Matthew Busick is a Content Developer at Knewton. At Knewton, we live and breathe standardized tests. It’s our job, but the frightening thing is that we actually enjoy what we do. I guess it would be fair to call us nerds (or Knerds, as they’re known around here). Walking to the bathroom or on my way to grab a snack, I’ve actually heard the following sentences: “Just because I said that shirt looks good on… Read more
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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
The Sentence Correction section of the GMAT can be intimidating, especially for test-takers who grew up speaking a language other than English. Luckily for all you Quant whizzes, Sentence Correction portion is actually quite math-like. There are specific words and phrases that you can use to eliminate options, and you can learn how different constructions must fit together in order to form a “correct” sentence. To ace the SC section, start by learning to identify… Read more
Jonathan Bethune is a Content Developer at Knewton. “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes Someone walks in front of you with a piece of toilet paper attached to his shoe; your friend walks up to you and you notice a small bandage on his face, which smells of aftershave; a smiling woman playfully rubs her leg against her conversation partner’s under the table. All… 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.
Many of our SAT students here at Knewton want to know two things: First, how can I get SAT scores that will get me into the college of my dreams? And, second, how do I find the college of my dreams? In many high schools across the nation, competition is fierce. Everyone knows everyone else’s grades and scores; the pressure to succeed comes from all directions: peers, parents, and teachers alike. But the important thing… Read more
An experiment to put powerful computers in the hands of rural children showed remarkable results. Children who knew no English were able to learn vocabulary and basic grammar on their own. Now imagine giving the children access to the best teachers and the best educational platform in the world. The results from that could change the world.
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
Cailey Hall is the SAT essay guru for Knewton’s SAT prep course. As Knewton’s resident SAT essay grader, I get to read a lot of SAT essays. While every essay is different – and I always enjoy seeing how students choose to tackle the prompts – I do notice some of the same issues coming up again and again. Rather than tear my hair out every time I encounter one of these problems, I wanted… Read more
One of the most difficult and most important aspects of applying to business school has nothing to do with getting accepted — choosing an MBA program that’s right for you. Even if you’ve done well in an undergraduate institution, scored highly on the GMAT, written a killer essay, and accumulated extensive work experience in the industry, you still have to choose the type of MBA that best suits your needs. There are many options out… Read more