Articles published in April 2018

Managing Your GMAT Weaknesses on Test Day

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Managing Your GMAT Weaknesses on Test Day by Chelsey Cooley

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My mother-in-law is amazing at baking. She’s the kind of person who can whip up a layer cake with no recipe, while having a conversation, reading the news, and playing a game of Scrabble.

Me, on the other hand—well, I once managed to melt a batch of lemon cookies. So, when I have to bake something, I triple-check the recipe like it’s instructions for doing heart surgery. Read more

Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2018-2019

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2018-2019 by mbaMission

How can you write essays that grab the attention of MBA admissions committees? With this thorough Harvard Business School essay analysis, our friends at mbaMission help you conceptualize your essay ideas and understand how to execute, so that your experiences truly stand out.


They say the early bird gets the worm. Almost one month earlier than last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) has released its application essay prompt. Maybe it was able to do so expeditiously because… it made no changes to the question from last year. HBS director of admissions Chad Losee, now entering his third application season, must feel the prompt is effective in eliciting the kind of information the admissions committee finds valuable in evaluating potential students. Our Harvard Business School essay analysis of the prompt and advice on the best way to approach it therefore also remain constant… Read more

Why Am I Not Doing Better on GMAT Critical Reasoning?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why Am I Not Doing Better on GMAT Critical Reasoning? by Patrick Tyrrell

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GIVEN THAT I’m awesome, HOW COME I’m not awesome at GMAT Critical Reasoning?

Do you know what cognitive dissonance is? It’s a concept that usually only comes up when someone is smugly implying that you’re a hypocrite: “So you believe that abortion is wrong because we don’t have the right to take away someone else’s right to life …but you believe in the death penalty?”

Wipe that look of “checkmate” off your face, bub: Read more

Common GMAT Concerns: Retaking the GMAT and Dealing with Low AWA Scores

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Common GMAT Concerns: Retaking the GMAT and Dealing with Low AWA Scores by mbaMission

Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips from our exclusive admissions consulting partner, mbaMission.


When candidates who have already taken the GMAT exam once ask us whether they should take the test again, we always reply with this key question: “Do you think you can do better?” If the individual does indeed believe that he/she can improve, the next question we inevitably get is “What do business schools think of multiple scores?” Read more

GMAT Sentence Correction: How to Find the Core Sentence (Part 7)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Sentence Correction: How to Find the Core Sentence (Part 7) by Stacey Koprince

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Welcome to the latest installment of our Core Sentence series on GMAT Sentence Correction problems! If you haven’t seen this series before, start here. Read more

Our GMAT Practice Tests Are Up-to-Date: Practice the NEW GMAT!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Our GMAT Practice Tests Are Up-to-Date: Practice the NEW GMAT! by Stacey Koprince

Guess what? You can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free—we’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


More exciting news on the GMAT front: our amazing IT department has updated our GMAT practice tests to match the new test format! You can now take our GMAT practice tests under the new official conditions that will be given on the official exam starting April 16th. Read more

How Many GMAT Questions Can I Miss? What the Data Really Says

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How Many GMAT Questions Can I Miss? What the Data Really Says by Chelsey Cooley

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This isn’t the first time I’ve written about how many GMAT questions you can miss. But it’s time to revisit it, because we’ve got something that’s even better than birthday presents (when you’re a test prep nerd): new data. Read more

Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management (Part 3) by Stacey Koprince

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Are you ready for the third and final installment of our GMAT Time Management series?

In the first part of this series, we established some overall principles for GMAT time management: Read more

A Quick Idea to Improve Your GMAT Critical Reasoning Overnight

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - A Quick Idea to Improve Your GMAT Critical Reasoning Overnight by Ryan Jacobs

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Today, I want to share with you one of the easiest and quickest ways I’ve ever found to improve your accuracy when doing GMAT Critical Reasoning questions. Read more

Introducing GMAT Math in a Day!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Introducing GMAT Math in a Day! by Manhattan Prep

Guess what? You can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free—we’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


The GMAT only tests high school math, but for most of us, it’s been a long time since we’ve done that math! To get the most out of your GMAT prep, it’s best to hit the ground running, with the fundamentals of GMAT Math already reviewed. Whether you’re about to begin your GMAT prep or already in it and realizing that you need foundational math help, GMAT Math in a Day™ can help you master the fundamentals of content, strategy, and reasoning in as little time as possible. Read more