Why Gmat preparation is hard and how to do it

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This post is about GMAT preparation and a lot more. It’s a post about having the right mindset for learning new life skills. Adopting a positive mindset starts by acknowledging the challenges that are more than just intellectual. In this post I will: Explain why GMAT preparation is hard. Define …

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Should I quit my job to focus on the GMAT?

Should I quit my job to study for the GMAT?

Should I quit my job and focus on the GMAT for the next 8 months of my life? Gmatbuddy client and MBA hopeful Now this is different from taking 2 or 3 weeks off to zero in on your GMAT chops and get into zen mode as the test day …

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Is an MBA worth it? The 3 main benefits

Is an MBA worth it? Ask someone who has one and they’re likely to inflate its value, ask someone who doesn’t and you’re likely to receive advice against it, perhaps some outright hate. In this post you will learn: The reasons people give for having done an MBA The REAL …

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GMAT percentiles & the 99%th percentile Verbal score boost

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In this post you will learn What GMAT percentiles are How they matter Why you should not neglect Verbal Guidelines to profoundly improve your Vebral score What are GMAT percentiles? Gmat percentiles express your performance in comparison to the pool of all GMAT test takers over the course of three …

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MBA application and interview questions (2019)

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The MBA application – your toughest hurdle By far, the admissions hurdle is the toughest to overcome on the road to earning an MBA. Including the work you will put in for the GMAT, a good MBA application will on average cost you between 6 to 12 months of preparation …

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Why you failed the GMAT – 10000 hours of mastery

Two points to understand why you failed the GMAT To understand why you failed the GMAT, you must understand two things very well: Mastery What the GMAT is and what it measures Mastery Mastery is a term popularized by Malcolm Gladwell, and very briefly suggests that you must practice a …

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new gmat timing format – what this means for your score

The new GMAT timing The new GMAT exam will now be 30 minutes shorter, down to 3.5 hours. This change will take effect on April 16, 2018. One of the main turn offs for prospective test takers were the long 4 hours they had to endure. The Quantitative and Verbal …

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Gmat reading comprehension – looking for structure

Gmat reading comprehension is a struggle for many prospective test takers. The GMAT is a test of understanding and inference. That’s it. Every question type reflects that fact. Failure to answer correctly is very often a function of a failure to understand. The “oh!” moments you have when checking answers …

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Why you’re stuck in GMAT score prison

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There are two main reasons your GMAT score dropped on the retake: A phenomenon and your approach, and the phenomenon applies because of the approach. Reason 1: Regression towards the mean Regression towards the mean is the phenomenon that if a variable was extreme on its first measurement it will …

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