GRE & Graduate School Blog

Of Course It's Flawed: The Argument Essay

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

One of the key differences between the college entrance exams (SAT, ACT) and the graduate level exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc) is that by the time you’re ready to apply to graduate school, colleges and universities expect you to have developed a deep ability to reason critically and to think logically.  After all, one of the fundamental skills in graduate school is learning how to tear apart not only everyone else’s work, but also—and perhaps especially--your own.  To do well in most master’s or doctoral programs, you’ll need to critically evaluate, identify inconsistencies and flaws, and identify limitations.  And that’s why, even though it may seem like just a simple yet annoying exercise, the GRE Argument Essay is so important. Read More

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Decisions: GRE or MAT?

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 02:24 AM

What if I told you that there was an alternative to the GRE that included no essays, almost no math, was administered in less than one-third of the time and offered for less than half of the cost? If you’re a liberal arts grad like me, you’d probably be rather excited about this incredible entrance requirement alternative! Well, this exam already exists. It’s called the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and it is accepted by hundreds of graduate schools across the country, primarily for acceptance to programs with focuses in the humanities and social sciences.

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GRE Quantitative Section: Geometry

Posted by Banke Abioye on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 08:54 AM

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A New Force in GRE Prep

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Sat, Jul 29, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

At MyGuru, we are generally adamant that the best way to prepare for the GRE is to use official practice materials. But, until recently, the Educational Testing Service made this a bit more difficult than it needed to be.

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Developing A GRE Study Plan: Five Concepts to Consider

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Sat, Jul 22, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

Time management is important in all walks of life: at home, at school, and at work.  In this article, we'll talk about time management when you are creating and executing a GRE study plan. Before reading this article, if you’d like to take an interesting, short quiz from Mind Tools on how good your time management skills actually are, click here.

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The Making of a Stellar Score on the GRE

Posted by Chris Lele on Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

I often hear people wonder whether it is possible to increase one’s GRE score. They believe that a standardized test score is more or less set in stone, one’s score changing plus or minus two points depending on the day. This line of thinking is actually woefully inaccurate; with a combination of diligence, resources, and the proper approach, you can greatly increase your score. Indeed, I’ve seen a couple of Magoosh students increase their scores by 29 points. 

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