Articles published in November 2010

Inverted Sentences: Pronouns and Subject-Verb Agreement

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This post is inspired by a question suggested by a student (keep the requests coming!), who recently asked me about various issues with pronoun case. I’m going to address the student’s specific question but also expand on the topic a bit. The issues discussed here are advanced issues; you likely don’t need to worry about these if your goal score is 650 or lower.

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BusinessWeek Rankings: Are There Really Winners and Losers?

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Our friends over at MBA Mission were excited to see the new BusinessWeek Rankings come out, although they made sure to point out that rankings aren’t nearly as important as fit when it comes to choosing the best business school for you. Check out the rest of their blog, and find the original posting of their article here: mbamission.com/blog
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The New Section on the GMAT: An Analysis

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The GMAC has recently announced that it will be giving students who are taking the GMAT between Nov 19 and Nov 24 a sneak peek at some of the new question formats. (If you’re taking your GMAT then, though, don’t worry “ they’re experimental questions only and they come at the very end of your test, so they don’t count towards your overall score!)

What is helpful, though, is that the GMAC has also posted ten sample questions of what the new section of the GMAT might look like. Remember, these questions are not even necessarily what GMAC is going to add to the test in 2012. Current test takers should only regard this information with interest, and perhaps a little relief.

In fact, our instructor Stacey Koprince points out that current students can totally ignore these new developments, unless they happen to be interested. Future test-takers who are thinking a couple of years out may want to take a look at the new types and decide whether they think they prefer the “old school” test questions or whether they prefer these new-fangled types; that might help them make the decision about whether to get the study ball rolling sooner. (Still plenty of time though.)

That being said, we asked Chris Ryan to examine the questions and tell us what he thought:

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