Gearing up for Grad School, Part 10: Interviews

Posted by on Jun 13, 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, in the last installment of the Gearing Up for Grad School series, we'll talk about grad school application interviews.

Read More

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

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 9: Additional Documentation

Posted by on Jun 6, 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 additional documentation you may be required to submit when you apply to a graduate program.

Read More

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

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 8: Your Transcripts

Posted by on May 30, 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 transcripts.

Read More

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

Why breaks from the GRE can increase your score

Posted by on May 28, 2013 9:00:00 AM


When you create a study plan for the GRE, make sure to include liberal breaks in your schedule, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on your overall time frame. At first glance, that advice may seem counterintuitive—to increase your score, plan to not study? But yes, it will help, and here’s why:

Read More

Topics: GRE prep

Gearing up for Grad School, Part 7: Your Curriculum Vitae

Posted by on May 23, 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 CV: Do schools need it? How should it be formatted? What should it include?

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: GRE prep

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? 

Read More

Topics: Grad School Admissions, GRE prep

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!

Read More

Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions