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Top 3 Prep Tips for Taking Your Test At Home

gmat gre lsat podcast Apr 21, 2020

In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, "The times, they are a-changin'."

Yesterday, the GMAT went online.

Several weeks ago, the GRE went online.

The LSAT will be rolling out its online version, LSAT Flex, next month.

Now, these at-home editions are temporary solutions to assist students trying to meet application deadlines while test centers are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. But who knows, maybe they'll stick around permanently if all goes well.

Regardless, many of you will end up taking your exam from the comfort of your own home in the coming weeks, and I want to help you optimize that experience.

Here are three prep tips specific to the at-home testing experience that I believe will put you in the right frame of mind to do as well as possible when taking your exam online:

In many ways, taking your test at home is a positive. It's your home, after all. It's familiar. It's comfortable.

But that increased comfort level can also work against you if you're not careful.

To mitigate that, you need to be intentional about practicing correctly in the lead-up to your exam and doing a few, simple things the morning of your exam to make sure you're in the right frame of mind to perform your best. I lay it all out for you in Episode 21 of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast.


Oh, and if you want to learn more about the "nuts and bolts" of the at-home version of the exam you'll be taking (system requirements, test format and scoring, how to register, etc.), here are the official pages with all the details:

  1. Official page of the GMAT Online Exam
  2. Official site for the GRE General Test At Home
  3. Official LSAT Flex information page

Good luck and let us know how it goes!


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