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What Skills are Rewarded on the GMAT?

April 27, 2014

The GMAT test has a way of breaking down the confidence of otherwise hardworking and intelligent students. It just doesn’t behave like a normal test. Consider the disconnect between the average level of math completed by most MBA candidates and the math content tested on the GMAT. There is no math concept tested on the GMAT that is not also tested on the SAT and the ACT actually tests far more math content! So why do students who have usually taken a few semesters of calculus and advanced statistics have a hard time with an exam that limits its subject matter to high school math?

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The Jewish Approach to College and Graduate School Admissions

April 11, 2014

Check out InGenius Prep co-founder Noah’s recent interview about Jewish success in university admissions with Yeshiva University’s student newspaper, the YU Observer. Noah covers a range of topics about why Jews – especially Orthodox Jews – are disproportionately represented in the best colleges, law school, business school and medical schools in the country. He also discusses what challenges Jewish students face on the world’s best campuses.

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How to Think About Data Sufficiency

March 3, 2014

As a GMAT tutor, the most common concern I hear from new students is about data sufficiency questions. Many students, who have an otherwise fine grasp of the content tested on the quantitative section of the GMAT,

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Announcing Our Collaboration with the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance

February 20, 2014

The non-profit division of InGenius prep is proud and excited to announce our collaboration with the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance to provide college admissions advice and guidance to participants in urban debate leagues in the greater Dallas area.

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The Importance of Inspiration in Academic Performance

February 12, 2014

Over the past 10-20 years, evidence has been mounting that one very commonly held belief is seriously flawed; that our success in academics, sports, and life is greatly influenced by the natural talents we are born with. Instead, while genetic gifts are certainly relevant, it is the underestimated yet simple concept of practice that does a better job of explaining talent, intelligence, and performance.

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Should I Retake the MCAT?

February 9, 2014

Should I retake the MCAT? This is a question a lot of folks wonder about. First, be aware that there is a very significant risk that your score will go down.

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How ESL Students Can Meet the Challenges of the GMAT

February 9, 2014

Tags GMAT , ESL

The GMAT is a struggle for most MBA applicants. The timing, adaptive format, lack of calculator and generally daunting writing style of math and verbal questions combine to create a stressful experience for undergraduates and working professionals in the United States who are its intended victims target audience. These features make the GMAT even more of a trial for ESL students.

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Evaluating LSAC Evaluations

January 28, 2014

Three years ago, LSAC introduced evaluations to complement traditional recommendations. These LSAC evaluations, at some schools, can be used in place of a traditional recommendation. At the time evaluations were rolled out, I had no idea what to make of them.

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A Healthy Mix of Approaches - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Law School

January 28, 2014

As law becomes an increasingly interdisciplinary field, the importance of a well-rounded law school experience cannot be understated. Your three years will be an incredible time to broaden your intellectual horizons, develop expertise in non-legal fields that interest you, or simply mix things up a little bit. Since law schools often exist within larger university systems, they can provide their students with access to all sorts of opportunities. Think about whether you are interested in any of the following opportunities and tailor your search accordingly:

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Choosing Writers for Your College Recommendations

January 28, 2014

So you’re agonizing over whom to ask to write your letter(s) of recommendation for college. Should you choose your AP Chemistry teacher because you’re looking to go pre-med and he can speak to your science skills? Or maybe your history teacher could capture your growth as a student because she taught you freshman and junior year?

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