You have made it through the GMAT Pre-licensing examination and you are now one step closer to being GMAT accredited. Congratulations! The process of earning a GMAT license is not too difficult. It’s a real sense of accomplishment knowing that you have achieved an academic credential in your field of choice after studying for so long and so hard. You are going to be the envy of other students that have been studying for years to get their GMAT scores up.
You may be asking yourself, “What about the other areas of my life?” You have spent months and even years pursuing a graduate degree. So, what is the use of all that time and effort if you aren’t going to take care of yourself? Well, that’s exactly what you need to do. You need to get healthy and get back in the swing of things.
So, what can you do to take care of yourself during your GMAT preparation? Well, you want to make sure that you do plenty of study time. It’s very easy to just sit around and worry about all the things that could go wrong during the GMAT test. You also don’t want to procrastinate when it comes to studying. Just because you’re attending GMAT test taking conferences doesn’t mean that you have time to sit in front of the computer and study.
If you are attending GMAT test taking conferences, make sure you take some time out and actually study. Find some books you like and read them. Spend a couple days doing it. This will show you what questions are going to pop up and give you a better understanding of what needs to be answered. Spend some extra time studying.
As far as what you should be focusing on, I would recommend getting the ball rolling as soon as possible. I know that this seems like common sense, but many people waste time and energy worrying about what they’re going to say at the last minute. If you’re not prepared, then you’re never going to be ready. So, the sooner you start the better.
Another way to make sure you’re prepared is by taking practice tests. There are free ones to download from the GMAT website, or you can buy good books that you can take to practice what you’re going to say. It’s all up to you. Just make sure that you’re focused and get started.
If you are still thinking about taking the GMAT, then I’m sure you know by now that it isn’t an easy exam. Not by a long shot. Don’t allow yourself to procrastinate. If you’re serious about passing the GMAT, then take action now and accept your GMAT test. The sooner you do the better.
What’s the reason for you to accept the GMAT test? You probably have your own reasons. Are you seeking extra credit, a way to qualify for a better job, or to increase your academic chances? Or, maybe you’re in it just for the recognition that comes with getting accepted to a top notch college. Whatever your reason is, I can guarantee you that you’ll be happier when you accept than if you don’t.
The first step you need to take is to get accepted. This means contacting the schools that you’re interested in. If you’re not serious about the GMAT test, then I wouldn’t bother, but if you are serious, then take this seriously. Make contact with a few different colleges and let them know that you’ve been testing. They will probably ask a lot of questions and you should be able to tell them everything you’re doing. In addition, I’d recommend that you take a GRE study guide so that you can breeze through the section easy, which also gets you a high score!
Once you have received an acceptance from the school of your choice, then it’s time to start preparing. Take a look at all of the classes that they offer and start making plans to take those. Make sure you actually finish the classes that you’re taking, and don’t take shortcuts on them. There’s no point in going through all of the trouble of being accepted and not finishing your test because you’re trying to save time. In fact, it’s probably a good idea for you to keep your test to one night, at most, instead of taking it multiple times over the course of several days.
Also, be sure to set aside a schedule that will help you to relax over the course of the next couple of weeks. You may feel anxious the day of the test, but this will only serve to make things worse. I recommend that you write down positive thoughts and pictures that can distract you, as well as anything that makes you feel great. Once you have these in the bag, you should just calm down and try to stay focused on the process at hand. Just remember that this is going to be your first official test, so you need to be as prepared as possible!