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Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management, Part 1

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First, a note: this three-part series is long; there’s a lot going on. You aren’t going to be able to incorporate all of this from day one. Rather, expect to return to this article as you get further into your studies. Make a note right now that you want to review this before every practice test (and probably after, too!).

In this first part, we’re going to get oriented on some overall principles for GMAT time management. Let’s dive in! Read more

Manhattan Prep GMAT Free Trial: What to Expect

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You can come to the first session of any Manhattan Prep GMAT class—In Person or Online—for free. In fact, you can try out multiple different MPrep GMAT classes if you want to, and maybe you should! It’s one way to pick the perfect class for you (and even if you don’t end up taking the course, you’ll still learn a lot). Here’s what to expect from—and how to make the most of—your Manhattan Prep GMAT Free Trial Class.

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2019–2020 MBA Essay Analysis: Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard

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

This week, we round up essay analyses for The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School, and Harvard Business School.

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Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management, Part 2

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Welcome back! In the first part of this series, we established some overall principles for GMAT time management:

  1. Why is GMAT time management so important?
  2. Know (generally) how the scoring works
  3. When solving problems, follow two principles

Today, we’re going to dive into per-question timing. Read more

Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management, Part 3

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Are you ready for the third and final installment of our GMAT Time Management series?

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New Manhattan Prep GMAT Guides Are Here!

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I’m super excited to announce that our new Manhattan Prep GMAT guides are ready for you to study! We’ve been working hard for more than a year now to bring you new and improved content, strategies, drills, practice problems, and more. All of the guides are included with any Manhattan Prep GMAT class or Self-Guided option.  Read more

GMAT 3 Month Study Plan

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Three months is enough time to see all of the material on the GMAT. It’s also easy to waste that time if you study haphazardly. If you have about twelve weeks before your test date, this step-by-step GMAT study guide will help you make the most of your time.

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What the GMAT Really Tests

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The GMAT is not a math test. Nor is it a grammar test. Sure, you have to know something (well, a lot of things!) about these topics in order to get a good score. But this test is really testing your executive reasoning skills.

The term might be unfamiliar, but you already have—and use—these skills every day. Here are some examples: Read more

Register for Our Upcoming Dream MBA Webinar Now!

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Starting April 10, Manhattan Prep and mbaMission will be coming together for an invaluable series of free workshops titled “Maximize Your Potential: 5 Steps to Getting Your Dream MBA.” Senior consultants from mbaMission will address and explain various significant admissions issues, while experts from Manhattan Prep will help you tackle some of the toughest challenges GMAT test-takers face, offering insight, advice, and more. Read more

Dartmouth Tuck Essay Analysis, 2018-2019

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


As the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College enters its second full admissions season with Luke Anthony Peña at the helm as executive director of admissions and financial aid, we are not surprised to see a major overhaul in the program’s essay questions. What was the school’s first essay last year—which covered candidates’ career goals, why an MBA is needed to achieve them, and their reasons for targeting Dartmouth Tuck—has been deconstructed and reformulated into a series of short-answer questions. Tuck’s new Essay 1 instead addresses applicants’ individuality and anticipated contributions to the school. The admissions committee keeps the focus on contribution in its second essay prompt, asking candidates to discuss a time when they helped facilitate another’s success. Clearly, Tuck is interested in identifying individuals who will be connected, cooperative, and supportive members of its community, both as students and as alumni, staying true to its reputation as having one of the closest-knit and most engaged networks among the top MBA programs. Read on for our detailed Dartmouth Tuck essay analysis. . . Read more