Posts Tagged ‘GMAT’

GMAT History: How Would You Have Done on the Original Exam?

By - Nov 3, 01:00 AM   Comments [0]

Thanks to a recent GMAT question archiving project, I had the opportunity to take a trip down GMAT memory lane. The things I uncovered about older GMAT questions were amusing -- but they also illuminated how much the exam has evolved since it's inception. How would...

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MBA Admissions News Roundup

By - Nov 2, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

Thunderbird School of Global Management, the U.S. Department of State, and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative will be partnering to train Pakistani women in the fields of entrepreneurship, leadership, and business development. The program, which will begin by training up to 20 Pakistani women,...

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First steps in prepping for GMAT Quant: Practice your Math Foundations

By - Nov 2, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Basic math content knowledge, such as the formula for the area of a triangle or the equation for calculating an average, is often the wolf in sheep’s clothing on the GMAT – test takers who lack proficiency in the basics find it very challenging to...

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“Two Trains leave the station…” (Dealing with multiple rates questions)

By - Oct 30, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Before students begin studying for the GMAT - before they even know anything about it beyond that it tests math and verbal - one question type worries students more than any other: a question about two trains traveling on parallel tracks. Every time I start to...

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Key Critical Reasoning skills: Strengthening and Weakening Arguments

By - Oct 25, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Once you have mastered the art of finding the central assumption of a critical reasoning problem, the next skill to focus on is identifying ways in which to strengthen or weaken an argument. As strengthen and weaken questions are even more prevalent on the GMAT...

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Class study vs Book study: Why take a GMAT classroom course?

By - Oct 22, 09:00 AM   Comments [1]

If you have decided to read this post, then you are already debating the merits of a GMAT classroom course. While I (and the world’s largest team of GMAT experts) helped build Kaplan’s new GMAT Experience, this post is NOT limited to why you...

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Last Minute GMAT Prep

By - Oct 20, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

So you have finally decided to apply to business school, but your deadline is fast approaching and you only have one or two weeks before you need to take your exam – what should you do? A student who studies for the GMAT for two weeks...

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The Three Pillars of GMAT Prep – #3 Intangibles

By - Oct 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This third and final Pillar of GMAT Prep is the most often overlooked of the three. Nearly all test takers expect to dust off their old math and grammar skills for the GMAT (Pillar #1: Content), and most test-takers enlist in some sort of...

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The Three Pillars of GMAT Prep – #2 Strategy

By - Oct 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our previous article, we covered some of the areas of content knowledge necessary to perform well on the GMAT. But content is only a small part of the suite of skills that leads to better GMAT scores; in other words, even if you...

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The Three Pillars of GMAT Prep – #1 Content

By - Oct 11, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Pillar #1: Content In this series of articles, we’ll cover the three main “pillars” of GMAT prep necessary for success on test day. The first pillar is content, which encompasses the math and verbal skills necessary to answer the questions given to you on Test...

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