## Unemployment: A Reminder of My Past, A Risk for My Future

I read an article this week on MSNBC called “Gen Y: No jobs, lots of loans, grim future” and it two effects on me:  First, it gave me chills by reminding me how depressing it was to be unemployed.  And secondly, it made me thankful for the job I currently have. It was only a … Read more

## My Sacrifices for the GMAT

I’ve been studying for the GMAT for about a month now and I feel like I’m almost burned out.  My test date is going to be some day in October, so I still have more than two months to go.  It’s just so difficult to stay motivated and energized throughout this process.  My social life … Read more

## My Official Guide GMAT Diagnostic Test

I took the diagnostic exam from the Official Guide for the GMAT, a book written by the GMAC with actual questions from the test.  In terms of GMAT preparation, this book is often cited as the bible for practice questions and referred to as “OG 12” in forums.  (12 referring to the 12th edition of … Read more

## Math Memorization Table for the GMAT

The GMAT is known primarily as a reasoning test where rote memorization won’t necessarily help your score.   Despite the lack of “recall” content within the test, there are definitely a number of mathematical expressions worth memorizing.  I’m talking primarily about the fractions and percentages you’ll have to deal with on the test. For example, … Read more

## How to Solve GMAT Worker Rate Problems

The first time I saw a worker rate problem was within the movie “Little Big League.”  I don’t really like how it was solved in the movie, but there are definitely some humorous moments in the clip: “If Joe can paint a house in 3 hours and Sam can paint the same house in 5 … Read more

## Average GMAT Score by Undergraduate Major

Whether worthwhile or not, one of the first things to do when embarking on a long, competitive application process is to assess the field.  Based purely on a historical and statistical perspective, what is my GMAT score expected to be? Below is a chart showing the Average GMAT Score by Undergraduate Major.  Finance was my … Read more

## The GMAT Plan

I’m doing it. On my desk is the 2007 Kaplan GMAT.  Yes 2007.  That means I’ve been delaying the GMAT for 3 years.  But after years of procrastinating, I’ve decided to study for and take the GMAT.  Afterwards, I will apply for business school in the fall. Below is my study plan for the GMAT.  … Read more