Monthly Archives: April 2012

Don’t State the Obvious: How to Keep the Analytical Writing Section Interesting

Pop quiz:What historical or contemporary examples would you use to support an argument agreeing or disagreeing with the topics below? “Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever  could.” “The … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: Acolyte

Each week, “It’s not GREek!” will discuss a new word likely to appear on the GRE.  We aim not only to give you a new word to memorize, but also to provide you with some background and etymological history to … Continue reading

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International Graduate Student Applicants on the Rise

According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, the number of international graduate students from China continues to increase at a disproportionate rate.  A new report from the Council of Graduate Schools shows the number of Chinese applicants to … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: Prolegomenon

Each week, “It’s not GREek!” will discuss a new word likely to appear on the GRE.  We aim not only to give you a new word to memorize, but also to provide you with some background and etymological history to … Continue reading

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“It’s Not GREek!” Asks Graduate Schools: What’s a Good Score on the New GRE?

In the upcoming months, “It’s Not GREek!” will be interviewing graduate school admissions officers and individual departments to find out what is a good score on the new GRE.  This week, we spoke with the Admissions Coordinator of the Electrical … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: New GRE Vocabulary

Starting next week, “It’s not GREek!” will be spotlighting a new vocabulary word–or words–that is likely to appear on the verbal section of the GRE.  We will not only give you a new word to study, but also give you … Continue reading

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Doctorate vs. Master’s Degrees: Factors to Consider Part I

If you’re visiting this site, you’ve probably already decided that some form of graduate school is the best way to further your career goals, but one critical question remains:  Should you apply for a doctorate or master’s degree program? While … Continue reading

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