Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition

The Official Guide for GMAT Review is now in its 13th edition. A necessary companion for any GMAT takers; this Guide has over 800 questions for the Verbal and Quant sections as well as AWA essays. Included in this edition is the online companion to help you prepare for the Integrated Reasoning section, which will be introduced from 1st June 2012.

According to mba.com, the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition Online Integrated Reasoning Section features:
  • 50 Integrated Reasoning practice questions and answer explanations
  • Comprehensive details about what the Integrated Reasoning section measures and how to understand each question type
  • Links to additional resources to prepare for the GMAT exam
The Online Integrated Reasoning Section is available separate from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition until 5 June 2012. After then, it will only be available as a part of the book.

So, what has changed in the 13th Edition? ManhattanGMAT provided a detailed analysis of the 13th Edition.

You can get a copy from Amazon, mba.com or Kinokuniya Kuala Lumpur (for those in Malaysia).

Good luck in your preparation, from all of us at GMAT Malaysia.

Jimmy Low

Monday, April 9, 2012

LUCENT Admission Counselling

LUCENT (Technologies) was famous for its Bell Labs, which was once part of the US telecommunications giant AT&T before Lucent was acquired by Alcatel. When I received an email from Tilia Wong about Lucent Education, the name Lucent brought back good memories of my years with the company (my so-called flying years).

So, what is Lucent Education about? Started by two ladies, one of them Tilia Wong from Malaysia, Lucent Education offers university admission counselling to top universities in USA for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Lucent Education is keen to support South East Asian (SEA) students in their admission to top USA universities. A recent article in The Star "Not Up to Mark" highlighted the growing concerns of the quality of Malaysian applicants and being not competitive. Perhaps it is timely that additional help from those who knows the US education system and how best to give you that extra boost you need (caveat: the quality of a candidate is very much dependent on his or her past achievements - academic and extra-curricular. Admissions consultants can only help you "polish" what you already have. Lucent Education and GMAT Malaysia are not responsible for the final outcome of your admission).

If you seek that extra help in your US universities admission, perhaps Lucent Education can help make you shine.

GMAT Malaysia Readers Offer!
Lucent Education offers a free 30-minute admission consultancy to all GMAT Malaysia readers. Please contact Tilia Wong at info@lucenteducation.com and mention the promotion code "GMAT Malaysia".

Jimmy Low


One of the frequent questions I received is where they (my readers) take GMAT prep in Malaysia. While in most cases GMAT takers self-studied or take online courses, there is now a prep centre in Petaling Jaya for those who need the extra face-to-face help. SMART TEST offers prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT and TOEFL English proficiency test as well as admissions counselling.

SMART TEST offers 30-hours GMAT group prep course or 18-hour GMAT private tutoring. Their fees include study materials.

SMART TEST also helps students to review their postgraduate admission essays.

So, if you need additional help to boost your GMAT score, why not check out SMART TEST at www.smarttest.com.my.

Jimmy Low