Category Archives: New GMAT

The GMAT is changing in June of 2012. Find out what these changes will be and how they will affect your GMAT scores and admission to graduate business programs.

Improve Your GMAT Score – What Are Idioms and Why Are They So Tough?

The GMAT consists of some rather gnarly questions in the verbal section of the exam. For example, critical reasoning questions cause great trouble for those who struggle with formal logic, while sentence correction and reading comprehension and sentence correction problems … Continue reading

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Grammar Crammer: Sequence of Tenses

You may not realize how important the sequence of tenses is. Tenses help us differentiate when and how things happen. Has something already happened, is it currently happening, or will it happen in the future? Will it happen before a … Continue reading

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Integrated Reasoning Provides Added GMAT Security

As you already know by now, the Integrated Reasoning section question formats are wildly different from either the verbal or quantitative reasoning sections.  The most-commonly stated reason for these bizarre question formats has been to test higher order reasoning and … Continue reading

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Integrated Reasoning Section: How will business schools use this section?

Based on several conversations with business school admissions officers, we do not believe the integrated reasoning section will be a huge factor in business school admissions this coming year (2012-2013).  Most of the schools we spoke to were still unsure … Continue reading

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UNC – Chapel Hill: Tips from the Admissions Office

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School  We spoke with Admissions Director Sherry Wallace about advice she had for applicants to the Kenan-Flagler Business School.  Here is what she said.   Q: What makes a candidate stand … Continue reading

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Integrated Reasoning Section: Is it Relevant?

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) had nearly 8,000 test-takers take experimental Integrated Reasoning sections at the end of the regular GMAT exam from January 3-12, 2012.  Over 1,200 of these test-takers answered a short survey about the section.  Here … Continue reading

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Integrated Reasoning Section: Live Twitter Chat with Wharton and London Business School

On May 7, 2012, the Graduate Management Admissions Council organized a live Twitter chat with admissions officers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the London Business School.  During the chat, the two schools fielded questions about … Continue reading

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Integrated Reasoning Section: Our Analysis (Part 2)

In our last analysis post, we gave you our analysis of the question types and format on the Integrated Reasoning section.  Now, we continue our analysis with information about the section format and scoring. Based on the two practice tests … Continue reading

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Integrated Reasoning Section: Two-Part Analysis

What The Questions Look Like: A brief paragraph with a scenario or problem. A question that asks you to make two choices based on the scenario or problem.  The choices are always connected to each other (either opposite scenarios or … Continue reading

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University of Michigan: Tips from the Admissions Office

Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan We spoke with admissions officers at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business about any advice they had for new applicants.  Here is what we found.     Q: What … Continue reading

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