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  • Check our Aringo’s tips for making your recommendation letter count!

    Most business schools require two or three letters of recommendation as part of the admission process. In most cases, the schools request that the recommender send the recommendation online, through the school’s application system.

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  • Can a pre-MBA internship prepare you for business school?

    From a rise in average GPA at America’s top business schools to turning happy MBA students into generous alumni donors after graduation—let’s dig into the latest headlines in MBA news and business school admissions. Leave your comments below.

    Average GPA on the upswing Not only are GMAT ... Read More

  • Fact #1: Essentially, every MBA program on the planet accepts the GMAT.  Not all required it, but all would accept it.

    Fact #2: Almost all of them also accept the GRE.  Thus, students have a choice.

    Fact #3: ETS, the company that produces the GRE, heavily advertises Fact #2.

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  •   With nearly every major business school accepting the GRE or the GMAT for admissions, we needed to know which test to take. Today, I dive into the question and hopefully provide some guidance for making a decision.

    In the video, I mention that you should take a GRE and a GMAT practice test. Here is a link to software for a GRE practice test, ... Read More

  • Whether applying for a job or a teaching assistant position, always put your best foot forward.

    Are you applying for a job, internship, or teaching assistant position? We’ve got five easy tips for getting the edge on competitive job applications and interviews. You can use these when applying to just about anything.

    Tuck these tips under your belt, ... Read More

  • Hello Magooshers! Have you ever wanted to join our team of awesome bloggers? Well, here’s your chance.

    We’re hiring a student blogger to help write posts for our TOEFL blog. As a student blogger, you will be able to reach thousands of international students who are preparing for the TOEFL and applying to universities in the US. You ... Read More

  • Brett Ethridge is a great instructor who knows what is necessary to succeed on the GMAT. I love the course’s online format for its convenience and flexibility, and Brett supplements the static elements of the course with lots of interaction. I’m incredibly pleased I chose Dominate the GMAT as my GMAT prep course. Read More

  • I was incredibly nervous about taking the GMAT, especially with only a month and a half to prepare. To say I was starting behind the eight ball would be an understatement. Fortunately, I found Brett’s Dominate the GMAT course after watching some of his free videos on YouTube (they were super impressive!). Within days of starting with his material, ... Read More

  • In conversation with Amiya who scored 750 on the GMAT and got an MBA admit to the University of Maryland

    Could you tell us about your profile?

    I work as a software developer with Juniper Networks in Bangalore and have a work experience of 3.5 years in the telecom industry.

    How did you know about CrackVerbal?

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  • Today, we’re going to review the last two questions from the Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions practice post. If you’re just tuning in, give the questions a shot, check your answers here, and then review the explanations to questions #1-2, #3-4, and #5-6.

    Ready? Let’s move along.  

    Question #7 7. If p + q = 2r + 3, what is the ... Read More

  • The number of companies offering free online GMAT practice tests has increased in the past few years, so it’s worthwhile to summarize all the free exams you can currently find.

    1)The best practice exams, without a doubt, are those published by the GMAC. You get two free exams with the GMATPrep software and can buy two more for $50.

    2)Next, you ... Read More

  • The gender gap at business schools goes all the way up.

    From a fascinating survey exploring the “why” of business school, to one dean’s MBA rankings advice, to closing the administrative gender gap, let’s dig into the latest headlines in MBA news and business school admissions. Leave your comments below…please.

    Why business school? The ... Read More

  • Today, we present the explanations for questions #5-6 from our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions challenge.

    Be sure to check out the explanations for questions #1-2, and questions #3-4 before moving on to today’s post. Let’s get started.  

    Question #5 5. What is the value of m+n?

    (1) mn = -8 (2) -2m = n (A) Statement ... Read More

  • Magoosh GMAT is an online video course for the GMAT that’s been around for several years. Their content has always been excellent, since they have a number of highly skilled instructors. They’ve also greatly improved their technology and video quality, and have a great iPhone app as well.

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  • I’ve previously written a review of the GMAT Pill online video course here. Since that review, their instructor Zeke Lee has continued to make updates to the course. Recently he’s added a new drill mode to the GMAT Pill App.

    In drill mode, the app presents a question and asks you to solve it within 20 seconds. Once you answer, it tells ... Read More

  • Welcome back! I missed you!

    This week in GMAT Tuesdays, Kevin breaks down a common critical reasoning question on the test—complete the argument. He covers how to identify the question, the three different tasks to expect with these question types, strategy for approaching these questions, and the common wrong answers to look out for.

    And here’s ... Read More

  • There are worse things than getting waitlisted at HBS.

    From Round Two applicants waitlisted at HBS, to a name-changing donation, to Canadian business schools looking to innovate, let’s dig into the latest MBA news headlines on the admissions landscape. Please leave your comments below…we know you have something to say.

    What’s in a business ... Read More

  • Today, we present the explanations to questions #3-4 from our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions challenge post. You can find the explanations to questions #1-2 here. Let’s get started.  

    Question #3 3. If 2x = 2y – 3z, what is the value of z?

    (1) y = x + 2 (2) x = y – 2 (A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, ... Read More

  • Today, we present the explanations for the first two questions in our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions post. Let’s get started.  

    Question #1 1. What is the value of x?

    (1) 5x + 3y = 15 (2) y = 5 – (5/3)x (A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.

    (B) Statement (2) ALONE is ... Read More

  • On Monday, we presented a series of tricky data sufficiency questions, to test whether or not you’re able to steer clear of all the traps.

    Today, we present the answers to those questions, so that you can check your work. Over the next week or so, we will publish posts with in-depth explanations of how to arrive at the correct answer to each ... Read More

  • How will your recommender describe you to the admissions committee?

    Letters of recommendation are an important part of your overall business school application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. One of the most stressful parts of the application process can be picking your recommender. ... Read More

  • First, here are 12 practice problems.  Solutions will be given at the end of this article.

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  •   Hello!! GMAT + Tuesday = GMAT Tuesdays!

    Active reading is a tricky concept and not as obvious as many people make it seem. This week, Kevin unearths another useful strategy to help you activate your reading. To prepare for the video, first read the article If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?

    Check out a super close-up pic ... Read More

  • Wondering how to pay for that dream MBA?

    When assessing business school options and your plans for how to pay for an MBA, the “money issue” is nothing if not multi-faceted. Graduate degrees are an investment. Like any other investment, there is a considerable upfront cost—a cost that continues to increase at many top business schools. Some graduate ... Read More

  • My most recent blog posts have concerned tricky Data Sufficiency questions about systems of equations. Specifically, they’ve been about what can go wrong when you misremember a rule and assume that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for ... Read More

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  • In conversation with Apoorva who scored a 700 on the GMAT and has successfully converted an admit to ISB

    So, Tell us about yourself!

    I did my B.Tech Electrical from IIT Rourkee, an Alumnus of the 2013 batch. After the completion of my engineering degree, I joined Samsung as a Software Engineer.

     How did you find out about CrackVerbal?

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  • Let the battle begin!

    The battle for the highest GMAT score in the world, that is.

    If you took the GMAT test in 2014, then you weren’t just competing against those in your test center–you were also competing with every other test taker in the world (how’s that for some high stakes? Cue suspenseful music!). Your score was combined ... Read More

  • Test takers continue to favor the GMAT over the GRE.

    From top business schools reporting competitive acceptance rates, to a spike in GRE test takers, to the true cost of an online MBA, to one HBS student who cashed in when she dropped out, let’s dig into the latest headlines in MBA news and business school admissions. Please leave your comments ... Read More

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  • Fact: GMAC recently announced the Enhanced Score Report (ESR) feature.

    Fact: The ESR is available for all GMATs completed after October 1, 2013.

    Fact: The cost of the ESR is $24.95 (US)

    Fact: You can download an official fact sheet.

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