Articles by Veritas Prep

  • The #1 Avoidable Mistake in MBA Applications

    The #1 Avoidable Mistake in MBA Applications

    by on November 17th, 2014

    As application deadlines loom ever nearer, the cutting realization that you are running out of time to submit can set in. If you find your anxiety level rising, it may be because you have put things off along the way and … Read More

  • Getting Started on Your MBA Application Essays

    Getting Started on Your MBA Application Essays

    by on November 15th, 2014

    You have made the decision to apply to business school and you begin sorting through a virtual pile of applications essay topics. You’ve written essays throughout high school and college, and for some candidates even … Read More

  • Make the Most of B-School: Get out of Your Comfort Zone

    Make the Most of B-School: Get out of Your Comfort Zone

    by on November 10th, 2014

    Over the summer, one of my Veritas Prep clients from last year asked me if I had any advice for him before school started.  This 3-part blog series grew out of that initial off-the-cuff email response and is designed … Read More

  • How to Best Utilize the Re-Applicant Essay

    How to Best Utilize the Re-Applicant Essay

    by on November 9th, 2014

    A year ago you put together what you thought was the perfect application at your dream school and when the smoke cleared things did not quite work out as you expected. So you are back at it again, a year has past since … Read More

  • Probability Basics: The Very Least You Should Know

    Probability Basics: The Very Least You Should Know

    by on November 1st, 2014

    Ah, autumn. The busiest GMAT season of the year as application deadlines fill the air, and that season always coincides with Major League Baseball’s pennant races and playoffs. And whether you are a baseball fan or … Read More

  • Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

    Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

    by on October 24th, 2014

    Over the summer, one of my Veritas Prep clients from last year asked me if I had any advice for him before school started. This blog grew out of that initial off-the-cuff email response and is designed for anyone in any … Read More

  • How to Interpret Unfamiliar Symbols on GMAT Quant Questions

    How to Interpret Unfamiliar Symbols on GMAT Quant Questions

    by on October 16th, 2014

    Succeeding on the GMAT requires a great many things. Firstly, you must be able to decipher and solve complex logic puzzles in mere minutes. Secondly, you must be able to maintain focus for many consecutive hours. The … Read More

  • Correctly Solve Vague GMAT Questions

    Correctly Solve Vague GMAT Questions

    by on October 15th, 2014

    Questions on the GMAT can be described in many different ways. I’ve heard them described as everything from juvenile to vexing, simple to impossible. One term that appears very infrequently as a characteristic of the … Read More

  • When Should I Submit My Finished MBA Application?

    When Should I Submit My Finished MBA Application?

    by on October 11th, 2014

    With deadlines approaching rapidly and everyone’s inbox at work piling up in concert, applicants this time of year from all over the world are beginning to face the reality of whether or not they will finish their … Read More

  • 3 Reasons Why Extracurriculars Are Essential for Your MBA Applications

    3 Reasons Why Extracurriculars Are Essential for Your MBA Applications

    by on October 9th, 2014

    Do I need to re-take my GMAT? Is my GPA high enough? Do I have enough years of work experience? These are just a slew of the questions we receive from MBA applicants every year. One question that is rarely asked and … Read More

  • 95% of Students Find This Quant Question Difficult

    95% of Students Find This Quant Question Difficult

    by on October 8th, 2014

    Today we look at ways to achieve that much desired score of 51 in Quant. Obviously, we don’t need Sheldon Cooper’s smarts to realize that for that revered high score, we must do well on the high level questions but … Read More

  • Deciding Between 2 Remaining Answer Choices on the GMAT

    Deciding Between 2 Remaining Answer Choices on the GMAT

    by on October 1st, 2014

    There is one feeling that hampers momentum and takes all the wind out of your sails on the GMAT. That feeling is the thrill of quickly eliminating three incorrect answer choices on a question, followed by complete … Read More

  • How Many Times Should You Take the GMAT?

    How Many Times Should You Take the GMAT?

    by on September 21st, 2014

    The GMAT is of course one of the most important components of the application process, so it is devastating not to do well on the exam. Often, applicants find their actual performance is below their practice exams, … Read More

  • Free Yourself from Calculator Math

    Free Yourself from Calculator Math

    by on September 17th, 2014

    There are few things more alluring than shortcuts. Oftentimes we are aware of how much work, effort or time is required to accomplish a task, but we naturally gravitate towards something that can accomplish that task … Read More