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The Growing Importance Of Cloud Computing: the future it holds for student’s.

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The wider benefits of cloud computing, its growing importance and the future it holds for students is awesome. It offers long-term gains in higher education. Moreover, the comprehensive range it covers in preparation for expert grip on the subject in completing graduation is large. Global study on cloud computing reveals that the reflection it leaves on student education helps them to improve and gain exposure. Remarkably, it has moved into the thought process of student’s mental ability. It is a core point of all data management. It brings in new challenges into the organization skills of a student.

In higher education, cloud computing is a smart move. The fast way it is being adopted by the students is amazing. The gain is valued in covering their weaknesses.The educational institutions are looking at a broad way to establish it. Moreover, they are looking at its rapid growth and the importance it holds in growing student’s ability to show improved performance. The new opportunities that await them. And how it helps them in realizing their full potential. This, in turn, makes them take strategic decisions about their future career.

Cloud computing builds a unique pathway for a smooth functioning of complex theories. It aids in establishing a student to achieve their passionate dreams. It is a time bound function that improves efficiency in study pattern to optimum levels. A student begins his career with several expectations. Cloud computing gives a big push into data processing in the cloud environment. The vital advantage is that it is cost-effective. It keeps test preparation simple and uncomplicated to execute. It provides easy access to resources and curricula.

Presently, student’s require speed and agility, which cloud computing provides. Information is available in seconds. Moreover, it helps them to develop skills rapidly. It continues to propel innovation in knowledge and critical reasoning. The feedback on student’s performance can be obtained immediately.  A cloud composes a bulk of information. An equation changes dramatically in cloud computing. You can engage in practical applications. It represents the future in student modulation for higher growth. It must be adopted quickly to start the journey of rising in higher education.

 

 


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TOP 10 TIPS TO CRACK THE GMAT Reading Comprehension

TOP 10 TIPS TO CRACK THE GMAT Reading Comprehension

  1. Passage Reading

At first, read the passage minutely. Keep your focus on every word and every sentence. Break it into small paragraphs. Summarize it with quick thinking. Try to put in some examples. Make comparisons with critical reasoning. Apply the strategies such as, how to put it back together. Don’t s spend more than two minutes to read the passage.

  1. Form a Single Idea

Let a single idea come into your mind as to what the passage is really about. This will make the process quick in choosing the right answer for each question. Get mind tuned by reading a large number of English passages. This will help to get used to picking out the correct answer quickly. Don’t read the passage several times. It will confuse your thinking.

  1. Follow the Tone of the Passage

Get a feel of the passage by understanding the tone of the writer. This is possible by having a strong vocabulary. Build a base on which the story stands. Look for common meanings that connect with the next sentence. Make out a plan on how to pick the right answer. Crack the verbal code (written communication). It is simple as picking the subject and object of reference in the sentences.

  1. GMAT Structured Passages

Structure passage is contained in GMAT Reading Comprehension. The layout and tone of the sentences is a broad collection of brilliant ideas put together in a single passage. You need to view the text and tone with a broad mindset. Understand what you are reading. It is only then you can start answering the questions correctly. Strong vocabulary skills help a lot.

  1. Vocabulary Collection

Garner a lot of vocabulary in your memory. Around three thousand words is a big collection. Memorize them thoroughly. A sound thinking mind will complete the job. All you need to do is make the word collection a serious business. Get to know their correct meanings. Apply them in the sentence and from the meaning of the passage.

  1. Interesting Words

Look for words that create interest so as to add meaning to the sentence in the passage. This could include a phrase or a sentence as well. Poor vocabulary skills end up in wrong answers. When you don’t know what you are reading, how can you answer the question?

  1. Avoid Common Traps

Avoid too much time in answering a question. It creates no confidence rhythm. Not more than one or two minutes should be spent on each question. If not come back later or in the end to find the answer.

  1. Trigger Words

But, however, moreover, still, regardless, although, nevertheless are trigger words that take forward sentence meaning. They give the boost to the sentence meaning. They maintain the flow of the passage.Thereafter, it very easy to improve upon Reading Comprehension in GMAT.

  1. Examples

Examples play a big role in the passage. They make the meaning of the passage appear better. Question yourself why the author placed an example here. Next, you will understand how easy it is choosing the right answer. By this, you will know where the passage is heading to.

  1. First Sentence and Last Sentence

In GMAT Comprehension Reading the answer’s in the questions lie in the first and last sentence. There is no need to read the complete passage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Want to study in Australia? – Here is some important information!

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), Australia has issued a strong warning and guidelines to students and agents who are promoting overseas education in Australia. DIBP is concerned mainly with the increase of fraudulent loan letters and other financial documents when students apply for the visa.

It has become the responsibility of agents sending students to Australia, to provide a genuine summary of student’s access to funds – amount of funds available, the bank/source where are funds are available and the source of funds. Now, this has become a mandatory requirement of Australian High Commission (AHC) when they process student visas.

Where evidence of funds is required, the applicant has to provide one of the following:

1) Evidence of funds for 12 months – evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia, 12 months’ living costs for themselves and accompanying family members, tuition fees and schooling costs for school aged children.

The following types of funds are acceptable evidence of financial capacity:

  1. a) money deposit with a financial institution;
  2. b) loan with a financial institution;
  3. c) government loans;
  4. d) scholarship or financial support.

2) Evidence of annual income – the student can provide evidence of personal income of their parents or spouse / de facto partner of at least AUD$60,000. The parents or spouse / de facto partner cannot be traveling with the student to Australia. The evidence must be in the form of official government documentation, such as a tax assessment.

3) Evidence of genuine access to funds. This will be determined by the source, type of funds and the financial institution providing such evidence.

It is very important to note that the financial institution is an approved one by Reserve Bank of India.

In case if the AHC suspects that a particular document was issued fraudulently, this information will be reported to RBI. Unless the matter is investigated and cleared, a visa will not be issued.

At Manhattan Review, we advise all our students to submit only genuine documents so the admission and visa process is completed successfully.

And, we make sure that you reach Australia without any complications!

Wish you all the best,

Team Manhattan

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IELTS General vs IELTS Academics

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The purpose behind taking the IELTS TEST is migration or higher education to US, UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and other international countries. IELTS provides the test taker, options for studying, employment or immigration purposes. The examination best suited for your immediate need is discussed below.

Before we discuss IELTS, it is better to know WHAT IELTS Test is all about? Who takes International English Language Test System (IELTS) examination. IELTS test is taken by student’s wanting to go to do MS in the US. The popularity is of IELTS examination is so high; it has been taken by more than 2.9 million people last year. Furthermore, it is taken by the individuals who are seeking employment abroad.

Therefore, IELTS is divided into two categories: IELTS General and IELTS Academics. IELTS General is for PR (those who are planning to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK ). IELTS Academic is for the student’s or individuals who are wanting to fly to study in higher education ( graduate or post graduate level ) in overseas colleges or universities. Both IELTS General and Academics test the English language skills in listening, writing, speaking and reading as well. The grades awarded for both are the same.

In IELTS General and IELTS Academics test, both listening and speaking are same, whereas writing and reading are different from each other.

IELTS General IELTS Academics
Speaking: face to face interview with United discussion on a familiar topic. Duration: 11-14 minutes. Speaking: face to face interview with United discussion on a familiar topic. Duration: 11-14 minutes.
Listening: 4 sections, each with 10 questions. Question 1&2 are on daily social topics. Question 3&4 are on topics related to training and education. Duration: 30 minutes. Listening: 4 sections, each with 10 questions. Question 1&2 are on daily social topics. Question 3&4 are on topics related to training and education. Duration: 30 minutes.
Reading: 5-6 texts that are chosen from advertisements, notices, company handbooks, books and newspapers, official documents. Duration: 60 minutes. Reading: 3 long texts that are taken from newspapers and magazines, journals, books, which are selected for a non-specialist audience. Duration: 60 minutes.
Writing: Write a short essay in (250 words) and (150 words) letter. Semi-formal style. Duration: 60 minutes. Writing: Write a short essay (250 words), in (150 words) give a description of a chart, table or a diagram. Duration: 60 minutes.

In Listening section the recordings are different. The General test has scripts for example from TV shows, which are fast to catch up. In Academics test Reading the paragraphs is difficult. However, it all depends from student to student. For some listening could be easy and reading difficult or vice-versa. The main focus is the skill of communication an individual can interpret s per the standard required by the IELTS General and IELTS Academics examination administrative body.

IELTS General Test is much easier than IELTS Academics Test. However, you take the IELTS test according to your requirements. You only need to keep in mind a big score to go overseas for higher education, employment or immigration (permanent residency).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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10 Strategies to follow to get a big score: 320 Plus in GRE

 

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  1. Study Time

Allocate proper (regular) “study time”. Night, Day or Noon is your choice. It should be between 3 – 6 hours, which depends on your broad planning. This is generally based on how long you can take each study session. Eat healthy food, sleep well and enjoy your study time.

  1. Short Breaks

Take short breaks to make your GRE test preparation in a best possible way. However, it is a matter of choice. But, it is useful and gives the brain time to rewind. This is turn helps to absorb more intelligent data (or answers).

  1. Learn Words

Spend a good amount of time in learning words. Make sure that you make a word list of more than 2000. A vocabulary knowledge of 1000 frequently used words is a must. Flash cards are a good way of remembering a good number of words. They remain fresh in your memory.

  1. Prioritize

A diagnostic test in the beginning of your preparation for GRE examination will help you to assess your weaknesses. Check where you went wrong. If you score 304, it means you need to put in an extra hour of study for scoring 320 plus.

  1. Identify Your Flaws And Strengths

Make a quick find of your flaws and strengths. If you are comfortable with passages then shift your focus on sentence completion. This ability to switch gears will give the confidence to score 320 plus. Don’t spend time at all on second answering option.

  1. Plan Solutions

Solutions in Quant and Verbal sections must be done within the time frame given in each section of the GRE test. Pick out the wrong options as soon as possible. The correct answer choice with the application of critical reasoning will increase your score level.

  1. GRE Pattern

To get familiar with GRE test pattern make good use of Practice Drills and Mock Tests. They give the right direction to score 320 plus in an easy and relaxed manner. When you look for new solutions you end up on the wrong side.

  1. Difficult Questions

Don’t waste time on difficult questions thinking over the content of the sentence and the tone of the test-maker (ETS). Keep them for answers at the end of each section after providing solutions for easy questions first. Move forward to the next easy question.

  1. Elimination Process

Make good use of elimination process. It is the best strategy to follow in getting the answering right. Narrow your choice to two answers and pick out the correct one. But, plan your time so as to manage time accordingly. When you are well prepared for the GRE test, the first answer choice is correct.

  1. Manage Stress

Stress management is the key to a big GRE score of 320 plus. In Reading Comprehension look for the answer in the paragraphs. Don’t look at the questions. Outline what you want to write first before you start writing.


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Top 10 Reasons to pursue MBA in Abroad

 

 

Top 10 Reasons to pursue MBA in Abroad

  1. Top Class Training Quality

MBA abroad in the top B-schools is most preferred since the individual gets quality training. The universities do not compromise on the professional approach to give the student’s “A” grade learning skills.  Good communications and social status are developed. It gives wide options for a big career goal.

  1. Improved Programs

The curricula are updated regularly. They offer the best of curricula to improve learning concepts in MBA. They offer freedom to express your ideas openly. This gives mobility to information access. You can absorb knowledge quickly. It is easy to understand what they offer with complete support from the student’s and alumni. All deadlines are met with precision.

  1. Celebrity Status

Several B-schools abroad enjoy celebrity status. For example, Top ranked Tennis star Maria Sharapova, studied at Harvard Business School. She enrolled in 2016 during her suspension from tennis. She made a subject choice of product marketing. This makes it more attractive.

  1. Higher Salary Benefits

Abroad MBA fetches a good salary. You are promised big incentives.The top companies are ready to hire you. The best jobs are there for you to choose from. You can bargain the pay package. Your CTC will be reviewed regularly.

  1. Focus On Specialization

In top B-schools the focus of education is on specialized counseling. The guidance you get from the alumni is of top class. It is a unique mix of talent and knowledge equality. The special attention you get is a good reason for getting enrolled. It is a platform where you rub shoulders with the best in the world.

  1. Effective Development

The support you get from the faculty and management is awesome. The development programs they suggest is an effective knowledge exposition. It raises the bar for higher expectations. You are prepared to take on several challenges. You will be given the training to make proactive decisions.

  1. Boost Career Ambitions

The importance of getting admission in MBA abroad is to boost your career ambitions. From childhood, you have a passion for pursuing big goals. This is given an open space in international B-schools. You can build your thoughts to next level. You hold the winning edge.

  1. Job Promotion

A student can benefit much by studying in top B-schools. For a professional is a big opportunity to seek promotion to a higher position. You can supersede your senior to a play a bigger role in the company. You can hold managerial positions. You can raise your eligibility for higher benefits.

  1. 100 Per Cent Improvement

When you get enrolled in big B-schools your improvement in several areas is unstoppable. There is 100 per cent change in time management skills. You hold the responsibility of working towards a given task. The decisions you make fetch plenty of appreciation.

  1. Large Network Access

The access to large business networks starts from studying in top B-schools. By pursuing MBA abroad you are maintaining positive energy. You gather data analytic on a large scale. The ability to dictate terms on your own takes shape here.


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B-schools are releasing the deadlines for submission of (2016-17) MBA applications?

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The upcoming dates for submission of (2016-17) MBA applications are releasing by top B-schools. Several applicants are waiting in anxiety for the announcement to be made from Harvard Business School. So far, the big news is that the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has moved forward its round one enrolment deadline by eight days, September 19, 2017.

This includes Stanford, which has the same round one cut-off  date.

Top B-schools earliest deadlines:

School Name Deadline Date Decision Essay Release
INSEAD June 14, 2017 (Round 3: Jan. ’19 Intake) September 8, 2017 Yes
INSEAD July 26, 2017 (Round 4: Jan. ’19 Intake ) September 29, 2017 Yes
Yale SOM September 13, 2017 December 6, 2017 Yes
Stanford GSB September 19, 2017 December 14, 2017 Yes
INSEAD September 20, 2017 (Round 1: Sept. ’18 Intake) November 24, 2017 Yes
Pennsylvania (Wharton) September 19, 2017 December 14, 2017 No
Columbia Buisness School October 4, 2017 (Early Decision & Jan. 18) Rolling Admissions Yes
NYU (Stern) October 15, 2017 TBD No

The early decision deadline, including rolling admissions decision maintained by Columbia Business Schools is another example of early dates for filing (2016-17) MBA applicantions. Moreover, there are several schools that are yet to make an announcement.

An early bird catches the worm.

It better to file-in your applications than to wait for a later date. In the earlier dates it is easy to get enrolled quickly. It is because none of the seats are filled. The applicants who seek early admission have an advantage over those who start their submissions later. The other reasons are:

  • A scholarship
  • Enough  time to complete the curricula in both Quant and Verbal
  • Early housing access in B-school or university campus
  • International student’s get plenty of time to fulfill application process for VISA

However, the best time for submission of applications is when you feel you have all the necessarry documnts ready. A hurried filing process could create anxious moments. It is better to wait and proceed.  You can also consider applying in the next round. The top B-schools are always looking for an excuse  to cut off candidates who apply. At least 20 out of 100 applications have some loopholes. So do not fall in that category.

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GMAT Sentence Correction Rules: tips the student’s must follow

 

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Plenty of hard work is involved in GMAT Test preparation. However, it is made easy by tips the student’s should follow. All that is needed is accurate answers and time spacing, which means speed. In the whole GMAT curricula the questions in Sentence Correction take very less time. There are just two reasons for this:

  • The turn around time is very quick
  • If the answers are made with right judgment

Moreover, application of smart work will teach how to score well in the GMAT sentence correction section. It carries maximum marks and easy to score from. You need to become a master in eliminating the options. Critical Reasoning is important as it helps to analyze the answers that are wrong. Several hours that are spent on Practice Drills and Mock Tests help a lot in GMAT test preparation. In the world of edge of the seat competition a big score offers the opportunity to study in top B-schools around the globe, especially in US.

Practice in the area that you are weak. Do not take your strengths for granted. It may lead to overconfidence. It is a bad trait. Apply strategies that are focused on answer choice, which is right. Always keep in mind time management. Read word-to-word when confronted with two word choices. Your listening skills should me made sharp. This done with frequent conversation brainstorming. Read all answer options carefully. Application of minimum patience with plenty of practical solutions that are there in the Practice Drills and Mock Tests will make it easy to arrive at the right answer.

You must add to your GMAT test preparation grammar concepts that are related to examination. Thereby, you end up choosing the most correct answer out of the options given. Concentration is the key. Never bring anything else to the mind as long as you are taking the GMAT Test. Use the optional break time of 5 minutes after Integrated Reasoning section and Quantitative section for a quiet time or refreshments.

Spend maximum time in reading problem statement carefully. Understand what it is trying to say. Thereafter, look for the little grammar mistakes. When you ignore this fact as most of the student’s do, you will end up choosing the wrong option. First identify the mistake than spending time in reading all the options carefully. Look for the same mistake in all the answer options. Narrow down the right answer to two options. Now, it becomes easy to make the correct choice. This comes only with practice and more time spent in practice.

Keep the momentum going till the end of the practice sessions or the GMAT examination. The moment you start getting the right answer there is a tendency to relax or take things with self-satisfaction. This will never get you the desired big score. Master the art of learning fast with speed strategies. For those who are working this technique will help them to use the limited time at their disposal to proper use.

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Examples of Sentence Correction Rules

How to avoid (redundant) extra words in sentences?

Kranti said that he stayed for a long period of time in the hospital.

In the above sentence “period” signifies “time”. Therefore, “of time” is not to be used.

She was warned not to repeat this mistake again.

The word “again” is an extra word, which carries no meaning. It should be avoided.

There were six different kinds of clothing in the shopping mall.

The word “kinds” refers to the meaning. There is no need to add “different”.

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How to manage GMAT Preparation while busy with work schedules?

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For a professional with a busy work schedule, the strategies to manage GMAT test preparation are given below:

  1. Make an applicable planning that would be easy to follow.
  2. Pick out your weaknesses and spare more time on them.
  3. Take the help of your friends or colleagues.
  4. Come early to office and finish off certain portions of the GMAT curricula (could be one or two hours). Similarly, you may stay late and do the same.
  5. A library or a coffee shop, if not your friends or the privacy of your room are the best places to put to test your time management skills to work.
  6. Even when you are on your treadmill you can use your ipod to improve your English pronunciation or spend useful time listening to correct grammatical conversation and accelerated vocabulary.
  7. At lunch breaks or at dinner time: finish the meal early. Use the the precious little time that you gain for GMAT preparation.
  8. When you are travelling in a train or subway to office, you can add several hours of study for the examination.
  9. Avoid checking emails and playing your favorite video game. The same time can be used to accommodate Practice Questions.
  10. Sacrifice Television time or News hour.
  11. Master question types with time alloted separately (early mornings or late nights as per personal preferences) for Practice Drills and Mock Tests.
  12. Keep in mind a big score. Word towards it positively.
  13. Look for a weekend study group. Brainstorming sessions add big value to GMAT test preparation.
  14. Do not try unknown or unsuccessful strategies.
  15. Don’t look at your past setbacks. Look ahead for future desires.

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The Most Useful Tips To Ace The Interview In MBA

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Time management preparation

The most important thing to be taken care of is time spacing in MBA interview. A student must make useful time calculation during the interview. Personal preparations make it easy to perform to optimum levels. Moreover, it is best to follow your own yardstick as your know your strengths and weaknesses. However, time management is the deciding factor.

Regular practice schedule

Keep a regular touch on questions most expected. Be genuine in the interviews. It is easy to identify if you are reciting few sections from your essay. Keep the flow going while speaking. Practice more with the trainers and friends by involving them more in mock interviews. Be clear about what you want to say. Once you strike a good conversation with the interviewers they will make the process more comfortable.

Get linked to the question

Only when a student gets to relate to the question the interview will be successful. Wait for the interviewer to complete the question. Stick to the point. So, answer accordingly than moving ahead. Do not waver into unrelated topics. Therefore, listen carefully before answering.

Walk on the same platform

Musicians are a good example. Once they strike the right note the sweetness of the music become more melodious. So is the case with an MBA interview. Quick responses give you the edge in creating a friendly atmosphere. This adds to your confidence. This sets the ball rolling for a successful interview process. Honest response to the questions are right steps that build a good relationship with the interviewers.

Be prepared for unexpected questions

Always keep in mind that a B-school is conducting an interview. It is due to the fact that you are found eligible for getting enrolled. There may be a topic on which the interviewer will keep asking repeated questions. Be calm and answer without any irritation. Do not give into their trap. The admission will be cancelled. It is just a strategy to see how well your reaction could be.

Speak to the point

Short answers are the best option. The interviewer may appear friendly. Do not get carried away and start talking at length. Use examples with explanations.

Keep open windows of conversation

As the interview progresses open a window of conversation that keeps the atmosphere alive. This helps you to show your strong skill of communication. But, don’t drag it much. Stick to one topic related to the interview. The references you provide should be used wisely.

Two way communication

Communicate openly to draw attention of your interviewer about special interests and activities in the university or B-school. The questions you ask should be intelligent. Don’t ask questions on information available on the school or college websites.

Planning time is essential

The interview could be around 45 minutes. Therefore, engage the interviewer within that time space. Make strong and clear statements. If you are not able to understand a question, you have the freedom to ask the question again.

Be early for the interview

As a professional you must be well aware to come early for the interview. It helps to relax. The dress sense should be neat. It should be business class. Make mention of a certain part in the interview that impressed you most. After the interview is over don’t forget to say thank you.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.