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GMAT Select Section Order is (Almost) Here!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Select Section Order is (Almost) Here! by Stacey Koprince

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GMAC® (the organization that makes the GMAT) announced today that they are going live with Select Section Order on July 11th of this year.

What is GMAT Select Section Order? You’ll have the ability to select one of three section orders for your GMAT exam! Read more

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: You Need a 750 to Get In!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: You Need a 750 to Get In! by mbaMission

What have you been told about applying to business school? With the advent of chat rooms, blogs and forums, armchair “experts” often unintentionally propagate MBA admissions myths, which can linger and undermine an applicant’s confidence. Some applicants are led to believe that schools want a specific “type” of candidate and expect certain GMAT scores and GPAs, for example. Others are led to believe that they need to know alumni from their target schools and/or get a letter of reference from the CEO of their firm in order to get in. In this series, mbaMission debunks these and other myths and strives to take the anxiety out of the admissions process.


We often hear MBA applicants ask some form of the following question: “Do I need a 750 to get into a top MBA program?” Although a 750 on the GMAT can only help, it is definitely not a prerequisite. We wanted to dispel this myth and put some who believe it at ease. Here are a few simple reasons why this is just not the case:

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Should I Get a GMAT Tutor?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Should I Get a GMAT Tutor? by Elaine Loh

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“Do you think I should get a GMAT tutor? Is it worth it?” As a GMAT teacher, I hear these questions often and I’ve realized that they tend to come at three specific times during class. I have a few hypotheses as to why these questions come up at these particular times, and some suggestions for you if you share these concerns. Read more

Why You Should Be Redoing GMAT Problems

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why You Should be Redoing GMAT Problems by Reed Arnold

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I was tutoring a student recently when I had a horrifying epiphany, not unlike the one Hank had in Breaking Bad when… Is it too soon to spoil the show? Have you not watched that show? I mean, I guess spend time studying for the GMAT if your future is really that important to you, but the whole series is on Netflix, y’know, so maybe your future isn’t even worth it.

Kidding, of course it is. Great show, though. Read more

Find Time to Study for the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Find Time to Study for the GMAT by Varshil Patel

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Working full-time and struggling to find time to study for the GMAT? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. At Manhattan Prep, we find that one of the biggest hurdles preventing students from achieving their goal score is not having enough time to study. You cannot “wing” the GMAT; if you are not able to commit enough time and energy toward studying, you will find it difficult to score as high you would like. Read on for tips on how to approach the balancing act of adding crucial hours of studying to your already busy week. Read more

Should I Study Math on My Own Before Enrolling in a GMAT Class?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Should I Study Math on My Own Before Enrolling in a GMAT Class? by Elaine Loh

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The Scenario in Your Head

I feel like I must have taken math in high school. I mean, it was a requirement, right? So, why don’t I remember any of it? Like, nada. No math exists in this brain. I feel like I need to study math on my own before I embarrass myself in a GMAT class. Once I have a solid foundation, then I’ll take a class. Right??

Um, no. There are a few things wrong with that scenario. Your head is lying to you.
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4 More GMAT Myths Busted

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - 4 More GMAT Myths Busted by Chelsey Cooley

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There are some GMAT study practices that almost everyone agrees on: don’t pull all-nighters, don’t try to study at a metal concert, and don’t schedule your GMAT for 8 a.m. the morning after your best friend’s birthday party. However, there’s also some misinformation out there that sounds like good advice. I’ve already busted 4 popular GMAT myths, so let’s take a look at 4 more – this time, focusing on popular wisdom about how to study.   Read more

4 GMAT Myths Busted

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - 4 GMAT Myths Busted by Chelsey Cooley

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There’s a lot of well-meaning advice for GMAT test takers out there. Unfortunately, some of the most reasonable-sounding and frequently-repeated claims are actually false. In this article, we’ll look at four of the most common GMAT myths, and what you should do instead. Read more

Why GMAT Prep Is Like Training for a Marathon

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why GMAT Prep is Like Training for a Marathon by Varshil Patel

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I often tell students to think of the GMAT as a long-distance race. Successful runners conquer race day through specific goals, consistent training, and mental toughness. It turns out that the same holds true for successful GMAT test takers. Read more

When Will I Be Ready to Take the GMAT?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - When Will I Be Ready to Take the GMAT? by Elaine Loh

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How long do I need to study for the GMAT? When will I be ready? How much time per week do you think I need to invest?

These are the questions I get over and over and over, particularly from students who haven’t started studying yet. They’re usually trying to figure out whether or not they can manage class, and they’re on the verge of a mild freak out.

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