(This is a guest article by Brandon Laughridge*)
Record numbers of professionals are losing their jobs and saturating the job market, making competition for available positions very intense. If you have the cash available, now could be a prime time to consider the idea of going to business school. An MBA will differentiate you from the competition and offer increased earning potential. Even if you're just entertaining the idea, it may be wise to do some studying and take the GMAT as scores are valid for 5 years anyway. Everyone knows about the expensive GMAT prep courses available but did you know there's a ton of free resources available online to help you raise your GMAT score? Here's 17 of my favorite free resources to check out before looking into more expensive prep options.
- GS Rehill's Interactive Maths Series - A nice high scool and college math review.
- Math Review - Courtesy of Beat the GMAT.
- GMAT Math Review - Free review for the math section.
- Are you weak in Math? - Another good math review from the folks at Beat The GMAT.
- Vocabulary Learning Tips - Sheppard Software presents their Top 10 Vocab Tips.
- Verbal Practice Tests - A large collection of short verbal quizzes.
- Vocab Build - 1200 of the most common vocabulary words used on the GMAT.
- Sentence Correction Practice - Commonly confused and misused word tips.
Genteral Practice Resources
- Kaplan GMAT Practice - Free practice test from Kaplan.
- Princeton Review GMAT Practice Quiz - Another free practice test.
- Manhattan Review Guide - Free portions of Manhattan's paid courses.
- GMAT Practice Software - Downloadable practice program [Windows only].
- Manhattan GMAT Practice Test - Another downloadable practive test from Manhattan [Windows only].
- Veritas Prep GMAT Practice Test - GMAT "simulator" to estimate your possible score.
General GMAT Resources
- MBA.com - The official GMAT website.
- Mark Rice's GMAT Help - Notes, tips, and study guides based on Mark's personal experience with the GMAT.
- Gmat Hacks - Jeff Sackmann's guide to improving your GMAT scores from his own admissions journey.
*About the author: This guest post was written by Brandon of Online Business Degree.org, an Online Business Degree Review site.
*Image Credit: Photograph by bitslice [via Flickr Creative Commons]