I found PowerScore in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. After working in public schools in Michigan, I suffered the dreaded 5-year teacher burnout and decided to change careers. To what career, however, I had no idea. I enjoyed teaching and designing lessons, and I even liked learning about the standardized tests that were just […]
Plan Ahead to Succeed GRE students are a diverse group. “Non-traditional” students are the tradition in GRE preparation. Whether you’re a working parent, a recent college graduate, a professional seeking an advanced degree, someone seeking a career change, an academic, or any combination of the above, you will fit right in with other GRE students. […]
You probably know about Powerprep, the two free computer-based practice tests from ETS, maker of the GRE. You may not know about the Practice Book, the free paper-based practice test from ETS that comes in two editions. The two Practice Books have mostly the same questions as Powerprep, so they’re not really distinct practice tests. But you can […]
When you create a study plan for the GRE, make sure to schedule several breaks, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on your overall time frame. At first glance, that advice may seem counter-intuitive—to increase your score, you should plan to not study? Yes, and here’s why.
One of the most important, and (sadly) most-overlooked, components of test success is a positive mental outlook. In the days leading up to your test, you should feel as though your conceptual preparation is nearly complete, and your focus should begin to shift instead towards preparing yourself mentally for an amazing test day experience. Here are a […]
“Do not study for the GRE the day before the test.” For many who’ve been diligently preparing for the GRE, this advice elicits no argument. Yet acting on it can be surprisingly challenging. Why not try another problem set or two? Maybe attempt a few more timed practice sections—or an entire practice test! Here are a few […]
Nearly everyone knows that the foods they eat affect how well their bodies function. But many fail to realize that what they eat also has a considerable impact on how well their brains work. Here are some diet tips to help you get into top mental shape for the GRE. The brain is an exceptionally active metabolic organ, which […]
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: