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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 Vocab – Croesus, Mogul, and Nabob

Let’s face it: one reason why you want to go to grad school is so that you can get rich and famous (or at least avoid living on the streets). With this post, you’ll learn a few choice million dollar … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is GREek – Obsequious

Obsequious: (adj.) 1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow. 2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants. 3. obedient; dutiful. We all know that guy: the guy who always has a compliment ready for the … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – United Nations Application Pt. 1

Reader Devan Taylor asks, “I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Houston, and I am interested in working for the United Nations one day. What graduate school programs would give me an edge … Continue reading

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GRE Scores May be Down, but Competition is UP!

Our mantra at “It’s Not GREek” is “The score you want is the score that will get you into your graduate school of choice.” Though every student has different goals and ambitions, this means that you do not need to … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – GRE Subject Tests

Sachin is a student interested in studying Computer Science at the graduate level. He recently wrote to us for advice on whether or not he should take a GRE Subject Test. Sachin asks: Hello, I’m preparing for the GRE, but … Continue reading

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The New GRE – GMAT Killer?

At one point in time, the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) was the de facto exam that students took to get into business school. But in 2006, the creators of the GMAT, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), decided to … Continue reading

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Graduate Program Profile: Physics

From Newton to Einstein to Hawking, humanity’s pursuit of knowledge and study of the natural world has never been closer to complete; conversely, humanity has never so fully understood how far from a complete knowledge of the universe we really … Continue reading

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