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Sep 1, 2015

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GMAT Tip: Productive GMAT Preparation

Whether you’re a day or a month into your GMAT preparation journey, you know how important it is to have a plan and to be able to manage your time well.  If you start researching the GMAT online, chances are you’ll come across the following two questions pretty frequently: 1) When is the best time to take the GMAT and 2) How long should I prep? You won’t find a short perfect answer to either question here (or a truly-helpful short answer anywhere), but you will find some guidance to help you ide... Read more »

Aug 25, 2015

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HBS Draws More Women, Adds Six Points to GMAT Average

When it released its preliminary class profile in June, Harvard Business School (HBS) was expecting its incoming class to be 41 percent female, a record for the school. In August, with students preparing to move in on campus, things look even better. HBS DRAWS MORE WOMEN THAN PRELIMINARY PROFILE SUGGESTED Dee Leopold, HBS managing director of admissions and financial aid, posted the final Class of 2017 profile on her Direct from the Director blog today, revealing that women will in fact make up ... Read more »

Aug 25, 2015

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GMAT Tip: 3 Items to Leave at Home (and a Few to Remember) on Test Day

As you embark on your GMAT preparation journey, chances are you’ll meet new people who are on a similar path and build relationships based on your shared love/hate of the GMAT and your ability to commiserate with one another. It’s also pretty likely that you’ll develop some new and intimate relationships with some inanimate objects such as your Official Guide or timing devices. That being said, it’s equally important to take a break from some of these relationships on test day to ensure success.... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015

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Free Online GMAT Webinar! 99th Percentile or Bust!

Don’t miss out on a FREE online GMAT webinar with Veritas Prep! If you’re thinking about applying to business school this fall, the GMAT is likely looming large on your mind. Our partner Veritas Prep is offering a FREE online GMAT webinar on mastering tricky Data Suffiency questions. On August 31, 2015, join top-ranked GMAT instructor, Ravi Sreerama, and learn how to master tricky GMAT Data Sufficiency questions with Veritas Prep’s free online GMAT webinar: Think Like the Testmaker: ... Read more »

Aug 18, 2015

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Reducing Your Average Pace-Per Question On GMAT Average Problems

The average GMAT study regimen includes an above average number of formulas and amount of memorization. It’s important: the GMAT tests a relatively wide scope of knowledge, so for those looking for above-average scores, memorizing items like the average formula (Average = Sum of Values / Number of Values) is necessary. But it’s also important to remember that plugging items into formulas often requires more time than the average student has to spend. There’s a big difference between knowing a fo... Read more »

Aug 11, 2015

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GMAT Tip: Calculating GMAT Scores

1 + 1 = 2 except when it equals 3. Right? For most assessments, the process of evaluating one’s performance is pretty formulaic. Scores on most high school and university exams are based on the percentage of questions answered correctly. On the SAT (though changing in 2016), a student’s score is calculated by taking the number of correct responses, subtracting the number of incorrect responses multiplied by 0.25 and then using a lookup table to find a correlating score.  However, the GMAT has pe... Read more »

Aug 4, 2015

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GMAT Tip: 5 Things Current Undergrads Should Do Before Heading Back to School

As summer starts to wind down, many college students are frantically trying to squeeze in a few more weekends at the beach before heading back to the dorms and classrooms. But for anyone thinking about business school or a graduate management degree, there are some things you can do before graduation to help make the path to grad school a little easier. 1. Consider enrolling in “free” quant. Take a look at your current transcript and course load. If you’ve managed to make it through your undergr... Read more »

Jul 28, 2015

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GMAT Tip: Flipping the Script on Critical Reasoning Assumption Questions

When it comes to Critical Reasoning questions on the verbal section of the GMAT, the variety that typically adds the most difficulty for examinees is the “Assumption” category. These questions – of which you’ll most certainly see at least a couple on test day – ask you to find an assumption required by the argument provided in the stimulus. For example, question stems might read: Which of the following is assumed by the argument above? Which of the following is a necessary assumption required by... Read more »

Jul 21, 2015

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GMAT Tip: The Corrupt Mechanic Behind Sentence Correction Problems

The rules for GMAT Sentence Correction problems seem fairly straightforward, but a closer examination sheds a good deal of light on why these questions are trickier than they seem. You’re provided with a sentence, at least some of which is underlined. Choice A repeats the underlined portion, and choices B through E are each different ways to phrase that underlined portion. Your job is to select the one choice out of five that is logical in the context of the rest of the sentence and is also free... Read more »

Jul 15, 2015

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New GMAT Features Scheduled to Debut July 19th

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source metromba.com. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will introduce new features for the GMAT entrance exam for applicants to business school. These three new features, which will go into effect on July 19th, are designed to help improve the GMAT exam experience. They come in response to GMAC surveys of GMAT exam takers’ experiences. Here’s what you can expect with the new GMAT features: Cancelled scores will no lo... Read more »

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