Archive for November, 2010

Breaking Down a GMATPrep Coordinate Plane Problem

by Manhattan Prep on November 30, 2010

This week, we’re going to tackle a harder GMATPrep® problem solving question from the topic of Coordinate Planes (a subset of Geometry). Let’s start with the [...]


Decision Points or An Inconvenient Truth?

by Brian Galvin on November 29, 2010

Ten years ago, the world was in a state of limbo as the state of Florida recounted its votes to determine the next U.S. President, [...]


Writing About Career Achievements: Keep it Simple

by Linda Abraham on November 29, 2010

If you are applying to a competitive MBA program, you will have the opportunity (or, as some may see it, the dreaded task) of writing about [...]


Admissions Tip: Interviewing the Interviewer

by Clear Admit on November 28, 2010

We’ve been offering a good deal of advice lately on how to conduct oneself and prepare responses to MBA interview questions.  Today we’d [...]


GMATPrep Q&A: Correct Verb Tense on SC

by Chris Black on November 28, 2010

In preparation for the Sentence Correction portion of the GMAT, let’s go over a great question asked by one our students, Mike, about an especially [...]


What To Do If You Are Not Accepted Into The MBA Program Of Your Choice

by Stacy Blackman on November 27, 2010

Regrettably, only approximately 15% of all applicants will receive positive news from the admissions offices of the most competitive business schools. If as a candidate [...]


Fractions & Decimals

by Kaplan GMAT on November 27, 2010

One of the underrated, but key skills, in taking the GMAT, is the ability to quickly convert between fractions and decimals.  As time is of [...]


MBA News Roundup: The Post B-School Job Market, Application Ethics, and a New Online MBA

by Chris Black on November 26, 2010

In light of recent Class of 2010 job placement information, is now the best time to apply? Find out more about MBA job prospects and [...]


MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Can Use the Same Essay for Multiple Schools

by Jeremy Shinewald on November 26, 2010

You’ve poured your heart and soul into your first and second business school applications, taken the time to craft the perfect essays and are [...]


Conquering Your Weakeners On GMAT Critical Reasoning

by Andrea Alexander on November 26, 2010

The flipside of the “strengthen” question coin on the GMAT is the “weaken” question.  The same set of evidence and conclusion can easily be used [...]


Turkey, Stuffing, and an Acceptance Letter, Please!

by Tyler Cormney on November 25, 2010

All across the U.S. tomorrow, people will be getting together with family and friends for a no-holds barred feast. If you’re applying to business school [...]


Thursdays with Ron – A New Approach to Sentence Correction

by Caitlin Clay on November 25, 2010

Every other Thursday, our instructor Ron Purewal (known on the Beat the GMAT forums as lunarpower) hosts a free study hall session, called Thursdays [...]


Strategizing Your Round 2 Application

by Scott Shrum on November 25, 2010

If you applied to one or more MBA programs in Round 1, by now you may already have a feel for how it’s going and  [...]


GMAT Verbal: Outside Reading, Outside Knowledge

by Jim Jacobson on November 24, 2010

Outside reading could, I suppose, mean leaving the indoors and reading out there, but with winter upon us, I mean it in the metaphorical sense.  [...]