Gearing up for Grad School, Part 6: Your Statement of Purpose

Posted by on May 16, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Applying to grad school can sometimes feel like a maze where documents are requested, fees are paid, tests are taken, and essays are written, all without any seeming rhyme or reason. How can you make sense of it all, and be successful in your quest for admission to a graduate program?

I'll break it down, step by step, in weekly installments of the Grad School Admissions Tip of the Week. This week, we'll talk about your statement of purpose: What it is and how you should write it.

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Topics: Gearing Up For Grad School Series, Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

When to skip a question on the GRE

Posted by on May 16, 2013 9:00:00 AM


When you're working your way through the GRE, it's easy to get caught up in a difficult question, and the test-makers know it; that is why the questions are not presented in a perfect order of difficulty (it is true that the first question of a section is generally more straightforward than the last, but there can be a good bit of variety in the middle). Even if the test makers did want to put the questions in order of difficulty, everyone has a different set of strengths and weaknesses, so “difficulty” wouldn’t apply universally anyway.

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Topics: GRE prep

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 5: Letters of Recommendation

Posted by on May 9, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Applying to grad school can sometimes feel like a maze where documents are requested, fees are paid, tests are taken, and essays are written, all without any seeming rhyme or reason. How can you make sense of it all, and be successful in your quest for admission to a graduate program?

I'll break it down, step by step, in weekly installments of the Grad School Admissions Tip of the Week. This week, we'll talk about letters of recommendation: What they are, who should write them, and what they should talk about.

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Topics: Gearing Up For Grad School Series, Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 4: Take the GRE

Posted by on May 2, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Applying to grad school can sometimes feel like a maze where documents are requested, fees are paid, tests are taken, and essays are written, all without any seeming rhyme or reason. How can you make sense of it all, and be successful in your quest for admission to a graduate program?

I'll break it down, step by step, in weekly installments of the Grad School Admissions Tip of the Week. This week, we'll talk about the GRE: what it is, when to take it, and how to study for it.

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Topics: Gearing Up For Grad School Series, Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

Why does your GRE score matter so much?

Posted by on May 2, 2013 9:00:00 AM


With all the hoopla and the stress of an impending test day, it's not surprising that so many students often find themselves wondering why this test matters so much in the first place. From a practical standpoint it may not be particularly relevant—it DOES matter and there’s really no getting around it—however we feel that asking this question can help you refocus why you're spending so much time studying for, and worrying about, this test in the first place. So, let's ask (and answer) it: Why exactly is the GRE so important? 

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, GRE prep

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 3: Choose Your Schools

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Applying to grad school can sometimes feel like a maze where documents are requested, fees are paid, tests are taken, and essays are written, all without any seeming rhyme or reason. How can you make sense of it all, and be successful in your quest for admission to a graduate program?

I'll break it down, step by step, in weekly installments of the Grad School Admissions Tip of the Week. This week, we'll talk about what to consider when you're choosing the schools to which you will apply.

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Topics: Gearing Up For Grad School Series, Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 2: Get Organized

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Applying to grad school can sometimes feel like a maze where documents are requested, fees are paid, tests are taken, and essays are written, all without any seeming rhyme or reason. How can you make sense of it all, and be successful in your quest for admission to a graduate program?

I'll break it down, step by step, in weekly installments of the Grad School Admissions Tip of the Week. This week, we'll talk about the importance of getting organized...before you start the application process.

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Topics: Gearing Up For Grad School Series, Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

What do you study in business school?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Students taking the GRE aren't just applying to grad school--many of them are applying to business school or business graduate programs, too! I feel that many students opting to the take the GRE insted of the GMAT are overlooked when it comes to b-school advice; to that end, I'll be putting up occasional MBA and b-school related admissions advice here on the PowerScore GRE and Grad School Admissions Blog. Enjoy! And, as always, if you have grad school questions we can help answer, send us an email!

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions