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 is a full-time instructor for Kaplan Test Prep and he loves preparing GRE students for Test Day. The classroom is Lucas’ arena. When he cannot be found in one of Kaplan’s cage matches of learning, he is very likely dancing around DePaul University’s College of Commerce/Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago professing various courses offered by the Department of Management, up to and including monikers such as: “Managing for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior,” “Entrepreneurship Strategy,” “Strategic Managements and Analysis,” “Human Resource Management,” “Recruitment and Selection,” and “Foundations of Business Thought and Theory.” (Although that last one was cancelled just before the quarter started and he’s still not gotten over it.) Lucas spent most of his formative years in North Carolina, but hit the long road as soon as he was able. A world traveler with a currently expired passport, he has lived on and wandered around three continents with the expressed intention of finishing the job. He holds a BFA with a concentration in sculpture as well as an MBA with dual concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance. When not challenging standardized tests to a duel or wondering how to corrupt the business students of America, Lucas can be found brewing delicious beers, riding-then-fixing-then-riding his motorcycle, hanging out with dogs, pretending he’s a good cook, and feeling like the luckiest guy in the world to have such a fantastic wife and endlessly amazing young son. He’s in Milwaukee now, but is in Chicago often. Email him anytime about anything at:

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