Monthly Archives: November 2010

After the GRE: Four Things to Start

The apocalypse has come and gone, and I am still alive and kicking.  I’ll be taking the next several days to recharge, but unfortunately no longer than that.  The GRE is only one part of the grad school admissions process. … Continue reading

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Taking the GRE: The Calm Before the Storm

According to forecasts, Hurricane GRE will be making landfall tomorrow.  My November resolutions held up fairly well.  I missed a couple practice tests, and I didn’t study my vocabulary quite as assiduously as I had hoped, but I still feel … Continue reading

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GRE Writing Tips: 3 Pointers for the Argument Prompt

Ah, yes.  There is a writing section on the GRE — almost forgot all about that, didn’t we?  The argument topic comes second, and you have 30 minutes to write it.  On the argument prompt, your goal is to analyze … Continue reading

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Rice Graduate Admissions: A Spotlight Interview

We have talked to several grad school faculty members to ask their opinions about the GRE, including the new changes, the rationale for looking at the scores, and the need for taking the GRE subject tests. Few schools have a … Continue reading

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The GRE CAT is a Totally Different Animal

This weekend, I took my first practice computer-adaptive test — man is it a different experience. As we hopefully all know by now, the computer-adaptive test is the computerized administration of the GRE.  You must answer each question as it … Continue reading

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Why Should I Go To Graduate School?

The Collegian, California State University at Fresno’s daily newspaper, published an article a couple days ago about why students choose to go to graduate school. If I ever wrote an autobiography, I could probably copy and paste this piece directly … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Data Interpretation and Analysis Questions

While I stand by my earlier statement that the math section of the GRE isn’t significantly different from the math section of the SAT, there is one caveat to that — data interpretation. I actually think that data interpretation on … Continue reading

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GRE Study Tips: How to Stay on Task

Even the most studious of us need some help keeping ourselves accountable.  So here are some tips on how to stay on task: 1. Make a schedule Block out specific times around your school/work schedule.  Dedicate these times to GRE … Continue reading

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