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Last Updated May 11, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Percentages, Ratios, and Fractions on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful tips for tackling percentages, ratios, and fractions on the GMAT.  Click play to see what they have to say!   For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated May 5, 2011 by

Clear Admit Career Services Director Q&A: London Business School’s Fiona Sandford

Though only six months into her time at London Business School (LBS), Career Services Director Fiona Sandford brings plenty of experience to the post. She came to LBS last October from the London School of Economics, where she had served as director of career services for the past eight years. Prior to that, she was doing a similar job for the University College London. So she has been in education, and specifically in career services, for a long time now. In the interview that follows, you’ll learn more about who makes up her team, how the recruiting process at LBS... Read more »

Last Updated May 4, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Intro to Data Sufficiency on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful advice on how to identify and solve data sufficiency problems on the quantitative section of the GMAT.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Apr 27, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Spring Cleaning for Your GMAT Prep

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this post, they provide helpful tips on how to organize your GMAT preparation.  Read on to see what they have to say! Feeling overwhelmed or disorganized in regards to your GMAT prep routine? Here are a few ways to “dust off” your habits just in time for the warmer weather. Remember, the more targeted and efficient your study plan, the more time you’ll have to spend outside in the sunshine! 1. Refresh your GMAT score. Reassess yourself by taking another practice CAT if you haven’t already. Be sure to take... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 23, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: How Do You Know That? Or: The Importance of "Why"

Today’s GMAT tip comes from test prep firm ManhattanGMAT. In this article, they explain the importance of understanding how or why you know an answer when studying for the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! Today’s article is going to be a little bit different from our usual. Rather than picking apart one question or talking about how to review tests or fix weaknesses – that is, pretty specific things – we’re going to address a “meta” topic. When you’re doing problems, when you’re studying, when you’re discussing something with friends or your teacher, what’s that... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Intro to GMAT Quant

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide a helpful walk-through of the GMAT quantitative section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Apr 16, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Your GMAT Study Strategy

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In this article, they provide helpful tips on how to study effectively for the GMAT. Read on to see what they have to say! As a demographic group, GMAT students are among the most driven and hardworking people on the planet, but often those positive qualities manifest themselves in the most brute-force of study strategies: do more practice tests; solve more practice problems; spend more hours/days/months “studying”.  What these practices tend to miss is that the GMAT is by nature an analytical exam, designed to reward those who think critically, analytically,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 13, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Idioms 101

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful advice on how to answer questions containing idioms in the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Apr 11, 2011 by

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

To follow up on last month’s advice about GMAT preparation and timing, we wanted to offer some general comments about the role of academics in the admissions process. Many candidates considering business school focus on the credentials they will hold and the network which they will be a part of upon graduation, but it is important to keep in mind the academic experience at the heart of any MBA program. Because a business school is, after all, a school, it makes sense to begin your consideration of your profile by thinking about your academic aptitude and track record to date.... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Intro to Pronouns on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful hints on how to spot pronoun errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Apr 2, 2011 by

GMAT Tips: Keep the End in Sight: Tips for Staying Motivated While Prepping for the GMAT

Today’s GMAT tip comes from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber provides tips on how to remain motivated while studying for the GMAT: When you first begin prepping for the GMAT, staying motivated is easy.  But after a couple of months, it can be difficult to keep yourself motivated as you continue to try to improve your score. If this happens to you, there are a few strategies you can use to regain your motivation.  First, you can remind yourself why you are doing all this work.  It is easy to get into a rut in which... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Understanding Verb Tense Errors on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful hints on how to deal with verb tense errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Mar 26, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Breaking Down a Long GMATPrep Sentence Correction Problem

Today’s GMAT tip comes from test prep firm ManhattanGMAT. In this article, they explain how to answer sentence correction questions that contain long underlines and a “jumble” in the answer choices.  Read on to see what they have to say! A student recently asked me what to do when faced with Sentence Correction problems containing very long underlines and a “jumble” in the answer choices. Many sentence correction questions can easily be scanned vertically, in order to find differences among the answers, but some problems instead move major parts of the sentence around or change the basic structure (an independent... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Identifying Comparison Errors on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful advice on how to identify comparison errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Mar 21, 2011 by

Clear Admit Career Services Director Q&A: Kellogg School of Management’s Roxanne Hori

Roxanne Hori, associate dean for career management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, is the most recent participant in our continuing Career Services Director Q&A Series. Hori has been in her current role for the past 16 years, so she certainly has some perspective to share. Earlier in her career she worked in recruiting for a range of corporations, including a Chicago bank. She first came to Kellogg as a career coach, a position she held for about five years before returning to banking. But ultimately she came back to Kellogg to direct the Career Management Center, where she’s... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 19, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Be Aware

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In this article, they explain the importance of remaining aware when taking the GMAT. Read on to see what they have to say! Driving a car is an exercise in awareness. Think about it: you’ve ridden as a passenger in many cars in your day, and your level of fear isn’t directly correlated to how aggressive your driver is; the other, potentially more dominant factor is how aware she is.  You’re typically pretty comfortable when your driver exceeds the speed limit, but you’re not very comfortable when the driver doesn’t seem... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 16, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Parallelism Errors on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful tips on how to identify parallelism errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say!   For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Mar 12, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Prime Factors

Today’s GMAT challenge question comes from Kaplan.  To help you with your GMAT studying, try to solve the problem on your own, and then read on for the explanation of its solution: Good luck on this Challenge Problem involving Prime Factors! Remember, there’s probably a reason that the questions are written the way that they are… Problem: If a = 105 and a3 = 21 x 25 x 45 x b, what is the value of b? A) 35 B) 42 C) 45 D) 49 E) 54 Solution: The very first step in this problem is substituting 105 for the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Understanding Modifiers on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they share helpful advice on how to identify modifier errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the leading test preparation companies here. This FREE guide includes coupons for discounts on test prep services at ten different firms!

Last Updated Mar 7, 2011 by

Admissions Tip: Planning for the GMAT

For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to the GMAT exam. Because this is an important element for many applicants in determining at which schools they will be competitive, it’s best to prep intensively and get this out of the way early in the process. You should ideally be finished with the GMAT by mid-summer. The reason for this is that you will want to reserve the months of August, September and October for essay writing, school visits,... Read more »

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