Several interesting bits of news and insights came out of the recently-held summit at the headquarters of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), makers of the GMAT and Executive Assessment exams, and we were there to get the scoop.
We relate the most relevant takeaways in Episode 10 of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, including:
Brandon Royal, Ace the GMAT author, joins the podcast this week to share his expertise on an important logical reasoning skill that comes into play on numerous standardized tests — identifying assumptions.
He has categorized logical fallacies into six common assumption categories, and he breaks them down for you in an easy-to-understand way so that you’re better able to tackle reasoning-related questions on your exam.
Listen to it here:
Specifically, Brandon covers:
Success is often as simple as finding someone who has done what you want to do, and doing what they did. If you want to significantly improve your standardized test score, then, look no further than Matt Kunzler, who recently raised his GMAT score +120 points through a combination of strategic planning, a helpful prep course, and some good 'ole fashioned hard work.
In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, Matt shares his secrets of exactly what he did to get such great results despite not having had a math class in 11 years and only having five weeks to prepare. Listen in:
Specifically, Matt shares:
Application essays are a crucial part of the admissions process, and effective essays essentially come down to good storytelling.
Your goal as the protagonist of your own story is to become a hero that admissions officers want to root for, says Michael Noltemeyer, founder of North Star Editing and guest on this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:
During our wide-ranging conversation, Micheal sheds light on just how to become that hero while sharing examples of successful essays from his 10+ years as a professional editor.
Specifically, in this episode you will learn:
We're all looking for that magic bullet for how to prepare most effectively for our standardized test so that we get maximum results on test day. Last week, in Part 1 of our Test Mastery series, we laid a solid foundation for you by explaining the three essential components of any effective study plan -- the infamous "Success Triad" of test prep -- and how they can help you improve your time management. This week, in Part 2, we're taking it a step further and helping you create a more customized study plan based on your own strengths and weaknesses. Check it out:
I've been absolutely dying to share some exciting news with you, and everything is finally ready to let you in on something HUGE that we've been working on here at Dominate Test Prep...
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... "The Dominate Test Prep Podcast" is now LIVE and ready for you to start consuming! You can find it anywhere you get your podcasts (search "Dominate Test Prep") or by clicking on this image:
Now I know what you might be thinking: "Wait, I didn't even know that you were working on a podcast!"
That's because I wanted to get all my ducks in a row and make sure I had some killer content published and out there for you to start listening to right away. And now I do. I know you'll get a ton of value from the five episodes that are already live:
What does it take to truly master the content tested on your standardized test and get a high score on test day?
It really comes down to three core components:
We call it the "Success Triad" of standardized test preparation, and we break it all down for you in this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast. You can listen to it here:
Specifically, you will learn:
After a brief trial period with a new online format in the summer of 2019, the LSAT went fully digital and is here to stay.
What does that mean for you?
Ultimately not much has changed with the substance of the LSAT, so in addition to addressing technical aspects of the new online LSAT, Dave spends much of this episode giving you actionable advice on preparing effectively for the LSAT in general, including:
Your standardized test (GMAT / GRE) is only part of the admissions criteria when applying to graduate or business school.
But what about the rest of your application?
To help you learn how to maximize all parts of your grad school application, we invited expert admissions consultant Linda Abraham, founder and CEO of Accepted, to The Dominate Test Prep Podcast to share her 5-part framework for a successful MBA / grad school application. She breaks down each of the five key components and explains exactly what you need to do in your application to showcase yourself in such a way that schools will want to admit you.
Listen to the episode here:
Be sure to listen all the way to the end, as the second half of the episode includes Linda's answers from a live Q&A where she goes even deeper into best-practices for crafting a winning application. These are common questions that you may have yourself, such as:
As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do." That's especially true when it comes to the actions you should be taking on a consistent basis as you prepare for your standardized test. In fact, there are five (5) key study habits that I've seen from working with thousands of students over the years that, if you take them to heart and implement them consistently into your study routine, will inevitably lead to better performance and a higher score for you on test day.
We lay them all out for you in this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:
Specifically, here's what you'll find in this episode: