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How Tests Are Scored

by on Aug 31, 2009

We’ve received grades all our lives. In fact, we’re so used to them that we often don’t think very much about what they mean, or how they are calculated. So today we’re [...]

GMAT Strategies For The Verbally-Concerned, Part I

by on Aug 29, 2009

We have a guest-author this week: Chris Ryan, Manhattan GMAT's intrepid Director of Instructor and Product Development. If you've used any Manhattan GMAT material in your prep, Chris is the [...]

Remembering Stanley Kaplan, 1919 - 2009

by on Aug 28, 2009

I was very saddened to hear the news of Stanley Kaplan’s passing this week. I met Stanley not long after I started working for Kaplan, in 1991. It is fair [...]

Angles Inscribed Within A Circle

by on Aug 21, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBnXwk4iqvM[/youtube] A 2-minute video lesson on angles inscribed within a circle with Knewton teacher Cole Entress. [...]

Breaking The 700 Barrier: Steady Performance Is Key

by on Aug 21, 2009

The Scoring Basics Your overall score out of 800 results from your performances in quant and verbal, each of which is first scored independently on a scale of 0-60*.  These [...]

What Role Does Luck (Or Bad Luck) Play On Test Day?

by on Aug 20, 2009

This is the first in a series of common student questions that I'll be answering here on BTG. This is one we hear a lot -- I just had a [...]

Authorial Attitudes in Reading Comprehension

by on Aug 18, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58it-wftb0s[/youtube] Each week, Knewton will share a concept video focusing on a skill fundamental to the GMAT.  This week, Knewton Director of Curriculum Brad McIlquham shares an objective perspective of authorial [...]

Breaking Down an Exponent Question

by on Aug 18, 2009

Periodically, I'm going to pull up a particular problem that was discussed on the forums and share the discussion and solution here. I ran across this (old!) post recently but [...]

5 Tips For First-Year MBA Students

by on Aug 17, 2009

Many of our instructors have MBAs and we asked them what they wish they had known before they started b-school themselves. Below is a "top 5" list of their recommendations [...]

Beat The GMAT: A New Chapter

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 17, 2009

Welcome, Beat The GMAT community, to the new website!  As you might have noticed Beat The GMAT has undergone a major site transformation as of today.  Up until yesterday, we [...]