Archive for December, 2009


How GMAT Reading Differs From Everyday Reading

by Kaplan GMAT on December 30, 2009

Let’s first note the two reasons why we read in everyday life: We read because we are required (for real-life purposes) to be knowledgeable about the [...]


Ace the Essays? No, Thanks!

by Manhattan Prep on December 30, 2009

We all know that the essays on the GMAT are scored separately and that the schools don’t care as much about the essay scores. We [...]


Admissions Myths Destroyed: Title Trumps All!

by Jeremy Shinewald on December 29, 2009

A few weeks ago, we tackled the myth that you must know alumni to get into top MBA programs (See Alumni Get You In!). Without [...]


The GMAT Subjunctive Part 5 of 8: If I Were To Score 760

by Jim Jacobson on December 28, 2009

The subjunctive usually refers to things that have not happened yet, whether we really want them to happen (commands, wishes) or not (suppositions, conditional statements, [...]


How to Write Waitlist Update Letters

by Linda Abraham on December 28, 2009

The application process is not over for waitlisted MBA applicants. You’ve still got a chance of getting into your dream school, so now’s not the [...]


Creative Ideas for Learning GMAT Content and Strategies

by Kaplan GMAT on December 28, 2009

For many students, the day you open your GMAT study materials is the first time you’ve actually “studied” in a number of years.  This can [...]


Taking Charge of Your Career

by Kaplan GMAT on December 27, 2009

This week’s article is written by guest author Amanda Albright Turner. Let’s face it.  Everyone has at least one gap on their resume and at least [...]


The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2009 – Number 1

by Beat The GMAT Team on December 26, 2009

For ten days I have been highlighting the most popular GMAT debriefings of 2009 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion. And finally…(drumroll)…the most [...]


The GMAT Subjunctive Part 4 of 8: I Suggest That He Study

by Jim Jacobson on December 26, 2009

The subjunctive usually refers to things that have not happened yet, whether we really want them to happen (commands, wishes) or not (suppositions, conditional statements, [...]


The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2009 – Number 2

by Beat The GMAT Team on December 25, 2009

For ten days I will be highlighting the most popular GMAT debriefings of 2009 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion. The second most [...]


How to Give Your Essay a Buzz Cut

by Linda Abraham on December 25, 2009

You’ve spent weeks brainstorming, writing drafts, and critiquing your MBA application essay. You run a final spell check and a final word count and…the number [...]


The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2009 – Number 3

by Beat The GMAT Team on December 24, 2009

For ten days I will be highlighting the most popular GMAT debriefings of 2009 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion. The third most [...]


A One-Month GMAT Study Plan

by Dana Jinaru on December 24, 2009

So you’ve decided that you want an MBA, but you realize that the deadlines are rushing at you and you now have only one month [...]