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How to Tackle “Draw a Conclusion” Critical Reasoning Questions

by on Oct 17, 2009

This week, we’re going to take a look at how to tackle a particular kind of Critical Reasoning question: Draw A Conclusion. First, grab your stopwatch and try the below problem; [...]

Insights from a Current MBA Applicant: Rocky

by on Oct 14, 2009

The following is a guest post written by Rocky Balboa , who runs the business school applicant blog: Rocky's Journey to an MBA .  Rocky is in the process of [...]

Who Should Write Your Recommendation?

by on Oct 13, 2009

Effective letters of recommendation will highlight and amplify your leadership [1] , teamwork, organizational and communication skills, and discuss the positive impact you've had on an organization. For this reason, [...]

How to Analyze a Practice Problem

by on Oct 9, 2009

We spent the last two weeks discussing how to analyze practice tests. Let's dive a bit deeper into how to analyze each practice problem. (You can find the two-part article [...]

Evaluating Your Practice Tests, Part 2 of 2

by on Oct 1, 2009

This week's article is the second installment of this two-part series.  You can review the first installment of the series here . Practice tests are an invaluable component of any test-taker's [...]

The GMAT Or The GRE?

by on Sep 30, 2009

You may have heard that some business schools* have started accepting GRE scores in place of GMAT scores. And you may be thinking: “Awesome! I hear the GRE is easier. [...]

What Would You Ask The Makers Of The GMAT?

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 28, 2009

The Beat The GMAT Team will be traveling to New York City in a few weeks to attend the GMAT Test Prep Summit 2009, hosted by the Graduate Management Admission [...]

Asian Schools Up In The Downturn

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 28, 2009

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

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 25, 2009

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

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 23, 2009

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

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 20, 2009

[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

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 18, 2009

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

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 15, 2009

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

by Clear Admit on Sep 10, 2009

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

by Clear Admit on Sep 8, 2009

[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

by Clear Admit on Sep 7, 2009

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

by Clear Admit on Sep 6, 2009

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

by Clear Admit on Sep 2, 2009

"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

by Clear Admit 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 Clear Admit 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 Clear Admit 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 Clear Admit 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 Clear Admit 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 Clear Admit 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 Clear Admit 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 [...]

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