Introduction to GMAT Daily Tips

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Given the proliferation of useful, free stuff on the internet, I've always been surprised at the dearth of easily accessible GMAT tips. This blog is my effort to fill that gap.

I've been helping people prepare for the GMAT and apply to business school for six years, and I know one of the toughest parts of the process is deciding how to prepare. Do you go to a bookstore and buy every guide on the shelf? Sign up for a course with one of the big test-prep companies? Look for a private tutor? Even once that first decision is made, it can be a difficult maze to get started, one in which wrong turns can be quite time-consuming, not to mention expensive.

This site is not intended as a replacement for those services, but it will help guide you efficiently through the process. As it grows over the coming months, you may find it to be as irreplaceable a part of GMAT preparation as some of the more traditional components. Whether you're just starting out, or you've been preparing for months, you'll find content on GMAT Daily Tips to help you improve your score.

As the name implies, I'll be writing about some aspect of the GMAT each weekday. The topics will cover a very wide range: one day you might find a new approach for a certain type of probability question, another day the focus might be pacing strategies. The GMAT, due to its vast array of question types and content areas, challenges you in many ways, and this site will address each and every one of those challenges.

A little more about me: between 2000 and 2005, I taught for one of the big test-prep companies. In addition to working with well over 1,000 GMAT students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, I helped students prepare for the LSAT, the GRE, the SAT, and a slew of other specialized certification and admissions exams. I trained teachers, recorded instructional videos, and wrote thousands of GMAT questions that now appear among that company's practice materials.

For now, I've closed comments for blog entries on this site; it's not because I don't want to hear from you, but because I can't promise the time to check back several times per day to find your comments and questions. By all means, let me know what you'd like to see here. I welcome your feedback and have placed an e-mail link on the sidebar for just that purpose.

Check back daily, and best of luck on the GMAT!



About the author: Jeff Sackmann has written many GMAT preparation books, including the popular Total GMAT Math, Total GMAT Verbal, and GMAT 111. He has also created explanations for problems in The Official Guide, as well as 1,800 practice GMAT math questions.

Total GMAT Math

The comprehensive guide to the GMAT Quant section. It's "far and away the best study material available," including over 300 realistic practice questions and more than 500 exercises!
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