Archive for January, 2010

How to Analyze a GMATPrep Problem Solving Question

by Manhattan Prep on January 31, 2010

Last week, we took a look at how to analyze a Critical Reasoning question. This week, we’re going to do the same with a Problem [...]


How a Unique Background Affects Your MBA Admissions Chances

by Scott Shrum on January 30, 2010

MBA admissions experts from Veritas Prep discuss what applicants with unusual or non-business backgrounds can do to take advantage of their uniqueness and overcome their [...]


Don’t Try to Disprove Data Sufficiency Statements on the GMAT

by Josh Anish on January 30, 2010

In any GMAT course, one of the very first things taught about the Data Sufficiency section is that the two statements are true and do [...]


MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have No International Experience!

by Jeremy Shinewald on January 29, 2010

In the past, we have addressed the prevailing MBA admissions myth that there is a “right” professional path to follow. Just as there is no [...]


Course Review: 2010 Kaplan GMAT Course

by Dana Jinaru on January 29, 2010

Recently I was invited by Kaplan to preview their new GMAT course, which is scheduled to go live on January 21st. Here is some quick info [...]


Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 28 Jan 10

by Michael Dinerstein on January 28, 2010

The consumer price index in Zeropia in 2009 relative to the year 2000 was 1.75, meaning that for every Zeropian dollar spent on consumer goods in 2000, $1.75 on average had to be spent in 2009. In Zeropian dollars, what was the increase in the price of Brand Z running shoes from 2000 to 2009, if these shoes’ price increased precisely according to the consumer price index?


The Complete MBA Student Lifecycle: From a Tadpole to a Prince (or Princess), Part 2

by Martin Sobolewski on January 28, 2010

In part one of this series, we discussed the thrills of telling our boss that we will be going back to school, the all important [...]


Flipping the Sign to Inequalities

by Kaplan GMAT on January 27, 2010

Inequalities on the GMAT should be approached in the same way as regular equations.  We can manipulate inequalities the same way that we can manipulate [...]


GMAT Insider: …And Sometimes Why

by Brian Galvin on January 27, 2010

It is said that the rate at which people learn is exponentially higher for children than it is for teenagers and adults.  Why?  That question [...]


Reading Comprehension, Part I: Attacking the Passage (The Targeted Skim)

by Elia Zashin on January 26, 2010

Mastering a targeted skimming approach is the first step toward improving your GMAT Reading Comprehension performance.


How to Approach the Quantitative Aspects of Your MBA Application, Part 1 of 4

by Linda Abraham on January 25, 2010

A low GMAT score or a low GPA is not necessarily an MBA deal breaker. No adcom is going to admit or dismiss a candidate [...]


Permissible vs. Sufficient: Picking Numbers on Yes/No Data Sufficiency Questions

by Kaplan GMAT on January 25, 2010

One of the hallmark points of confusion on the GMAT is the dreaded Yes/No Data Sufficiency question.  In a Value question, such as “What is [...]


MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Your MBA Program is the Sole Determinant of Your Future

by Jeremy Shinewald on January 24, 2010

Human nature dictates that amid a competitive application process – exaggerated by the pervasiveness of rankings and the chatter surrounding them – some will perceive [...]


The Giant GMAT Giveaway – Over $9,000 in Prizes

by David Park on January 24, 2010

Beat The GMAT and its GMAT test prep partners are pleased to announce The Giant GMAT Giveaway program!  On February 22, five Beat The GMAT [...]