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  • Possessive Case on GMAT Sentence Correction

    Possessive Case on GMAT Sentence Correction

    by on February 25th, 2017

    Sentence Correction questions often involve multiple issues. Stick to the ones you are sure of when solving them. However, if you can add new tools to your toolbox by learning rules you were unaware of, you are on the … Read More

  • Solving Surface Area Questions in GMAT Quant

    Solving Surface Area Questions in GMAT Quant

    by on February 17th, 2017

    Surface area questions can often appear difficult. However, by applying some general mathematical rules we’re about to review, you will usually be able to solve them quickly. Consider the following question from … Read More

  • GMAT Rules: Limit of 8 Retakes

    GMAT Rules: Limit of 8 Retakes

    by on February 9th, 2017

    In June of 2015, the Graduate Management Admission Council (creators and administrators of the GMAT) announced a handful of changes to the GMAT: the removal of the canceled score “C” from score reports, a shorter … Read More

  • How Much Does GPA Matter in MBA Admissions?

    How Much Does GPA Matter in MBA Admissions?

    by on February 1st, 2017

    When students imagine their profile being ranked by admissions officers, one element that’s always mentioned is GPA. This article is going to examine some important points to keep in mind when weighing your chances of … Read More

  • 5 Grammar Myths to Ignore in GMAT Prep

    5 Grammar Myths to Ignore in GMAT Prep

    by on January 24th, 2017

    Being a native English speaker has great benefits when it comes to taking the GMAT, but one of our biggest blind spots is our tendency to rely on grammar mythology that has been passed down to us over time. Here are five … Read More

  • GMAT Tips from the Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Winner

    GMAT Tips from the Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Winner

    by on January 15th, 2017

    Meet Angela, the winner of this autumn’s Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest who beat thousands of contestants around the world to claim our $25,000 MBA scholarship prize. Angela is 28 years old, lives in Los … Read More

  • The Myth of GMAT Study Splurging

    The Myth of GMAT Study Splurging

    by on January 7th, 2017

    A good study plan requires actual planning. Not so profound, but there it is. Yet many applicants do themselves a big disservice by trying to rely on study splurges— lengthy cramming sessions with long periods of no … Read More

  • New MBA Rankings by The Economist Based on Salary Increase

    New MBA Rankings by The Economist Based on Salary Increase

    by on December 30th, 2016

    The Economist publishes rankings of full-time MBA programmes every year, but in 2016 it has added a new method for evaluating programmes that suits its audience perfectly: A “mini-ranking” based solely on … Read More

  • Does It Matter Which Round You Apply In?

    Does It Matter Which Round You Apply In?

    by on December 22nd, 2016

    Yes! That’s the simple answer to this complex question. But let’s try to talk about why it gets complicated and how to think about your applications with the choices available to you. Not all schools are the same … Read More

  • Solving Perfect Square Questions Perfectly

    Solving Perfect Square Questions Perfectly

    by on December 14th, 2016

    An important area of GMAT math is the concept of a perfect square. First, we should define it. A perfect square is an integer that is the square of an integer. Let’s look at an example of a question involving perfect … Read More

  • Verbe Tense in GMAT Sentence Correction

    Verbe Tense in GMAT Sentence Correction

    by on December 6th, 2016

    There are many questions on the GMAT relating to verb tense (though, as we’ve mentioned in the past, only six tenses are tested directly). The use of tenses in English is one of the more complicated areas of … Read More

  • GMAT Memorization Trick: Mnemonic Devices

    GMAT Memorization Trick: Mnemonic Devices

    by on November 27th, 2016

    In theory, the GMAT is meant to measure skills, ranging from analytical writing to critical reasoning, that have been developed over a long period of time. That ‘long period of time’ for most people equates to two … Read More

  • List of Most Common Sentence Correction Idioms

    List of Most Common Sentence Correction Idioms

    by on November 19th, 2016

    Last week we shared advice on how to recognize and solve idiom-related issues in GMAT Sentence Correction questions. The creators of the GMAT have been decreasing their testing of idioms (the subject tends to put … Read More

  • Tackling Idioms in GMAT Sentence Correction

    Tackling Idioms in GMAT Sentence Correction

    by on November 11th, 2016

    The English language is full of idioms, and the GMAT creators like to test some of these. Although there are some idioms that are more common in the GMAT, there is little alternative but to learn as many of them as you … Read More