Category Archives: Miscellaneous

GRE Subject Tests: To Take, or Not To Take

Remember when you took the SAT for the first time? You were so anxious because it was the SAT AND IT WAS THE BIGGEST TEST YOU WERE EVER GOING TO TAKE! And just as you got up to the front … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins: Part IV – Wrath

This week we turn from some of the more fun sins like lust and gluttony to a more violent one: wrath. In Catholicism, wrath is defined as immoderate or uncontrolled anger or hatred. In his famous Inferno, the first part … Continue reading

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What is a good score on the GRE?

One of the most common questions on this blog is, “What is a good score on the GRE?” Invariably, the answer is “it depends,” and it does. Generally speaking, whether a GRE score is good (or not) is relative to … Continue reading

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How to Write Your Statement of Purpose (Part I. What do I Write About?)

How to Write Your Statement of Purpose One of the most daunting tasks of applying to graduate school is writing and submitting your statement of purpose. This is one of the few times throughout the entire admission process that the … Continue reading

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Obscure Curses & Interesting Insults – GRE Vocabulary at its Worst!

One of the problems with the continued devolution (u kno wht i mean) of the English language is that we have lost our touch for awesome and clever insults. Rather than relying upon carefully crafted vituperates, most people express themselves … Continue reading

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ETS Says Students Should NOT Trust Their First Instincts on the GRE

As you should all know, the GRE was revised in August 2011. Among the many changes introduced by the ETS was a “mark and review” feature. This feature allows students to bookmark questions and return to them before moving onto … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab – Country Mouse, City Mouse

In this GRE Vocab post, we’ll discuss words that have to do with the country and the city. Comparisons between country life and city life have probably been around since urban centers first arose some 10,000 years ago (give or … Continue reading

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GRE Text Completion

Here is an example of a simple Text Completion question you might see on the GRE. Despite the best efforts of our nation’s most thorough reporters, the candidates’ economic reform policies remain _____; it is not enough to comment on … Continue reading

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