A report from our student, Bas, who found us just days after registering for a GMAT bootcamp run by one of our competitors.
1. Start Early: a 10% score improvement can takes 5 hours of coaching and perhaps 2 weeks to sink in. This is a test of skill, and training cannot be crammed. So many students start to study in the last 2-3 weeks, and they needlessly cap their scores far below potential. Give yourself a margin for error, and plan 2-3 months ahead.
2. Study the Questions: Real GMAT questions are profoundly complex and also rare. Don’t use them to practice basic ideas of grammar and math. Don't learn to drive by crashing a Ferrari into a tree.
3. Hire Many Experts: signing-up for a big package at a factory school is sub-optimal. Perhaps you've not been trained before, and now you are a first-time buyer of a big-ticket item. Take the time to shop around. Check out how the course is run. Who is teaching it. Have they taken the test? Why spend nearly $1,000 on a name you heard, when you've never even met the teacher? Why speak to just one teacher? Find your gurus!
Sometimes you've got to get used and abused before you pick up on the ruse. It just happens like that, and you don't wake up until later.
- Maarten (a Former Student)
[Speaking to GMAT Dojo Amsterdam about his last GMAT tutoring experience]
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If you want to study for a Business degree in the Netherlands, take the GMAT. It's accepted by all the business schools, and in most cases it's also required.
Those of you going overseas have a choice, because all the best programs accept both GMAT and GRE. The question then becomes, Which test plays to your strengths?
What's the GMAT about?
The GMAT is the more interesting and educational test. It's hardcore logic-based, and you'll learn so much from it that you can really use in a business/political environment or where decisions get made.
The main difference in the GRE
The GRE got a major face-lift in 2011, and now looks more like the GMAT, in many ways. The math section has caught up to GMAT. And the Reading Comprehension has as well. But the major bummer about the GRE is still its ornery focus on vocabulary lists. No doubt those juicy words do liven up a memo, but so does good solid grammar —which the GRE doesn't test. For us, the nail in the coffin is that many of those GRE words are just not relevant in a business context. And yet the new Sentence Completion questions straight up require you know the definitions.
The sudden introduction of driverless cars into New York City in 2016 created an (1) level of uncertainty for the city's taxi drivers, whose livelihood, dependent on the city's millions of "orphan" commuters, was now seemingly jeopardised by the what are in effect unlicensed taxis. Anticipating the drivers' anxiety, the government decided to (2) the licensing regulations by restricting fleets of driverless cars to neighbourhoods with below-average traffic.
(1) anticipated / elevated / imminent
(2) limit / extend / elaborate
*The GMAT Dojo also tutors the GRE to students aiming for entry to the Bocooni University's School of Management, the London Business School, and other MBA and management programs that accept GRE instead of GMAT.
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I love this quote from perhaps the most famous American writer of the 19th century. You can almost learn everything about GMAT grammar, just from reading his quotes.
I scored poorly in the verbal and quant section of GMAT, but want to go to HBS. What can I do to increase my GMAT score of 370 to 700+?
You should think about a 3 stage program: from 350 to 550, from 550 to 650, and from 650 to 700+You likely need to focus first on content: core math, grammar, and, possibly, academic vocabulary.Whichever way you set this up, and however long you take to do it, you will have a great story to tell, and you yourself will be forever changed.
A GMAT score of 750 looks nearly as easy to reach as a 700. But the 750 is nearly in the top 1% of a population of well-educated and experienced people. Meanwhile 700 is just the 89th percentile.
Few will nowadays debate that it is good to be mindful. There is even a company in the Netherlands that calls itself Mindful GMAT - though it isn't immediately obvious what mindfulness has to do with GMAT. How can I be mindful? Of what ought I to be mindful of? And were you mindful of my double of?
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