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

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

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

5 steps to choosing a grad school

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 11:26:00 AM


Considering applying to grad school? Your first step needs to be researching programs and specialties, and finding out what works best for you. However, doing all this can definitely be confusing--how can you make sense of the hundreds of options out there?

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

10 steps to acing the graduate school admissions interview

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 4:33:00 PM


In addition to submitting your application, it is very likely that you’ll also have to partake in an interview as part of the graduate school admissions process. Take solace: Although the interview can be a stressful experience, the fact that you have made it to the interview round tells you that you are a serious contender for a seat in the program—and that means it’s a cause for happiness and celebration!

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

What are your reasons for applying to graduate school?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 4:58:00 PM


There are many reasons you might be considering graduate school. Some of them are downright bad reasons. Two of the most common good ones are:

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

3 Key Features of the Best GRE Prep Classes, Part III

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM


In Part II of this series, I explored how the best GRE prep classes teach key test concepts: they present accurate illustrations of GRE questions, which includes practice problems, and they provide simple, readily remembered labels for common question constructions and applicable solution strategies. In this final post, I'll discuss who teaches the best GRE prep classes--namely, top scoring instructors who expertly engage their students. I'll explain top scores first and then talk a bit about expert engagement.

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Topics: GRE prep