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Top 10 Business Schools

  1. Harvard Business School
  2. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  3. The Wharton School
  4. Kellogg School of Management
  5. Sloan School of Management
  6. Booth School of Business
  7. Tuck School of Business
  8. Haas School of Business
  9. Columbia Business School
  10. Stern School of Business

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  1. Capella University
  2. DeVry University Online
  3. Northeastern University
  4. Regis University
  5. Salem International University
  6. University of Phoenix
  7. Walden University

GMAT Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension rounds out the Verb al question-types. When you face these questions, the computer screen will post a text of 200 to 300 words on the left side of the screen. You must use the text (and your reading skills) to answer the three to five questions that appear, one at a time, on the right side of the screen. Once you have finished the questions for a text, you won't see that text again. Rather, later in the section, you'll be given a new text and a set of questions.

The goal of this question type is to see how well you can digest a lot of new and challenging information presented in a prose format. Imaging you're a consultant new to a case. Your boss drops a load of industry reports on your desk and asks you to go through them to get the key details and arguments for your first meeting with the an hour's time. You'll need to be a very efficient, discerning reader!

The texts themselves are drawn from obscure academic journals in the fields of business, the science and the humanities/social sciences. However, you won't need any specialized knowledge of the subjects to do well - all the information needed to answer correctly is the text itself.

Tips: in the GMAT Reading Comprehension, THINK GLOBAL.

The GMAT test-makers want to see if you understand how, and especially why, authors develop their arguments in prose. As a result, what an author says is much less important than what an author does. Furthermore, what one line of a text does is much less important than what a paragraph, or the whole text, accomplishes. We're talking structure here, rather than content. And reading for a text's global structure is crucial to Reading Comprehension.

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