## Articles

#### Asian Schools Up In The Downturn

The following guest post was written by David Williams, a writer for the QS World MBA Tour : The current downturn may be a key moment in the ongoing rise of [...]

#### How To Choose An MBA

The following guest post was written by Nunzio Quacquarelli, a director of the QS World MBA Tour : How do people decide whether to take an MBA and which school to [...]

#### Evaluating Your Practice Tests, Part 1 of 2

Practice tests are an invaluable component of any test-taker's study plan, but the most valuable thing is actually not the act of taking the practice test. Just taking a test [...]

#### Re-Learning How To Divide By Fractions

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fE6MCD_Lzk[/youtube] Dividing by fractions is one of the most commonly tested skills on the GMAT. This skill is applied everywhere, from rate and work problems to tricky inequality questions. Watch this [...]

#### Day In The Life: A New Kellogg MBA Student Goes Through Orientation

This week we are pleased to feature a special guest article by Angela Cheung, a first-year MMM student at the Kellogg School of Management. The MMM program is a special [...]

#### Exponents And Roots On The GMAT

Exponents and roots are common in the quantitative section of the GMAT for one main reason: most test takers are not adept at manipulating them (multiplying, dividing, factoring, taking roots, [...]

#### Admissions Tip: Selecting Your Recommenders

Since many Beat The GMAT readers are now entering the crucial stages of this year’s b-school admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in [...]

#### The First Year Of Business School

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fmXdZVsmTQ[/youtube] Knewton CEO Jose Ferreira talks about his experiences at HBS and offers detailed advice on the first year of business school . Which courses will you take? What will [...]

#### Analysis Of The New Official Guide For GMAT Books

We all use the Official Guide books to study, so it's big news that, this year, GMAC published (or is about to publish) new versions of all three books. For [...]

#### GMAT Strategies For The Verbally-Concerned, Part II

This week, we have the second half of an article written by guest-author Chris Ryan, Manhattan GMAT's intrepid Director of Instructor and Product Development. If you've used any Manhattan GMAT [...]

#### On The Subtleties Of GMAT Guessing

"The best way to win at Russian Roulette is to not play at all. Or you could just have the other guy go first and then run away quickly." --Unknown In [...]

#### How Tests Are Scored

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

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

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

[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

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?

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

[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

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

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

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 [...]

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