How to Approach Every GMAT Essay Topic: Analysis and Tips


The essay portion of the GMAT, or the Analytical Writing Assessment, is unlike most of the essays you’ve written for college. You’re given a single, one-paragraph prompt containing some kind of argument, and rather than picking a side and building your own case, you have to critique how that argument is made.

Luckily, we’ve done the hard work of analyzing GMAT essay questions for you. In this post, we’ll tell you where to find the best GMAT essay prompts and give you our in-depth breakdown of the essay task, including an analysis of examples from each type of prompt you’ll encounter. Finally, we’ll give you some tips for how to practice with GMAT essay topics for maximum improvement on your own essays. With this expert analysis, you’ll know how to tackle any GMAT essay prompt that comes your way on test day.

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How to Pass the GMAT: 6 Expert Tips


The GMAT is a confusing test — not only is the material itself difficult, the scoring doesn’t resemble anything you’ve see in school. What counts as a passing the GMAT? How can you do it? In this article, I’ll define a  GMAT passing score and offer tips on how pass the GMAT and reach your goals. Continue reading “How to Pass the GMAT: 6 Expert Tips”

What Does MBA Stand For? Full Explanation of MBA Meaning

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You probably know that the MBA has something to do with business school. But what does this acronym actually stand for? Beyond the acronym, what does the degree mean, and how has its reputation changed over the years?

This guide will answer all of these questions to give you a solid grounding in the MBA degree. Plus, you’ll learn about all of the other options for Master’s degrees in business.

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2017 GMAT Test Dates


Before stepping into the hallowed halls of business school, you must take the Graduate Management Admission Test, popularly known as the GMAT. Given that you can take the GMAT almost any day of the year, what day should you take this important exam?

This guide will go over everything you need to know about GMAT test dates in 2017, as well as give you some tips for strategically choosing your best test date. First, when is the GMAT administered in 2017? Continue reading “2017 GMAT Test Dates”

2016 GMAT Test Dates


Timing is everything, and nowhere is this adage more true than when it comes to taking the GMAT. Choosing the right date and time to take the GMAT can make a big difference in how well you do. Plus, you need to make sure you meet application deadlines for business school.

To help you figure out when to take the GMAT, this guide will go over everything you need to know about GMAT test dates in 2016. If you’re looking to take the test in 2017, then check out this companion guide instead.

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GMAT Eligibility: 3 Key Factors


Who is eligible to take the GMAT? It’s one of the most common questions asked by students hoping to complete this step on the way to their MBA.

In this article, I’ll break down the three main GMAT eligibility criteria for anyone looking to register, as well as factors that can make you ineligible to take the test now or in the future. We’ll also briefly cover the other eligibility criteria set by most business schools when they evaluate potential students. Continue reading “GMAT Eligibility: 3 Key Factors”