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

Decide your GRE test date with our free "When To Take the GRE" guide!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Deciding when to take the GRE can be tough and confusing. The deadline for taking the GRE will vary dramatically depending on the admission procedures of each school to which you apply, the specific program, and the term in which you are planning to enroll.

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Topics: GRE prep

Applying to graduate school? Here are 10 articles you need to read.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Thinking about applying to grad school? Then my 10-part Gearing Up for Grad School series is a great way to get started. I cover every important aspect of the application process, give tips, and provide guidance on how you can most effectively obtain, complete, and submit your grad school applications.

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

When to read the question stem in GRE short passages

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Many students ask the question, "When doing short Reading Comprehension passages on the GRE, should I read the question stem before reading the passage itself?" The answer is an emphatic "No." However, we would like to take a moment to explain the reasoning behind this recommendation:

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Topics: GRE Prep: Verbal, GRE prep

What are the components of your grad school application?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 2:38:00 PM


Almost all grad school applications will ask for the same things, year after year:

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

How to read long GRE passages

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Repeat after me: "There's no quick and easy shortcut."

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Topics: GRE Prep: Verbal, GRE prep

How to write a great grad school admissions essay

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 2:55:00 PM


The essay (sometimes called the statement of purpose, the biographical essay, the letter of intent, or the personal statement, depending on the school) is one of the most important parts of your grad school application. Schools place a premium on this essay because they want to see how you write, how you think, and what attributes (both positive and negative) you will bring to their institution. They also want to see if you can effectively articulate your reasons for wanting to attend a particular program or institution, and how your background will help you succeed there. Finally, the application essay helps the admissions office determine the degree of efficacy with which you can create and develop logical ideas while also reaching out and connecting with an audience.

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions