Posted by: bwoof | December 27, 2009


Today I learned from a young adult what it takes to do well on the GMAT test, a necessary prerequisite for most MBA programs.

First, you have to prep for computer-adjusted testing. This means that every right answer you get increases the difficulty level of the next question. This is good since the rules of the game say that the higher the level the more impact it has on getting you into a program.

Second, you want to try and get a sustained string of right answers at a high level, thus indicating to the test folks that you are consistently going to perform at a really high level. Easier said than done, I expect, but that’s how the game is played.

Grateful for:

  • Apples to Apples and Catch-Phrase and our kids and all their friends who like to play games

Curious about:

  • why do some young people have such focussed direction about their academic path and others don’t…I was part of the latter group a ‘few’ years ago and still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up, sort of

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