Grammar Crammer – Pronoun Case

July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

When studying for standardized exams that test standard English, we tend to become increasingly self-conscious of our own use of grammar in our everyday speech and correspondence (if tweets and facebook posts count as correspondence). Sometimes, we might even go too far and over-correct ourselves. Well intentioned as these over-corrections might be, the GMAT considers them to be just as wrong as the original mistakes. One of the most common instances of over-correction is the […]

GMAT Math – Fun with Averages!

June 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Studying for the GMAT can be tough. In the mean time, let’s make sure your math score is above average by reviewing averages! Consider the following problem: The average (arithmetic mean) of six numbers is 14. After one of the numbers is removed, the average (arithmetic mean) of the remaining numbers is 16. What number has been removed? To solve this problem, all you need to remember is the definition of an average: average = (sum […]

Univ. Illinois: What is a good GMAT score to get into the College of Business at the University of Illinois?

May 13, 2013 in School Profiles, Uncategorized

College of Business at the University of Illinois “Why Illinois? Because our MBA program offers not only what you need, but also what you want.” Quick facts: Location:  Champaign, Illinois Size: 226 enrolled Average age of new entrants: 27 Tuition: $29,975 per year (full-time out-of-state) ; $24,541 per year (part-time) Website: http://www.mba.illinois.edu/ Contact:217-244-7602 (phone) ; mba@illinois.edu (email) FAQs What is the average GMAT score for applicants accepted to the College of Business at the University […]

My Personal Statement & Me – What is a Personal Statement & How do I get Started?

April 19, 2013 in Admissions Advice, Uncategorized

Writing a personal statement is an integral part of the business school application process; however, many applicants are not exactly sure as to what a personal statement is (or should be) or how to get started on their personal statement. A personal statement is a lot of things, but perhaps we should start with what a personal statement is not… What a Personal Statement is NOT! It might be easier to define what your personal […]

GMAT Study Tips: Make Your Study Sessions More Effective!

February 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

There are a number of ways you can make your study sessions more effective. The first step is to make sure you are not studying in an environment that is easily distracting. Avoid study habits that might lead to casual distractions, like studying with the TV on, or with friends who don’t take academics as seriously as you. Even using your computer can lead to procrastination; it’s very easy to go from Quantitative Reasoning to […]

GMAT Quantitative Reasoning Example Problem

January 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

  “The GMAT Project” intends to ensure its readers are well prepared for all aspects of the GMAT. If you follow our weekly postings of example problems and solutions, we expect you to be more prepared than ever to not only succeed on the GMAT, but to get into your graduate school of choice. If [x] is the greatest integer less than or equal to x, what is the value of [-1.6] + [3.4] + [2.7]? 3 4 5 […]

Grammar Crammer: Sequence of Tenses

January 13, 2013 in New GMAT, Uncategorized

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 certain event, or after? This information is important; a few words can make a significant difference.  Consider these two sentences, “He won a million dollars” versus “He had won a million dollars.” Or this perhaps, […]

GMAT Quantitave Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Example Problem #3

December 13, 2012 in Example Problems, Quantitative, Uncategorized

“The GMAT Project” intends to ensure its readers are well prepared for all aspects of the GMAT. If you follow our weekly postings of example problems and solutions, we expect you to be more prepared than ever to not only succeed on the GMAT, but to get into your graduate school of choice. This week we will turn our attention to a GMAT Data Sufficiency question. Because the instructions regarding Data Sufficiency questions are highly specific we have included […]

Top 5 Masters programs: Business Administration

November 6, 2012 in Program Profiles, School Profiles, Uncategorized

The flexibility of a Masters in Business Administration is astonishing; the most impressive aspect of this graduate program is the versatility it gives recent graduates. With a MBA you can go to work in almost any field. If you prefer micro-brews, you can manage a microbrewery; if you are passionate about philanthropy, you can use the same degree to run a non-profit; if you enjoy flying, you could probably start and manage a helicopter company […]

Sample Problem Solving Problem: Wildebeests

November 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

A heard of wildebeests decided that, since they were in Africa anyway, they might as well go see Victoria Falls. It took them two days to get there, during which they spent 21 hours traveling and covered a total of 123 miles. On the second day, they traveled 2 miles per hour faster than they did on the first day, but they also spent 3 fewer hours traveling on the second day than they did […]

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