"Our goal at Manhattan Prep is to help students approach the new IR section with the knowledge that it will not impact how they perform on the rest of the GMAT exam—unless they let it mess with their minds."
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
The Graduate Management Admission Test’s (GMAT) new 30-minute Integrated Reasoning (IR) section, making its debut on June 5th, should not throw GMAT students off their game with the right preparation, according to Manhattan Prep.
“This new IR section, which will be graded separately and will not count towards the overall 200-800 score, will measure the ability to analyze both quantitative and verbal information, but with a twist or two, and is a much different animal than the Issue essay it replaces,” said Chris Ryan, Vice President of Academics, for Manhattan Prep, which has developed a suite of IR study resources for its students.
“IR is designed to test a student’s ability to analyze business cases in business school,” said Ryan. “Sounds pretty straight-forward, but the information is presented in a way that really tests a students ability to think straight under a very tight 30-minute time frame,” he added. “This kind of mental stress can be exhausting and can impact a student’s ability to successfully complete the rest of the exam,” he said.
“However, our goal at Manhattan Prep is to help students approach the new IR section with the knowledge that it will not impact how they perform on the rest of the GMAT exam—unless they let it mess with their minds. Our new IR Strategy Guide, along with GMAT IR practice exams and a thorough online GMAT IR workshop, will not only help build stamina for IR but will help students rally their energy and focus on the critical task at hand—tackling the main section of the GMAT,” said Ryan.
“IR does contain some decidedly new and different ways of presenting information and other twists and turns. It will emphasize certain topics at the expense of other topics,” said Ryan. “For instance, it will emphasize Percents, Statistics, and Reading Comprehension but will de-emphasize topics such as Grammar and Number Properties,” he added.
“Students will need to absorb a ton of new data of various types, repeatedly shift mental gears, and make a swarm of decisions…all in a very short 30 minutes, which is why preparing for the new GMAT with the best GMAT preparation material is key,” said Ryan.
“The Manhattan GMAT website, http://www.manhattangmat.com, and blog are reliable resources (many of them offered free of charge) for students who are thinking about taking the GMAT or currently studying for the GMAT exam,” said Ryan.
About Manhattan Prep
Founded in 2000, Manhattan Prep is the fastest-growing test prep Company in the country, preparing GMAT, LSAT and GRE test takers for graduate school. Its teachers are renowned all over the world, undergoing a grueling hiring process that rejects 98% of applicants. Manhattan GMAT serves an impressive roster of clients, including Google, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Bank of America, and Harvard University. Manhattan Prep currently conducts classes in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and 20 other major cities, as well as online courses. Its curriculum is often regarded as the gold standard in test prep.