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Defining What Specific Business Schools Are Looking For

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 28, 2011

After you’ve narrowed down the list of business schools you are looking to attend, you should begin to study each MBA program and look for consistency in what qualities the [...]

Analyzing Your Practice Tests, Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 28, 2011

Welcome to part 2 of our updated process for analyzing your practice tests. As we discussed in yesterday's first half , we’re basing the discussion on the metrics that are [...]

Knewton RC Challenge, Round 2: Explanation!

by Knewton on Feb 27, 2011

// Thanks to everyone who tried Knewton's RC Challenge yesterday! For the answer and explanation, check out this video from our GMAT teacher Jess. If you haven't answered yet, the [...]

Analyzing Your Practice Tests, Part 1

by Knewton on Feb 27, 2011

The purpose of taking a practice test is two-fold.  First, you are testing yourself to see whether you have learned what you have been trying to learn.  Second, you are [...]

Knewton RC Challenge: Efficient Market Hypothesis (Part 2!)

by Knewton on Feb 26, 2011

Last week the Knewton challenge question was an RC problem that over 50% of students miss. Ready for another tough question from the same tricky passage? Leave your answer in the [...]

GMAT On Demand: How to Weaken a Critical Reasoning Argument

by Knewton on Feb 25, 2011

// In this video, Jen and Dave run through the basics of "weaken" CR questions. As they explain, two of the most common ways an answer choice will weaken a [...]

GMAT On Demand: Two Classic CR Strengthening Questions

by Knewton on Feb 24, 2011

// In this video, Jen and Dave test your GMAT Critical Reasoning skills with two sample "strengthening" questions. After they read each question, just pause the video and take a [...]

GMAT On Demand: Two Ways to Strengthen a Critical Reasoning Argument

by Knewton on Feb 23, 2011

// In this video, Dave and Jen provide an introduction to "strengthen" questions on the GMAT Critical Reasoning section. As Dave and Jen explain, there are two main ways for [...]

GMAT On Demand: How to Approach Two Classic Assumption Questions

by Knewton on Feb 22, 2011

// In this video, Jen and Dave walk you through two typical GMAT Assumption questions -- and outline an approach that can help you deal with all arguments on the GMAT [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 21 Feb 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Feb 21, 2011

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 [...]

GMAT On Demand: Intro to the Most Common GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions

by Knewton on Feb 21, 2011

// In this video, Jen and Dave break down the three most common question types on the GMAT Critical Reasoning section: Weakening, Strengthening, and Assumption questions. They start [...]

Knewton RC Challenge: Video Explanation!

by Knewton on Feb 19, 2011

// // // Thanks to everyone who tried yesterday's RC Challenge question ! Here's Jess, one of our GMAT instructors, with the answer and explanation. If you haven't had a [...]

Honors, Awards, And The List Continues

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 19, 2011

When you are completing your business school application, you will be asked about the honors, awards, and special recognition that you have received in the past. Many applicants worry that [...]

Breaking Down GMATPrep Probability Problems

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 19, 2011

Recently at ManhattanGMAT, we’ve been stuck on a certain theme: what kinds of characteristics make problems even harder? We looked at one example last week; this week, we’re going to [...]

Best Practices for Interview Day

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 18, 2011

During the Interview If you've done all your preparation, then the interview itself should run smoothly and flawlessly, right? Well, hopefully, but not necessarily. Interviewers are talented when it comes [...]

Knewton RC Challenge: Efficient Market Hypothesis

by Knewton on Feb 18, 2011

Dense, technical passages can be especially tough on the GMAT. Here's an example of an RC question that over 50% of students miss. Try it out, leave your answer in the [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 14 Feb 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Feb 14, 2011

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 [...]

MBA Life on Youtube: Inside the HBS Case Method

by Knewton on Feb 13, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5R41F7d9Q[/youtube] As Andy wrote about a while back, business schools post a lot of amazing resources online for aspiring MBAs to learn about their offerings. Harvard Business School has some great videos [...]

Completing A Brag Sheet For Your Business School Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 12, 2011

When we work with individuals and their business school applications, we start by asking them to fill out a Brag Sheet. This not only helps the person remember their prior [...]

5 Key Steps in Preparing for Your MBA Interview

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 11, 2011

Perhaps your b-school interview has already come and gone, but for many of you, interviews are just around the corner, so this post should be relevant and right on schedule. [...]

Breaking Down GMATPrep Work and Inequalities Problems

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 11, 2011

Recently at ManhattanGMAT, we’ve been discussing what kinds of characteristics can turn a medium problem into a hard one, and a hard problem into an almost impossible one. There are [...]

Happy Chinese New Year! 12 Proverbs for GMAT Success

by Knewton on Feb 10, 2011

Written by Andy Huang. As those who follow the Chinese Zodiac know, we have officially entered the Year of the Rabbit. In celebration, here’s a list of 12 Chinese [...]

Be Specific About What You Want To Learn At Business School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 9, 2011

What are you hoping to learn at business school? Although this may appear to be a simple question, many candidates often have a very hard time responding to it.  When we [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 8 Feb 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Feb 8, 2011

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 [...]

Essay Tip: Write Positive for Power and Clarity in Your Writing

by Manhattan Prep on Feb 7, 2011

I was recently flipping through my ragged copy of The Elements of Style , when one of Strunk & White's tips caught my eye: "Put statements in positive form." What [...]

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