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Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 31 Aug 2010

by Manhattan Prep on Aug 31, 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. As always, [...]

Beat The GMAT Challenge Question – August 30, 2010

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 30, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75HQhFpYbmA[/youtube] Congrats to Gurpreet Singh for being selected as this week’s winner of the Beat The GMAT Challenge Question.  Gurpreet will receive Premium Access to Beat The GMAT Practice Question as [...]

How to Overcome the Three Obstacles Faced by Older Applicants

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 30, 2010

Last week we discussed who falls into the "older applicant" category and mentioned the three common concerns adcoms have when considering a more experienced applicant's candidacy. Today we're going to [...]

Admissions Tip: Planning for the Round 1 MBA Deadlines

by Clear Admit on Aug 28, 2010

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear.  To help this year’s Round [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 27 Aug 2010

by Manhattan Prep on Aug 27, 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. As always, [...]

Kaplan GMAT Premium Online Course Debrief 5 – Komal

by Manhattan Prep on Aug 27, 2010

The following is a guest post by Komal , one of the five Giant GMAT Giveaway winners for Beat The GMAT.  For her prize, Komal chose the Kaplan GMAT Premium [...]

Fragments and Run-On Sentences

by Manhattan Prep on Aug 26, 2010

By Guest Author, Jordan Schonig. Jordan is a GMAT expert for Grockit. The Sentence Correction portion of the GMAT includes two closely-related but rather opposite grammar errors: fragments and run-on [...]

Thursdays With Ron: Reading Comprehension - Finding the Point of the Passage

by Manhattan Prep on Aug 26, 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 [...]

Knewton Brutal Challenge (Math Edition) - Week 21

by Knewton on Aug 25, 2010

Get those explanation-muscles ready, because this week's Brutal Math Question is not messing around. No shirts this week (they'll be back soon!), but the pride in explaining the right answer [...]

How to Break Down a Science Reading Comprehension Passage

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 25, 2010

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULZuU9WcYM0[/youtube] On Friday August 20, famed Beat The GMAT member Dana Jinaru ( DanaJ ) held a live workshop on tackling one of the toughest problems on the GMAT, Reading [...]

Older Applicants: Who They Are and How They're Viewed

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 24, 2010

At this point in your life and career, you're going to have to make a strong case for pursuing an MBA, and not an EMBA. It's simply assumed that men [...]

Studying Abroad...An Update

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 24, 2010

The following is a guest post by Andre, a current MBA student and a blogger for The Dirt . Andre is writing a series for Beat The GMAT to share [...]

How to Make Educated Guesses on Verbal

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 24, 2010

A few weeks ago, we talked about how to make educated guesses on quant (you can click here for that article). This week’s article covers educated guessing in verbal. What [...]

Beat The GMAT Challenge Question – August 23, 2010

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 23, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eCjZuOi4RQ[/youtube] Congrats to randomchick for being selected as this week's winner of the Beat The GMAT Challenge Question.  randomchick will receive Premium Access to Beat The GMAT Practice Question as a [...]

Idioms

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 23, 2010

By Guest Author, Jordan Schonig. Jordan is a GMAT expert for Grockit. On the GMAT sentence corrections, an “idiom” is a recognized grammatical construction that is a rule simply because [...]

Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

by Clear Admit on Aug 21, 2010

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs.  Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the leading [...]

Sentence Correction: General Strategies

by Clear Admit on Aug 20, 2010

By Guest Author, Jordan Schonig. Jordan is a GMAT instructor for Grockit. The Sentence Correction portion of the GMAT Verbal tests grammar and mechanics. About 15 of the 41 Verbal [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 19 Aug 2010

by Clear Admit on Aug 19, 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. As always, [...]

Knewton Brutal Challenge (Verbal Edition) - Week 20

by Knewton on Aug 18, 2010

Written by Joanna Bersin. Step right up! This SC question is as brutal as ever. No shirt this week, but the thrill of the first correct explanation is very much [...]

Your Candidacy: Community Service/Extracurricular Activities

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 18, 2010

Business schools pride themselves on training future leaders, not just educating a bunch of people who know how to calculate an Internal Rate of Return and overuse the word “leverage.”  [...]

To Factor or to FOIL: Dividing by Zero on the GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 17, 2010

We all know not to divide by zero. The reasons for it are pretty straightforward, and for most GMAT students remembering not to divide by zero when solving equations is [...]

Squaring Integers Ending in 5

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 17, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBnORYlv3RM[/youtube] Quick, what is the value of [pmath]25^2[/pmath]? What about of [pmath]45^2[/pmath] or [pmath]75^2[/pmath]? Can you evaluate these in your head? In under 5 seconds?  In this short video, we’ll examine a [...]

Beat The GMAT Challenge Question – August 16, 2010

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 16, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs2jnDSBvlg[/youtube] Congrats to Jason for being selected as this week’s winner of the BTG Challenge Question!  Jason will receive a Beat The GMAT t-shirt as a prize. Above you will find [...]

Inverted Sentences: Pronouns and Subject-Verb Agreement

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 16, 2010

This week we have yet another topic suggested by a student (keep the requests coming!), who recently asked me about various issues with pronoun case. I’m going to address the [...]

How to Dig Deep to Demonstrate Fit

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 15, 2010

The problem: You are an excellent candidate for top b-school X, but so are hundreds of other applicants, many of whom possess similar on-paper qualifications. The solution : Learn how [...]

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