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  Here are 3 Ways to Reach the 700 GMAT Percentile. We understand that your GMAT score is one of the most important things in your life right now. If you are taking the test for a second time your GMAT score is important to you and may also be making you a little nervous. Whether this is your first try or you just need a little help the second time around, we can help you. Read more to learn how you can achieve a 700 GMAT percentilwithout losing your […]
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GMAT prep can help you even if you aren't a great test-taker. When you want to get into a good MBA program, your GMAT score is essential for success. With the right study tools, you can get a score that will admit you to the school you want. Beating Test Anxiety and Stress Many people do fine with regular assignments, yet struggle to perform well on test day. This is often due to test anxiety that strikes when you have a high desire to perform well. With the […]
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The verbal GMAT section may get less attention, but it is still important. If you study hard for the verbal section, you can greatly improve your overall GMAT score. You need to study with intent if you want to crush the verbal section of the GMAT. Why the Verbal Section Matters Many business school students put in over 100 hours to study for the GMAT. It's easy to focus more on the data and problem solving sections without seeing the value of the verbal portion. To understand why […]
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When you're prepping to take the GMAT, it can be a stressful time. However, with the right GMAT advice, you can avoid stress and still succeed on the test. Here are the best suggestions for fighting anxiety and stress before the GMAT. Get Adequate Rest Studying for the GMAT requires many hours of investment. You may be tempted to skimp on sleep so you can study more. However, many scientific studies show that quality sleep is necessary for high test performance. Better sleep translates to greater memory retention […]
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When you're applying to graduate school, you may be required to provide a GMAT score. But why is this important? We'll look at the reasons why colleges want to see your GMAT score. Colleges Look for Top Students Your GMAT score indicates whether you can handle the tough classes that elite schools require you to complete. The higher your test score, the greater the likelihood that you can handle the curriculum. Colleges want top students that will finish their programs. A higher success rate is good for the college […]
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Retaking the GMAT is an option many pre-grad students choose. But how do you know when you need to or if you should retake it? We’re answering all of your questions regarding retaking the GMAT so you can make an informed decision. How Often Is Retaking The GMAT Acceptable? There are strict guidelines for how often you can retake the GMAT. You can retake the exam up to 5 times in a 12-month period. However, you can only take it once during a 16-day period. But if you […]
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Taking the GMAT is a huge undertaking. The exam requires quite a bit of studying if you want to achieve a score that’s good enough to get you into the school you want to attend. Investing in a GMAT prep course is a surefire way to help you become adequately prepared to take this exam. Study Materials For All Aspects Of The Exam You might think you could master either the Quant or Verbal sections of the GMAT (or both) with very little studying. But, despite your knowledge […]
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Succeeding on the GMAT means taking all the necessary steps to prepare yourself. You want to go into this exam ready for anything and taking each question in stride. With these 3 steps, you’ll be able to  prepare for the GMAT effectively. Understand The Layout Of The GMAT When you understand how the exam is laid out, you have a better idea of what you need to study. In our GMAT Preparation Courses, you'll learn what the purpose of the test and the topics are. When you do […]
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When you're applying to graduate school, your GMAT score plays an integral part in your acceptance. Many schools place great emphasis on these scores and for good reasons. Knowing why schools find the scores so important can help you understand and master the test by practicing the best GMAT preparation process. Colleges Want To Ensure You Can Handle Their Curriculum More often than not, GMAT scores will show prospective schools whether you can handle a rigorous curriculum. Colleges want their students to complete the entire program because having a high […]
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A lot of prospective MBA students dread the GMAT essay. So many of us have been conditioned to straightforward questions and answers during our academic career. The GMAT essay, also referred to as the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), is a 30-minute writing evaluation that business schools use to measure your writing skills. It can be difficult for some GMAT takers to switch from the analytical quantitative and qualitative questions over to "author" mode in a matter of minutes. However, effective GMAT essay practice  will help you prepare for the transition […]
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Students should take a strategic approach to GMAT preparation that gets them the most impact on their scores. Too many prospective MBAs waste time with rote memorization or trying to fit themselves into a cookie-cutter course. Business school represents such a large investment of time and money that there are a ton of books and courses that promise the world. However, students only realize that after paying for the materials that they are the same old approach to GMAT preparation . One of the biggest concerns students express as they […]
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Despite recent headlines about college admission riggings and corruption, it’s still the best time ever for people to get into their dream schools. The numbers are skewed even further toward MBA students and top-flight business school programs. America’s job market is on an incredible run. Unemployment is at historic lows and hiring competition for the best talent is heating up. The draw of good jobs and obsession among younger generations with entrepreneurship has resulted in lower MBA applications into top schools. This means that this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for […]
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Getting the best possible GMAT score is every prospective MBA student’s priority. Getting a top score can propel you into a high-quality program that can alter the direction of your life. It can open doors to employment opportunities previously unattainable. Unfortunately, not every student gets their dream score the first time around. Getting a lower score than you’d hoped for can be a disappointing experience, especially after spending months studying and preparing. The good news is that GMATs are not a one-shot deal. They can be taken multiple times. GMAT […]
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Looking for the best GMAT prep course? Then let's be honest for a minute. You can find all sorts of cheap and free ways to study for the GMAT, but those options just won't serve you well. You'll want a high quality, full-service GMAT prep course if you want to get the best possible score. At Empower GMAT, we provide just that. Take a look around our website to find the product that will work best for you. First, though, let's look at why a good GMAT prep course has […]
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A lot of GMAT online courses will have a set number of hours for modules or a recommended amount of time to get where you need to be in terms of score. The problem with that is that every learner is different. We all acclimate to new skills differently, so flexible study plans are key to ensuring real improvement. The right amount of time is however long it takes for students to feel confident when they go in for the test. Four hours in the middle of the day spent […]
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Applying to business school is a lot different than applying to an undergrad program. When we’re applying to college in high school, we’re at a unique point in life. Most of us have a good deal of free time. What keeps us busy are our own obligations like sports, academics, or a part-time job to get some weekend spending cash. Getting into a top MBA program is a lot more difficult. Most of us have full-time jobs in place and have to balance work, family, and other commitments with studying […]
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The days of sitting in a classroom or poring over a book as thick as your leg to get ready for the GMAT are over. Those are, of course, still options, but there are better ways to learn now. If you’re shooting for a 700 plus score, you need to pull out all the stops to succeed. Luckily, developments in learning and education technology mean prospective MBA students have more options than ever to help them with test prep. A lot is riding on how well you do on the GMAT. […]
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People who make the decision to pursue their MBA put a lot on the line. There’s wide variance between top programs and average schools with regards to future career earnings and advancement. Getting into one of the country’s best programs can change your life forever. Getting a 730 GMAT score or higher is one of the best ways to present yourself as a competitive candidate for the top schools. Here are three simple tips on getting that 730 plus score. Create a Serious Study Plan People who go […]
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A disappointing GMAT score can be hard, especially when you’ve got so much riding on getting into a good MBA program. With the top business schools being so competitive these days, a high score is one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the masses.  Many people feel like they need time to recuperate after a bad GMAT experience but getting right back into things is the best strategy. Setting a new plan and building on your time spent studying is the best way to get better results. […]
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Holding down a job certainly makes scoring well on the GMAT more difficult, but people still do it all the time. Knowing how to study for the GMAT while working makes all the difference for people with careers. A smart approach and the right tools will help you maximize your time spent preparing. The most successful GMAT takers make and keep a study plan that helps keep them accountable when things get really busy. Work, family, and social distractions pop up so frequently that half-hearted commitment won’t get you where […]
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When people set out on the MBA journey, they have dreams of acing the GMAT and making it into a top ten school. For good reason, too. Admission into an Ivy League program can chart a life of business success and make lifelong connections. In reality, not everyone is going to get their dream GMAT score the first time around. Many people take the test multiple times to get there, and that’s okay. Not performing up to our own standards can help set us on the path for success. This […]
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Finding the right GMAT study plan can help you stay on track and get the score you’re looking for. Many prospective MBA students face the difficult task of balancing a full-time job and preparing for the GMAT at the same time. So many prospective students with good intentions set a plan only to run out of steam in a few weeks. Understanding how you best work and what conditions need to be in place for you to succeed with a study plan can help set realistic milestones along the way. […]
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A GMAT prep course online is the perfect way to combat test anxiety. Whether you’re taking the GMAT for the first time, or retaking it after a disappointing score, the GMAT can be daunting. A lot of prospective MBAs obsess over the GMAT and how their score will impact their future. The anxiety can distract test takers from being able to focus on studying and doing well on the test when the time comes. There’s a lot on the line when it comes to the GMAT. A great score can […]
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Getting extra GMAT math help can spell the difference in your score and how it will impact your future. Many prospective MBA students fear the math section on the GMAT because they pursued a liberal arts undergraduate degree or are older students who have been in the workforce for a few years. Time away from math can make you rusty, and many MBA hopefuls have anxiety that the dreaded Quant portion could stop them from getting a great GMAT score and enrolling in the best program possible. Luckily, technology has made prepping […]
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Are you trying to choose between online GMAT courses? You've got a lot of options, and not all of those options offer you the same quality. The bad news is that if you make the wrong choice, you may not get the score that you want. The good news? If you know what to look for in your GMAT course , making the right choice should be easy. We've listed four things that you absolutely must get from your online GMAT practice. If an online course doesn't offer these four […]
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