GMAT: A retrospective

December 11, 2011
Lucas Weingarten

GMAT BlogWell, folks.  This is my 50th post!  I actually find it somewhat hard to believe that I have written fifty posts for Kaplan’s GMAT blog.  What is even more astounding is that I have more to say!  Heck, if the next fifty go as quickly as the first fifty, I’ll be viable for syndication.

As is customary when reaching milestones of quantity, I think I’ll spend this post reliving some of my past favorites.  Below, I’ve cut and pasted some of the more intriguing lines from past postings and linked them accordingly to the full version.  Get you clicker finger ready to pounce and your reading eyes prepped for a deluge of grade-A Kaplan GMAT blogging…

  1. It’s a pleasure to have your attention for these next few minutes and thanks so much for giving it. My Debut
  2. 80/90% of life/success is just showing up.
  3. The answer: market economics.
  4. “How long did you prep before you went in?”, I queried, deliberately keeping judgment away from my tone.
  5. The use of the GMAT as such a selection tool is woefully inappropriate.
  6. They, too, can spot a modification error a mile away and an ambiguous pronoun might as well be a pink elephant.
  7. “Um, yeah, actually.  I have some advice for him,” Student A replied.  “Relax.”
  8. For various and inarguable reasons, going to school part-time is the best choice for many aspiring MBAs out there.
  9. His Kaplan instructor’s voice bellowed from the depths of his stressed and tweaking mind, Don’t cancel your scores!”
  10. One fact you might find interesting is “when business students take the GMAT, the entry examination for M.B.A. programs, they score lower than do students in every other major.”

Lucas Weingarten Lucas Weingarten teaches students how to beat the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT for Kaplan Test Prep and is proud to have earned “elite instructor” status. Lucas writes extensively for Kaplan’s GMAT blog, and in addition to the GMAT and business school as primary subject matter, he regularly explores topics within higher education, economic systems, sustainability, and current events. Lucas spent his formative years in North Carolina and currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, though he has not yet found the part of the world wherein to bury his roots. He has an MBA with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and finance from DePaul University in Chicago and is fortunate to have secured an adjunct teaching position there out of the department of management. Family, friends, and a seemingly endless stream of new hobbies keep Lucas busy and happy outside of the classroom. You can reach out any time by email ( or through the comments thread after his blog posts.

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