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Should You Cancel Your GMAT Score?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Should You Cancel Your GMAT Score? by Chelsey Cooley

You probably know that you can cancel your GMAT score if you aren’t happy with it. However, there’s a lot of misinformation about what it means to cancel your GMAT score and whether you should do it or not. In this article, we’ll answer the big questions about score cancelation, plus a few you might not have thought to ask. Read more

Should I Retake the GMAT?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Should I Retake the GMAT? by Chelsey Cooley

In most cases, it’s a smart move to retake the GMAT! There are a number of reasons it might help your applications, and very few downsides. However, to help you make an informed decision, let’s go into the pros and cons of retaking the GMAT. Read more

Top 9 GMAT Math Tips

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Top 9 GMAT Math Tips by Chelsey Cooley

Looking for GMAT Math tips that might earn you a few extra points on Quant? Every one of us can use these simple test-day GMAT math tips, no matter what Quant score we’re aiming for. Read more

Top 10 Tips for GMAT Reading Comprehension

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Top 10 Tips for GMAT Reading Comprehension by Chelsey Cooley

As the most time-consuming GMAT problem type, GMAT Reading Comprehension has a lot of detractors. However, you could see as many as 14 Reading Comprehension problems on test day, making it the single most common Verbal problem type! In this list of GMAT Reading Comprehension tips, you’ll find simple advice for reading passages and getting more questions right. Read more

How to Get a 700 on the GMAT

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Get a 700 on the GMAT by Chelsey Cooley

Getting a 700 GMAT score isn’t easy, and it’s not the right goal for everyone. But if it wasn’t tough to get a 700, it wouldn’t be such an accomplishment! Here’s how to get a 700 on the GMAT and add something really special to your MBA applications. Read more

When Should I Take the GMAT?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - When Should I Take the GMAT? by Chelsey Cooley

Before we look at when you should take the GMAT, let’s figure out when you can take the GMAT. There are a few rules that you can’t break, no matter what. Read more

What’s a Good GMAT Score?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - What's a Good GMAT Score? by Chelsey Cooley

Applying to MBA programs would be simpler if there was just one “good GMAT score.” If you scored above that mark, you’d be done with the GMAT; if not, you’d know you needed to keep trying. Unfortunately, a good GMAT score isn’t that simple. In this article, we’ll break down what counts as a good GMAT score, and how to know whether or not you’ve achieved one. Read more

Why Was My Official GMAT Score Lower than My Practice Test Scores?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why Was My Official GMAT Score Lower than My Practice Test Scores? by Chelsey Cooley

Hopefully, once you’ve done a couple of GMAT practice tests, nothing will surprise you on test day. That includes your official GMAT score. But what does it mean if your official GMAT score doesn’t measure up to your practice tests? Keep reading, and we’ll troubleshoot. Read more

Why You’re Getting GMAT Problems Wrong (And What You Can Do about It)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Why You're Getting GMAT Problems Wrong (And What You Can Do about It) by Chelsey Cooley

Right GMAT answers are all alike; every wrong answer is wrong in its own way.

With apologies to both Tolstoy and MPrep instructor Ceilidh Erickson, from whom I borrowed that analogy: let’s have a chat about getting GMAT problems wrong. It’s not just about careless errors and forgotten formulas! Read more

Trick-or-Treaters Are Using the Executive Mindset

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Trick-or-Treaters Are Using the Executive Mindset by Patrick Tyrrell

Haaaappy Halloweeeeen, dear reader. What’s that? You’re already annoyed by the trite conceit of this conveniently-timed piece about trick-or-treating? Read more