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GMAT Question of the Day (Dec 10): Word Problem and Critical Reasoning

By - Dec 10, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) A steamer going upstream would cover the distance between town A and town B in 4 hours and 30 minutes. If the same steamer going downstream would cover the distance between the towns in 3 hours, how long would it take a raft moving...

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Interview with Jon Hodge

By - Dec 9, 03:03 AM   Comments [0]

For this week’s episode of Accepted Admissions Straight Talk, we interviewed Jon Hodge of Strictly English. Check out the full recording to hear our great conversation about test prep, the latest technology in test-taking and more! 00:29:00 - Introducing Jon Hodge, founder and owner of Strictly...

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Specialized Business MS Degrees on the Rise

By - Dec 9, 02:11 AM   Comments [0]

A Bloomberg Businessweek article talks about the increase in Master’s programs in specialized business fields. With Maryland’s Smith School of Business as a pioneer (about to open its fifth specialized MS program in 20013), other b-schools are quickly following suit and “riding on the wave...

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GMAT Grammar: Appositive Phrases

By - Dec 7, 09:03 AM   Comments [0]

Friends, Romans, countrymen: it is time to learn about appositive phrases!  But first, a practice sentence. 1. Being America's national bird, the Bald Eagle has little natural predators like the Great Horned Owl, and their population dwindling to almost nothing up to the point of DDT being...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Dec 7): Arithmetic and Critical Reasoning

By - Dec 7, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) If is a positive integer, is an integer? 1. 2. is a positive integer (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - A - GMAT Daily Deals Veritas Prep: 99th percentile instructors, 90+ cities worldwide and $865 total savings...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Dec 6): Statistics and Critical Reasoning

By - Dec 6, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) There are two schools in the village. The average age of pupils in the first school is 12.2 years; the average age of pupils in the second school is 13.1 years. What is the average age of all school pupils in the village? 1. There...

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M = Motivation

By - Dec 5, 14:20 PM   Comments [0]

A good application essay is comprised of both anecdote and analysis, the what and the why of your personal experiences. Telling a straight story (anecdote without analysis) will leave your essay flat, with no depth or insight into your character or motivations; on the other...

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Turning a “Waitlist” into an Acceptance

By - Dec 5, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book. This post is excerpted from Chapter 10: “Tips for...

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Toronto Rotman MBA Admissions Committee Interview Available Online

By - Dec 5, 14:02 PM   Comments [0]

Thank you to Niki da Silva, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, and Leigh Gauthier, Director of the Career Center at Rotman, for joining us for our first ever Toronto Rotman Q&A! The chat offered MBA applicants an excellent window into the Rotman admissions process –...

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Verbs that Require Infinitives on the GMAT

By - Dec 5, 09:01 AM   Comments [1]

Some verbs require the infinitive, and the GMAT expects you to know them. First, consider a couple practice Sentence Correction problems exploring these idioms. 1) The Sherpa people, indigenous to the mountainous regions of eastern Nepal, are known to have their ability of performing with ease the demanding tasks of...

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