Manhattan GMAT Prep Review

One of the leaders of GMAT prep in the U.S. is Manhattan GMAT. The company features a phenomenal 10-volume preparation set that includes volumes on Mathematics, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Correction.

Be aware, though, that the Manhattan GMAT prep requires you to have basic knowledge and understanding of math. This is not for the beginner, and if you need a Math Foundations book, they have one but maybe Kaplan is a better option.

Though the MGMAT prep books are seen as a great help, many students will not be able to operate at the books’ level when they begin. Many students will need more support in math first, and others, more support in verbal skills. On the other GMAT subject fields, MGMAT’s foundation books are very useful.

Manhattan GMAT (MGMAT) has really set the standard when it comes to GMAT prep material in print, and the company’s 10-book set is perfect for students ready to get all set for the challenging GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).

Some refer to the MGMAT prep books as ‘the GMAT bible’. For students who are not ready to take a dive into the deep yet, MGMAT has published two books with foundational studies that precede the required high-level GMAT preparation.

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LBJ and the War on Poverty

The GED® (General Education  Development) program was established as a program for returning WW II veterans in the early forties of the last century.

But it was in 1947 that the state of New York decided to allow civilians to sit for the GED test as well. Around 1970, all of the 50 states were making use of the GED program for their High School Equivalency testing programs.

The application of the GED program increased dramatically in the 1960s, driven largely by the growth of social welfare programs promoted by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Under President Johnson (LBJ), the Job Corps program was established, and together with a series of other federal programs, Johnson started his “War on Poverty”.

GED test certification became very popular in order to generate high school graduates. A lot of prisons started to encourage inmates to start their GED programs, and high school dropouts could be eligible for government support by signing up for the GED program.

By the early 1980s, almost 15 percent of all high school qualifications awarded in America were GED diplomas. Click here to read more about GED courses.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson, (1908-1973), 36th President of the United States

•Nickname: “LBJ”
•Born: Aug. 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas
•Education: Southwest Texas State Teachers College (graduated 1930)

•Profession: Teacher, Public Official
•Religious Affiliation: Disciples of Christ
•Marriage: Nov. 17, 1934, to Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor (1912- )
•Children: Lynda Bird Johnson (1944- ); Luci Baines Johnson (1947- )
•Political Affiliation: Democrat
•Writings: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969 (1971)
•Died: Jan. 22, 1973, near Johnson City, Texas
•Buried: Near Johnson City, Texas
•Vice-President: Hubert H. Humphrey (1965-69)

He also promoted GED Programs and contributed to their popularity. Today GED courses are widely available.

1908 August 27, born near Stonewall, Texas
1924 Graduated from Johnson City, Texas, high school
1927-30 Attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree
1930-31 Taught public speaking and debate at Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas

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