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Preparing for the GMAT exam is no different than preparing for an athletic event. Swimmers work on technique, breathing patterns, pacing in order to shave milliseconds off of their race time. Sometimes there are methods for improving time that have nothing to do with preparation or conditioning, such as a swimmer shaving their body hair in order to minimize friction. It is these interesting and often surprising …
The GMAT exam is not the average standardized exam. It digs deeper passed learned knowledge and aims to assess the analytical and critical reasoning skills that would define an ideal MBA candidate. The goal is to develop an instinct for taking the GMAT because mastering the test is just as important as mastering individual test questions. The Data Sufficiency section of the exam is particularly tricky when it comes to test pacing. These questions require attention and can quickly become a sandtrap. There …
It might sound silly but sometimes the best example for how to prepare for an exam comes from athletic training. It is important to always remember that to win a championship in a sporting event takes time and discipline. Media projects an image of the athlete as a celebrity enjoying the good life, however, in reality a successful athlete spends a majority of the time perfecting all the skills required to edge out the competition. The goal is to be the best and …
As business programs are faced with a dramatic increase in the number of applicants from a greater diversity of backgrounds, the importance of a standardized metric to measure them against each other grows as well. Business schools use the GMAT because without a standardized test, it would be impossible to compare an applicant who went to a highly-touted engineering college in China against an applicant who was a Renaissance History major at a small liberal arts college.
Research has found that there is also a high correlation between success on the GMAT and success …
If you are preparing for the GMAT, you’re probably considering some form of test preparation to help you study. Once you begin looking for all the options available, it can be daunting. There are official guides that present problems you can work through on your own. What’s more, there are free GMAT practice exercises online.
If you want, you can combine a type of self-study with one-on-one tutoring. In the event you decide to use a tutor, we at Manhattan Review would like to give you a run-down of questions you may want …
After hours of research and soul-searching, you’ve decided to get an MBA. Good for you!
Now all you need to do is prepare for a great score. First thing you should know is that the GMAT is unlike any other test. It’s one you can’t cram for either. In terms of test difficulty, it’s thought of as as middle-of-the-road. However, there’s good news ahead. At Manhattan Review we tell applicants that if they’re disciplined and prepare well, they’ll get a great score.
The GMAT …
If you think of the GMAT as a game, you’ll know that the best way to score well at any game is to familiarize yourself with exactly how its played. As a GMAT test taker, here’s what you need to understand:
Learn the rules – know the difference between a normal test and this kind of computer-adaptive test (CAT)
Work on your time management skills
The first question we want to ask: How long has it been since you’ve taken a standardized test? Now that you’ve decided to take the GMAT, you’ll need to get back to the books again. At Manhattan Review, we realize that everyone learns differently and may even have his or her own tried and true study skills so we believe there is no universal method to prescribe. However, we do know from years of experience some of the common study mistakes students make while preparing for the GMAT.
There are decades of research that confirm the GMAT score is a reliable predictor of an applicant’s academic performance in today’s management programs. The exam, used by learning institutions around the world, is backed by more than 50 years of convincing research including hundreds of validity studies in just the last 10 years.
The exam is computer adaptive, which means it, selects each question for the test taker based on his or her level of ability. This makes the total score an extremely precise measure of one’s ability, more so than a paper …
The correct strategy can pay huge dividends when it comes to your GMAT preparation, and developing proper time management skills is essential to achieving the highest possible GMAT score. The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) and time management techniques that may have worked on the SAT and other standardized tests will not work on the GMAT. You are only shown one question at a time, and you cannot skip over time-consuming questions and return to them at the end of the test.
Remember, the GMAT is more …
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