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How to Study for the GMAT in 3 months

By allowing yourself 3 months to prepare for the GMAT, you have an excellent opportunity to put in the time necessary to get your best possible score. Your biggest challenge may be maintaining your motivation and momentum over this period. Think now about possible disruptions to your study schedule, such as busy periods at work […]

How to Study for the GMAT in 2 Months

With two months to prepare for the GMAT, you can think about dividing your study time into two parts. During the first month, take a short quiz to get exposed to your strengths and weaknesses in analytical thinking and math. Then start focusing on mastering the strategies needed to answer each type of GMAT problem. […]

How to Study for the GMAT in 1 Month

To achieve a significant score improvement on the GMAT in 30 days, you will need to use your time very efficiently. First, you need to know what your GMAT strengths and weaknesses are. Then, you need to target your weaknesses while also building on your strengths. For example, you may be strong in quant and […]

7 Steps to Building Confidence for GMAT Test Day

It’s very easy to concentrate on rekindling long-forgotten math skills or memorizing patterns commonly found in Reading Comp passages, but if you spend all of your energy on these content-based skills, you may omit strengthening your performance on the emotional aspects of prepping for the GMAT. As a computer-adaptive test (CAT), the GMAT rewards correct […]

How is the GRE scored?

On the GRE, you’ll receive an overall scaled GRE score (260 – 340), a combination of scaled scores from the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the test. Verbal and Quantitative scores represent how many questions you answered correctly. The Analytical Writing section gets scored based on how well-written your responses are. The Analytical Writing score […]

When should I take the LSAT (2024-2025)?

To close out the 2023-2024 LSAT testing cycle, LSAC is offering the LSAT in January, February, April, and June of 2024. Each test is composed of the same types of questions, the same types of sections, and around 75 questions. When the 2024-2025 testing cycle begins in August, test changes to the LSAT will debut, […]

Manhattan Prep Powered By Kaplan's Free GMAT Practice Test and Score Report

Hitting the GMAT score you need to get into your first-choice business school doesn’t happen overnight—it takes practice. That means spending the precious amount of study time you have before Test Day wisely. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the right tool to set you up for success: a Manhattan Prep Powered by Kaplan GMAT […]

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Exam Study Plan

Get ready for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) exam with our FNP study plan. No matter which FNP certification exam you choose to take, we’ll help you make the most of your test prep. Get a free FNP study guide from Kaplan, recommended FNP study materials, information about the two FNP certification exams, and more. […]

What Business School Is Right For You

One common business school application question is “Why are you pursuing an MBA?” Although you are not expected to map out your entire life plan before b-school, you should be able to at least provide a thoughtful, well-reasoned response. According to an mba.com survey, the top reasons for pursing a graduate MBA degree are: Opportunity […]

What's a Good GMAT Percentile?

Although the median GMAT score is approximately 555, the average GMAT scores of top 10 programs—such as Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and Booth—hover around 645 to 695. As you can see, the environment is extremely competitive—a 695 translates into the 98th percentile. So knowing how GMAT scores convert to percentiles is important when preparing to apply […]