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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GRE Verbal Strategy Review: Text Completion

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:13 AM


Of all the different questions that students work on as they prep for the GRE Verbal, none seem to routinely cause as much trepidation as the Text Completion. If you’ve taught the GRE as much as I have, then you know the particular sigh of fear and pre-emptive defeat that students give when they turn to page to see a sentence riddled with long underscores.

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GRE Word of the Day: 2.4.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 03:49 AM

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GRE Word of the Day: 2.3.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 03:33 AM

Inchoate - {adjective}

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GRE Word of the Day: 2.2.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 03:23 AM

Homogeneous - {adjective}

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GRE Word of the Day: 2.1.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 09:43 AM

Heterogeneous - {adjective}

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GRE Word of the Day: 1.31.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 09:15 AM

Hackneyed - {adjective}

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GRE Word of the Day: 1.30.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 08:43 AM

Germane - {adjective}

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GRE Word of the Day: 1.29.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 08:32 AM

Feasible - {adjective}

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GRE Word of the Day: 1.28.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 08:24 AM

Eclectic - {adjective}

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