Beat the GMAT Practice Question Set

I recently received an offer from one of my favorite GMAT websites, Beat the GMAT, to review their practice question set.  BTG offers a huge set of more than 700 practice questions that you can buy access to from its website.  Click on the link below for more detail. GMAT Questions | GMAT Courses  Just … Read more

My MBA Essay Gauntlet

I didn’t want to be doing essays and GMAT study at the same time, but things don’t always work out as planned.  This year, I’m planning to apply to six different schools.  This is up from five because I got worried about the competition this year and decided to apply to Michigan as well.  In … Read more

My New Critical Reasoning Strategy

Read the Question First – this is something I keep forgetting to do in practice because within the MGMAT course, you do the same type of problems in sets.  Therefore, I usually already know what type of question is coming.  Reading the question first can save you a ton of time, sometimes giving you the … Read more

Along Came a Moth

Please bear in mind, this is a Friday post written at 1 in the morning.  Feel free to stop reading now. So it’s 1 am and I’m going through the “Fractions Decimals Percents” (FDP) section of the Official Guide problems.  I was doing really well, and I had a streak of about 20 OG questions … Read more

Random GMAT Tips: Focus on the Minutiae

Sometimes little things go a long way.  Here are a few random tips that I’ve learned from my GMAT prep thus far: Don’t use “S”, “Z”, or lower case “L” as variables during algebraic math problems – I don’t know about you, but sometimes my S’s and Z’s look like 5’s and 2’s.  I’ve actually made … Read more

Do Consultants Have an Edge When Applying to Business School?

When I graduated from college, I worked for one of the Big 4 consulting firms.  From the day we started, we were told that our ultimate goal was to go on to business school and hopefully rejoin the firm.  Based on my personal observations, there was not a single consultant, of those who applied, who … Read more

Course Corrections for My GMAT Study Plan

Now that I’m approximately 60 days away from the big day, it’s a good time to reflect on everything I’ve done thus far and make adjustments where needed.  I’ve read blogs, reviewed forums, and taken two practice CATs thus far.  I’ve also completed six weeks of the Manhattan GMAT Online Live Course. Higher Standards Getting … Read more