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Here are the free GMAT events we’re holding this week. All times are local unless otherwise specified.

5/20/13- Glendale, CA  - Free Trial Class - 6:30PM- 9:30PM

5/21/13- Online - Free Trial Class - 8:00PM- 11:00PM (EDT)

5/21/13- Online - Assessing Your MBA Profile presented by mbaMission- 9:00PM-10:30PM (EDT)

5/21/13- San Francisco, CA - Free Trial Class-  6:30PM-9:30PM

5/22/13- Santa Monica- Free Trial Class-  6:30PM- 9:30PM

5/22/13- New York, NY -MBA Missions Myths Destroyed presented by mbaMission- 7:30PM- 9:00PM

5/22/13- London- Free Trial Class - 6:30PM- 9:30PM

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Here are the free GMAT events we’re holding this week. All times are local unless otherwise specified.

4/15/13- Silicon Valley, CA - Free Trial Class - 6:30PM- 9:30PM

4/15/13- Bellevue, WA - Free Trial Class - 6:30PM- 9:30PM

4/15/13- Austin, TX - Free Trial Class- 6:30PM-9:30PM

4/16/13- Irvine, CA - Free Trial Class-  6:30PM-9:30PM

4/16/13- Online- Free Trial Class- 9:00PM- 12:00AM (EDT)

4/16/13- Toronto, ON - Free Trial Class - 6:30PM- 9:30PM

4/17/13- Boston, MA - Free Trial Class - 6:30PM- 9:30PM

4/17/13- Glendale, CZ - Free Trial Class- 6:30PM- 9:30PM

4/17/13- Washington, DC - Free Trial Class- 6:30PM- 9:30PM

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All About the GMAT

Stacey Koprince —  June 10, 2009 — 2 Comments

Application season is starting to heat up again! For those of you just getting started, here’s an overview of “what’s what” with the GMAT.

What Is The GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admissions Test is a standardized test that many English-speaking business schools require applicants to take. The test is called a CAT, or Computer Adaptive Test, both because it is administered on a computer and because the test actually changes based upon how we answer the questions. The computer chooses what test questions to give us based upon our performance up until that point in the test. In a sense, we all take a different test, because the specific mix of questions any one person sees is based on that person’s performance during the test.

To register for the test or learn more information straight from the testwriters, go to

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Businessweek is following up on the recent enforcement action by GMAC against a website, Scoretop, that illicitly gave students access to ‘real’ GMAT questions. It’s very interesting reading.

Perhaps the most fascinating effect is that students who used the now-defunct site may be barred from applying to Business School, or even expelled if they’re already in a program! GMAC is now reportedly going through Scoretop’s hard drives to find the identities of past users of the site, with serious repercussions for confirmed users.

The lesson is that you may want to be careful what resources you use to prepare for the GMAT, as the consequences could be FAR worse than a subpar score. Certainly run the other way if anyone purports to have ‘real’ questions, as the only publicly available questions are available from GMAC itself (the Official Guides, GMAT Prep, GMAT Focus, old paper tests). Note that ManhattanGMAT recommends all of GMAC’s resources as the best and only way to get access to GMAT questions straight from the source. As we’re fond of saying around here at MGMAT, there really are no shortcuts to getting a high score!

Here’s the latest in our Content Series, by Chris Ryan, Director of Instructor and Product Development, ManhattanGMAT:

GMAT Strategies for the Verbally-Concerned

Last time we talked about strategies for the math-challenged. But what if you have the opposite issue?

Maybe you can solve equations just fine; it’s this fuzzy language stuff that gets you down. Maybe your teachers never gave you a good solid foundation in grammar.

Maybe English isn’t your first language, in which case I sincerely admire you.

Or maybe you’re not so bad at English, but you want to do great on the verbal because you’re actually really worried about the math “ and you want to get all the points you can.

Whatever the cause is, you are concerned about the verbal side of the exam.

Fear not! Here are five strategies to guide you.

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