Posts Tagged ‘GMAT’

Using The Official Guide to GMAT Review alongside a GMAT Course

By - Nov 9, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most students, upon determining that they need to take the GMAT, go out and purchase a copy of The Official Guide to GMAT Review. In fact, if you have not done so already, you should go buy a copy (though remember, if you are...

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How GMAT reading differs from everyday reading

By - Nov 5, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Let’s first note the two reasons why we read in everyday life: We read because we are required (for real-life purposes) to be knowledgeable about the content we are reading: studying for a history exam, delivering on a business proposal, etc. We read because we have a...

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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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