Monthly Archives: January 2011

GRE Verbal: Two Example Problems and Solutions

So just to clarify on our last post, the GRE will be offered in the month of July. Sorry about the confusion, folks! Time for some example problems! Example Sentence Completion Problem All sentence completion questions are about half vocabulary … Continue reading

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No GRE Test Dates in July! (UPDATED)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: read below! The nice folks over at HappySchoolsBlog were kind enough to tweet this announcement. Apparently several students were trying to sign up for tests during July and found that they couldn’t. I moseyed on over to the ETS website … Continue reading

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3 Graduate School Essay Tips: Learning From My Mistakes

1. Make sure that every word serves a purpose Though there is nothing wrong with a little stylistic flourish to liven up your essay, extraneous words need to be cut out. It’s often difficult to identify words or phrases that … Continue reading

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Should I Take the GRE or the GMAT?

For those of you who are unsure about whether you want to apply to graduate school or business school, you’re probably also thinking about whether you should be taking the GRE or the GMAT. Well here’s an article that discusses … Continue reading

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Graduate Assistantship: One Student’s Experience

Graduate assistantship (GA) is a great way to help deal with the financial stresses of graduate school. Some schools will not only waive tuition — they’ll even pay you to go to school with monthly stipends! Needless to say, getting … Continue reading

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Applying to Doctoral Programs: It’s All About the Match!

My advisor told me today that Ph.D stands for Piled High and Deep. I’m not quite sure how to interpret this but at least I love what the program piles on. For those that are interested in a research doctorate, … Continue reading

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Sentence Equivalence on the New GRE: The New Kid on the Block

Sentence equivalence problems are a new type of question on the Verbal Reasoning section of the new GRE (aka the revised GRE, coming August 2011).  In this type of question, you will be given a sentence with an omitted word. … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Two Example Math Problems

Example Problem #1 This is a fun problem.  The problem tells us that ∆ABC and ∆DEF have the same area.  It also tells us that AD > CF.  The problem is asking us about altitude, which is height. From this … Continue reading

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