How to Study for the GMAT Effectively

What Does Studying “Effectively” Mean? At a high level, effective studying is studying that maximizes your return on study time. Everyone always tells you to study hard and to study for a long time, but studying smart is even more important. You can study for all the time in the world, but what really counts is how much you learn from studying. Studying smart can be defined as: Studying topics that will increase your score the most. For example, if you could spend one hour…

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What to Expect in the Test Room

I strongly recommend reviewing the official GMAT administrative policies. This will ensure you have the most up-to-date and complete information. The official published policies can be found here. That being said, I want to highlight a few particularly important aspects of the test. You will have to decide whether to keep your score or not immediately. This is important. The GMAT is electronic, so you will receive your score on all sections except AWA immediately after you finish. You will then have under ten minutes…

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Preparing for Test Day

It would be a shame if you went through the effort of studying and then handicapped yourself on test day. Here are a few tips (outside of studying) to help you hit your top score: Sleep I cannot overstate enough the importance of sleep. Lack of sleep is scientifically proven to make your mind slower. Try to sleep at least 8 hours for the two nights before your exam. This will ensure that you are maximally fresh and on top of your game for test…

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