Dhiraj Saha
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GMAT Tutorial on How to tackle the Critical Reasoning Questions (Podcast)


Critical reasoning is about one third of the verbal section. In this episode, Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer of Veritas Prep, discusses “the testmaker’s blueprint” for Critical Reasoning. You will learn how to identify trick questions, and work with the answer choices.

    • Brian talks about various techniques to build arguments and use syllogisms and how to identify flawed arguments.
    • The lesson teaches you to quickly set your goals correctly and identify flaws in the texts given on the actual exam. He does that by giving sample questions to solve with options for a time similar to what you will get per question at the exam.
    • Identifying gaps in the conclusions is another tactic Brian shares with the audience. He analyzes each question and each of the answer choices to explain why each of them is correct or wrong.
    • Don’t neglect the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT test. It’s a demanding part of the exam and requires a great deal of concentration and critical thinking. Brian says:

The goal is the conclusion and there’s misdirection, so watch that kind of curve ball effects.

 

How to make your MBA résumé stand out (Podcast)

In this “read out loud” we focus on a summary of an article by Stacy Blackman who advises candidates on how to prepare their résumé in order to make a favorable impression before they even get to the admissions’ interview.

By definition, each résumé is unique, just like every person’s experience. But when applying to a business school you have to customize your CV to each school to which you are applying to ensure it will be noticed and well regarded. Breaking the ice with the admissions’ team is not always easy but throwing in your hobbies and extracurricular interests definitely helps a great deal. Here are some tips Stacy shares with us:

  • Avoid bullet points
  • Using jargon is unnecessary
  • Don’t repeat the information in your application documents
  • Highlight skills that you have forged

Good luck in your application and check out the great free tools PrepAdviser offers to help you prepare for admission.

How to Get Successfully Admitted to EADA’s MBA and EMBA Programs (Podcast)

What is the ideal candidate for the EADA MBA and EMBA programs? What qualities are the school looking for when it screens applicants? In this episode, Laetitia Rella, Admissions Manager at EADA Business School, discusses the benefits of the EADA MBA and EMBA programs, and how you can develop your leadership potential. You will also learn which program is the best fit for you at this stage.

  • Candidates should ask as many questions as possible during their interview. It shows that applicants have researched the program and the school, and they identify with the business school. Asking questions during the interview shows proactiveness and a willingness to be part of a certain program.
  • Lack of self-awareness is one of the many misjudgments prospects make. Another very common mistake is to neglect to mention personal shortcomings in terms of soft skills, and how one can overcome them.
  • EADA have a variety of scholarship options with different recipient criteria, mostly based on your GPA and GMAT scores. Laetitia adds:

A candidate is not only a GPA or a GMAT score. A candidate is a leadership, a potential, what you’ve done in your career, your international exposure. All those things would be taken into consideration during the admissions’ process, and during the scholarship.

How to Improve Your GRE Score – 26 Tips and Tricks (Podcast)

What should you look for when taking the GRE test? In this episode Wouter Schut, Academic and Marketing Specialist at ETS Global gives a general overview of the exam. He also shares tips and tricks on how to prepare better for the test day and registration. Wouter also shares a list of preparation tools that candidates can use to ace the GRE exam. Read more

A Data Sufficiency Practice for a High GMAT Score (Podcast)

What should you look for when tackling the Data Sufficiency section of the GMAT test? In this episode Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer of Veritas Prep discusses the “anatomy of a Data Sufficiency question”. You will learn how to identify trick questions, and work with the answer choices without reading them.

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