Every other Wednesday, our friends at Clear Admit will share one of their excellent tips for navigating the law school admissions process. For more advice, be sure to check out their blog. Today we wanted to focus today on one element of the application that applicants often underestimate: extracurricular activities. In order to understand why this category is important, applicants should keep in mind that the adcom is responsible for crafting a dynamic class each… Read more
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Here’s another weekly MBA admissions tip from our friends atÂ Clear Admit. For more advice about the b-school application process, check outÂ their blog. As many of our readers are aware, letters of recommendation are a central part of the application process. We would like to take a look at how to handle the snags that often arise for applicants in unique employment situations. The applicant who is most likely to have trouble finding a suitable recommender… Read more
For many test-takers, the Reading Comprehension section is one of the trickiest parts of the GMAT. The passages are long, convoluted, and often boring — more likely to put you to sleep than to pique your interest in the midst of a 3.5 hour exam. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of 10 concrete tips to help you conquer the beast that is GMAT Reading Comprehension. With these strategies in hand, you’ll whiz… Read more
First on the list of Cailey Hall’s recent post, Top 10 SAT Essay Do’s and Don’ts: Take the time to read the essay prompt and make sure you understand what it’s asking. Knewton recommends that you devote a full minute of your total 25 to reading and thinking carefully about the prompt before deciding on an answer to the question. A minute might not seem like a long time, but if you’re familiar in advance… Read more
This week’s college admissions tip comes from Dan Stern, founder of College Essay Organizer. His product is designed to streamline the essay process, and so will his tips below. Here are the 3 most common obstacles that students encounter when writing college essays: Obstacle #1: I have not accomplished anything all that great and therefore have nothing special to write about.
Every other Wednesday, our friends at Clear Admit will share one of their excellent tips for navigating the law school admissions process. For more advice, be sure to check out their blog. In early summer, we shared with youÂ our advice about identifying the types of people you should select to be your recommenders. Today we’d like to describe the qualities your recommenders should have, as this will help you select the professors, TAs and employers… Read more
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another MBA admissions tip from our friends atÂ Clear Admit. Check outÂ their blog for more advice about the b-school application process. With round one deadlines for a number of programs just around the corner, it’s the time of year when many applicants are working hard on their application essays and learning more about their target programs in the process of rounding out their “why MBA/why school X” discussions. Keeping this… Read more
This MBA admissions tip is provided by our friends at Clear Admit. Check out their blog for more advice about the b-school application process. We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many b-school applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few months, we wanted to… Read more
Gearing up for Round 1 admissions?Â Here’s your weekly dose of MBA news to keep up to date with what’s going on with aspiring b-school students and people in the field. 1. 30 Under 30: The Top Young Entrepreneurs of 2010 Inc. Magazine highlights these rising business stars. Learn about how they got started – and where they’re headed.
Starting this week, we’re launching a series featuring recent news about MBA preparation, business school, the GMAT, and developing your business brain.Â Be sure to check out Knewton’s weekly updates to stay in the know about all things business. 1. History of the Internet Getting online GMAT prep and an online MBA was unheard of half a decade ago, but thanks to the Internet, it’s possible today.Â This infographic from OnlineMBA shows the growth of… Read more