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Take Responsibility in Your Optional Essay

By - Apr 3, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Business school candidates who have an obvious weakness in their profile—such as a low GPA or GMAT score or a prolonged gap in work experience—often worry that they are destined to attend a virtually unknown business school. Whenever such applicants ask admissions officers how their...

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Don’t Fall for Common Misconceptions About the GMAT

By - Apr 1, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

April 1st is here, and you know what that means: pranks, jokes, and odd press releases in which companies make outrageous claims, like: “Wow, Google says they’re going to set up a colony on Mars!” . . . “Hey, Nike has invented an anti-gravity shoe!” ....

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GMAT Study Tip: Do the “Write” Thing

By - Mar 31, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

I take notes.  I write things down.  Those statements may sound less than novel, but more and more such actions seem to be just that.  In the classes I teach, both for Kaplan and at DePaul, it is the rare student I observe actually taking notes and...

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MBA Admissions: How do you look on the Internet?

By - Mar 28, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

You have an online reputation. You might not know what it is, your friends and family might not know what it is, but it is there. Granted, it is reasonable to conclude that some people (remember, “some” just means “at least one”) interested in applying...

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Surviving the MBA Admissions Interview

By - Mar 27, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

While not every b-school requires an interview, for many it is an important requirement for MBA admissions. Some schools use MBA admissions interviews to evaluate borderline cases. Whatever the reason for the interview, it’s important that you schedule with the admissions officer early. In a recent...

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Is GMAT Tutoring Right for You?

By - Mar 25, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Why Does GMAT Tutoring Work? It is different than the classroom prep experience, where the agenda is set and you work at the rate established by the rest of the students in class and the teacher's lesson book. While some students function perfectly within the classroom...

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Top 5 GMAT Study Tips from Your Fellow Students

By - Mar 24, 10:41 AM   Comments [0]

I always ask my GMAT students who are nearing the end of their Kaplan course if they have any recommendations for incoming students.  While not all of you are or will be Kaplan students, the Top 5 pieces of advice that come from this survey are absolutely useful to...

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GMAT Sentence Correction Practice

By - Mar 21, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Yesterday, we posted a slightly disturbing GMAT Sentence Correction practice question on Facebook. It was mostly disturbing due to the content (creeeepy!), but there was also a lot going on in this particular sentence and the answer choices. Check it out. As is often the case...

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Spring Study Tips for the GMAT

By - Mar 20, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Today is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere. This marks the beginning of spring, which is a great time for change and celebration - and for us to share some study tips for the GMAT. Springtime Studies When we think of the spring, we think of...

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The Part-Time MBA: Pros and Cons

By - Mar 18, 07:00 AM   Comments [2]

We often get questions about part-time MBA programs and their value. We thought it would be good to take a look at some of the pros and cons of this MBA option. Pros As for the pros, the one candidates cite most frequently is that the part-time MBA has a limited...

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