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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 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. Schools Want To Ensure You Can Handle The Curriculum More often than not, GMAT scores will show prospective schools whether you can handle a rigorous curriculum. Schools want their students to complete the entire program. Having a high […]
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A lot of prospective MBA students dread the GMAT essay. So many of us have spent years in school conditioned to straightforward questions and answers. The 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. Effective GMAT essay practice helps prepare for the transition so time is used efficiently. […]
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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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GMAT test prep is always different from one student to the next. Some students worry about test prep for the essay. Others struggle with the math section. The same goes for data sufficiency questions, some students absolutely dread them. It's understandable, and you're not the only one who feels like that. The good news is that with the right kind of GMAT test prep, you can handle data sufficiency and any other section of the test. Let's take a closer look at some strategies that you can use. Learn […]
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Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.) is a clichéd acronym that's been around a while. However, regarding the  GMAT essay , that's what you need to do. You don't need to have a flashy article that is worthy of publication in a business journal. You need to show that you can logically and thoroughly address an issue in writing. When it comes to business school, and business in general, communication in writing is one of the most sought-after skills employers are looking for. Follow these strategies to write a killer GMAT […]
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When it comes to online GMAT courses, you have options. The unfortunate reality is that you also have a lot of bad, or inferior options. More than anything else, we want you to be successful at the GMAT so that your MBA dreams can come true. When looking for a program to help you get the score you desire on the GMAT, here are three critical ingredients for online GMAT courses. GMAC Authenticity If you are going to spend time and money on GMAT test prep , it […]
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Search for "GMAT prep course" on Google, and you're bound to get tons of hits. With hundreds, maybe even thousands, to choose from, how do you know what's right for you? Who offers the best test prep so that you can realize your dream? We're glad you asked. Here are a few of the ways that EMPOWERgmat is a cut above the rest. How, Not Just What The GMAT is more than just a knowledge exam. It is a test of a set of skills and how you use […]
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Every year a new crop of official GMAT prep books are written, printed, and shipped to bookstores all over the country. They've served their purpose in the past, and while some still find success with them, we believe there are some very distinct advantages to computer-based GMAT prep . Here are a few of the reasons we think you'll love our GMAT-optimized course. It Fits Your Lifestyle Most likely, you already carry around a laptop or tablet that you use to access the internet, complete school assignments, or […]
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So, you might get your MBA? Well, it can be a great decision and a real boost for your career. However, you need to ask yourself if an MBA is right for you. Here at EMPOWERgmat, we're passionate about helping people achieve their goals, especially as it relates to an MBA. We've compiled a list of questions to help you find out if it's the right decision for you. What Do You Hope to Get Out of Your MBA? There are many different reasons to get an MBA. […]
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The GMAT is challenging no matter what, especially the Quant section. Using prime factors as a way to break down complex problems into more bite-sized chunks is a great strategy. Here's a brief description of prime factors and how to use them for a successful GMAT test! What Are Prime Factors? Prime numbers are numbers that are only divisible by 1 and themselves. Prime factorization, then, is the process of breaking down numbers into their most straightforward prime number factors. Examples of prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, […]
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While nothing can replace good, old-fashioned studying, it can also be helpful to have some tricks up your sleeve on the GMAT. Here we're going to cover some useful GMAT prep shortcuts to help sharpen your skills for the big day! Process of Elimination The first GMAT prep shortcut we recommend is using the process of elimination first to establish which answers are out. Usually, you can eliminate one to two answers early on in your problem-solving. With every answer you remove, you increase your chances of getting it […]
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