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Mark Skoskiewicz

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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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The Key to a 700 GMAT Score (or Higher): Multiple Levels of Strategy

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

There is just something about breaking that 700-score threshold on the GMAT that feels, and perhaps really is, very important when you are applying to business school. In this article, I’ll share a less “technical” view on how to approach the GMAT to improve your chances of scoring 700 or better.

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An Argument for Online GMAT Tutoring

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

Let’s start with a brief exploration of online tutoring in general, before tackling the question of why and how to pursue online GMAT tutoring.

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Should You Consider an Online MBA? Part II

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:28 AM

In a recent post, we explored why, in general, one should consider pursuing an online MBA. Our argument was that an online MBA program should at least be considered by most potential MBA students because:

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You’ve taken the GMAT. Should You Consider an Online MBA?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 05:13 PM

Should you consider an online MBA? Well, that depends on your situation.

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GMAT Question of the Day #343  - YES/NO Question

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

This week's GMAT Question of the Day relates to question #343 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017. It is a typical AD/BCE, YES/NO Question.

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Tags: GMAT quant, GMAT prep

GMAT Question of the Day #311 - Data Sufficiency

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

For today's GMAT Question of the Day, we have an AD/BCE Value Question, relating to question #311 from theOfficial Guide for GMAT Review, 2017. See below for a clear, step-by-step example and explanation.

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Tags: GMAT quant, GMAT prep

GMAT Question of the Day #116 - Reducing Unnecessary Calculation

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

This blog post relates to question #116 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

What intimidates most students here, and sends them spiraling into a black hole of unnecessary calculation, is the first line of the table: 10.8% of 37. It’s not as bad as it looks, but we’ll come back to that…

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Tags: GMAT quant, GMAT prep

GMAT Question of the Day #114 - VIC (variables in choices)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

This blog post relates to question #114 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

This is a classic combined rate problem with a VIC (variables in choices) twist. The authors of the OG provide the straightforward algebraic solution, and, with the proper background in rates problems like this, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding what they’re up to. However, VIC problems with only one or two variables are begging to be back-solved.

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