com You’ve memorized your idioms and number properties, practiced negating assumption after assumption and you’re all set with sets. When it comes down to taking a timed exam, however, your preparation doesn’t seem to pay off. Sound familiar? If you have a hard time getting your head into the exam […]