Posted by on 4/27/2016

GRE Sentence Equivalence has a knack for finding the limits of your vocabulary. Fortunately, the GRE isn't a vocabulary test. You don't have to know every word in a question to know the answer. Sometimes filling in the blank is a matter of relying on easier words and eliminating answer choices. To see what I mean, try this tough Sentence Equivalence question. 

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Topics: Verbal, GRE prep

Posted by on 4/20/2016

"Do not study for the GRE the day before the test." For many who've been diligently preparing for the GRE, this advice elicits no argument. Yet acting on it can be surprisingly challenging. Why not try another problem set or two? Maybe attempt a few more timed practice sections—or an entire practice test! Here are a few reasons why these last minute efforts are a bad idea.

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Topics: GRE prep

Posted by on 4/13/2016

The GRE Quantitative section doesn't just test your math knowledge. Above all, it assesses your problem-solving skills. ETS, maker of the exam, suggests some general steps to follow when solving quantitative problems. While a fairly new offering from the test maker, the three-step approach that ETS describes is based on a classic set of problem solving principles.

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Topics: Quantitative

Posted by on 4/6/2016

Educators are communicators, so top Education schools tend to see a lot of strong GRE Verbal scores. What about Quant scores? Take a look at the Math scores for Education programs ranked in the top 25 from the latest U.S. News Best Grad Schools.

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Quantitative

Posted by on 3/30/2016

Education is a popular field of graduate study in the US. It's the number one discipline for doctoral degrees (MD and JD excluded) and a close second to Business for master's degrees. Hoping to get into a top program? A strong GRE Verbal score may help. Take a look at the Verbal scores for Education programs ranked in the top 25 from the latest U.S. News Best Grad Schools.

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Topics: Verbal, Grad School Admissions

Posted by on 3/23/2016

Engineering is a math-heavy discipline. Unsurprisingly, high GRE Quant scores abound among Engineering grad students. Take a look at the scores for Engineering programs ranked in the top 25 in the latest U.S. News Best Grad Schools.

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Quantitative

Posted by on 3/16/2016

The latest U.S. News & World Report "Best Grad Schools" Rankings are out. The 2017 rankings are intended to help applicants pick a program to enter next year. Here are quick answers to five basic questions you may have about the new rankings.

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Topics: Grad School Admissions

Posted by on 3/9/2016

After weeks—months!—of hard work, it’s finally here. Test day. TomorrowYou might be feverishly cramming some last-minute algebra questions, or reviewing sets of reading passages (although we’d encourage you not to!). However, don't forget that there are many things you can do outside of test prep to increase your chances of doing well on the test.

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Topics: GRE prep

Posted by on 3/2/2016

Nearly everyone knows that the foods they eat affect how well their bodies function. But many fail to realize that what they eat also has a considerable impact on how well their brains work. Here are some diet tips to help you get into top mental shape for the GRE.

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Topics: GRE prep

Posted by on 2/24/2016

Exam acronyms and grad school admissions go hand-in-hand. 'GRE' comes up a lot, of course. But there's also 'MAT', which stands for Miller Analogies Test. A program you're applying to may accept scores from either exam. If you have the choice, which test should you take?

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Topics: Grad School Admissions