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Studying for the GMAT: When, Why, and How

As you begin to study for the GMAT, you will find that there is no shortage of preparatory material available. But what are the best study methods? How should you schedule your time? How should you study?

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How to Prepare for the GMAT in Three Months

It’s possible to get a great GMAT score after only three months of dedicated study, but it requires hard work and serious discipline. In the middle of applying for scholarships and filling out MBA applications, you’ll need to devote a good amount of time to your GMAT practice. Follow these steps to get the best GMAT score you can in only three months.

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How to Prepare for GMAT Integrated Reasoning

On June 12, the GMAT will unveil its new section and question type, integrated reasoning (IR). Although this section is described as “new,” it isn’t a significant departure from existing question types. The following is an overview of what you need to know and how to prepare to maximize your GMAT success.

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The New GMAT: What You Should Know

This new section takes the place of one of the essays in the “analytical writing assessment.” Where before test-takers had to write two essays, an “analysis of an issue” (an exercise in supporting your own argument) and an “analysis of an argument” (an exercise in evaluating what’s missing from another’s argument), only the argument essay remains. Integrated reasoning fills exactly the same amount of time. The test will therefore begin with the 30-minute argument essay, proceed directly to the integrated reasoning (also 30 minutes, like the essay it replaces), then give the option of a break before the quantitative section. The test still lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes, or 4 hours with the optional breaks.

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Student Voices: Looking Back on a Year of Change

As I start a new year, I’m always a little nostalgic. I made lots of changes in 2011: new job, new house and new MBA program. One year ago, I hadn’t even signed up for the GMATs. Now I’m in my third quarter of MBA@UNC.

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Student Voices: Finding the Right MBA for an Engineer

Much to my delight, shortly after completing my GMAT, I learned that UNC Kenan-Flagler would be offering a program for working professionals who are not located in Chapel Hill. Though I had other options, I chose to attend MBA@UNC, believing it would be the best education with the least impact on my ability to perform at work, and be a good father to my kids.

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