The Dog Days of Summer
(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)
August is an interesting month, in that it’s known primarily for its lack of identity. One of the few months without a major American holiday, it represents the no-man’s-land between summer and back-to-school. The excitement of warmer weather has given way to the monotony of hot-and-humid, and everyone seems to be waiting: farmers for the harvest, sports fans for the pennant races and football season, students and teachers for the school bells, and residents of beach communities for tourists to disperse and leave the beaches to the locals. Meanwhile, business school applicants are awaiting the first round deadlines for their applications (most will come in October).