No, Accepted is not going into the test-prep business, but we are building a GMAT section on our site that will expand over time, and we may add other test prep sub-sections to our law, med, grad, and college areas.
Our good friends at Manhattan GMAT have written the first article, "Top 5 GMAT Test-Taking Strategies," This excellent piece has advice that could apply to the takers of the SAT, LSAT, MCAT and alphabet soup of aptitude tests.
Here is the first of the five tips.
1) Turn the page.
Imagine you’ve just clicked "C, Next, Confirm" on a tough Data Sufficiency problem involving two overlapping triangles and lots of labeled angles. One of the statements was utterly baffling. You spent too much time deciding between C and E, and now you think you probably chose wrong, with your luck.
Forget all that.
You are facing a new problem. This is the only place your mind should be. Take out a "blank sheet of mental paper" and dive in.
Now, as you get into this new problem, a whisper in your head tells you that the problem is too easy, so you probably got the last problem wrong, and by the way – you’re doing poorly overall.
Turn that whisper off.
You should not spend an instant of your time wondering about the past or about "how you’re doing." You truly have no idea how you’re doing – and if you did know, it wouldn’t help you anyway.
The only opportunity you have to affect your fate is THIS problem. Forget about one minute ago. Focus on the here and now, and do the problem as best as you can.
For the other four tips and a special Manahattan GMAT offer exclusively for Accepted.com’s visitors and clients, please take a peek at "Top 5 GMAT Test-Taking Strategies."
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