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  • Hello!

    It’s true: there’s just something about dangling modifiers that makes them difficult and hard to spot! So this week, we’re practicing with examples so you can learn how breeze through, whiz through and do questions really fast.

    If you’ve got questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box below! And, you can ... Read More

  • This is one of the slipperiest concepts for people to get their heads around – so much so, that we don’t even tend to use that phrase anymore. “‘Show, don’t tell’? What in heck does THAT mean?” Here, today, in the ultimatest of the most meta posts ever, we will SHOW you what “Show, don’t…

    While ... Read More

  • Lenka, INSEAD 15J, has a background in nuclear engineering and is the Owner & Editor of Nuclear Undone. She is a Forté Foundation Fellow and recently attended the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference.Here’s what she has to say about the conference.

    I’m pretty used to attending professional engineering conferences that are dominated ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Average/Word ProblemFor the past 300 days machine X has produced an average of 78 units of part K. Today machine X produced Z units of part K bringing machine X’s total production of part K to 23,468 units. What is the value of Z?

    A. 34

    B. 36

    C. 68

    D. 72

    E. 74

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT ... Read More

  • Chicago Booth MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines posted last week.  The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has reduced the number of MBA essay questions in comparison to the number of essay questions asked last year. The remaining question ... Read More

  • This is a scenario I have seen countless times in the forums. Some student has been preparing for months, diligently doing practice questions and taking practice GMATs (whether GMAT Prep or some other practice tests). The student felt the scores on the practice GMAT were either acceptable or pretty good. Then the student sits for the real GMAT, and ... Read More

  • Ah yes. Funemployment. The time between when you quit your job and when you start your MBA. The promised land that many MBA applicants seek. The break that every one of my peers is a tad jealous about.

    But it isn’t all sunshine and roses. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been at work since early June. I’ve been spending my time ... Read More

  • Ciara O’Brien (weekend eMBA 2014), founder of iSave, recently joined UCC’s start-up accelerator Ignite. My advice to new MBAs is to really make the most of every resource that’s available to you within the MBA system. While there’s lots to learn from your core modules and lecturers, don’t forget to look outside the curriculum to [...] Read More

  • I have graduated and haven’t started working yet. Needless to say, I am spending a lot of time pondering deeper questions of life and thinking about things I would do differently if given a chance. My MBA was one the bigger decisions I have taken in recent times. If given a chance to do it all over again, I will start with shortlisting the goals ... Read More

  • Why would anyone want to suffer day and night scrupulously editing essays, studying for the GMAT and slaving through a difficult workday for three meager letters: MBA? Despite reading every MBA blog, I felt it quite difficult to synthesize the broad array of commentary and information into a tangible plan of attack for getting into a top MBA program. ... Read More

  • It was like a world record in incoming comments to the EssaySnark blahg this week!

    If we didn’t know better, we’d think that we were writing this blahg just for ourselves. Most posts go up into a ghost town; there’s very little interaction from the BSers of the world back to what we are talking about here. Every now and then we get ... Read More

  • Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they asking these questions? What are they looking for? Read on as our experts break down application essay questions to help YOU plan the ... Read More

  • Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they asking these questions? What are they looking for? Read on as our experts break down application essay questions to help YOU plan the ... Read More

  • Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they asking these questions? What are they looking for? Read on as our experts break down application essay questions to help YOU plan the ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Word Problem/Ratio/AlgebraAlice and Carl each completed a portion of a certain job. Alice completed 20% of the job while Carl completed the rest. If they were each paid the same amount, what proportion of her payment must Alice give to Carl so that they each are paid the amount of the total that ... Read More

  • Would a recommendation from the President of the United States help you secure a place at a top business school?

    This question came under close scrutiny at Fortuna Admissions when a client suggested it as an option for his MBA applications last year. Surprisingly perhaps, our advice was ‘no’. Our candidate has since been offered a place one of ... Read More

  • Man we wrote a lot about Yale yesterday, talking about their new policy of reducing the application fee for those with lower incomes. Our position (sorry Yale) is that this is basically a gimmick, to get some press, and to throw the mantle of the do-gooder out into the world.

    It kind of reminds us of the Brave Supplicant who scrambles to begin all ... Read More

  • Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has moved up its first round MBA Application Deadline into late September and moved its second round MBA Application Deadline up a couple of days from last year‘s deadlines. Chicago Booth MBA ... Read More

  • It’s crazy how fast time flies.  There are still a ton of things I would like to get done before classes start in September.  However, the past month or so has been packed with putting my house on the market and everything that goes along with that, winding down at work, handing off projects, training new hires and interns, etc., oh ya, ... Read More

  • 2015 GMAT Official Guides

    The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) released new editions of all three GMAT Official Guides last week. To our dismay, the new editions are almost 100% identical to the editions that they replaced. Other than some very minor wording changes and corrections, the content and questions are the same. This breaks ... Read More