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Paying For School- Merit-Based Government Grants

Many federal grants are awarded based upon financial need, but others are awarded based upon merit and achievement. Here are a few examples of merit-based government programs. Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship ProgramThis program rewards students who have achieved academic honors. Students can get more information from their high school...

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Graduate School Admissions Tests

If you're applying to graduate, law, medical, or business school you'll be required to take a standard examination. Few students relish the idea of standardized tests, but they help admissions officials determine who is capable of withstanding the rigors of graduate school. Why? Standardized tests permit students from a variety of universities a...

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MBA Applicants Choose GMAT Over GRE

Despite the alterations that are being made to the GRE to make it more business school friendly, aspiring MBA applicants still prefer the GMAT over the GRE, according to a new survey from Kaplan Test Prep. The company surveyed 300 aspiring MBA applicants to see which test was preferred. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they would rather take ...

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Top 10 LSAT Test Tips

In case you haven't heard, the LSAT is no joke. You're going to need all the LSAT test tips you can handle to be successful at this bad boy. These ten LSAT test tips will increase your score if you follow them all. Read on! LSAT Test Tip #1: Take the LSAT Once – Only Once. When you take the LSAT more than once, your sc...

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Retaking the GMAT

After taking the GMAT, it is only natural to wonder if you could have done better. You are of course allowed to retake the GMAT, but retaking the test may not be as beneficial as you think. For example, say the average GMAT score of accepted students is 700. Retaking the GMAT and aiming for a 730 when you already scored a 710 isn't really worth...

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How To Write an Effective Resume

Resume writing can seem like an intimidating task, but it’s actually easier than you think. Your resume only has one job to do: It must pique the interest of your potential employer. That’s it. It doesn’t have to tell your life story and it doesn’t have to a...

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Business School Internships

The Benefits of Being an Intern Internships can be extremely beneficial to students, graduates, or anyone looking for hands-on expertise. As an intern, you can develop knowledge, competencies, and experience related directly to your career goal. In addition to learning valuable new skills and getting the practical experience that emplo...

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Recommendation Letters- Writing Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters are generally used by students applying to college and by people in the workforce who are applying for jobs. At some point in your life, you may need to write a recommendation letter. Before You Write Writ...

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Taking the GMAT Test

About the GMAT The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized exam used by business schools to assess how well students are likely to do in an MBA Program. The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. GMAT Questions The exam consists of three parts: the Analytical Writing ...

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Your Transcript: Your Grad School Application Goes Nowhere Without It!

It's easy to get caught up in the graduate admissions process. Applicants to graduate school are often overwhelmed by the challenging parts of the process, like approaching faculty for recommendation letters and composing admissions essays. However, the little things, like transcripts, also matter in ensuring that your application is complete beca...

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The Ultimate MBA Essay Mistake

I recently assisted an MBA Game Plan client who is applying to a handful of top finance-oriented business schools. In her "Why an MBA? Why this school?" essay, she did a good job of explaining her passion for finance, why she's so interested in the subject, and what she sees herself doing in ten years. She made a very convincing case for why, altho...

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Top Five GMAT Study Mistakes

Let’s face it—it’s been years since you’ve studied for a standardized test. You have vague memories of filling in bubbles with a #2 pencil, but that’s pretty much where your recall ends. Now, you’ve got the GMAT in front of you, and it’s time to hit th...

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Critical Reading on the PSAT

Are you one of those voracious readers? You know, the kind that snatches every new gigantic novel off the YA shelf and plunges into the mysterious depths with uninhibited, childlike glee? Oh? That’s not you? I’m confusing you with your sister? Oh. That’s okay. You can do well on the Critical Reading Section of the PSAT anyway. No books ...

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GMAT Study Tip

Nervous about taking the GMAT? You're not alone. The phrase “standardized test” has been known to strike fear into the hearts of many students. The good news is that you can do something about it. Take the test! Using a practice test, duplicate the test center conditions. Seat yourself in front of a computer in a quiet, private area. ...

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GMAT vs SAT

If you're getting ready to take the GMAT, you're probably wondering if the test is similar to the SAT. It's not. The GMAT is a much more complex test, with questions that cover a broader range of topics. The questions on the GMAT are also much more difficult to answer than the questions that are found on the SAT. Scoring also varies betwe...

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