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This show is designed to take the guesswork out of preparing for your standardized test and equip you with practical how-to's for getting more right answers on test day, successfully navigating the admissions process, getting accepted to your dream school, and succeeding in the classroom. Our episodes deliver expert advice from the industry's top test prep instructors and admissions consultants as we endeavor to prepare you for success not only on test day, but also in your future profession and life beyond. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun? You will too, as we embark on this important next chapter of your education together. Thanks for listening!

This show is designed to take the guesswork out of preparing for your standardized test and equip you with practical how-to's for getting more right answers on test day, successfully navigating the admissions process, getting accepted to your dream school, and succeeding in the classroom. Our episodes deliver expert advice from the industry's top test prep instructors and admissions consultants as we endeavor to prepare you for success not only on test day, but also in your future profession and life beyond. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun? You will too, as we embark on this important next chapter of your education together. Thanks for listening!

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United States

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This show is designed to take the guesswork out of preparing for your standardized test and equip you with practical how-to's for getting more right answers on test day, successfully navigating the admissions process, getting accepted to your dream school, and succeeding in the classroom. Our episodes deliver expert advice from the industry's top test prep instructors and admissions consultants as we endeavor to prepare you for success not only on test day, but also in your future profession and life beyond. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun? You will too, as we embark on this important next chapter of your education together. Thanks for listening!

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English

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720-251-3936


Episodes

60. Why You Should Apply Round 1, with Linda Abraham

6/28/2022
Graduate schools generally have more than one application deadline throughout the year, and when you apply often impacts your likelihood of being admitted. Indeed, it's more important than ever that you apply as early as possible in the admission cycle, according to Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted -- especially given the expected increase in application volume resulting from trends in the current economic landscape. In this episode, Linda elaborates on that thesis as we discuss: If...

Duration:00:30:08

59. Overcoming the Odds to Earn an MBA, with Darius Whitted

5/26/2022
Darius Whitted was the first person in his family to go to college. Then, as if that weren't enough, he went on to earn his MBA from the Thomas School of Business at UNC Pembroke, graduating this Spring. Those accomplishments are impressive in their own right, to be sure. But what makes Darius's educational journey even more remarkable is that Darius has been paralyzed since the age of three. In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, Darius shares his inspiring story of overcoming...

Duration:00:27:45

58. Current Trends in Graduate Business Education, with Barbara Coward

5/13/2022
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) recently released the results of its Prospective Students Survey 2022, a tool used to provide graduate business schools with critical insights into the decision-making processes of people currently considering applying to a graduate management education (GME) program. Many of the findings are valuable for applicants as well, as they shed light on current trends in the business school industry and paint a picture of the education landscape...

Duration:00:42:24

57. How to Prepare for the Executive Assessment

4/28/2022
The Executive Assessment (EA) is different from other standardized tests in a number of important ways. As such, the way you need to prepare for the EA is distinct in several key respects as well. In this episode we highlight those unique aspects of the exam and lay out a game plan for preparing for the Executive Assessment, including: If you're applying for an EMBA or MBA and need to take the Executive Assessment, you'll come away from this episode knowing exactly what you need to do to...

Duration:00:40:37

56. How to Use Practice Tests (and What to Avoid), with Vinay Narang

3/8/2022
Love 'em or dread 'em, practice tests are an essential and invaluable part of preparing well for your standardized test. They reveal your strengths and weaknesses, help you hone your time management, get you comfortable with the testing experience, and so much more. Yes, practice tests are important -- but only if you use them correctly. In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, we'll show you how. Joined by special guest Vinay Narang of GMAT Genius, we cover: Whether you're just...

Duration:00:48:37

55. Key Differences Between the Executive Assessment and GMAT

2/22/2022
Applying to business school? You'll likely need to take either the GMAT or Executive Assessment (EA) for admission. The two exams are similar in many ways, as the EA was developed by the same organization that created and administers the GMAT exam. But the EA and GMAT are also very different in several key ways -- and understanding those differences is crucial for you in deciding which exam to prepare for. In this episode we provide a brief history of each test so that you better understand...

Duration:00:37:39

54. What to Do if You Get Stuck on a Question [Mailbag]

1/31/2022
We've all been there: You're cruising along on your exam, slaying questions, feeling good, and then boom, you're presented with a question that you're not quite sure how to answer. Your mind goes blank. You can't figure out how to make inroads. You're stuck. So what do you do? You follow the 5-step game plan that we lay out in this episode to get unstuck on challenging questions. These tips and strategies won't guarantee that you'll get a right answer; some questions are just plain hard....

Duration:00:34:06

53. LSAT vs. GRE for Law School Admissions, with Dave Hall

12/17/2021
The American Bar Association (ABA) made a major ruling earlier this month allowing law schools to accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT for admissions decisions. While this opens the door to a larger potential applicant pool, there are a lot of factors you need to consider when determining whether to take the LSAT or GRE when applying to law school. To dissect this major announcement by the ABA and help you make the best decision possible for which standardized test to take, we're joined in...

Duration:00:37:49

52. 5 Tips for Staying Consistent with your Studying [Mailbag]

11/18/2021
There's no doubt that consistency is crucial when it comes to preparing effectively for your standardized test. Miss even a few days, and it can feel like you're starting all over again when you do get back on track with your studying. But how can you ensure that you're taking consistent daily action? We tackle that head-on in this "mailbag" episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast as we address the following request from loyal-listener Nina: "If you could please give me a few tips on...

Duration:00:29:34

51. Succeeding in School — and Life — with a Learning Disability, with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

10/14/2021
Achieving the highest levels of education is challenging even under the best of circumstances. But if you’re dealing with a learning disability or other life challenges? Then it can be even harder. Yet, success is possible — even likely — if you adopt the right mindset and take advantage of the opportunities and accommodations afforded to you on your journey. In this episode, hear the inspiring story of Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting, who overcame...

Duration:00:42:03

50. What Good Are Standardized Tests Anyway? [Mailbag]

9/22/2021
Be honest. Do any of these sentiments about standardized tests resonate with you? Whatever your beliefs about the standardized test you're preparing for, at some point you've likely questioned why you have to take it in the first place. In this episode, we address this concern head-on. In addition to sharing several of the most important reasons your target schools require you to take a standardized test for admission, we suggest a more constructive way of thinking about your exam...

Duration:00:26:36

49. Entrepreneurship and the MBA, with Daniel Bernal and Tingting Miao

8/24/2021
The MBA degree is often thought of as helping people advance their careers in the corporate world. But is it also beneficial for entrepreneurs? In the case of Daniel Bernal and Tingting Miao, co-founders of Flora Colombia, the answer is a resounding yes! In this episode they share their fascinating story of meeting at EDHEC Business School, conceiving the idea of going into business together, and applying lessons from their MBA to the "real world" of running an international e-commerce...

Duration:00:43:10

48. Planning Your Campus Visits, with Mary Lanni

8/3/2021
There's nothing quite like a college campus. Each one is so unique and different -- some in the city, some more rural; some with gothic architecture, some modern; some with a vibrant party scent, others more academic-focused. Like different flavors of ice cream, each campus appeals to different types of people. And that's why it's so important that you visit the campuses of the schools you're planning to apply to see if the particular "flavor" is right for you. In this episode, educational...

Duration:00:33:49

47. How to Tackle Short-Answer Application Essays, with Hillary Schubach

7/20/2021
Application essays are an important part of the admissions process for all levels of higher education. Nearly all programs will ask you to write at least one "long" essay on a topic of their choosing. But many schools will also include one or more "short" essay prompts -- either required or optional -- that provide you with an opportunity to share additional bits of information about your candidacy. And don't be fooled! Just because these essays are short, they still require careful...

Duration:00:48:02

46. Is it Time to Throw in the Towel? [Mailbag]

7/7/2021
If you've taken the same standardized test multiple times and your score isn't improving appreciably, you might be wondering whether there's still hope for you or if perhaps you've reached your upper limit. That's the question we address in this "mailbag" episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast in response to Dan, who sent the following e-mail: "After writing the [GMAT] exam 3 times, I am beginning to wonder if the 700 is just wishful thinking. Is it worth trying one more time?" There...

Duration:00:26:05

45. How to Pay for School Without Going Broke, with Peter Lampert

6/8/2021
Let’s talk about money. Specifically, let’s talk about how you’re going to pay for your college / graduate education. If you’ve decided to go back to school, presumably you’ve determined that the benefits of higher education more than justify the costs. Yet, those costs still need to be paid. But what’s the best way to fund your education expenses? And can you do so without burning through all of your savings or jeopardizing your retirement? To help answer these crucial questions, we’ve...

Duration:00:46:33

44. Tangential Benefits of a High Test Score [Mailbag]

5/24/2021
You want to do well on your standardized test to get in to your target school/program. That's a given. But a high test score can also benefit you in other ways -- perhaps even helping you to land a high-paying job upon graduation. We talk about that in answering the following "mailbag" question submitted by Braden, who asks: "Is it true that consulting firms ask for your GMAT score during the job interview process? If so, is that a reason to take the GMAT instead of the GRE?" In addition...

Duration:00:19:54

43. What Corporate Recruiters are Looking For, with Jemima Makis

5/3/2021
While people go back to school for a variety of reasons, in many cases it's to enhance their career prospects with the long-term goal of landing a great job upon graduation. But what goes in to getting that dream job? What are the steps in the hiring process? Should you pursue an internship first? What exactly are potential employers looking for in candidates and what can you do to stand out from your competitors? To help answer these and other questions about the corporate recruiting...

Duration:00:46:41

42. GMAT vs. GRE for MBA Admissions

4/14/2021
You've decided that you're going to business school. Congratulations! That's step 1. Now you need to decide which standardized test you're going to take as part of the admissions process, the GMAT or the GRE. While similar in a number of ways, the two exams differ in several key ways, and you want to ensure that you take the one that gives you the best shot at getting a competitive score. This episode compares and contrasts the two tests and gives you important things to consider so that you...

Duration:00:40:03

41. SAT vs. ACT for College Admissions, with Amy Seeley

3/18/2021
You have a decision to make when choosing which standardized test to take when applying to college. Should you take the SAT or the ACT? To help you make the most informed decision possible, we've invited Amy Seeley, founder of Seeley Test Pros, to discuss the key differences between the two exams and to overall help you choose the one that's best for you. In this episode you'll hear us discuss: If you're a freshman or sophomore in high school and you're still unsure about whether to take...

Duration:00:42:40