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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: How They Can Help or Hurt Applicants

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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How to Capitalize on the Admissions Interview

January 28, 2014

As a former Admissions Officer at the University of Rochester, I know that the admissions interview is a crucial factor in the decision to admit or reject an applicant. The interview is how you become not just another application on the stack, but a real person with potential. And most importantly, it’s the chance for you to get an Admissions Officer on your team who will go to bat for you during the decision-making part of the process.

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5 Ways to Study for the LSAT While in College

January 28, 2014

If you have a full college course load and a decent social life, it’s probably hard enough to balance the two. Add studying for the LSAT to the mix, and you may feel overwhelmed. This post gives you 5 ways to balance studying for the LSAT with school and life obligations.

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6 Medical School Interview Mistakes That Admissions Officers Hate

January 28, 2014

Medical school interviews come in all different shapes and sizes. Some schools interview 1-on-1, some have multiple interviewers, some have multiple-mini-interviews (MMI). Some schools use students, others use faculty, and some use alumni.

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How to Get Your Law School Applications Ready in Time

January 28, 2014

I can’t tell you how often students and parents ask me exactly what they need to do to get into Ivy League schools. As you well know, these schools are looking for the smartest and most talented individuals. In reality, there isn’t a simple answer or shortcut. There is, however, a brilliant strategy you can implement to significantly improve your chance of getting into a top school. And it is to prepare for college rowing...NOW!

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Story Selling and the MD Admissions Process

January 28, 2014

A medical school application must be a story. During the MD admissions process, each admissions committee looks for talented students they can groom into outstanding physicians who will then honorably represent their institution for decades to come.

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5 Tips for Your Medical School Interview: Advice from a Recent Admit

January 28, 2014

Think of the medical school interview as a giant, modern dating ritual. Your AMCAS application and secondary essay were the first two online dates, and now you have agreed to meet each other in person. The admissions committee already has a rough skeleton of the greatest hits of your adult life, and they have decided that they really like you. However, before they will extend a proposal, they need to meet you in person, and they are willing to spend enormous amounts of their time and your money to arrange this meeting. What your interviewer writes about you for the admissions committee will either make your application come alive, remain flat on the paper, or tragically fail.

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Making a Statement with Your College Personal Statement: 3 Key Tips

January 28, 2014

Yes, the personal statement is the most important part of your college application. No, you do not need to be so stressed about it. You dictate almost everything about the personal statement: the topic, the style, and most importantly, the way you want the admissions officers to react to your writing. Remember, you are in complete control here. You know your life and your experiences better than anyone, including the reader.

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