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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #23 (Algebra Distance-Rate Problems)

Posted by John Easter on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 02:43 PM

This post is the fourth in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about distance-rate.

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #17 (Direct Calculation)

Posted by John Easter on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 02:42 PM

This post is the third in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about direct calculation.

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Tips to Improve Your MBA Candidacy Starting Today

Posted by Rona Aydin, Oriel Admissions on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

If an MBA is in your future, it is never too early to start improving your profile. MBA applications require a significant time commitment, with applicants devoting hundreds of hours across months to prepare their applications. Starting well ahead of deadlines will help you to manage your time and to make sure that you are able to give your applications your best effort.  Whether you plan to submit an application this year or in the next few years, you can take steps today to improve your chances at getting into your top MBA program.

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #44 (Problem Solving - Prime numbers)

Posted by John Easter on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:55 AM

This post is the second in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about prime numbers using problem solving skills.

Problem #44 of the 2018 Official Guide to the GMAT states that if n is a prime number greater than 3, what is the remainder when n^2 is divided by 12?

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2018 Official Guide to the GMAT Review Series: Problem #167 (Back solving Variable in Choices)

Posted by John Easter on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

in this series, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, applies useful strategies to answer questions from the 2018 Official Guide. 

Problem #167 of the 2018 Official Guide to the GMAT states that four extra-large sandwiches of exactly the same size were ordered for m students where m>4. Three of the sandwiches were evenly divided among the students. Since 4 students did not want any of the fourth sandwich, it was evenly divided among the remaining students. If Carol ate one piece from each of the four sandwiches, the amount of sandwich that she ate would be what fraction of a whole extra-large sandwich?

 

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More than a Signal: Deconstructing the Value of an MBA Degree

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

I have an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. This is a top program and I’m proud of having been accepted to and graduating from it, but it did cost me almost $150,000 in direct tuition. So, do I think it was worth it? I think so, but I’m not always sure. It’s perhaps a more complex question that requires consideration along multiple dimensions. In this article, I’ll explore the value of an MBA.

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GMAT Quant 101: Basic Facts & Concepts to Remember

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

In our GMAT tutoring sessions, we constantly remind students that the GMAT is not a math test. Although there are some rules you need to know, doing well requires that you think in a structured yet flexible way and approach each question as a problem that needs to be solved strategically and creatively. Rote memorization of facts and formulas is not the answer. Building critical thinking skills is the path to a 700+ GMAT score. 

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Top 10 MBA Abroad Destinations

Posted by Tanmoy Ray, Stoodnt.com on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

The MBA is one of the most sought-after graduate programs in the world. Whether you are looking for a jump in the corporate career ladder, starting your own venture or hoping for a career change, an MBA degree could be more than handy. According to the QS Global Employer Survey 2017/2018 results, business and management studies are among the top 5 preferred disciplines among the recruiters. MBA is a great program to learn cross-functional skills and essential soft skills. On top of that,  studying abroad has its own unique advantages. Hence, it’s a no-brainer why so many international students apply for MBA programs abroad. In this post, we will look at the top 10 MBA abroad destinations for international students.

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Three Simple Ways Deliberate Practice Will Improve Your GMAT Score

Posted by Mike S. on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

There’s a common myth about standardized tests, that they’re supposed to gauge how smart you are. Why else would MBA programs require all students take a GMAT? Don’t they need some easy way to figure out who’s smartest without reading through all of those pesky applications?

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Use Problem Solving Efficiency to Achieve Problem Solving Success

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Excelling at any skills-based endeavor demands an economy of motion where most mistake maximum effort for excellent execution. The GMAT is no different. Every Quantitative Problem Solving question has a litany of potential paths to a solution, and the successful GMAT student’s goal is to reach that solution in the fewest number of steps possible. The key is to take note of all the information provided in the proper order, consider what information may be hidden in the answer choices, and to then calculate for the desired information. This is the subject of today’s video tutorial with our Director of Online Tutoring – Stefan Maisnier.

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