This is a fraction, not a word problem
The new GRE Quantitative section places a greater emphasis on word problems. Here are a couple of good examples of the types of word problems that will be more common on the new GRE.
Problem #1 – This first problem is a numeric entry problem, one of the new problem types. For these problems, you will not be given multiple choices. Here is the problem: Continue reading “New GRE Math Tips and Tricks” »
The end for me.
When I graduated from college, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to be doing. I interviewed for a couple jobs, but I really just wasn’t into it (I also bombed them, but that’s another animal). I had friends who were going off to work for huge companies like Microsoft and Intel and Google, and I wondered if they just knew exactly what that was what they wanted to do or if they just snapped up whatever was offered to them without really doing any serious introspection. It seemed like such a huge decision to make, and I had absolutely no idea how they found the time to ensure that it was the right one. I went home with no job offers and no specific plan for the future.
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The sunset of my youth...and the sunrise of my adulthood.
Hello all! I have been away for some time, traveling and enjoying the last few months of this chapter of my life. I’m writing now to say goodbye to any of you who still remember me and to provide some closure to my little story on this (not so little anymore!) blog. My tenure at Testmasters has come to an end (actually, it ended a little while ago), and I am now on the cusp of starting a new phase of my life — graduate school.
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The proverbial fork in the road
As Ben mentioned in a previous post, he took a year off after graduating from college before going to grad school. I did the same thing, and I’m sure that many of you recent grads out there are wondering whether or not you should too. Now that I’m nearing the end of my year off, I think it was the right move for me. Here are the four reasons I think that taking a year off before grad school was beneficial
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Not all practice is made equal. It takes more than just doing a bunch of problems and then scoring yourself to really prepare yourself for the real thing. “Doing problems” is not all that’s involved in practice. If you aren’t doing these three things every time that you take a practice test, then you may not be getting everything that you can out of your practice! Read on to find out what they are!
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Train your brain!
A friend of mine is planning on taking the GRE in July. Having been out of school for a little while, he’s worried that his test-taking and studying skills have eroded away a bit, and he’s been asking me what he should be doing to prepare. I could see that the GRE is overwhelming him a little, like I’m sure it is for many people, so I broke it down for him into four simple tips. Here are the four things that are absolutely essential to any preparation routine for the GRE.
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Grad school: It seemed better than getting a real job
Now that it’s April, and seniors everywhere are looking forward to graduation and beyond, the question, “should I go to graduate school or find a job right out of college,” is probably floating around in a lot of minds. The answer, as it is for every important, life-altering decision, is: it depends. Luckily, there’s this neat thing called the Internet, where people can find answers to all of their questions!
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What field do you intend to specialize in? All of it.
Far be it from me to discourage anyone from going to graduate school, but this Xtranormal video, which has been floating around for quite a while, demonstrates exactly the kind of vague and unfocused thinking that is exactly wrong for graduate school.
Watch the video after the jump.
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