Articles tagged with Graduate School

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Business School

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Business School

The following is a guest post written by Mahlena Johnson, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. Whether your MBA program lasts one, two, or three years, the time will go by quickly. There is so much that you may want to accomplish during those short semesters, but you may be wondering how to go about doing so. How would past students who have successfully graduated with their MBA degree advise new students entering this arena for the first time? What did they wish they had known when they started their MBA programs? Things I wish I knew before starting business school include understanding everyone is there for a different reas ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Business School

How is the GMAT Changing in 2017?

How is the GMAT Changing in 2017?

As of July 11, 2017, the GMAT’s "Select Section Order" feature is available to all test-takers. This change will allow students to decide among three GMAT section orders: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal (which is the original order) Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment All of the GMAT sections will otherwise remain the same—with the same time limits, types of questions, and optional breaks as in the past. The only difference is that you will be able to c ... Read More About How is the GMAT Changing in 2017?

4 Time Management Strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning Section

4 Time Management Strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning Section

The GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section, which was introduced in 2012, consists of 12 complex questions that you must answer in only 30 minutes. It includes four question types: Graphics Interpretation, Multi-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, and Two-Part Analysis. Each Integrated Reasoning problem requires you to analyze provided data, and to then answer multiple parts of the question correctly in order to receive credit. What are the best ways to process such a large amount of information from multiple sources in a brief period of time? Here are four time management strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning section: 1. Read the ... Read More About 4 Time Management Strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning Section

3 Ways to Get GRE Writing Practice

3 Ways to Get GRE Writing Practice

If you’re taking the GRE, the exam starts with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), which consists of two parts: the Issue Task and the Argument Task. You have 30 minutes to write each essay. Unfortunately, that doesn’t give you much time to include all the thoughts you might have on the topics or to structure your words in the most effective manner. But there are ways to get GRE writing practice, like brainstorming outlines for your essay, writing full essays before the exam, and comparing your essays to provided examples. Ultimately, practice is key to perform your best on the GRE essays. Let’s look at a few detailed w ... Read More About 3 Ways to Get GRE Writing Practice

How Students Can Improve Their Research Skills

How Students Can Improve Their Research Skills

If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of completing yet another difficult research paper, there are a few things that can make the process a little easier. Students can improve their research skills by being comfortable asking questions, understanding how to organize information, learning how to find credible sources, and more. Research papers involve a level of examination that can be tricky for any student. Luckily, students have many chances to further develop these skills, as research papers are commonly requested from teachers across all grade levels. Ace your next research paper by following these tips: Improve research skills by aski ... Read More About How Students Can Improve Their Research Skills

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