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Posted on May 14, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a GMAT Tutor

What to ask a potential GMAT tutor?

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 …

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Posted on January 8, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Best ways to prepare for the GMAT. Ace the GMAT with 5 of the best tips.

Best ways to prepare for the GMAT. Ace the GMAT with 5 of the best tips.

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

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Posted on October 18, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Discover time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

Discover time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

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 questions on the GMAT are challenging. And most test-takers report that the clock counting down 75 minutes per section (for the quantitative and verbal sections) …

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Posted on August 16, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Learn more about the 5 top GMAT study mistakes.

Learn more about the 5 top GMAT study mistakes.

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.

Here …

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Posted on May 10, 2013 | Filed in Admissions, GMAT

Why do admissions committees rely heavily on the GMAT?

Why do admissions committees rely heavily on 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 …

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Posted on February 4, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Discover sure-fire time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

Discover sure-fire time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

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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Posted on January 2, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Discover the mistakes applicants make when studying for the GMAT.

Discover the mistakes applicants make when studying for the GMAT.

The GMAT is different from other standardized tests you may have taken in the past in that it is a computer adaptive test (CAT). The computer will score each question as you answer it, and your performance on each question will determine the difficulty level of the question you are given next.

The GMAT will test your analytical ability in regards to both your verbal and quantitative skills, and there is also an integrated reasoning section that tests both verbal and quantitative skills within the same question set. The …

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Posted on December 10, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, Career, GMAT, MBA

Manhattan Review provides its students with topnotch prep courses that will allow students to tackle the challenges found in the GMAT. For young and aspiring entrepreneurs, entry into a top business school is vital to their future success. You have us on your side and quite frankly, our courses are more than capable of pushing you over the top. Assistance like that is valuable and necessary if you want to enter one of the ten toughest business schools in the country:

School name (state) Full-time applicants Full-time acceptances Full-time acceptance rate U.S. News rank
Stanford University (CA) 6,618 466 7.0%

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Posted on December 4, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, GMAT, MBA

Not everyone studies for the GMAT or approaches it in the same way, so we at Manhattan Review have come up with a list of helpful tips and strategies anyone can use to come out at the top.

  • Practice with a time limit The GMAT is timed so it is best to work problems under a time constraint. In doing so, you will learn how to effectively manage your time. While studying without a time limit is sensible, you cannot hope to accurately gauge how you will perform “under the gun” if your practice sessions do not closely mirror the

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Posted on December 10, 2011 | Filed in GMAT, MBA

While the total volume of people taking the GMAT over the last year fell marginally from the year before, and again from it’s all-time high in 2009, the percentage of those test-takers who were women or from racial minorities grew significantly in the 2010-2011 GMAT season.

Below are some of the most significant shifts in the test taking population from 2011:

GMAT Snapshot

The percentage of female test takers increased for the sixth consecutive year to 41%, which is up from 39% just two years earlier.  The fastest growing group to mention in the GMAT pipeline is the under 24 year old population, which has exploded since 2007 – reflecting …

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