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Addressing Issues With Your Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 30, 2010

Beyond expressing failures and weaknesses, business school application essays are an outlet to provide explanations for parts of your background that may require clarification. You will have to decide which [...]

Breaking Down a GMATPrep Coordinate Plane Problem

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 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 problem. Set your timer for [...]

Writing About Career Achievements: Keep it Simple

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 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 a noteworthy achievement. Not only that, [...]

Admissions Tip: Interviewing the Interviewer

by Clear Admit on Nov 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 like to highlight the importance of thinking [...]

GMATPrep Q&A: Correct Verb Tense on SC

by Knewton on Nov 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 deceptive GMATPrep® SC problem. Mike’s [...]

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 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 you are very selective and [...]

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

by Knewton on Nov 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 other business school trends in [...]

Thursdays with Ron - A New Approach to Sentence Correction

by Manhattan Prep on Nov 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 with Ron , where anyone [...]

Admissions Tip: MBA Interview Prep

by Clear Admit on Nov 24, 2010

With interview invitations already on their way out to Round One applicants, we wanted to offer some more advice on this element of the admissions process. Today, we turn our [...]

Common Wrong Answers on the GMAT: True, But Not the Right Answer!

by Knewton on Nov 23, 2010

There’s nothing more frustrating than preparing thoroughly for the GMAT Critical Reasoning section -- poring over hundreds of complex arguments, wrapping your head around triple negations, learning to spot an [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 23 Nov 2010

by Manhattan Prep on Nov 23, 2010

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people enter our challenge, the better the prizes. Question [...]

What are you most thankful for?

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 23, 2010

This week, people in the US will be celebrating my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving .  Below, you can see a quick video I made that explains what I'm most thankful for [...]

Tackling a Next Generation Integrated Reasoning Problem

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 22, 2010

People have been buzzing about the sample test questions released recently by GMAC. These questions are “under consideration” for inclusion in the Next Generation GMAT, which will launch on June [...]

Breaking Down a GMATPrep RC Specific Detail Problem

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 21, 2010

This week, we’re going to tackle a harder GMATPrep® reading comprehension question from the Specific Detail category Let’s start with the problem. I’m going to give you the relevant paragraph from [...]

How To Talk To Individuals About Your MBA Decision

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 20, 2010

After you have decided to apply to an MBA program, you will be asked a lot of questions regarding why you made your decision. You should have several strong answers [...]

MBA News Roundup: Business Week’s 2010 Rankings, Post-MBA Jobs, and a Start-up Success Story

by Knewton on Nov 19, 2010

January deadlines may seem far away, but if you're applying to b-school this year, now's the time to start pulling together those applications!  Check out this week's roundup for the [...]

Making the Leap: Do You Have What It Takes for Private Equity?

by Knewton on Nov 18, 2010

Guest Post by Way Lum from ZoomInterviews. Learn more about ZoomInterviews by clicking here . Of the U.S. News top 10 ranked full-time MBA programs for 2010, an estimated 6% [...]

GMATPrep Q&A: Tackling a Tough Sentence Correction Question

by Knewton on Nov 18, 2010

We get a lot of interesting questions from Knewton students about GMATPrep® problems. Today, we'll take a look at a particularly tricky Sentence Correction question dealing with comparisons, modifiers, and [...]

An Insider's Perspective on Columbia Business School

by Knewton on Nov 17, 2010

There are a lot of MBA aficionados roaming the Knewton office, so we recently sat down with  David Liu , our Chief Operating Officer and a Columbia Business School grad, [...]

Admissions Tip: MBA Interview Etiquette

by Clear Admit on Nov 17, 2010

With interview invites going out for Round One applicants, we wanted to turn our attention to this important step in the admissions process and share a few very basic pointers [...]

Now on the iPad: Beat The GMAT Practice Questions

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 16, 2010

Earlier this month, Beat The GMAT launched a new-and-improved version of its Beat The GMAT Practice Questions product. As part of this release, you can now access these GMAT practice [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 16 Nov 2010

by Manhattan Prep on Nov 16, 2010

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people enter our challenge, the better the prizes. Question [...]

4 Steps To Prepare for MBA Round 2 Deadlines

by Manhattan Prep on Nov 15, 2010

Roughly two months to go until the deadlines of early January – the deadlines you don’t want to miss if you can help it. So what should you be doing [...]

Meet The Winners: The Beat The GMAT $100K Challenge

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 14, 2010

As many of you know, last month Beat The GMAT hosted a campaign to distribute $100,000 in GMAT/MBA courses and services .  In the five weeks of this campaign, we [...]

Breaking Down a GMATPrep Exponential Equations Problem

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 13, 2010

This week, we’re going to tackle a harder GMATPrep® problem solving question from the topic of Exponential Equations (a subset of Algebra). Let’s start with the problem. Set your timer for [...]

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