The GMAT Business School Admissions Test Gets a Makeover

Students who want to attend business school will be facing an even more challenging GMAT starting next month. The Graduate Management Admissions Test is getting a makeover, which includes the addition of a new section that will evaluate students’ integrated reasoning.

The GMAT was first used in February 1954 at nine business schools in the USA, including Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, and the University of Pennsylvania. It has undergone several revisions since then, including the additions of a quantitative reasoning section and a reading comprehension section. This newest addition to the exam will test how well students can predict future outcomes based on given data.

“We did a survey of more than 740 faculty from schools all over the world,” Ashok Sarathy, the vice president of Graduate Management Admission Council, told The New York Times. “As a result, we developed a set of questions aimed at testing the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources in order to solve complex problems. They also wanted candidates to be able to indicate what information was relevant, and not relevant, and toe able to evaluate which among a set of possible outcomes were the most likely.” Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Take The GMAT as an Undergrad

Natalie Alvarez spent roughly $2,000 preparing for the GMAT. The Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardized test used to admit students into business graduate school. Alvarez took the GMAT in 2009 and wasn’t happy with her score, so she received tutoring– rather pricy tutoring.

“I had found that I have forgotten almost all of the material I learned [as an undergraduate],” said the graduate student at Concordia University in Irvine. “It wasn’t just that I was two years removed from school, but five years removed from relevant math classes I took my freshman year. I am a firm believer that had I taken the GMAT while still in school, with material fresh in my mind, my scores would have been better.”

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There’s an App for Every College Situation

Laptop? Check. Textbooks? Check. Phone apps? You’ll want to make sure you have these must-have college apps if you want to survive. It seems iPhone was right: There really is an app for that!iphone

For Friday nights: The Drinks and Cocktails app has tons of drink recipes. It’s perfect if you want to save some money and make your own happy hour.

For history class: Can’t keep your presidents straight? USA Presidents provides a picture and a short bio of our past commanders in chief.

For math class: Don’t sweat the college algebra test. With Mathemagics Lite you can figure out complicated multiplication problems and much more.

For note taking: Say goodbye to that annoying spiral notebook. Evernote lets you make text and audio notes. You can even take a snapshot of professor’s slide show. Read the rest of this entry »

Princeton Review Offers Special Discounts

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Just in time to meet your summer test preparation goals for the MCATs, GMATs, GREs and LSATs, the Princeton Review is offering some great time-limited offers.

A New Way to Prepare for Exams: Knewton

knewtonPreparing for the GMAT, LSAT or SAT is a challenge. A new company,, is trying to make the process simpler and more enjoyable for students.

Why is Knewton one of the best ways to study for an exam?

First off, everything is online, which means you can study when and where is most convenient for you. As busy college students, convenience is incredibly important.

Secondly, Knewton employs the “industry’s most experienced and dynamic GMAT teachers, LSAT teachers, and test experts” in order to ensure the quality of their programs. Who can argue with learning from the best teachers in the industry? These teachers offer live, online video classes that are available on demand, so once again it fits into your busy schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Stanford Leads the Best Business Schools

Every two years, Forbes takes a look at the business schools in the U.S. and determines which stand ahead of the competition. For students pursuing an MBA, this means narrowing in on the programs that will most likely provide them with a top-notch education and land them in their dream jobs.stanford business school

Forbes took a look at the return on investment five years after graduation (so for this list, 2004 graduates), and spoke with 17,000 business school alumni from 103 schools to gather its information.

For 2009, Stanford Graduate School of Business rose to the top of the list, and was named the best business school in America by Forbes. The median salary for these Stanford graduates five years later is $225,000, surpassing all other business school graduate salaries.

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Kaplan Test Prep $100 Coupon for Summer

For students preparing to take college entrance exams, Kaplan is a fairly familiar name. Kaplan is the go-to resource for test prep. If you or your child is planning to take one of these tests soon, consider Kaplan before you need your number two pencils.

Ongoing Save $100 on Kaplan Classroom prep courses

This summer, Kaplan is offering a $100 discount on the following test prep classroom courses:

At checkout, you can enter SAVE100 to redeem the $100 discount Kaplan coupon. Read the rest of this entry »


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