Articles published in January 2011

How To Improve Your Reading Skills for Reading Comprehension



Students often ask for non-GMAT reading sources that they can use to improve their reading skills in general, for comprehension and for speed. Recently, some students have asked for more: how should they read such material? Is it the same as reading for work or for pleasure? (Not entirely, no.)

Reading Passages on the GMAT

Several circumstances separate GMAT reading from real-world reading (whether for business or pleasure). Read more

Planning Ahead for your MBA (Part 1)


Original Schedule/Timeline photo by Peter Kaminski on FlickrThe folk at mbaMission always recommend getting started with your MBA applications as early as possible. By taking action now, you can dramatically improve your chances of gaining admission to a top MBA program in the coming years. It is never too soon (and certainly not too late) to take several crucial steps to shape your MBA candidacy. So they’re presenting a five-part series to provide a step-by-step timeline to help guide you down the long road of applying to business school. These guidelines assume that you are setting out a year ahead of the January deadlines. Even if you are starting later, you should be able to leverage this timeline to help you prioritize each step along the way. This week, they will lay out what you should be doing at least one year before you submit your applications. For more information on mbaMission and how they can help you in this process, click here.


The steps that we lay out in pre-stage planning are somewhat timeless. It is never too soon to take on a leadership position in your community, sign up for a supplemental course, visit your target schools, etc. We have therefore structured this piece so that you can consider the steps outlined in these sections ongoing. Read more

Manhattan GMAT arrives in France, India, China


After having established ourselves as a bastion of high quality GMAT prep in the United States, Manhattan GMAT has begun to expand beyond that country’s borders. With our eight Strategy Guides shipping to all parts of the globe, we realized the call for more comprehensive prep worldwide and have scheduled classes to meet the demand of students across the world.

Though Manhattan GMAT already has classes in London, we recently started offering classes in Paris as well, with the first class scheduled to begin on January 18.

Cognizant of the vast numbers of test-takers further East, we have also begun to address those students’ needs with an online class specifically scheduled at a convenient time for those in India and in the Middle East.

For those whose time zones make even the India class inconvenient, we’re also offering a class specifically scheduled for students in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.

For a full listing of locations for Manhattan GMAT, click here.