# GMAT Club Top Stories: Week of September 8

- Sep 9, 01:54 AM Comments [0]

The most active and interesting conversations going on within GMAT Club and in the Forum this past week:

### GMAT Discussions

What is the GMAT algorithm? Why is it important? One of the best experts in the business shares his thoughts on the adaptive (and sometimes frustratingly confusing) aspect to the GMAT test.  From which questions matter most to penalties for not completing a section, we've got you covered. Click to learn more about the GMAT algorithm!

Free Practice Questions: Percentage (PS/DS)
GMAT Club member "MBAHereICome" (great name) posted a sampling of great test questions, available for immediate download. Check them out and give him some kudos! Download the free percentage questions.

Our Community Answers: The One Thing You Wish You Knew
We received 24 responses to our question: "What is the one thing you wish you would have known before taking the GMAT?" Read the powerful (and varied) responses! Join the Conversation

The Top 12 Best GMAT Verbal Study Books
JUST UPDATED! We reviewed the latest GMAT Verbal study books. Which are worth the investment? And which are worth skipping? Learn more

From 610 to 750
GMAT Club member "HeyHoLetsGo" shares their thoughts on the GMAT and study plans after jumping 140 points between tests. Learn what books to read and which courses to consider... What do you think of the study plan?

Lessons from a 700 Score
GMAT Club member Rahul ("retro") just posted yesterday about a great 700-point GMAT score, and what it took to get there. Rahul is even willing to reply to questions, so fire away. Join the Discussion

Is a One-Year MBA Program Right for You?
The "traditional" MBA experience (two years, full-time, with a summer internship after the first year) isn’t right for every applicant.   Many MBA students choose alternative paths, and there are 8 things to consider when making that important decision! Learn more about the 8 key factors in deciding which program to choose.

POLL: How Many Schools?
Join the GMAT Club community in our informal poll: "How many schools are you applying to this season?" Give your answer and share the names of the schools in the comments! Take the Poll

The Most Competitive MBA Programs for 2012
We took a look at our own GMAT Club community members to determine which MBA programs seem to be the most competitive this season. Which school is number 1? Join the Discussion

6 Steps to Answering This Essay Question: "Why an MBA?"
GMAT Club member "bigoyal" goes in-depth in answering one of the toughest admissions essay questions: "Why do you want to get an MBA?" Add your thoughts to the comment thread! Read the 6 steps

Top GMAT Club Contributors: August 2011
Congratulations to the top 20 contributors to the GMAT Club forum for August! We measure "top contributors" by the number of kudos they receive. (And what are kudos, anyway?) See who made the list.

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