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Why Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

The MBA admissions process can be extremely competitive. For most applicants, it’s at least worth considering whether an admissions consultant is worth the investment.

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Three Tips for GMAT Sentence Correction Comparison Questions

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 04:30 PM

GMAT sentence correction questions are part of the verbal section of the GMAT. As you probably know, with these questions, you are presented with a sentence, part or all of which is underlined. There are five answer choice options, and each one is a different way to replace the underlined part. The first answer is always the same as the underlined portion, but next four are different. You must pick the answer choice which reflects the best way to complete the sentence. 

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Review of Key Concepts Tested on GMAT Sentence Correction Questions

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 04:26 PM

GMAT sentence correction questions are part of the verbal section of the GMAT.  Anyone can dramatically improve their score by understanding what’s tested in the GMAT sentence correction section and practicing deliberately to understand why the correct answer is indeed correct and developing the ability to identify and avoid common pitfalls.

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Just Starting Your GMAT Prep? Build Your Study Plan Around Official GMAT Materials

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Sat, Dec 29, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

One of the most common questions we receive from folks who are just getting started with GMAT prep is “what materials should I use?” The short answer is, you should build a study plan around the materials offered by GMAC.org via www.mba.com, as this is the company that designs and administers the GMAT. In the rest of this article, we’ll explain why this is the right approach, what those materials are, and how to begin to create a study plan using them.

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How to Write a Winning MBA Personal Statement

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 @ 09:24 AM

If you’re in the process of applying to business schools, you already know that there’s so much that goes into a successful MBA application. You need strong GMAT or GRE scores, good work experience, great references and a compelling, effective MBA personal statement.

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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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