When you’re applying to grad school, one school just isn’t enough. Somewhere between five and ten is a more sensible number to apply to. It’s also a more difficult number to keep track of. Grad school applications tend to have several parts, and different grad schools can have different requirements. But there’s an easy way […]

## How to Walk into the GRE and Destroy It

The day before the GRE, many students ask me what they should be thinking about when they walk into the test the next morning. I always tell them to focus on the following things:

## Triangle Geometry Made Easy

Triangles dominate GRE geometry. Make sure you learn the area formula for a triangle (½ base × height) plus facts like “the sum of a triangle’s interior angles is 180°.” But you probably already know about that stuff. Here are some GRE triangle facts you may not know about.

## How do Grad Schools View Multiple GRE Scores?

In a perfect world, everyone would take standardized tests only once. This would eliminate the need to worry about having a low score on your score report, and would make the need to guess at how school would interpret multiple scores (Do they average them? Do they take the highest? Do they take the lowest? […]

## Spotting Classic Quadratic Forms in GRE Algebra

When it comes to quadratics in GRE algebra, you might think the only equation you should memorize is, well, the quadratic equation: ax2 + bx + c = 0. But an expression like ax2 + bx + c can take many forms, and some come up more often than others on the exam. Call the […]

## 5 Reasons NOT to go to Grad School

Are you trying to figure out if grad school is the right step for you? The process of deciding if you should spend the time and money going to grad school can be a tough one. There are many great reasons why you should go to grad school–unfortunately, there are just as many bad ones. […]

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