The 5151 Podcast, Episode 4: Decoding (and Leveraging!) the GMAT's Adaptive Scoring Algorithm

Posted 2021-06-03

Brian explains the wacky, adaptive scoring algorithm on the GMAT, where questions at the beginning matter more to your total aka composite score than do questions at the end—especially on Quant, which is heavily front-loaded / lopsided. Errata : I call it the "5051 Podcast" in the first few seconds. Keep Reading

The 5151 Podcast, Episode 3: Why the TTP (Target Test Prep) GMAT Verbal component is Overrated

Posted 2021-06-02

The Target Test Prep online self-study / subscription program is legendary for Quant, but its new Verbal component is not all it's cracked up to be. Keep Reading

The 5151 Podcast, Episode 2: Why GMAT OG Explanations are so Awful

Posted 2021-06-02

You can't trust GMAT Official Guide (OG) explanations, even though the book is the best source of realistic practice questions. Here's why. Keep Reading

The 5151 Podcast, Episode 1: Quant difficulty on the GMAT online vs. the test-center GMAT

Posted 2021-06-01

Brian addresses (and confirms) the widespread rumor that the GMAT online Quant section is wordier and more challenging than its test-center counterpart. Keep Reading

GMAT Focus Quizzes: Are they worth it?

Posted 2019-11-03

Brian discusses the relative value of the GMAT Focus Quizzes, 24-question adaptive quizzes in Quant that cost $30 each. Keep Reading

GMAT Action Plan: How to Study and Prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test

Posted 2021-05-27

A 10-step study plan to prepare any student for the GMAT. Keep Reading

I scored a 750 on the GMAT (with the "Select Section Order" feature).

Posted 2018-07-09

Yesterday I scored 93%, 86% and 96% on the 3 sections of my GMAT exam (98% composite), and I can teach you how to do the same. Keep Reading

GMAT Test-Day Tips

Posted 2021-03-31

Brian McElroy, a Harvard grad and 99% GMAT scorer, offers his expert tips for students about to take the GMAT computer exam. Keep Reading

GMAT Game Changer: Cancelled GMAT Scores No Longer Visible to Business Schools

Posted 2018-04-10

Big news : GMAC, the maker of the GMAT, has announced that test-takers who cancel their scores after previewing them will no longer see the dreaded "C" on their score reports. Keep Reading

Check me out on GMAT Club and Reddit for free GRE, GMAT and LSAT prep advice.

Posted 2021-05-29

I'm an active member on GMAT Club, with over 800 posts and counting. You can also find me as username "skypetutor" on Reddit's GRE, GMAT and LSAT "subreddits" (r/GRE, r/GMAT, r/LSAT, r/GREpreparation, r/GMATpreparation, r/LSATprep and r/LSATpreparation), with over 70,000 "karma" points and counting. Keep Reading

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