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Northwestern University Kellogg Essay Analysis, 2018-2019

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Northwestern University Kellogg Essay Analysis, 2018-2019 by mbaMission

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


The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has not changed its application essay questions this year, after making only minimal changes to its prompts last season, when mbaMission Senior Consultant Rachel Hyman was an admissions officer at Kellogg. So, who better to ask than Rachel for an opinion on how to approach them? In discussing Kellogg’s questions, Rachel commented, “When I was in the admissions office, we looked for authentic personal self-reflection in essays. With one question about brave leaders and the other about personal and professional growth, Kellogg provides opportunities for applicants to reveal that they have it within them to reflect and develop their skills and characters. I would encourage applicants to really ensure that they give the admissions committee an opportunity to get to know the real you, your journey [growth] so far [to become a stronger leader], and why you are a critical piece within the Kellogg mosaic. Don’t hesitate to let them know about how you will create lasting value and grow as an individual through your relationship with Kellogg.” Consider this perspective—one in which you are opening yourself up to the admissions committee and sharing not just your accomplishments but also your experiences and values—as you write your essays. Our Northwestern University Kellogg essay analysis follows… Read more

The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 2

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 2 by Stacey Koprince

Here we go, here we go! Welcome to part 2 of a little series on the GMAT Official Guide 2019 edition, hot off the presses; if you’d like, you can start with the first installment of this article series. Today’s post focuses on Data Sufficiency. Read more

The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 1

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The GMAT Official Guide 2019 Edition, Part 1 by Stacey Koprince

Ah, fall. The days are still pretty long, the snow is a distant memory (for a couple more months at least), and I get to work through the new problems in the GMAT Official Guide 2019 edition!

That’s right, the Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2019, aka the OG, has landed. Let’s dive right in! Read more

Overcoming GMAT Burnout

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Overcoming GMAT Burnout by Chelsey Cooley

When you think about studying for the GMAT, how do you feel? Determined, excited, and curious? Or anxious, exhausted, and resentful? Do you avoid studying, then beat yourself up over it later? Are you getting less and less out of each study session? Are your practice test scores in a downwards spiral? You might be struggling with GMAT burnout. Read more

SAT Tutoring is Here!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - SAT Tutoring is Here! by Manhattan Prep

You heard it here first: the exceptional prep we’re known for is now available for the SAT. Read more

GMAT Official Practice Exams Have Been Updated

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - GMAT Official Practice Exams Have Been Updated by Stacey Koprince

The GMAT® Official Practice Exams have been updated for the new (shorter!) test format—and that’s not all! 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

Big News: The GMAT Is Getting Shorter

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Big News: The GMAT is Getting Shorter by Stacey Koprince

Did you know that 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.


Exciting news on the GMAT front: Beginning April 16th, the exam will be more than 20 minutes shorter! The scoring will stay exactly the same and the test will still contain all of the usual question types and content areas.
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On the GMAT, Don’t Be Like UVA Men’s Basketball

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - On the GMAT, Don't Be Like UVA Men's Basketball by Reed Arnold

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 University of Virginia men’s basketball team had an historic season. They were 31-2 going into the NCAA tournament as an overall 1 seed and had just won their third ACC title in 5 years. Of course, that won’t be what this season is remembered for.

For the first time ever, a 16 seed beat a 1 seed in the first round of the tournament. And because this is the life I’ve chosen, I found a GMAT analogy to make. Read more

My Manhattan Prep: Hear from Real GMAT, GRE, and LSAT Students

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - My Manhattan Prep: Hear from Real GMAT, GRE, and LSAT Students by Manhattan Prep

From aspiring business leaders to high-powered lawyers to education pioneers, our students come from all walks of life but are united by a common purpose: the desire to realize their best selves. For the next month, we’ll be sharing their Manhattan Prep stories with you. Read more